(1920 - 2006)
Harris G. Strong was active/lived in Maine, New York, Wisconsin. Harris Strong is known for tile painting and making, ceramics, prints, woodcuts, collage, painting.
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH A HAT
Biography Harris Strong
Harris Strong was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin in 1920. His aunt owned a greeting card company, and that influenced him to become an artist. He also had a strong scientific bent, so he was meticulous about the "engineering" of his tiles, which featured many innovations when competitors were creating "pie plates," in his own dismissive works.
During the war, he was a cryptographer, working directly under General Douglas MacArthur during World War II. Afterward, he studied ceramics* and the chemistry of ceramic glazes at North Carolina State University. Then he worked in Brooklyn, New York at Kelby Pottery.
Later his own business really took off. He had showrooms in Chicago, New York and Tokyo… he
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