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1975 Olaf Skoogfors Born: Bredsjo, Sweden 1930 Died: Mount Airy, Pennsylvania 1975 gold-plated sterling silver with ivory overall: 8 5/8 x 5 1/8 x 3/4 in. (22.0 x 13.1 x 2.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Helen Williams Drutt and Martin Woldow in memory of Olaf Skoogfors 1982.93A-B Not currently on view


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“. . . I have been interested in the strength/vitality of barbaric, primitive and peasant design, and in my own way am trying to capture that vitality in my work.” Artist quoted in Olaf Skoogfors: 20th Century Goldsmith 1930-1975

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This pendant is from Olaf Skoogfors’s mature work, in which he used assemblage to explore texture and surface. The forms in his pieces relate to landscape elements and to the human body, and are taken from ancient cultures as well as contemporary design.

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decorative arts - jewelry

Crafts - Metal

ivory

metal - gold

metal - silver

About Olaf Skoogfors

Born: Bredsjo, Sweden 1930 Died: Mount Airy, Pennsylvania 1975

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