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Painter, b. 1911 - d. 1989

Daniel Rhodes (May 8, 1911 – July 23, 1989) was an American artist, known as a ceramic artist, muralist, sculptor, author and educator. During his 25 years (1947–1973) on the faculty at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York (a division of the State University of New York), he built an international reputation as a potter, sculptor and authority on studio pottery.

Rhodes was born on May 8, 1911 and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Daniel J. and Margaret Agnes (née Brennan) Rhodes. He began his art career by enrolling in summer courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago for four years (1929–1933), earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Art History.[1] He worked with Iowa painter Grant Wood for two summers (1932 and 1933) at the Stone City Art Colony, and then also studied at the Art Students League of New York (1933–34), where his teacher was Regionalist painter John Steuart Curry.

From 1935 to 1938, Rhodes lived in Fort Dodge, where he worked as a painter and muralist, participated in the Fort Dodge Art Guild, and lectured at the Blanden Art Gallery (now the Blanden Memorial Art Museum). While living in Iowa, he participated actively in the state's art circles, and frequently exhibited at the Iowa State Fair, where he won an unprecedented three consecutive annual sweepstakes awards for oil painting from 1938 to 1940, outdistancing a record held by Grant Wood.

After additional study in 1940 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (where he began to work with clay), Rhodes entered the graduate program at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where, in 1942, he became the first person to graduate from that school's Master of Fine Arts program. After completing his MFA degree at Alfred University, the Rhodes remained in that area, where he worked as a designer for Glidden Pottery.

In 1939-40, Rhodes taught at the Art Students’ Workshop in Des Moines, Iowa and was also a guest lecturer at the Ottumwa Art Center and Iowa State University.

At the start of a two-month tour of college campuses, he was conducting a workshop at Sierra Nevada College when he was stricken by a heart attack and died in Reno, Nevada, in July 1989, aged 78.

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      • Daniel Rhodes vase
        Dec. 02, 2023

        Daniel Rhodes vase

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        Daniel Rhodes  vase Alfred, NY glazed ceramic signed 12"h x 8"w

        Treadway Gallery
      • Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) Sculpture
        Nov. 29, 2023

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) Sculpture

        Est: $300 - $500

        1957. Earthenware.

        Cottone Auctions
      • Daniel Rhodes, Hand
        Nov. 09, 2023

        Daniel Rhodes, Hand

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Daniel Rhodes Hand USA, c. 1955 earthenware, metal, wood 13 h x 5 w x 3.5 d in (33 x 13 x 9 cm) Numbered to underside of base '312'. Provenance: ShawGuido Gallery, Pontiac, MI This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) large vessel 8 1/4"dia x 12 7/8"h
        May. 19, 2021

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) large vessel 8 1/4"dia x 12 7/8"h

        Est: $500 - $700

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) large vessel USA, circa 1950 matte glazed stoneware incised 'R' on bottom 8 1/4"dia x 12 7/8"h Literature: Forster, Ken C., Alternative American Ceramics, 1870-1955, Schiffer, 2010, p. 159

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • DANIEL RHODES (AMER, 1911-1989), CERAMIC BOWL
        Jun. 27, 2020

        DANIEL RHODES (AMER, 1911-1989), CERAMIC BOWL

        Est: $300 - $500

        DANIEL RHODES (AMER, 1911-1989), CERAMIC BOWL, H 2.5", DIA 11.25" A glazed ceramic bowl by Daniel Rhodes. Having hand-incised central figure and birds to the basin. Artist's signature to the underside. Daniel Rhodes was an American ceramic artist, sculptor, author and educator. During his 25 years on the faculty at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York, he built an international reputation as a potter, sculptor and authority on studio pottery. Wikipedia

        DuMouchelles
      • Daniel Rhodes vase
        Jun. 14, 2020

        Daniel Rhodes vase

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        Daniel Rhodes  vase Alfred, CA glazed ceramic signed 12"h x 8"w

        Treadway Gallery
      • DANIEL RHODES, Iowa/California/New York, 1911-1989, Monumental sculpture., Hand-built stoneware, height 70". Width 28". Depth 14". I...
        Jun. 12, 2020

        DANIEL RHODES, Iowa/California/New York, 1911-1989, Monumental sculpture., Hand-built stoneware, height 70". Width 28". Depth 14". I...

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        DANIEL RHODES Iowa/California/New York, 1911-1989 Monumental sculpture. Apparently unsigned. Provenance: Rhodes gifted the sculpture to Philip Secrest, a ceramicist who studied under Rhodes at New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. Thence by descent in the Secrest family. Hand-built stoneware, height 70". Width 28". Depth 14". In two parts.

        Eldred's
      • Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel 7 1/2"w x 6"d x 9"h
        Sep. 16, 2018

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel 7 1/2"w x 6"d x 9"h

        Est: $500 - $700

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel Alfred, New York, 1983 hand-built high-fired stoneware 7 1/2"w x 6"d x 9"h Provenance: Nick and Rosemary Nero, Barrington Hills, Illinois Catalog Note: ADD TEXT ABOUT NAME OF BUSINESS AND FUNCTION

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) - Head, Ceramic Sculpture.
        Jun. 26, 2018

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) - Head, Ceramic Sculpture.

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) - Head, Ceramic Sculpture. Not signed. Length: 30cm. Height: 19cm.

