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Highlights of the Collection: Vaea Marx, Plate

Vaea Marx, Plate, 1966, Stoneware, 15 x15 x2 ¾ in., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer, Scripps College

A member of the French Resistance in WWII and later a cowboy in Australia, Marx studied ceramics in Japan and had a significant impact on the mid-20th century movement to take clay into the arena of fine art.

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Highlights of the Collection: Paul Jacoulet, The Pearls

Paul Jacoulet, The Pearls, Mandchouko, n. d., 20th c, Ink on paper, 15 7/16 in. x 11 13/16 in., Gift of Mrs. Louise Padelford, Scripps College

Jacoulet illustrates the Western interpretation of Eastern life. His style, though beautiful, bears orientalist undertones.

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Highlights of the Collection: Drawing Book of Designs

Kobayashi Eitaku, The Drawing Book of Designs for Everything, Vol. 1 1880-1882, (1843 - 1890), Ink on paper, 9 1/8  x 5 7/8 in. (23.11  x 14.99 cm), Gift of the Eitaku family, Scripps College

From the mythical to the concrete, this volume offers a plethora of designs, created during the late 19th century.

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Highlights of the Collection: Kirk Pederson, Central Avenue

Kirk Pederson, Central Avenue, 1987, Acrylic on canvas, 60 in. x 98 in. x 4 in., Gift of Victoria and Dorn Dean, Scripps College

Photographer Kirk Pederson uses realism to as a tool to bring his works into the realm of abstraction.

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Highlights of the Collection: Graciela Iturbide, Jaipur, India

Bull Dancing through Birds

Photographer Graciela Iturbide records the surreal and the spiritual in her work.

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Highlights of the Collection: Hertel, Cats on the Sink

Susan Lautmann Hertel, Cats on the Sink, 1975, Oil on canvas, 40 in. x 62 in., Gift of James Strombotne, Scripps College

Susan Hertel’s work in paintings, mosaic design, and drawings, echoes her deep affinity for animals.

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