October 21, 2014 California & American Fine Art Auction

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Lot# 204 Susi Singer-Schinnerl (1891-1965 Pasadena, CA)


Seated draped figure playing cards, polychromed glazed terracotta on wooden base, 19.5'' H x 14.5'' W x 12'' D, est: $4000/6000
*Price Realized: $9,600.00


appears unsigned. Note: Susi Singer-Schinnerl was born in Austria in 1891 and exhibited natural talent as a painter from a young age. At 16, she received a scholarship to train at Wiener Werkstatte where she was directed away from painting toward the ''applied art'' of ceramics by director Josef Hoffmann (1870-1956). She remained at the Wiener Werkstatte working in the ceramics workshop for nearly two decades. ''There, though her work won many awards, she was still relegated to a maker of 'figurines', a label that lacked the prestige of the term 'fine art''' (as quoted in the article www.ceramicmuseum.org/womens-werk.html, 2005). Despite struggling against the gender limitations of the time, the hierarchy of artistic medium, and the growing political unrest as Europe headed toward WWII, Singer-Schinnerl honed her craft, creating colorful and uniquely whimsical ceramic figures while at the Wiener Workstatte.

Because she was Jewish, Singer-Schinnerl eventually fled Austria and settled in Los Angeles where she worked briefly at Scripps College in Claremont. ''In 1946, Singer was awarded a grant from the College's Fine Arts Foundation to explore glazes and to produce a number of glazed sculptural pieces for the department'' (as quoted in www.ceramicmuseum.org/womens-work.html, 2005). In Los Angeles, the artist's style and the subjects she chose were influenced by this new environment. Arthur Millier, Los Angeles Times critic, wrote of Singer-Schinnerl's work in 1948, ''...miracles of imagination, observation, grace, humor, freedom and amazing craftmanship'' (as quoted in www.ceramicmuseum.org/womens-werk.html, 2005). The present sculpture's elongated treatment of the figure's hands, foot and neck reveal the markedly modern style Singer-Schinnerl developed in California. The seated figure is at once playful and romantic, appearing lost in thought while playing cards. Provenance: Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA. Condition: Visual: Generally good condition. Accumulated surface dirt and dust in the crevices. The pinky of the figure's right hand missing. A loose area and a loss of terracotta on the draping below the figure's left shin and possible loss along the lower edge to the left of the figure. Some possible areas of loss to the glazing but difficult to distinguish from the numerous intrinsic firing cracks and crevices. The sculpture not mounted to the wooden base.

