Art in the Library

these pieces are housed within Special Collections

Prints and Photographs

Cardinal on Branch
M. Lee Adams
Lithograph
Gift of Blair Woolverton

Urban Jacksonville
Paul Ladnier
Six panoramic Cirkut photographs
1976-1988
Gift of the Artist

North Florida Osprey
C. Ford Riley
c.2001
Limited edition signed and numbered print
No. 8/10

The Osprey
William Frederick Wetzel
1980
Limited edition signed and numbered print
No. 285/900

About Memphis Wood

Memphis Wood (1902-1989) was a well-known Jacksonville artist for over sixty years, working in many media – drawing, painting, pottery, ceramics, sculptural fiber art, and jewelry design. As a studio art teacher in local schools for 33 years, she taught many budding artists, and was a major influence on art education in Jacksonville. She was also one of the founders of the Jacksonville Art Museum (now the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville). In honor of her artistic achievements, the Museum sponsors an annual award, the Memphis Wood Excellence in Teaching Award, for outstanding contributions to the arts in education. The Library is fortunate to have in Special Collections three of her sculptural fiber art pieces, and several other works by this notable artist.  There are three-dimensional works by Wood located in Special collections and two-dimensional works by Wood on the third floor of the Library.

Provided by Eileen Brady, Special Collections Librarian

 

Figure by Memphis Wood

Figure
Memphis Wood

n.d.
Paper mâché over wire
Gift of the Ibach Family

   

Two Figures by Memphis Wood

Two Figures
Memphis Wood

n.d.
Paper mâché over wire
Gift of the Ibach Family

 

Medusa
Memphis Wood
n.d.
Sculpture - fiber and wood
Gift of Louise Ash

 

Untitled
Memphis Wood
n.d.
Sculpture - fiber and wood
Gift of Pat Vail

 

Ceramics

Jazz Crooner
Cookie Davis

Unglazed red clay
Gift of the Ibach Family
. .
Tapestry Form No. 312 by Nofa Dixon Tapestry Form No. 312
Nofa Dixon
Clay, glazes, and mixed media
Gift of the Artist
. .
Condiment Stack (Creamer, Sugar, Pepper and Salt) by Stephen Heywood Condiment Stack
(Creamer, Sugar, Pepper and Salt)
Stephen Heywood
2008
Soda fired stoneware
Gift of the Artist
. .
   
.Redemption by Tiffany Leach.  Bird-like vessel pottery. Redemption
Tiffany Leach
2011
Double-walled ceramic vessel
Gift of the Artist
. .
.. .
   
Hand-built Raku Vessel by Vina Schemer Hand-built Raku Vessel
Vina Schemer

ca.1990's
Raku pottery
Gift of Pat Vail
   
Florida Hotel by Marilyn Taylor Florida Hotel
Marilyn Taylor
c.1990's
Hand-built and painted ceramic sculpture
Gift of Pat Vail

About Charles "Charlie" M. Brown

Charles Moses Brown (1904-1987) was born in Mayport, FL and moved with his family at the age of 2 to the Mandarin area of Jacksonville where he lived for the next 81 years.   Brown was a potter for many of those years, creating hand-built pots, ornaments, wall hangings, and jewelry patterned with clay stamps, dried seed pods, rocks, and other materials.  In the early 1960’s Brown embraced the Raku method of firing.  Brown left his job as a bookkeeper and office manager to pursue pottery full-time in 1962.  His work has been featured in several retrospectives including one at the then Jacksonville Art Museum in 1969 and at the University of Florida in 1978. 

 

 

Hanging Medallion Necklace by Charles M. Brown

 

 

 

 

Hanging Medallion Necklace
Charles M. Brown
1971
Raku fired clay
Gift of Pat Vail

   
Pot with Carved Figures by Charles M. Brown

Pot with Carved Figures
Charles M. Brown
n.d.
Raku fired clay
Gift of the Ibach Family

 

Hyman, Sylvia. “Raku Beads.” Ceramics Monthly 19 (October 1971): 28-30.

Mandarin Museum & Historical Society.

Schemer, Vina. “Obituary.” American Craft 47 (October/November 1987): 19.

Prepared by Courtenay Mcleland

Subjects: Art and Design
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