GEORGER OHR

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ABOUT ARTIST

Ceramicist George Ohr was born to German immigrants in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1857, where he was trained by his father in blacksmithing. It wasn’t until 1879 when Ohr was invited to New Orleans, Louisiana to study traditional pottery techniques with his childhood friend Joseph Meyer, that his time working with ceramics began. 

ABOUT GALLERY

Not until 1969 when an antique dealer discovered the trove of Ohr pieces did his work start to become known on a broad scale, posthumously launching his career and drawing more attention to turn of the century American art and design history.

GEORGER OHR

Squat pinched vase, 1895-1896
Indigo and brown sponged-on glaze
3 × 4 in
7.6 × 10.2 cm

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