John Mason
Figure, Moss Green, 2014
63 x 20 x 21 inches
160 x 50.8 x 53.3 cm
Signed Mason 10-20-14
(Inv# AB11502)

John Mason (born 1927) was raised in the Midwest and Nevada, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22 to study ceramics at Otis Art Institute. In 1954, following a short stint at Chouinard Art Institute, Mason returned to Otis to train in ceramics under artist Peter Voulkos.  


Since the late 1950s, when he exhibited at the legendary Ferus Gallery, Mason has had one-man shows at the Pasadena Museum of Art (1960 and 1974), the Los Angeles County Museum (1966), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1978), and the Hudson River Museum (1978), among others. His work is represented in numerous major museum collections, including the Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 

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