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A Finding Aid to the Don Reitz papers, circa 1935-2015

Don Reitz papers, circa 1935-2015

Reitz, Don, 1929-2014

Art teacher, Ceramicist

Collection Information

Size: 11.6 linear feet

11.2 gigabytes

Summary: The papers of artist and educator Don Reitz measure 11.6 linear feet and date from circa 1935 to 2015. The collection documents Reitz's work as a professional artist and educator through biographical material, correspondence; writings, interviews and lectures; documentation on workshops and performances; studio records; gallery and exhibition files; printed material, photographic material, and artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Don Reitz (1929-2014) was a ceramic artist in Clarkdale, Arizona. Reitz was a ceramic sculptor known for his salt-glaze and wood firing techniques. He was a professor of art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1962 until 1988 and traveled extensively to teach workshops.

Provenance

Donated in 2017 by Brent Reitz, Don Reitz's son.

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