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1992 Bob Stocksdale Born: Warren, Indiana 1913 Died: Oakland, California 2003 Brazilian rosewood 5 x 5 in. diam. (12.7 x 12.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Colleen and John Kotelly in honor of Jane and Arthur Mason 2003.63 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 4th Floor, 54B

Luce Center Label

Bob Stocksdale believed a vessel must be both functional and beautiful. He worked with the natural beauty of the wood by letting each piece's particular qualities dictate the shape of the artwork. Here, Stocksdale highlighted the dramatic veins that are characteristic of Brazilian rosewood by mimicking their shape in the bowl’s swooping rim.


decorative arts

Crafts - Wood

wood - rosewood