The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory
On view through July 26, 2020
Alfred Ceramic Art Museum
Alfred, New York
Waylande Gregory is recognized as America’s top ceramic artist of the 1930s. His Fountain of the Atom made for the 1939 New York World’s Fair, admired by Albert Einstein and countless others, was at that time the world’s largest ceramic sculpture of the modern era. Gregory came into his own during what F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, named the Jazz Age. The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory is an exhibition that honors, highlights, and celebrates the American experience in Ceramic Art.
Maquette for The Swimmer, ca. 1933
Earthenware with opalescent glazes, 13 x 10 x 7 in.