United States of America 1922 – 2013
– 13 December, 2013
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United States of America
Materials & Technique: glass, art glass, glass
Harvey Littleton successfully developed methods which allowed individuals to work efficiently and economically with studio glass. The use of small furnaces and low-cost raw materials made glass work viable for artists and encouraged its development in American art schools and universities. Littleton's work in glass exploits its sculptural potential, using simple forms that emphasise the optical qualities, intense colour, refractive potential and fluidity of the material.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design