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Early Plate by Edwin and Mary Scheier

Early Plate by Edwin and Mary Scheier

#2142

A rare early Scheier flat plate form with raised lip, glazed in deep brown, the design in a grayish tan. The simplified design, abstracted in its flatness but with clearly representational imagery, shows a mother supporting a child who tries to walk. Both are surrounded by a grassy road, a house, and birds and trees, all resembling a child's drawing.
This work, dating from the mid 1940's, is a rare example of the transition Edwin's drawing style made through different stages of abstraction. His most personal mature style became more sculptural and less literal by the mid 1960's.
12 inches wide and 1 3/4 inches high.