Eva Striker Zeisel (1906-2011)
Eva Amália Striker Zeisel, an Hungarian native, in 1923 started studying painting at the Budapest’s Royal Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, but she decided to learning pottery with the master Jakob Karapan. In 1928, Eva began working for Schramberger ceramic works in Germany and in 1930 moved to Berlin and started designing for Carstens. Two years later, Eva visited the Soviet Union where she lived for the next five years. In 1936 she was arrested by Stalin’s police state, but managed to escape and ran off to Vienna where she re-established contact with her future husband Hans Zeisel. With the invasion of Vienna by the Nazis, once again Eva escapes to England, where she married Hans and they decided to go live to the United States in 1937.
Eva Zeisel has declared herself a "maker of useful things" and her ceramics designs, firstly influenced by the modern architecture with playful geometric forms, are often abstractions of the natural world and human relationships. Several museum collections throughout the world include works representative of her work.
See more in:
Judith THURMAN. “Prolific”. The New Yorker (December 18, 2006).
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