Axel Salto (1889-1961) — Danish Master of Ceramic Art and Modernism
Axel Salto was born in Copenhagen in 1889 and is known today as one of the finest masters of 20th century ceramic art. After studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and commencing an initial career in painting, the artist soon became intrigued by modernism and a progressive aesthetic. He visited Paris, mingled with Picasso and Matisse, and went on to publish the journal Klingen (The Blade), which became a forum for the modernist movement in Denmark between 1917 and 1920.
Salto eventually came to ceramics when the manufacturer Bing & Grøndahl requested his porcelain designs for the 1925 International Exhibition in Paris. After th
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