Pair of Square Landscape Plates
Stoneware; larger plate ht.10, wd. 10 in.
Smaller plate ht. 6, wd. 6 in.
Artist mark etched on reverse of larger plate.
Takaezu was born to Japanese immigrant parents in Pepeekeo, Hawaii and studied at the Honolulu Museum of Art and the University of Hawaii from 1948-51. From 1951 to 1954, she continued her studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1955, Takaezu traveled to Japan where she studied Buddhism and the techniques of traditional Japanese Pottery which continued to influence her work. She taught for 10 years at the Cleveland Institute of Art and then from 1967 to 1992, she taught at Princeton University where she was awarded an honorary doctorate retiring in 1992 and moving to Hawaii, passing away at 89 years of age. Takaezu's work is currently featured along with other great ceramic artists in the Yale University Art Gallery's exhibition “The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection."
Large plate has one firing crack.