- John Mason (American, 1927-2019)
- Fired clay
- 83-1/2 x 36-1/2 x 17-1/2 in. (212.1 x 92.7 x 44.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase with funds granted by The National Endowment for the Arts, matched by the Pasadena Art Alliance
- Accession Number:
- © John Mason
During the 1950s in Los Angeles, a group of artists led by John Mason rediscovered and reinvented the medium of ceramics for use in large scale sculpture. His Black Cross is one of many works that he crafted using soft clay in previously unexplored ways. An extremely tactile piece, the medium of fired clay brings a fascinating variety of texture and color to Mason's work. Though he has used many other media, he continues to explore and reinvent his favorite medium: clay.
John Mason, sold 1969 to;
Pasadena Art Museum with funds grated by the National Endowment for the Arts, matched by the Art Alliance of the Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, 1969-1975;
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena.
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