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Otto and Gertrud Natzler papers, circa 1914-2013

Catalog Data

Natzler, Otto, 1908-2007  Search this
Natzler, Gertrud  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8.8 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
The papers of ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler measure 8.8 linear feet and date from 1914-2013. Included are biographical material regarding emigration from Austria to the United States, personal and professional correspondence, exhibition files, financial information, works of art including watercolor sketches by Otto, a scrapbook titled Marguerita Mergentine, 1939-1940, and printed material documenting their careers.
Otto and Gertrud Natzler papers, circa 1914-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Otto (1908-2007) and Gertrud (1908-1971) Natzler were ceramicists in Los Angeles, California. The husband and wife ceramicists Otto and Gertrud Natzler collaborated from 1933 until Gertrud's death in 1971. The couple met in 1933 in Vienna, Austria, where Gertrud became an adept potter. Otto quickly became fascinated with the science of glazes and would create thousands of glazes for Gertrud's pots. In 1938, the couple married and moved to Los Angeles that same year, soon after Austria was annexed by Germany. In 1973 Otto married photographer Gail Reynolds. In 1974, Otto started making slab-construction pots.
Donated 2017 by Gail Reynolds Natzler, Otto Natzler's third wife.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
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Archives of American Art