Still-Life Plaque

Still-Life Plaque


Viktor Schreckengost

(American, 1906–2008)

made at

Cowan Pottery Studio

(American, Ohio, Rocky River, 1912–1931)

Ceramic with underglaze painting and clear glaze

Diameter: 41.3 cm (16 1/4 in.)

Hinman B. Hurlbut Collection 1932.963


Viktor Schreckengost began his career around 1930 designing artistic ceramics, such as this Cubist-inspired charger for Cowan Pottery in which he depicts angular, fragmented forms from multiple perspectives. Working with innovative bright glazes, Schreckengost created bold compositions that were both affordable and sophisticated decorative artworks for the Depression-era consumer.

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