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Congo Head sculpture designed by Wayland Gregory made by Winterich Pottery

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, Ohio
Period 1920-1949
Materials Mat black glazed ceramic
Dimensions
H. 15 in;
H. 38.1 cm;
Condition Excellent
Creation Date 1930
Description "Congo Head" sculpture, designed by Wayland Gregory in Cleveland Ohio in 1930 and made by the Winterich Pottery.
Gregory sculpted human and animal figures in eclectic styles ranging from realistic to highly stylized, a seen in this ceramic sculpture. It depicts the head of an African woman wearing a hair comb and earrings, a truly elegant work by one of the most important ceramic sculptors in America.
In 1931 he became an "artist-in-residence" at Cranbrook Academy of Art, now knows as the American Bauhaus. He was named director of the New Jersey WPA and began work of the monumental light Dispelling Darkness fountain, which still stands in Roosevelt Park in Edison New Jersey.
This sculpture turn up in several early 1930's Hollywood motion picture as stage props.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Minimalist, Modern
Dealer Reference Number BIS 47
Incollect Reference Number 354518
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