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Dame Lucie Rie

British, 1902-1995

Dame Lucie Rie
Dame Lucie Rie
A vase with cut flaring lip, c. 1980
Porcelain
8 7/8 inches tall


Biography


1902 Lucie Gomperz born in Vienna March 16
1922 Enters Kunstgewerbeschule as a student of Michael Powolny
1923 First pots exhibited in the Palais Stoclet, Brussels
1925 Paris International Exhibition
1926 June: leaves Kunstgewerbeschule with diploma
September: marries Hans Rie
1930 Participates in Monza International Exhibition
1934 Work shown in exhibition of Austrian art, London
1935 Gold medalist at Milan Triennial
1937 Silver medalistat Paris International Exhibition
1938 September: arrives in England
1939 Moves to present London workshop at Albion Mews
1940 Marriage to Hans Rie dissolved
1945 Reopens pottery workshop after wartime closure, making and
designing ceramic buttons for Bimini Designs
1946 Hans Coper joins workshop to make buttons
1947 60 Hans Coper shares workshop
1949 First exhibition at the Berkeley Gallery, London
1950 Berkeley Gallery, two person exhibition with Hans Coper
1951 Exhibits at Milan Triennial
Exhibits in British Pavilion, Festival of Britain
December: Berkeley Gallery, two person exhibition with Hans
Cooper
1952 July: Attends Dartington Hall Arts Department and Arts
Council conference
Exhibits in Pottery and Textiles exhibition at Dartington,
Edinburgh, Totnes, Devon, London, and Birmingham
1953 Participates in Englese Ceramiek exhibition, Amsterdam
June: Berkeley Gallery, two person exhibition with Hans
Coper
1954 Exhibits at Milan Triennial
One person exhibition at Bonniers Gallery, New York
Visits New York and New England
Participates in Midland Group exhibition, Nottingham
1955 Two person exhibition with Hans Coper at the
Gothenberg Rohsska Konstslojdmuseet
September: participates in Midland Group Exhibition,
Nottingham
1956 October: Berkeley Gallery, two person exhibition with Hans
Coper
1957 Two person exhibition with Hans Coper at the University of
Minnesota, Minneapolis
1958/9 Participates in touring exhibition, British Arts
Craftsmen, in United States
1960 June: one person exhibition at Berkeley Gallery
September: starts teaching at Camberwell School of Art
November: participates in Englese Pottenbakken exhibition
at Boymans Museum, Rotterdam
1964 Participates in International Ceramics Exhibition, Tokyo
Gold medalist in International Exhibition, Munich
November: participated in Midland Group exhibition,
Nottingham
1965 December: participates in the Potter's World exhibition at
Molton Gallery, London
1966 March: participates in Modern European Pottery exhibition,
John Sparks Gallery, London
June: one person exhibition, Berkeley Gallery
1967 April: two person exhibition with Hans Coper at the Boymans
Museum, Rotterdam, and later at the Gemeentemmuseum, Arnhem
July: retrospective exhibition at the Arts Council Gallery,
St. James Square, which traveled to Nottingham and Bristol
1968 Awarded Order of the British Empire
Participates in mixed exhibition at Quantas Gallery
1969 Awarded honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art,
London
1970 Participates in exhibitions in Copenhagen, Osaka, Kyoto, and
at Marjorie Parr Gallery, London
1971 participates in first of several annual exhibitions at
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, organized by Henry Rothschild
March: participates in Midland Group exhibition, Nottingham
Exhibits at Bradford Museum, Yorkshire
August: two person exhibition with Hans Coper at Museum fur
Kunste und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Gives up teaching at Camberwell School of Art
1973 Participates in The Craftsman's Art exhibition at the
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
1974 Exhibits at Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf
1978 April: exhibits at Kunstkammer Koster, Monchengladbach
1979 Bernard Leach dies, Cornwall
December: one person exhibition at Hetjens Museum,
Dusseldorf
1981 Awarded Commander of the British Empire
June: Hans Coper dies, Somerset
Retrospective exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Arts, Norwich, and later at Victoria and Albert Museum,
London
1982 BBC Television "Omnibus" film with David Attenborough
1983 January: one person exhibition at Graham Gallery, New York
November: one person exhibition at Peter Dingley Gallery,
Stratford upon Avon
1984 July: two person exhibition with Hans Coper, Fischer
Gallery, London
1986 September: participates in Nine Potters exhibition, Fischer
Gallery, London
1987 Produces Best Television Designer award trophy for BBC
October: participates in exhibition at Fischer Gallery,
coinciding with issue of Post Office commemorative stamps
series "British Potters"
1991 Lucie Rie was created a Dame
1992 Retrospective exhibition at the Crafts Council
1995 Dame Lucie Rie dies
1997 Exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, with Hans Coper