Artus Van Briggle
(1869 - 1904)
Artus Van Briggle was active/lived in Ohio, Colorado. Artus Van Briggle is known for figure-portrait, art nouveau Rookwood Pottery decoration.
Biography Artus Van Briggle
The son of a Holland Dutch immigrant, Artus Van Briggle demonstrated at an early age an interest in graphic arts. He attended the Academy of Art in Cincinnati, and then worked with Karl Langenbeck in 1886 at Avon Pottery. From there he went on to join Rookwood pottery in 1887.
He attended Julian Academy and then the Fine Arts in Paris 1893. He traveled to Italy in 1894 where he studied art, and then returned to Cincinnati in 1896.
Because of poor health, Van Briggle moved to Colorado in 1899, where he began to produce pottery in Colorado Springs. He and his wife, Anne Lawrence Gregory, also an accomplished artist, began a tradition of making fine pottery, and they became especially known for their Art Nouveau designs and sati