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Jean Yates, Jean Perry Yates

Biography to Display: 

Born 1921  Houston, Texas

Died 2014  Santa Rosa, California

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1940-               United States Air Corp

1954-1962       High School Ceramics teacher, Sonoma Valley High School, Santa Rosa, California

1962-1984       Professor of Art, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California

                        Professor Emeritus at Santa Rosa Junior College

BIOGRAPHY

Jean Yates is known for hand-built stoneware functional pottery, as well as abstract sculptures. In particular, Yates is known for a series of slab-constructed multimedia, rectangular baskets, with wooden handles, examples of which are in the American Museum of Ceramic Art and Santa Rosa Junior College collections.  Other materials employed in his sculptural vessel works were metal, cloth, branches, etc.

Yates joined the US Air Corp in 1940 and served in World War II as a radio operator in Africa and Asia. Returning to the US after the War, Yates attended classes at the University of Chicago, Northwestern and the Art Institute of Chicago. It was at the Art Institute that Yates developed his interest in three dimensional objects. In the 1960s Yates took classes from San Francisco Bay area artists: Robert Arneson, Marguerite Wildenhain, Paul Soldner and Toshiko Takezu. Yates credited these artists with opening him to new work possibilities.[1]



[1] Lipanovic, Scott. “Jean Perry Yates Biography.” The Annex Galleries, July 25, 2019. https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/2586/Yates/Jean

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa Junior College Library, Santa Rosa, California

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Emeriti.” Santa Rosa Junior College, list of Emeritus Professors, accessed Jan. 2, 2021. https://catalog.santarosa.edu/catalog-2019-2020/emeriti

Lipanovic, Scott. “Jean Perry Yates Biography.” The Annex Galleries, July 25, 2019. https://www.annexgalleries.com/artists/biography/2586/Yates/Jean

“Porcelain 12.” Doyle Collection: Santa Rosa Junior College Library, accessed Jan. 2, 2021. https://libraries.santarosa.edu/da85

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Yates” inscribed, in cursive

1966
Basket
Date: 1966
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.256, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.256, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 4, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/yates