William Spratling

American, 1900 - 1967

William Spratling  20th century artist from the United States who became influential in Mexican silver design. Born in 1900 in Sonyea, New York, Spratling lived in Alabama before becoming an instructor at the architecture department at Auburn University. In 1931, Spratling decided to reestablish the silver industry of Taxco using pre-Columbian and traditional motifs. William Spratling silver and other designs remain popular today. 

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