Biografie von Earl KRENTZIN (XX)

Birth place: Detroit, MI

Addresses: Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; Madison, WI

Profession: Sculptor, silversmith

Studied: Wayne State Univ. (B.F.A., 1952); Cranbrook Acad. Art (M.F.A., 1954); Royal Col. Art, London, Fulbright fel., 1957-58.

Exhibited: Mich. Artists & Artists-Craftsmen's Exhib., Detroit Inst. Art, 1952-68; Fibre-Clay-Metal, St. Paul Art Ctr., 1957, 1962 & 1964; PAFA Ann., 1960; Mus. Contemp. Crafts, NYC, 1963 & 1965; NJ State Mus., Trenton, 1970; solo shows, Kennedy Gals., NYC, 1968-71. Awards: Tiffany Grant, 1966; Nat. Decorative Arts Exhib., Wichita Art Ctr., Kans., 1966.

Work: Detroit Inst. Art, Mich.; Cranbrook Gals., Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; St. Paul Art Ctr., Minn.; Jewish Mus. Art, NYC; Summer Found., NJ. Commissions: enamel plaque, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Detroit, 1954; Menorah, Temple Israel, Detroit, 1963; metal sculpture, Westland Shopping Ctr., Detroit, 1965; plus many priv. commissions of silver sculptures, 1954-.

Comments: Preferred medium: silver. Publications: auth., "Centrifugal Casting," Craft Horizons mag., Nov., 1954. Teaching: instr. art, Univ. Wis.-Madison, 1956-60; vis. prof. silversmithing, Univ. Kans., 1965-66; vis. prof. metalwork, Fla. State Univ., 1969.

Sources: WW73; Falk, Exh. Record Series.

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