Richard Hirsch Prototype Encaustic Paintings, 2009
Contemporary American ceramic artist Richard Hirsch’s encaustic “Paintings of Nothing Series” #1, #3, #4, #5, #6 & #7 are made of ceramic raw materials, dry pigment and wax. These insulation foam backed prototypes allowed Hirsch to invent his own way of painting. Hirsch mixed ceramic minerals, clays and oxides into a base substance comprised of natural bee’s wax and extremely hard paraffin. They are being offered as a collection but can be purchased separately for $2750. Additional pieces of Richard Hirsch ceramic sculpture and fine art available through Highland Park, please contact the dealer for more information.
Currently, Hirsch is a Professor Emeritus at The School for American Crafts which is a part of Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. His university teaching career now spans well over four decades. As a ceramic artist, he has achieved international recognition. Repeatedly, Hirsch has participated in milestone exhibitions and publications.
Museums have included his work for their permanent collections. These include; The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC; The High Museum of Art, Atlanta; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; The Taipei County Yinko Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; and the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada.
In 1984, Hirsch was elected as a permanent member of The International Ceramics Academy, a world-wide organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. A recipient of a William J. Fulbright Research Scholar Award in 2002, Hirsch has also received several Individual Artists Grants. Most recently he was honored by The Rochester Institute of Technology, with the Board of Trustee’s Outstanding Scholarship Award. In 2012, Hirsch collaborated with Dr. Scott Meyer on his biography, the book is entitled With Fire: Richard Hirsch and is published by The Cary Graphic Arts Press at RIT.
8"W x 2"D x 8"H each
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