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Like Father, Like Son from the Blue Boy Set

1969 Howard Kottler Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1930 Died: Seattle, Washington 1989 porcelain, silver, and applied decals 1 1/4 x 10 7/8 in. (3.2 x 27.6 cm.) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of the Howard Kottler Testamentary Trust 1991.194.4B Smithsonian American Art Museum
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In Like Father Like Son, Howard Kottler shrinks one of the images of Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to create a false relationship between the two figures. This is an example of how Kottler often distorted the original images of his decals in order to blur the line between reality and illusion.

Keywords

Figure group - male

decorative arts - ceramic

Crafts - Clay

ceramic - porcelain

metal - silver

About Howard Kottler

Born: Cleveland, Ohio 1930 Died: Seattle, Washington 1989

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