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Larry Elsner

American, (1930–1990)

Larry Elsner was born on a ranch in southern Idaho, which inspired his work, as seen in his many animal pieces, particularly horses and cats. He attended the University of Idaho for two years on an athletic scholarship, while taking art classes. After two years in the navy, he went on to graduate from Utah State University in 1957, and received an MFA from Columbia University in 1958. He traveled often to Japan, the first time in 1969 with his wife and daughter. Since then, a Japanese aesthetic permeated all of his work. In Japan he was inspired to stone-scrape his work after seeing this treatment used on wood-fired pots. He taught a variety of art classes at Utah State University over a thirty-year period.

Artist Objects

Bottle 1989.10

Bottle 1984.491

Bowl 1984.1435

Bowl 2000.23

Bowl STUDY.2002.37

Couple 1989.6

Dish 2000.21

Dish 2000.22

Eve 1992.46

Globe 1990.35

Jar STUDY.1990.31

Jar 1990.33

Jar STUDY.2000.20

Opus 1986.152

Opus 1986 1986.123

Plaque STUDY.1987.165

Plaque STUDY.1987.166

Plate 1984.85

Platter 1990.29

Platter 1984.776

Platter STUDY.1984.887

Pot 1990.32

Pot 1984.793

Vase 1984.86

Vessel 1984.1434

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