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Large Scale Stoneware Vessel By Ildiko De Balas

Large Scale Stoneware Vessel By Ildiko De Balas

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An unusual large scale stoneware vessel by Ildiko De Balas, a Hungarian born artist, active in Belgium (b.1931-2016). Known for abstract totem like sculptures and more animal, zoomorphic forms of which this is a great eaxmple. Ildiko de Balas studied at both at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She worked using a variety of materials and techniques, but her preferred mediums for expression were bronze, Carrara marble, corten steel, and clay/stoneware. Ildiko de Balas represented Belgium at the First U.S. International Ceramic Symposium, which consisted of twenty-five artists from thirteen different countries, and was hosted in the summer of 1973 at the Memphis Academy of Art. While at the Symposium, de Balas hand built large slab forms, creating abstract spires and figures. After the Symposium, de Balas placed first in the 1976 International Sculpture Competition in Florence, Italy. She exhibited in several biennials and triennials at galleries and museums internationally, including at the Middelheim Open Air Sculpture Museum in Belgium, the Castle of Beloeil in Belgium, the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Museum of Bitola in Macedonia, among others. In addition, de Balas occasionally created outdoor public artworks using steel, the highlight of which being a monumental sculpture created in 1982 for the city of Florence, Italy.


Height: 28.75 in (73.03 cm)

Width: 17 in (43.18 cm)

Depth: 12 in (30.48 cm)


Wear consistent with age and use. good condition, no visible chips or cracks or repairs, shipping will require a crate or blanket wrap.


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