Colorado & Regional Art



Year 2003

Artist Maynard Tischler (b. 1932, American)

Media wood-fired stoneware

Dimensions 57 1/2 x 53 x 33 inches (overall dimensions of twelve pieces)

Maynard Tischler was born in Syracuse, New York in 1932. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Syracuse University, where he specialized in art education, painting and interior design. Tischler earned a second MA in ceramics at Alfred University in the 1960s. Vance Kirkland hired Tischler to teach at the University of Denver (DU) art school in 1966. Serving as the chair of the art department from 1988 to 1992, Tischler retired in 2009. With New Mexico painter Ken McDonald, Tischler created a giant tile mural at DU’s Ritchie Center El Pomar Natatorium in 1999, one of the largest murals in North America and a lasting legacy at DU. Tischler specializes in wood-fired ceramic sculptures and playful themes that sometimes trick the eye, as in this example of garden equipment all made of clay. His works are in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Vicki Myhren Gallery collection at the University of Denver. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado.

ON VIEW in Sculpture Gallery 10

Signature unsigned

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2004.0324