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Gudrun Baudisch

(1907—1982)


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(b Pöls, 17 March 1907; d Salzburg, 16 Oct 1982). Austrian potter and stuccoist. She studied at the Österreichische Bundeslehranstalt für das Baufach und Kunstgewerbe in Graz and in 1926 became an assistant in the ceramic design section of the Wiener Werkstätte under Josef Hoffmann; from 1930 to 1936 she worked for several ceramic workshops in Vienna. During this period she created the stucco ceiling in the Ataturk Palace (1931) in Ankara, Turkey. From 1936 to 1944 Baudisch stayed in Berlin where she made the stucco decoration for the Italian Embassy and also large figural sculptures. In 1946 she founded the Keramik Hallstatt, which was her base until 1977. While creating her own work in this studio she also (from 1968) made numerous designs for the Vereinigte Wiener und Gmundener Keramik and founded, in connection with them, the Gruppe H. From 1959 to 1966 she created the stucco decoration for the main Festspielhaus (1955-60) in Salzburg. In 1977 she left the Keramik Hallstatt and moved permanently to Salzburg.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.


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