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    Viktor Schreckengost (American, 1906-2008)
    On the Veldt, 1937
    Glazed and painted slip-cast ceramic American Limoges Manhattan platter
    15-1/4 inches diameter (38.7 cm)
    Signed in underglaze: VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST
    Multiple gallery labels and show records adhered to verso

    EXHIBITED:
    Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, "16th May Show," April 25 - June 3, 1937 (Special Award, Unique Pottery);
    Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio, 1937;
    Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, Syracuse, New York, "6th Ceramic National Exhibition," 1937 (not in competition);
    Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1937;
    Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey, 1937;
    George Walter Vincent Smith Gallery, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1938;
    Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1938;
    Newcomb Memorial College Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1938;
    Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, 1938;
    DuPont Exhibition, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1938 (not in competition);
    Courvoisier Galleries, San Francisco, California, 1938;
    The Baldwin Museum, Massillon, Ohio, 1939;
    Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, 1939;
    Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1940:
    The Workshop, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1947;
    Town & Country Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, "One Man Show," January 1948;
    Municipal Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio, "Flower and Home Show, Builders House (Jane Hanson interior decorator)," February 1951.

    This platter was first exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 1937. Its reverse contains not only the label from its first exhibition in Cleveland, but a delightful collage of exhibition tags chronicling its display in subsequent museums and galleries which Viktor taped to the back. As he had for the platter he titled Abstract Still Life, Viktor used an American Limoges Manhattan shape for this piece, and hand-decorated it at home with a design in glazes. In his files he called this work a "Plaque."




    Condition Report*: Crazing throughout, tape residue. 
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