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Artist Index


Abril, Ben 248, 250, 268
Adams, Charles Partridge 116
Adams, Peter 251, 252
Ahlman, Gotthilf 88
Askenazy, Mischa 209
Barr, William 102
Bartlett, Dana 23, 122
Beard, William Holbrook 175
Beckwith, James Carroll 177
Bentley, John 24
Bischoff, Elmer 214, 215
Bischoff, Franz A. 49, 55
Blenner, Carle John 178
Bond, Milton E. 76
Borein, Edward 156
Borg, Carl Oscar 139, 157
Botke, Jessie Arms 2, 52, 53, 208
Boundey, Burton Shepard 60
Brandriff, George K. 159
Braun, Maurice 111, 124, 128, 165
Brown, Benjamin Chambers 101
Brown, Howard V. 89
Browne, Charles Francis 32
Bruton, Helen Bell 222
Buck, Claude 80
Buehr, Karl Albert 82
Buff, Conrad 240, 241, 242
Bulman, Orville 211, 212
Burgdorff, Ferdinand 236
Carlson, John Fabian 90
Clark, Alson Skinner 129
Coburn, Frank 31
Cohen, Larry 269
Coleman, Harvey B. 28, 29
Cooper, Astley David Middleton 133
Cooper, Colin Campbell 5
Coutts, Gordon 155
Cromwell, Joane 106
De Forest, Lockwood 131, 132
de Longpre, Paul 42
Delano, Gerard Curtis 149
Dike, Phil 20
Dixon, Maynard 140
Dougherty, Paul 166, 167
Dwight, Mabel 213
Edwards, Howard Arden 137
Ellenshaw, Peter 73, 224, 225
Ennis, George 83
Espoy, Angel 103
Fetherolf, James A. 267
Fletcher, Frank Morley 44, 45, 46
Fraser, Douglas 196
Fries, Charles Arthur 138
Frost, John 113
Gaspard, Leon Shulman 18
Geisel, Theodor 'Dr. Seuss' 210
Gleason, Joe Duncan 202
Grant, Frederic Milton 199
Graves, Abbott Fuller 161
Gray, Percy 33
Greer, A. D. 270
Griffith, William Alexander 125, 126, 234
Grimm, Paul 14, 108, 109, 110, 228, 243, 244, 245
Gruppe, Emile Albert 85
Haddock, Arthur 16
Hammer, John J. 160
Hansen, Armin Carl 54, 63, 190, 191, 192
Harris, Sam 262
Harris, Sam Hyde 9, 95, 100, 153, 229, 247
Harrison, William John 97
Herlitz, Bob 260
Hills, Anna A. 10, 21
Hills, Anna A. Hohnstedt, Peter Lanz 114, 115
Jackman, Theodore 112
Jonnevold, Carl 7
Jorgensen, Christian A. 145
Judson, William Lees 117, 135
Kaufmann, Ferdinand 152
Kosa Jr., Emil J. 207, 223, 226
Kosa Sr., Emil J. 96
Kovner, Saul 171
Kuhn, Walt 205
Kuntz, Roger 258
Landacre, Paul 187, 188, 189
Latimer, Lorenzo Palmer 36
Lauritz, Paul 91, 227, 238
Leighton, Kathryn 254
Lever, Hayley 84
Lewis, Harry Emerson 172
Logan, Maurice 198
Lum, Bertha 47
Martinez, Xavier 130
Mason, Roy Martell 221
Mathews, Arthur F. 43
McComas, Francis 57, 58
Meeker, Joseph Rusling 87
Miller, Barse 203
Mitchell, Alfred R. 170, 237
Modesitt, John 71, 235
Molarsky, Maurice 78
Moon, Carl (Karl) 15, 136
Mora, Joseph Jacinto 143, 144
Morgan, Mary DeNeale 11
Moses, Walter Farrington 105
Mottola, Filastro (Fil) Matthew 72
Murphy, Hermann Dudley 162
Musselman, Darwin 249
Myers, Frank H. 197
Neiman, Leroy 264
Nielsen, Peter 94, 120
Noble, Raymond Elmer 99
O'Shea, John 194
Otis, George Demont 151, 246
Otte, William Louis 25, 26, 30, 62
Parker, Lawton S. 180
Paxson, Edgar S. 141
Payne, Edgar Alwin 93, 119, 146, 148, 163
Perceval, Don 220
Platt, George W. 86
Podchernikoff, Alexis M. 181
Podchernikoff, Alexis M. 182
Procter, Burt 158
Puthuff, Hanson Duvall 59, 92, 118, 127, 147, 168, 232, 233
Raphael, Joseph Morris 8, 41
Redfield, Edward Willis 77
Redmond, Granville 22, 104, 185, 186
Richter, H. 27
Ritschel, William 193, 195
Roca, Junn 265
Rockwell, Norman 263
Rogers, Charles A. 6
Rollins, Warren Eliphalet 134
Rose, Guy Orlando 98, 200
Sammons, Carl 12, 13, 17, 69
Sandona, Matteo 48
Sayre, Fred Grayson 3, 4, 150
Schafer, Frederick F. 173
Scholder, Fritz 253
Sharp, Joseph Henry 142, 176
Sheets, Millard 216
Silva, William Posey 19, 67
Singer-Schinnerl, Susi 204
Sklar, Dorothy 219
Smith, Jack Wilkinson 66, 231
Smith, John Christopher 68
Snowden, Chester Dixon 206, 266
Sparks, Will 64, 65
Spencer, Robert 79
Stiha, Vladan 257
Stuber, Dedrick Brandes 121, 201
Symons, George Gardner 169
Tavernier, Jules 174
Valencia, Manuel 61, 154
Wachtel, Elmer 39, 184
Wachtel, Marion Kavanagh 1, 34, 35, 56, 183
Wagoner, Harry B. 107
Warner, Nell Walker 51, 81
Watts, William Clothier 40
Wendt, William 123, 164
White, Edith 50
White, Orrin A. 230
Widforss, Gunnar 37, 38
Wieghorst, Olaf 255, 256
Winter, Charles Allen 179
Wood, Robert W. 74, 75, 239
Yuan, Si Chen 70
Zornes, Milford 217, 218

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