Vintage Gertrude Russell Barrer Mid-Century Illustrated Ceramic Tile, c. This is a gorgeous hand-painted, high fired ceramic tile by the noted modernist artist Gertrude Russell Barrer (19211997). Born in New York City, educated at the Art Student's League and the University of Iowa, Barrer is credited as a leading contributor to the American Modern Art movement. She exhibited extensivelyin solo and group exhibitsfrom the 1940s into the 1990s (as well as several retrospectives after her death). Co-founder and editor of Iconograph, an influential avant-garde magazine to both the Abstract Expressionist movement and the Indian Space movement.
She was also an active member of SPIRAL, an association of American Abstract painters who exhibited together throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The tile dimensions are (sight) 5-5/8" x 5-5/8" square; the frame dimensions are 7-5/8" x 7-5/8" square x 5/8 thick. This is in excellent vintage condition with some minimal light surface crazing.Otherwise, no chips, cracks, repairs or other problems. The vintage frame appears to be original to the piece, and is in very good, presentable condition, with a few bumps and bruises to the surface. Signed "BARRER" in black slip underglaze lower right on the tile. The signature is covered by the interior edge of the frame. I've looked at it out of the frame; see my photos #5 and #6 for a detailed view of the signature. Note: This is one of three ceramic tiles I've listed.
Please see my Other Listings for the other items. The item "Vintage Gertrude Russell Barrer Mid-Century Illustrated Ceramic Tile, c. 1950s" is in sale since Thursday, January 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism".
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