This sizable, mint-condition ceramic sculpture by Nicodemus Pottery depicts a majestic eagle perched upon a pedestal, head raised as wings begin to unfold. A lasting figure in the Columbus art scene, Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) often employed motifs of small animals and birds in his work, most of which have become widely collected in the years since his passing. This ceramic figure is glazed in tones of realistic color and has been stamped and affixed with Nicodemus’ studio insignia along its underside, ensuring its authenticity.
About the Artist:
Chester Nicodemus (1901-1990) was a Columbus, Ohio potter, sculptor, and teacher known for his small clay birds, as well as other wildlife, teapots and pitchers. His pieces are recognizable as being produced with variously colored translucent glazes, which enhanced the redness of the high iron content of Ohio clay to create a russet brown undertone. Nicodemus earned a degree from Cleveland Art School and then went on to teach at Dayton Art School and Wittenberg College. In 1932, he became dean at the Columbus College of Art and Design and later taught at Ohio State University and served as president of the Columbus Art League. All of Nicodemus' molds and glazes were destroyed upon his death at his request.
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