Lost Art Salon is a San Francisco-based gallery that specializes in the rediscovery of historically significant artists and the curation of fine art collections reflecting the major styles and movements of the Modern Era. Open to the public, the gallerys showroom offers over 5,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and objects from the late 19th Century through the present, with a strong emphasis on 20th Century Modernism.
Eileen grew up among traditional American country artists along the Ohio River in Indiana, which her distinctive pottery reveals with great delicacy. Here exposure to the jugs and bowls of the Ohio River Potters combined with her love for Northern California nature and clay were instrumental in the forming of her unique earthenware pieces.
Eileen first established her studio in the 1940s in the back of an old garage on Russian Hill in San Francisco. Later Eileen would marry fellow Northern California artist, Ross Curtis and the two would build their own ceramic studio and kiln on their property in Sausalito and show the work in the Japanese Teahouse on the property. Over the years, Ross and Eileen began to work collaboratively. Eileen threw the forms and Ross painted many of the decorative motifs.
Early on, Eileen had a professional
relationship with Heath Ceramics prior to it's signature style
factory. Ross and Eileen decided to set up their own pottery studio because
of differing styles and their interest in wheel thrown pieces. They sold her
pots to Gump's Gallery in San Francsico and other downtown fine crafts shops.
Her work has been greatly honored by many shows and awards from several museums, including the Syracuse Museum of Ceramic Prize of 1948, and the purchase and display of her pottery by the Museum of Faenze in Italy.
Principal Exhibitions and Collections Include:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC National Ceramic Museum, Faenza, Italy Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI Syracuse Museum of Ceramic, Syracuse, NY