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REDISCOVER THE WORK OF A MASTER
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Waylande Gregory, a leading modernist of the 20th century, is known internationally for influencing the direction of figurative art
with technical advances that enabled the creation of monumental scaled sculptures, as well as for his enduring limited editions of
decorative ceramics popular in the 1940s and 50s. He is best known for his groundbreaking sculptures that dominated the 1939
New York World's Fair. 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 and distinguished list of
awards and prizes, both domestic and international.

DESIGN LEGACY

Gregory's prolific career spanned a period of five decades as he mastered a wide spectrum of disciplines and decorative styles. His
desthetic transformed the decorative ceramic movement with iconic imagery influenced by nature; abstract and geometric modern
motifs; and a dynamic sense of line, shape and color. These hand-made, hand-thrown and hand-detailed objects of art became
hugely successful, spanning the periods of Art Deco and Hollywood Glamour and continuing into the mid 1950s. His brilliant and
elegant combinations of rich matte glaze, 22k gold and unique color palette ilustrate Gregory's success in defining an aesthetic
uniquely his own…one that remains strikingly modern today.

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