American Craftsmens Council: YOUNG AMERICANS 1962 [A National Competition Sponsored by the American Craftsmen’s Council for Craftsmen Thirty Years Old and Younger, and to be Circulated by the American Federation of Arts]. New York: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1962.

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YOUNG AMERICANS 1962

A National Competition Sponsored by the American Craftsmen's Council for Craftsmen 30 Years Old and Younger

David R. Campbell [introduction], Robert Turner, Hedy Blacklin and John Griswold [jurors' statement]: YOUNG AMERICANS 1962 [A National Competition Sponsored by the American Craftsmen's Council for Craftsmen Thirty Years Old and Younger, and to be Circulated by the American Federation of Arts]. New York City: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, 1962. First edition. Imperial octavo. Thick printed and stapled wrappers. [48] pp. 27 black-and-white illustrations. Multiple paper stocks. Catalog of 403 items. Interior unmarked and very clean. Out-of-print. Age toning to fore edges and spine, otherwise a fine copy.

8.25 x 9.25 unpaginated staple-bound booklet with 27 black-and-white illustrations from the exhibit including tableware, textiles, stoneware, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and jewelry. Pages are interleaved with color tissue paper and printed on various stocks. Beautiful production published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name: Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City [May 25 – Sept 2, 1962]. Includes an exhibit list.

Artists include Wendell Castle, Louis G. Zirkle, Ronald D. Hickman, William Underhill, Colin B. Richmond, Anne E. Hornby, Carole Keck, Pamela Stearns, Marilyn R. Pappas, George Kokis, Marcus Javier Villagran, Bertal Vallien, Win Ng, Bernard Kypridakis, Mary Louise Osborn, William A. Keyser, Jr., Jere Osgood, Claude M. Merrill, Frank J. Patania, Jr., Stanley Lechtzin, Jay R. Yager, June M. Kahl, Peter Saurer, James F. Woell, and Ronald Senungetuk.

The American Craft Council (ACC) is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. With a mission to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft, we celebrate the remarkable achievements of the many gifted artists today who are working with a variety of materials.

“Our programs include the bimonthly magazine, American Craft, annual juried shows presenting artists and their work, the Aileen Osborn Webb Awards honoring those who enrich the craft field, as well as a specialized library, various workshops, seminars and conferences, and much more.

”Members of the ACC include artists as well as institutions and individuals with an interest in the crafts, such as teachers, scholars, collectors, gallery owners, and professionals in many fields, in the U.S. and abroad. This diversity is well represented in the governance of our Board of Trustees.” [ACC website]

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