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Maker: Maija Grotell, American, born Finland, 1899–1973

Vase

1938–40

Glazed stoneware

14 1/2 x 7 in. (36.83 x 17.78 cm)
John P. Axelrod Collection, B.A. 1968
2014.97.4
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
Made in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Fifty/50, New York, by 1986; purchased by John P. Axelrod. Boston, MA., 1986

Bibliography: 

Rudolph Rosenthal and Helena L. Ratzka, The Story of Modern Applied Art (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1948), Page opposite 43, ill.

Gladys Gage Dibble, “Adventurous Experimentation Brings Acclaim to Cranbrook Artist-Teacher,” Christian Science Monitor (1952), 40, ill.

Jeff Schlanger and Toshiko Takaezu, Maija Grotell: Works Which Grow from Belief (Goffstown, NH: Studio Potter Books, 1996), 52, ill.

Alastair Duncan, American Art Deco (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1999), 114-115, ill.

John Stuart Gordon et al., A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2011), 169, no. 108.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.