Harrison McIntosh: A Timeless Legacy
Harrison McIntosh, A Timeless Legacy
Harrison McIntosh: A Timeless Legacy offers the first comprehensive review of McIntosh's nearly 60 years as a ceramic artist. McIntosh's introduction to ceramics included study with Glen Lukens, Marguerite Wildenhain, and Richard Petterson. These educators touted the fine art of craft, with emphasis on technique, design, and mastery of glazing, influential in McIntosh's early decision to make vessel-oriented forms and to concentrate on craftsmanship and fine design. Once perfected, these skills became so instinctive for McIntosh that his work transcended technicalities to become elegant expressions of his attitude.
McIntosh's art is an unqualified reflection of his personality. Described as thoughtful, patient, meticulous, and deliberate, his work exudes exacting rhythm, distinctive and consistent character, impeccable skill and thought-provoking posture.
Harrison McIntosh, has long been recognized as a leader in post-World War II Southern California crafts movement; however, his ceramic art reaches far beyond the Modern Era. He maintained an active working schedule up until the year 2002, when his failing eye sight limited his capacity to work. This retrospective publication chronicles McIntosh's beautifully crafted stoneware pottery and distinctive sculpture, recognized for it's precision, perfect proportions, repetitive lines, and subtle, graphic elements.
100 page full-color book, published by AMOCA documenting the artworks
and legacy of Harrison McIntosh, complete with essays by AMOCA Director
Christy Johnson, Marguerite McIntosh and a tribute by Martha W.
Longenecker. This publication is generously funded in-part by the
National Endowment for the Arts.