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Robert Chapman Turner papers, circa 1917-2005

Turner, Robert Chapman, 1913-2005

Ceramicist, Educator


Collection Information

Size: 13.3 linear ft.

Summary: Biographical and publicity material; correspondence; lectures; writings; teaching, gallery, and exhibition files; photographs; and printed material regarding Turner's career as a ceramicist and educator

Biographical/Historical Note

Ceramist; Alfred Station, N.Y. Turner was on the faculties of Black Mountain College (1949-1951) and Alfred University (1958-1979). He also conducted numerous ceramics workshops throughout his career and was an active member of the New York State Craftsman.


Donated 1982 by Turner and in 2005 and 2006 by Rosalind Turner Zuses, Turner's daughter.

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How to Cite This Collection

Robert Chapman Turner papers, circa 1917-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.