Synonyms for spratling or Related words with spratling
Examples of "spratling"
(born 1949) is a British composer.
has collaborated on compositions, among others, with Sir Charles Groves.
Gold Hill is also the location of "Roamer's Roost", the home of epilepsy scientist William P.
and his son, silversmith William
Spratling's son was silversmith William
was born in 1900 in Sonyea, Livingston County, New York, the son of epileptologist William P.
. After the deaths of Spratling's mother and sister, he moved to his father's boyhood home outside of Auburn, Alabama.
graduated from Auburn High School and the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (currently known as Auburn University), where he majored in architecture.
marked his earliest work with a simple interlocking WS. After 1938, he began using a circular mark with the WS sans-serifs at its center, around which read "
Made in Mexico". This mark was accompanied, up until 1945, with an oval in which was imprinted, "
Silver". The Alaska pieces and work from c. 1950 were marked with a simple script "WS".
also collaborated briefly (1949–51) with the Mexico City silver company Conquistador, and these pieces were marked with a circle in which was inscribed "
de [or of] Mexico" and across, "Sterling". The eagle or assay mark for the Conquistador pieces contained the number 13, and for
, the numbers 1 or 30.
For decades, Mexico has also drawn numerous artists, including Pablo O'Higgins, William
and Waldeen Falkenstein.
While teaching at Tulane,
shared a house with writer William Faulkner.
It is thought that
was gay, but most accounts of his life mention this only indirectly if at all.
In 2007, Johnson co-authored (with Denis Mareschal, Sylvain Sirois, Michael
, Michael Thomas and Gert Westermann) "Neuroconstructivism"
amassed a large collection of pre-Columbian figurines from Remojadas, Veracruz, which he donated, in large part, to the museum of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1959. Photographed by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, several of these works were published in "More Human Than Divine".
also donated hundreds of pre-Columbian objects to a museum in Taxco that today bears his name.
During the summers of 1926-1928,
lectured on colonial architecture at the National University of Mexico's Summer School.
(September 22, 1900 – August 7, 1967) was an American-born silver designer and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.
The highly charged political and social environment in Mexico after the revolution influenced Spratling's decision in 1931 to reestablish a silver industry in Taxco. Taxco was a traditional site of silver mines, but had no native silverworking industry.
began designing works in silver based primarily on pre-Columbian and traditional motifs, and hired local goldsmiths to produce those designs in Taxco.
was the primary designer for his workshop, Taller de las Delicias, and was insistent on the high quality of the materials and techniques used in production. Talented "maestros" shared in the creative dialogue with
, transforming his design drawings into prototypes in silver.
In the late thirties,
expanded beyond sales at Las Delicias and into a wholesale business. He employed over 500 artisans in the workshop to meet the demand in the United States for luxury good during World War II.
silver was sold through the Montgomery Ward catalog and at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. With the cost of moving the workshop to an ancient silver hacienda, La Florida,
incorporated to provide cash flow for his company. On June 30, 1945, a majority of the shares was sold to North American investor Russell Maguire, whose business practices ultimately took the company into bankruptcy.
Museum (Museo Guillermo
) is a museum in Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico. The museum contains 293 archeological pieces that were part of William Spratling's personal collection. There are bone and shell pieces, objects made with semi-precious stones, as well as jars and figurines, all from various parts of Mesoamerica. The most outstanding pieces are a skull covered in jade and a stele. There is a collection of counterfeit artifacts as well. Another area is devoted to the silverwork designs and the workshops that
created in Taxco and Taxco el Viejo.
Married with four children to camera operator Gary
, Trott has only appeared sporadically on film and television since the 1980s.
was appointed superintendent of Bellevue Hospital Center; however, due to civil service requirements, he did not actually hold the office.
Later in life,
suffered a nervous breakdown and retired to Florida. In 1915, he died of a gunshot wound while hunting.
(23 April 1918 – 9 May 2006) was an Australian rules footballer who played with North Melbourne in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
had received widespread notoriety as a result of his development of what many considered a model handwrought industry. In 1945,
was asked by two friends, Alaska's Territorial Governor, Ernest Gruening, and the Director of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Rene d'Harnoncourt, to replicate his success in Alaska.
recommended the establishment of workshop and exhibit centers in various regions of Alaska organized into a Federation of Alaska Native Arts. Each center's unique production would be born out of the traditions in iconography, materials, and techniques belonging to that specific region. In 1948, Alaskan World War II veterans were sent to Taxco for instruction in silversmithing.
also produced 200 prototypes as future inspiration for the newly trained Alaskans in their workshop centers. Unfortunately, Congress did not allocate funds and the project was not implemented.
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