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As a ceramist, Robert Sperry first became known for his wheel-thrown vessels and coninuously original glazes. In time however, he began to work on large, two dimensional walls. With these unique ceramic surfaces, he created a variety of imaginative, expressive abstract compositions utilizing thick black and white volcanic glazes.

Bushnell, IL, 1927 – Seattle, WA, 1998

1955 M.F.A. University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1954 Archie Bray Foundation, Artist in Residence, Helena, MT
1953 B.F.A. School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1991 Personal papers collected by the Archives of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
1983 Honors Program Award, King County Arts Commission, Seattle, WA
1966 Japan Society Grant

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