Carl Walters

  • Eugenie Gershoy, Carl Walters, 1935, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Neely in memory of the Honorable William H. Neely, 1971.55

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Carl Walters started his career as a painter, studying at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, the Chase School, and the Henri School of Art. The Egyptian ceramic ware at the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired him to become a potter, however, and he began to experiment with different modeling techniques and glazes. He joined the arts colony at Woodstock during the 1920s and lived in a log cabin, where he created pottery and polychrome sculptures of animals. This piece shows Walters in action at the potter’s wheel.

Title
Carl Walters
Artist
Date
1935
On View
Dimensions
18 x 8 5/8 x 8 in. (45.8 x 21.8 x 20.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. James Neely in memory of the Honorable William H. Neely

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – art tool – potter's wheel
  • Portrait male – Walters, Carl – full length
  • Occupation – art – painter
  • Occupation – craft – potter
  • Occupation – art – sculptor
Object Number
1971.55
Palette
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