American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Del Stubbs, American, born 1952

Curled Form

1983

Madrone

2 3/8 in. (6 cm) other: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Gift of Archer M. Huntington, M.A. (HON.) 1897, in memory of his mother, Arabella D. Huntington, by exchange
1999.63.2
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
Made in Leonard, Minnesota, United States
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Del Stubbs came to New Haven on May 21, 1999, and brought with him a number of pieces from his turning career that he had retained in his possession. Members of the curatorial team for the exhibition spent the day with him discussing the work and looking at slides of his career. Stubbs no longer turns, but is now making elaborate knives and wooden ornaments in the tradition of Scandanvian and Russian shaved work. He estimates that he made about fifty of the thin-walled bowls in all from 1983 to 1985.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, 1999,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2000): 163.

Wood Turning in North America Since 1930 (Philadelphia, PA and New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 68, 71, no. 59, ill.

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