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1958 Waylande Gregory Born: Baxter Springs, Kansas 1905 Died: Elizabeth, New Jersey 1971 ceramic 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. (2.0 x 28.3) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Ivy Borow Reade 1993.62.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Waylande Gregory began to produce small porcelain figures, plates, and candlesticks in 1935 in order to support his family. He produced more than a thousand of these small-scale works in his lifetime. Although the three figures in Gregory’s Plate are abstracted, the gender of each is still recognizable. The central figure is a thick-hipped woman and beneath her are two men who appear to be vying for her attention.

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decorative arts - ceramic

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ceramic