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Olaf Skoogfors, American (born Sweden), 1930 - 1975

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


Gilded silver, ivory, pearl

1 13/16 x 2 9/16 x 1/2 inches, 1 ounces 5.4 dwt (4.6 x 6.5 x 1.3 cm, 0.04 kg)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Purchased with funds contributed by Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Women's Committee and the Craft Show Comittee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976

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Having spent his formative years in Philadelphia, Olaf Skoogfors attended the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), studying with both Virginia Wireman Curtin and Richard Hoffman Reinhardt. After graduate studies at the School of the American Craftsman, he returned to Philadelphia to set up his studio and teach at PCA, where he became an influential force within the city's burgeoning 1960s craft scene. His untimely death in 1975 left a resonant silence in the field.