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Stoneware relief, by the serial Cityscraper.


Linnea Rut(h) Bryk (Stockholm 18-10-1916 - Helsinki 14-11-1999)

Rut Bryk, unique work of art, stoneware relief, by the serial Cityscraper, executed at Arabia Pottery Finland, 1991. Stoneware relief, size 97 *97 * 12 cm. She obviously played with light and shadow , glossy and matte surfaces.


From the collection of a friend and colleague of Rut Bryk when she designed for Rosenthal Germany


Simular work of art in the book 'Rut Bryk' executed by Yhtteydessa Designmuseossa in 2007


Numerous key galleries and museums such as EMMA, Espoo Museum of Modern Art have featured Rut Bryk's work in the past.Rut Bryk's work has been offered at auction multiple times. Since 2010 the record price for this artist at auction is 43,731 USD for Jäävirta, sold at Bukowskis, Online in 2020.

Detail Description

Rut Bryk, cityscraper executed at Arabia Pottery Finland,1991. Ruth Bryk has been married with Tapio Wirkkala. Rut Bryk was a Finnish artist who was born in 1916. The artist died in 1999.

Rut Bryk is a ceramic artist who is primarily known for her ceramic art works. The works of her first figurative phase are ceramic wall pieces depicting still lifes, architectural motifs, mythological themes, plants and birds. In the late 1960s she began to produce large architectural ceramic wall pieces composed of numerous differently shaped and coloured modules.

Many of her monumental pieces are integrated with important architectural projects such as the Helsinki City Hall, the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi and the Residence of the President of the Republic of Finland.

In addition to her purely artistic work, she designed simple geometric and vividly coloured ceramic objects, exquisitely coloured textiles and graphic surface decoration for Tapio Wirkkala’s industrial porcelain objects. Rut Bryk’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is presented in the collections of major museums internationally.

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Stoneware relief, by the serial Cityscraper.


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