6 pm reception
7 pm conversation
Georges Hoentschel’s ceramics are as problematic as they are beautiful. Although many works contain his monogram, did he actually design and execute them all? How should they be classified? Are they japoniste—looking back to the art of the East—or are they modern, anticipating studio pottery made after World War II? In this conversation, Martin Eidelberg will explore questions of origin, style, and collaboration in Hoentschel’s ceramics and discuss how they relate to his work as a decorator and cabinetmaker. Jason Jacques will recount his experiences as one of the formost dealers of French art pottery.
Martin Eidelberg is a professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University and expert on art pottery and Tiffany glass.
Jason Jacques is the director of the Jason Jacques Gallery and a specialist in European Art Nouveau and Japonist pottery.