Born in Budapest in 1906, Eva Zeisel (nee Stricker) created the department of ceramic arts industrial design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she taught until 1952. Her ceramic works are in the permanent collections of Brohan Museum, Germany; the British Museum; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Montréal; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Brooklyn, Metropolitan, Dallas, Knoxville, Milwaukee, Hillwood (Washington, D.C.), the Erie (NY), and Mingei International (San Diego) museums in the United States, among others. She has had retrospective exhibitions in dozens of museums in the U.S. and abroad and has lectured widely.

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