Henry Petzal

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Henry Petzal
BornAugust 16, 1906
DiedMarch 15, 2002
NationalityAmerican
FieldSilversmithing
 
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Henry Petzal
BornAugust 16, 1906
DiedMarch 15, 2002
NationalityAmerican
FieldSilversmithing

Henry Petzal (1907[1] – March 15, 2002[1]) was an American silversmith. He did not begin silversmithing until 1957 at the age of 50.[2]

Henry Petzal came to the United States as a German refugee in 1936. Starting around 1950 he began working in brass and then in silver. His greatest inspiration in his designs was Chinese ceramics. He designed and hand-raised every piece. His works are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Chicago Museum of Fine Arts, the Silversmith's Museum in London, England. The largest collection is at the Mingei Museum in San Diego,[3] and the Mingei International Museum.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Late-Breaking News (2002)". Society of American Silversmiths. 2002. Retrieved 2008-06-15.  (Archived by the Internet Archive here, archived by WebCite at http://www.webcitation.org/5YbKUvHbh)
  2. ^ Doty, Robert M.; Faison, Samson Lane (1987). Henry Petzal, Silversmith. Manchester, N.H.: Currier Gallery of Art. p. 96. OCLC 17463083. 
  3. ^ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:Collections
  4. ^ www.mingei.org