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Artwork by Beatrice Wood

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About the Artist

(1893-1998) An American artist, also a studio potter, she studied art in Paris at the Academie Julian.

Introduced to Henri-Pierre Roche by Marcel Duchamp, Wood worked with both men to create a magazine promoting the Dada art movement in New York City, The Blind Man. Wood's involvement with art salons staged by Walter and Louise Arensberg led her to meet Man Ray and Francis Picabia.

In the early 1940's Wood took a ceramic class, turning this hobby into a 60 year passion. She developed a unique form of luster-glaze.

Moving to Ojai, California in 1948, she intended to be near another major influence, the Indian philsopher Krishnamurti.  In 1994 the Smithsonian Insitution named her as "Esteemed American Artist."

Her home is situated on the campus of the school where she taught, Besant Hill School. By appointment you can visit The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, there at the school.