        Pasarel
      • Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel 7.5"w x 6"d x 9"h
        Dec. 02, 2017

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel 7.5"w x 6"d x 9"h

        Est: $700 - $900

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) square vessel Alfred, NY, 1983 hand-built high-fired stoneware 7.5"w x 6"d x 9"h Provenance: Nick and Rosemary Nero, Barrington Hills, Illinois Catalogue Note: ADD TEXT ABOUT NAME OF BUSINESS AND FUNCTION

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) bowl 9.5"dia x 6"h
        Sep. 16, 2017

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) bowl 9.5"dia x 6"h

        Est: $500 - $700

        Daniel Rhodes (1911-1989) bowl Alfred, NY, 1950s wheel-thrown glazed stoneware signed stylized figures 9.5"dia x 6"h

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Daniel RHODES - Work
        Apr. 22, 2017

        Daniel RHODES - Work

        Est: ¥30,000 - ¥50,000

        Mixedmedia, collage, cardboard, 1963, 36.8x41.0 cm

        SBI Art Auction Co., Ltd.
      • DANIEL RHODES STONEWARE VESSEL
        Feb. 04, 2017

        DANIEL RHODES STONEWARE VESSEL

        Est: $100 - $150

        Daniel Rhodes (American 1911-1989) stoneware ceramic pottery footed vessel with gunmetal glazed interior and flared base. Signed to bottom. Measures 9 1/2" (24cm) height.

        Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
      • Daniel Rhodes, (American, 1911-1989), Untitled Head #18, ceramic, 23"h x 30"w x 17"d
        Nov. 12, 2016

        Daniel Rhodes, (American, 1911-1989), Untitled Head #18, ceramic, 23"h x 30"w x 17"d

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) Untitled Head #18 ceramic 23"h x 30"w x 17"d

        Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
      • Daniel Rhodes ceramic vase
        Sep. 12, 2015

        Daniel Rhodes ceramic vase

        Est: $200 - $400

        Daniel Rhodes (American 1911-1989)- Untitled- ceramic vessel, signed Rhodes on bottom. 7 1/4''h

        Rachel Davis Fine Arts
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware hand sculpture and small vase with faces, Alfred, NY, ca. 1950; Both signed; Hand, with base: 22" x 13", vase: 5" x 4";
        Mar. 01, 2014

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware hand sculpture and small vase with faces, Alfred, NY, ca. 1950; Both signed; Hand, with base: 22" x 13", vase: 5" x 4";

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware hand sculpture and small vase with faces, Alfred, NY, ca. 1950; Both signed; Hand, with base: 22" x 13", vase: 5" x 4";

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Torn and folded
        Oct. 26, 2013

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Torn and folded

        Est: $500 - $750

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Torn and folded glazed stoneware vessel with impressed decoration, Alfred, NY; Signed; 13" x 8 1/2" x 7 1/2"

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Abstract earthenware
        Oct. 26, 2013

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Abstract earthenware

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Abstract earthenware sculpture on metal stand, Alfred, NY; Unmarked; On base: 21 1/2" x 13" x 9 3/4"

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware
        Oct. 26, 2013

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware

        Est: $600 - $900

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware abstract head sculpture, Alfred, NY; No visible mark; 10 1/2" x 5 1/2"

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Hand-built,
        Jun. 08, 2013

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Hand-built,

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Hand-built, wood-fired stoneware sculpture, "The Sentinel," Alfred, NY; Signed; 23 1/2" x 10 1/2"

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware
        Jun. 08, 2013

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        DANIEL RHODES (1911 - 1989); Glazed stoneware abstract head sculpture, Alfred, NY; No visible mark; 10 1/2" x 5 1/2"

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • DANIEL RHODES (1911-1989); Tall glazed and incised
        Oct. 28, 2012

        DANIEL RHODES (1911-1989); Tall glazed and incised

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        DANIEL RHODES (1911-1989); Tall glazed and incised stoneware vessel, Alfred, NY; Signed R; 13" x 7 1/2"; Publication: Forster, Alternative American Ceramics, p. 159

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989)
        Oct. 01, 2010

        Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989)

        Est: -

        Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989) Nude signed 'D.Rhodes' (upper right) oil on masonite 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989)
        Sep. 30, 2010

        Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989)

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        Daniel Rhodes (AMERICAN, 1911-1989) Nude signed 'D.Rhodes' (upper right) oil on masonite 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) Vase
        Dec. 09, 2009

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989) Vase

        Est: $500 - $700

        Vase earthenware, wooden branches, monogrammed R. height 18in (25.4cm); diameter 15in (38cm)

        Bonhams
      • DANIEL RHODES Wood-fired stoneware sculpture,
        Oct. 24, 2009

        DANIEL RHODES Wood-fired stoneware sculpture,

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        DANIEL RHODES Wood-fired stoneware sculpture, ''Guardian,'' 1985. (Provenance: Shaw/Guido Gallery, New York.) Signed Rhodes and marked A5. 20'' x 9''

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
      • Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989)
        Jun. 11, 2009

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Vase earthenware, wooden branches, monogrammed R. height 18in (25.4cm); diameter 15in (38cm)

        Bonhams
      • “Small Guardian,", 1985
        Jun. 03, 2009

        “Small Guardian,", 1985

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ELLEN AND DIXON LONG, CALIFORNIA “Small Guardian,", 1985 Wood-fired stoneware. 20 1/8 in. (51.1 cm.) high  Underside signed in marker with “A5.”

        Phillips
      • Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989)
        Dec. 17, 2008

        Daniel Rhodes (American, 1911-1989)

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Vase earthenware, wooden branches, monogrammed R. height 18in (25.4cm); diameter 15in (38cm)

        Bonhams
      • DANIEL RHODES
        Mar. 09, 2003

        DANIEL RHODES

        Est: $900 - $1,400

        hand-built stoneware footed vessel, c. 1975, with spherical top with small opening surrounded by modeled clay formations, with gunmetal-glazed interior and applied flared base. (From the collection of an Alfred University art professor). Signed "Rhodes". 9 1/2" x 6 3/4".

        Rago Arts and Auction Center
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