Natzler, Gertrud & Otto – American Art Pottery – California

Gertrud and Otto Natzler – American Art Potters

Otto Natzler (Austrian/American, 1908 to 2007) and Gertrud Natzler (Austrian/American, died 1971) are well known to collectors of art pottery. They married in Vienna in 1938 and then removed to Los Angeles, California and began their work together with Gertrud as the potter and Otto as the glazer. Their work is represented in dozens of the world’s museums, including the Jewish Museum, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Information courtesy of Skinner Inc., April 2001.

Otto and Gertrud enjoyed a long, prolific career highlighted by international recognition, numerous exhibitions, and many honors, among them the American Craft Council’s Gold Medal (2001). Their work has been the subject of retrospective shows at the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. (1973), the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (1977), and the American Craft Museum in New York (1993), and can be found in over eighty permanent museum collections around the world including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Everson Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Information courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center, 2014

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