Arnold Zimmerman

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Untitled carved stoneware sculpture by Arnie Zimmerman at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Arnold Zimmerman (born 1954), also known as Arnie Zimmerman, is an American ceramic artist.

He was born December 13, 1954 in Poughkeepsie, New York. He received a BFA degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1977 and an MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1979.[1][2] He then apprenticed as a potter in Lincolnshire, England from 1972 to 1973, and then apprenticed as a stone carver in the Provence quarry of France from 1974 to 1975. In 1990, he worked in Portugal producing ceramic tiles.[3]

Career[edit]

He rose to prominence with large-scale carved vessels that resemble totem poles. The eight foot tall untitled stoneware sculpture from 1985, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art, typifies his work from the period. About 1996, he started focusing on salt-fired porcelain figurines which he modeled, rather than carved. The latter are primarily tableaus of many figures engaging in sex or violence. In 2005, he received a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.[1]

Zimmerman works in Brooklyn, New York,[4] where he also lives.

The Brooklyn Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art,[5] the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nacional Museu do Azulejo in Portugal,[1] and the Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside, California are among the public collections holding work by Zimmerman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The RISD Museum of Art Presents Inner City: An Installation by Ceramic Sculptor Arnie Zimmerman and Architect Tiago Montepegado" Archived May 27, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Press release (September 2009). Retrieved January 26, 2012
  2. ^ Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House: Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, p. 17
  3. ^ Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, 2014, p. 17
  4. ^ Edward Rubin, "Chace Center in Rhode Island Features the Clay Wizardry of Arnie Zimmerman" Artes Magazine (February 3, 2010)
  5. ^ Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, 2014, p. 17

Further reading[edit]

  • Denker, Ellen Paul, Review: Arnold Zimmerman, American Craft, Feb./Mar., 2005
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, 2014, p. 17
  • Koplos, Janet, Arnold Zimmerman at John Elder, Art in America, Oct 1999.
  • Perreault, John, Big Apple Clay, Arnold Zimmerman, American Ceramics, 14/2, 2004, 40.

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