AMERICAN MASTER OF CERAMIC ARTS
1905 – 1971
Waylande Gregory, a leading modernist of the 20th century, is known internationally for influencing the direction of figurative art with technical advancement that enabled the creation of monumental scaled sculptures, as well as for his enduring limited editions of décorative ceramics popular in the 1940 – 1950’s sold in exclusive stores such as Tiffany’s, Bergdorf Goodman and Asprey’s London. He is best known for his groundbreaking sculptures that dominated the 1939 New York World’s Fair (at that time, the largest sculpture ever created) and for his patented process allowing the fusion of glass to clay.
With over 170 solo exhibitions in 11 countries, his work is represented in The Metropolitan Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian Institution, and has been recognized with a long distinguished list of awards and prizes, both domestic and international.