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Antonio Philip Prieto
20th century Ceramist
American, (August 1912–1967)
Antonio Prieto came to the United States in 1916.  In 1940 he moved to San Francisco from Chico and took classes at the California School of Fine Arts in Painting, Sculpture and Ceramics.  After World War II he completed his studies at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  In 1946 he began to teach at the California College of Arts and Crafts.  In 1950 he took over the ceramics program there, where his students included Robert Arneson.  In 1952 he traveled to England to represent the U.S. at the first conference of Potters and Weavers.  In 1955 he won the silver medal at the International Ceramics Exhibition in Cannes.  In 1956 he was inducted as the first Craftsman Trustee on the Board of the American Craft Council.  In 1964 he received a Fulbright Fellowship.  He was influenced by ceramic traditions and by a dominant interest in European Modernity, in particular the works of Joan Miró and Max Ernst.

Artist Objects

Bottle 81.8.10

Bowl 2017.14.1

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