Signed John Puskas Modern Enamel Copper Art Bowl Midcentury Abstract Cleveland !

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller singeldad (17,546) 100%, Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, Ships to: US, Item: 153274361610 HERE’S A SIGNED ORIGINAL VINTAGE 1950S OR 1960S MODERN MIDCENTURY ENAMEL-ON-COPPER BOWL CREATED BY CLEVELAND, OHIO ARTIST JOHN PUSKAS (1917-2001)! Measuring approximately seven and one eighth inches (7 1/8”) in diameter by one and three quarters inches (1 ¾”) in height, John Puskas selected a deep dark cobalt blue enamel for both the bowl’s interior and exterior and then created a Twilight Zone abstraction of triangles on the interior rendered in orange, yellow-green, gold, white, black, and blue enameling! Signed in post-firing gold on the underside bottom “Puskas” Condition: Generally excellent and clean condition with some wear on the underside bottom where the bowl meets the counter. Otherwise, top-notch! Please scroll down to read the artist's biography about John Puskas! Domestic buyer pays calculated shipping for secure packing and USPS priority within the United States. Selected International buyer pays calculated shipping depending on country. (International shipping is “only” available to: United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan, Israel, and New Zealand. If you are "not located" in one of these countries, please do not bid without contacting me for approval. Thank you.) JOHN PUSKAS 1917-2001 (information courtesy the website for The Enamel Arts Foundation) Born in Cleveland in 1917, John Ferenc Puskas received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1952 after having served in the armed forces from 1943 to 1946. While at the institute, he studied painting with Paul Travis and enameling with Kenneth F. Bates. In describing his studies with Bates, Puskas observed: “Kenny was my real mentor. He taught me discipline, which I needed most. I have always approached enameling, almost as painting, with the same kind of freedom. Kenny always used to say that I had more material on the floor than on the piece I was making.” Between 1949 and 1953—even while he was still a student at the institute—he designed and made enamels for Potter & Mellen, a high-end specialty store in Cleveland. He started his own business in the mid-1950s, and his designs were sold throughout the country at prominent department stores, including Marshall Field’s in Chicago, Neiman Marcus in Dallas, Gump’s in San Francisco, and Higbee’s in Cleveland. He served as an art consultant to Western Reserve University in Cleveland from 1950 to 1960 and as a staff artist at the educational television station in Cleveland from 1960 to 1970. In the 1960s he taught at Karamu House in Cleveland, a cultural center serving the African American community, and he taught art at Cuyahoga Community College from 1972 to 1984. He was an artist in residence for an enamel and metal workshop at the University of Akron in 1976 and served in a similar capacity at Kent State University in 1990–91, teaching a large-scale enamel workshop. While he was equally skilled in a broad range of media, enameling was Puskas’ preferred medium throughout his long and productive career. Reflecting his passion for enamels, as well as his rather dry sense of humor, he remarked in succinct artist’s statement in 1994, when he was seventy-seven years old, “After nearly fifty years of enameling, I suppose I’ll just keep on going until they turn off the kiln.” His work was featured in numerous nationally prominent exhibitions, including the Cleveland May Show (1938, 1940–42, 1950–52, 1954–58, 1966); the Wichita Decorative Arts and Ceramics Exhibition (1951); and the Syracuse Ceramic National (1951, 1954). In 1957 his work was singled out by William M. Milliken, director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, for its “bold design and powerful colors,” and it was awarded third prize in that year’s May Show. Six of his panels and a bowl were included in Enamels, the important 1959 survey at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. He was described in Cleveland’s daily newspaper, the Plain Dealer, on October 7, 1956, as “owning one of the largest kilns belonging to any independent enamelist” in Cleveland, and this enabled him to produce enamels of widely varying scale, from small plates and bowls to large enamel panels. Because of his interest in space exploration, Puskas was commissioned by the federal government to produce an enamel-on-silver plaque commemorating the Apollo launch in 1967. He often worked in series. Among his favorite subjects were musical instruments, Cubist-inspired still lifes and interiors, and abstract compositions. He was an enormously gregarious individual who held weekly salons at his home for the Cleveland arts community. Puskas was awarded the Creative Achievement Award by the Enamelist Society in 1999, two years prior to his death. !!! TERMS & CONDITIONS OF BIDDING ON THIS AUCTION !!! 1) COMMUNICATION FROM THE WINNING BIDDER IS ESSENTIAL -- PLEASE CONTACT ME WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE CLOSE OF THE AUCTION, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR PAYMENT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD! THANK YOU! 2) THERE IS A SHIPPING COST STIPULATED IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION FOR BOTH DOMESTIC WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TO SELECTED COUNTRIES (PLEASE SEE ITEM #3). 3) BECAUSE OF TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH OVERSEAS SHIPMENTS, I “ONLY” SHIP TO SELECTED INTERNATIONAL COUNTRIES, WHICH INCLUDE: UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, NETHERLANDS, SWITZERLAND, SPAIN, DENMARK, SWEDEN, FINLAND, NORWAY, JAPAN, ISRAEL, AND NEW ZEALAND. 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AGAIN, COMMUNICATION WITH THE SELLER IS IMPORTANT! 10) CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS CAN ONLY BE MADE THROUGH PAYPAL.COM 11) IF PAYMENT IS NOT RECEIVED WITHIN 3 DAYS FOR PAYPAL OR 10 DAYS FOR REGULAR MAIL AND THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER IS NOT RESPONDING TO THE SELLER'S E-MAIL MESSAGES, THE ITEM IS SUBJECT TO RELISTING OR ANOTHER SALE – AND A “NON-PAYING” BIDDER CLAIM WILL BE FILED. 12) PLEASE SEE ALL THE ACCOMPANYING IMAGES SHOWN ABOVE FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BOOK OR OTHER ITEM UP FOR AUCTION! 13) AS OF MID-1999, AT THE REQUEST OF E-BAY ADMINISTRATION, THE FOLLOWING CLARIFICATION HAS BEEN ADDED TO ALL OF MY AUCTIONS: THE NAMES OF THE DESIGNERS, ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, SCHOOLS, AND/OR ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS MENTIONED IN THIS AUCTION ARE ALSO AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BOOK, CATALOG, OR EPHEMERAL ITEM LISTED IN THIS AUCTION! IN THE EVENT THAT THE ITEM IS AN OBJECT, ALL SUCH NAMES ARE INCLUDED IN THE AUCTION DESCRIPTION TO PROVIDE HISTORICAL AND/OR BIOGRAPHICAL CONTEXT FOR THE ITEM! LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14) THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES. 15) PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16) AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING YOUR PAYMENT FOR THIS ITEM, PLEASE CONTACT ME AND I WILL WORK WITH YOU -- THANKS! 17) LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. Condition: Used, Condition: PLEASE SEE AUCTION DESCRIPTION FOR CONDITION REPORT. THANK YOU!, Artist: John Puskas, Art Medium: Enamel-on-Copper, Signed: Puskas, Date: 1950s - 1960s, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

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