Eckhardt, Edris, b. 1905 d. 1998
Sculptor, Ceramicist, Glass artist
Active in Ohio
Collection size: 8 v. and 24 items (on 2 microfilm reels).
Collection Summary: Scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, photographs and exhibition catalogs and announcements.
REEL 2803: Clippings and printed material about Eckhardt's exhibitions, awards, and methods for sculpting "gold glass"; a retrospective exhibition catalog (1982); exhibition announcements; and 1 color photograph of her work.
REEL 684: Eight scrapbooks (1927-1972) assembled by Eckhardt relating to her career as a ceramic sculptor, instructor, and WPA participant. Six of the books contain clippings, catalogs, exhibition materials, correspondence (1933-1971) from dealers, museums, friends, and WPA personnel, and photographs of Eckhardt and her work.
Biographical/Historical Note: Ceramicist and glass sculptor; Cleveland, Ohio. In 1953 after research and experimentation, she produced the "gold glass" used by the ancient Romans, which she incorporated into her own work. Instructor of ceramics at the Cleveland Art Institute from 1933-1960.
Material on reel 684 lent for microfilming; material on reel 2803 donated both 1983 by Edris Eckhardt.
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