The Arts and Crafts Movement in the American West

Spade-Shaped Leaves Vase, 1921. Designer: Artus Van Briggle
Wed, 10/26/2016 - Sun, 01/29/2017
Decorative Arts Corridor

Featuring a selection of color relief prints and pottery made in California and the western United States between 1910 and 1930, this new installation of recent acquisitions and loans from private collections complements the harmonious ideals of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Little Library, on permanent view at the Museum. With a beauty and simplicity that reflects respect for natural forms and materials as well as the value of the handmade, these pieces by Gustave Baumann, Frances Gearhart, Pedro J. Lemos, William S. Rice, and Van Briggle Pottery exemplify the Arts and Crafts Movement in America.

Special thanks to John Rossetti and an anonymous collector.


Gustave Baumann (American, 1881-1971), Procession, 1930, woodcut with aluminum leaf.
Courtesy of the Old Print Shop, New York. Allentown Art Museum, SOTA Print Fund, 2016