(1904 - 1994)
Kenneth Francis Bates was active/lived in Ohio, Massachusetts. Kenneth Bates is known for enameling-plates and vessels, design, teaching.
Biography Kenneth Bates
Described in a 1967 issue of Ceramics Monthly as the 'Dean of American Enamelists,' Kenneth Bates was a highly versatile artist, a prolific writer, a skilled teacher, and an indomitable champion of enameling. Bates was born in North Scituate, Massachusetts in 1904. From 1922 to 1926 he studied painting at the Massachusetts School of Art where he was awarded his bachelor of science degree in 1926. In 1924 he enrolled in his first class in enameling with Laurin Hoven Martin, one of the leading enamelists in this country in the first quarter of the twentieth century. Bates's superb training with Martin - as well as his exposure, through him, to Arts and Crafts philosophies - informed his work and his artistic beliefs th
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