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Bill Wyman, Ceramic Artist, 1922–1980

American
1981
Robert Arneson (American, 1930–1992)


Object Place: Benicia, California, United States

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 14 1/2 x 13 x 6 1/2 inches

Accession Number

1993.952

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Stoneware

A 1 1/2 times larger than life ceramic portrait of Bill Wyman, a long-time instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The 3/4 view portrait of Mr. Wyman, who wears thickly framed glasses, includes his head and proper right ear. Face, hair, and beard are decorated with splatters, drips, and splotches of white, blue, and purple glaze.

Signed

Signed inside proper right cheek: "Arneson 81 c"

Markings

Impressed letters: BILL WYAMN/ CERAMIC ARTIST/ 1922-1980

Provenance

To MFA, 1993, gift of Sandra Shannonhouse.

Credit Line

Gift of Sandra Shannonhouse

Copyright

Art © Estate of Robert Arneson / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY