|Artist||DeVore, Richard (American, 1933-2006)|
|Credit line||Museum purchase with funds from Dr. Harold F. Daum|
Recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1976, 1980 and 1986, DeVore was installed as “Fellow,” of the American Craft Council in 1987. His work can be found among the public collections of the American Craft Museum, New York, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York; Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri; Victoria and Albert Museum, London England; and the National Collection of Contemporary Art, Paris, France.
During the 1970s DeVore experimented with pushing traditional ceramic forms such as the vessel into new aesthetic expressions. His minimalist works have hidden spaces inside their interiors that reveal openings. These openings draw the viewer’s gaze into the interiors of the sensuous vessel forms. The vessels often elude eroticism and #905 and #916 in the Daum’s collection are no exception. One vessel suggests the male form and the other the female form.