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Rare NICODEMUS Large Cat Sculpture Circa 1960


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    A rare and unusually large piece by Chester Nicodemus takes the form of a sleeping cat, curled up with head on its tail. A cloud grey glaze has bits of the rust colored clay peeking through. The ear tips have been professionally repaired with expert results. Signed on underside.
    About the Artist:
    Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone.
    Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg College. In 1932, he became dean  at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.

    KK 52210 

  • Product condition

    Very good condition.

  • Product Size

    7.5"W x 5.25"D x 3.5"H