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Lucie Rie

1902 - 1995

Selected Honours and Awards

1992

Awarded honorary doctorate by Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

1991

Awarded DBE in New Year's Honours List

1981

Awarded CBE

1969

Awarded honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art, London, UK

1968

Awarded OBE

1964

Gold medalist in Munich International exhibition, Munich, Germany

1937

Silver medalist at Paris International exhibition, Paris, France

1936

Gold medalist at Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy

1935

Gold medalist at Brussels International exhibition, Brussels, Belgium

Retrospectives

2010-11

Lucie Rie: A Retrospective, travelling exhibition at The National Art Centre Tokyo, Mashiko Museum of Art, Tochigi, Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Paramita Museum, Mie, Hagi University Museum, Yamguchi, Japan

2002-03

Serene Beauty: Retrospective for 100th Anniversary of Lucie Rie’s birth, The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Shiga, Japan

1981

Retrospective Exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, later at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1967

Retrospective at the Arts Council Gallery, London, later moved to Nottingham and Bristol, UK

Public Collections

Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Japan

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Japan

Blackwell House, Cumbria, UK

British Council Collection, UK

The British Museum, London, UK

City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Crafts Council, UK

Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts

Craigievar Castle, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK

Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo, Japan

Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Scotland, UK

Paramita Museum, Japan

Plymouth City and Art Gallery, UK

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

Ulster Museum, Belfast, North Ireland, UK

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Solo Exhibitions

2010

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

2008

Lucie Rie, Musée National de Céramique, Sèvres, France

2005

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

2002

Lucie Rie Centenary Exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1999

Exhibition, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1997

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1995

Lucie Rie: A tribute from her Friends, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1992

Lucie Rie, Crafts Council exhibition, London, UK

Lucie Rie: 90th Birthday Exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1990

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1989

Issey Miyake meets Lucie Rie, Sogetsu Gallery, later, at the museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, Japan

Lucie Rie: White Pots, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1988

Solo exhibition, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1983

Solo exhibition, Peter Dingley Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

Solo exhibition, Graham Gallery, New York, USA

1979-80

Solo exhibition, Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany

1960

Solo exhibition, Berkeley Galleries, London, UK

1954

Solo exhibition, Bonniers Gallery, New York, USA

1949

Solo exhibition at Berkeley Galleries, London, UK

Group Exhibitions

2016

International Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Nine Potters - Anniversary Exhibition, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2015

Summer Exhibition, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

International Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

20th Century Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2014

William Willkins, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

Group Exhibition, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2013

Paintings & Ceramics, Erskine, Hall & Coe, London, UK

2012

Galerie Besson, Retrospective of a Lifelong Passion, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, Italy

2009

U-Tsu-Wa, Lucie Rie, Jennifer Lee, Ernst Gamperl, 21_21 Design Sight, The Miyake Issey Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper: Art Alive is Always Modern, MIMA, Middlesbrough, UK

Classic & Contemporary Ceramics, Galerie Besson, London, UK

Masterpieces in Studio Pottery from The British Council Collection, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

2008

Hans Coper and Lucie Rie, Galerie Besson, London, UK

2006

Lucie Rie and Hans Coper, Galerie Besson, London, UK

2002

Ceramic Modernism - Hans Coper, Lucie Rie & their Legacy, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Canada

1997

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper: Potters in Parallel, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

1994

Hans Coper & Lucie Rie, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1993

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper, Galerie Besson, London, UK

1990-91

Lucie Rie, Hans Coper and their Pupils, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, later moves to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

1988

Crafts Classics since the 1940s, Craft Council Gallery, London, UK

1987

British Potters, coinciding with issue of Post Office commemorative stamps, Fischer Fine Art, London, UK

1986

Nine Potters, Fischer Fine Art, London, UK

1984

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper, Fisher Fine Art, London, UK

1978

Kösters Kunstkammer, Mönchengladbach, Germany

1974

Hetjens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany

1973

The Craftsman’s Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

1972

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper - Keramik, at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

1970

Travelling exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark; Osaka and Kyoto, Japan

Marjorie Parr Gallery, London, UK

1968

Qantas Gallery, London, UK

1967

Lucie Rie & Hans Coper, travelling exhibition at Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Gemeente Museum, Arnhem, The Netherlands

1965

Molton Gallery, London, UK

1964

International Ceramics Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

Midland Group Exhibition, Nottingham, UK

1960

English Potters, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1958-59

British Artist Craftsmen, Smithsonian Institution exhibition, tours across America

1957

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

1956

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, Berkeley Galleries, London, UK

1955

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, Rohsska Konstslojdmuseet, Gothenburg, Sweden

Participates in Midland Group Exhibition, Nottingham, UK

1954

Exhibits at Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy

Participates in Midland Group Exhibition, Nottingham, UK

1953

English Ceramics, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, Berkeley Galleries, London, UK

1952

Pottery and Textiles Exhibition, Darlington and Edinburgh, UK

1951

Exhibits at Milan Triennale, Milan, Italy

Exhibits in British Pavilion, Festival of Britain, UK

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, Berkeley Galleries, London, UK

1950

Shared exhibition with Hans Coper, Berkeley Galleries, London, UK