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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Rudy Autio
Rudy Autio Gull Beach


Rudy Autio was one of the most influential artists working in clay over the last fifty years. A founding resident of the Archie Bray Foudation and 2007 recipient of the James Renwick Alliance’s Master of the Medium for clay, Rudy Autio and his ceramic sculptures have influenced many, while successfully blurring the line between craft and fine art. He is known for his beautiful figurative ceramic vessels that evoke the narrative imagery of a Matisse odalisque as well as the Abstract Expressionism of DeKooning. His work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Brooklyn Museum, the Carnegie Museum, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, among many other worldwide.


1952 MFA, Sculpture, Washington State University - Pullman, Washington
1950 B.Sc., Applied Art, Montana State College - Bozeman, Montana


Whitney Museum of American Art - New York, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, Massachusetts
Brooklyn Museum of Art - Brooklyn, New York
The Smithsonian Institute - Washington, D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, California
Gummesons Konstgalleri - Stockholm, Sweden
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Kunstindustrimuseet, Oslo, Norway
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Shigaraki Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Japan
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
Taideteollisuusmuseo, Helsinki, Finland
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
University of Oregon, Museum of Art, Eugene, OR


4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4102 (fax)

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