Arthur Jon Pulos American, 1917–1997 Syracuse, New York
About this artwork
Arthur Pulos designed this server for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, describing it as “a coffee pot that could also double as a pitcher with a side handle on it.” Pulos trained as a potter and metalsmith in the late 1930s and worked as an instructor in aircraft design and engineering for the armed forces during World War II. This beverage server unites traditional craft materials—here, sterling silver and ebony—while the smooth, undecorated surface reflects the streamlined aesthetics of industry.
Syracuse, New York, 1958 Art Exhibition Syracuse University Faculty School of Art, Feb. 16–Mar. 24, 1958, n.p. (ill.).
Brussels, Belgium, Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles, United States Pavillion, Brussels, Apr. 17–Oct. 19, 1958.
The artist, Syracuse, NY, until; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1985.
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