Larry E Elsner (1930 - 03/27/1990)

Larry E. Elsner was born in Gooding, Idaho in 1930. He is considered to be one of Utah's best modernist ceramic sculptors. He died in Logan, Utah in 1990.

Elsner attended the University of Idaho from 1948 to 1951 followed by service in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1955. He graduated from Utah State University in 1957 and continued his studies under Oronzio Maldarelli at Columbia University where he earned his MFA in 1958.

Elsner was professor of sculpture at Utah State University. His teaching career began in 1960 when he joined the faculty in the art department of Utah State University. During 30 years of teaching at USU, Elsner also produced highly creative ceramics and sculpture. He also participated in more than 150 national and international exhibitions. Elsner's work is represented in Utah by the Phillips Gallery in Salt Lake City.

In 1962, Elsner won the Ford Foundation Purchase Award in sculpture at the Salt Lake Art Center; he also won three merit awards at the Utah Designer Craftsman Show. Head(1975), one of several works in the State of Utah Alice Merrill Horne Collection.
 


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Bather
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CYCLAD
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EQUUS
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Handpot
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HEAD
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Torso