Ron Nagle

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Untitled glazed and overglazed earthenware sculpture by Ron Nagle, 5.5 inches, c. 1970, Smithsonian American Art Museum
'Knob Job', overglazed and multi-fired earthenware sculpture by Ron Nagle, 3 inches, 1982, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Ron Nagle (b. San Francisco, California, February 21, 1939) is an American ceramic sculptor, musician and songwriter.[1][2]

Between 1961 and 1978, he taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of California at Berkeley, and the California College of Arts and Crafts before becoming a professor of art at Mills College. Nagle is considered part of the Abstract Expressionist Ceramics group that developed around Peter Voulkos. Ken Price and Michael Frimkess were major influences in his early career. Having seen an exhibition of paintings by Giorgio Morandi, Nagle decided to focus on making cups, and has worked almost exclusively on variations of cups, often pushing the form to the point of abstraction. Nagle lives and works in San Francisco, California.[1]

Grants and Awards

2011 Arts and Letters Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

2008 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College

2006-07 Metz Chair, Mills College

1998 Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award The Best of 1998, Dave Hickey, Artforum

1997 Fellow of the American Craft Council

1996 Joan Danforth Endowed Faculty Chair, Mills College

1990-97 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College

1986 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship

1984 Faculty Research Grant, Mills College

1983 Mellon Grant

1981 Mellon Grant

1979 Lucie Stern Chair, Mills College National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship

1978 Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute

1974 National Endowments for the Arts Fellowship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ron Nagle, 'baron of sculptural intelligence,' works with the groove of small things". SFGate. 2004-01-16. Retrieved 2012-10-20. 
  2. ^ Art in America Magazine

External links[edit]

Official website Template:Works