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Artus Van Briggle
Birth: Mar. 21, 1869
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1904
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Artist. A world acclaimed potter, he and his wife Anne Lawrence (Gregory) founded the famous Van Briggle Art Pottery in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was best known for his "Art Nouveau" designs and rediscovering the lost Ming Dynasty formula for satin matte glazes. He won numerous awards from prestigious organizations such as the Paris Salon, the Saint Louis Exhibition, the Lewis and Clark Centennial, and the Arts and Crafts Exhibition in Boston. Pottery pieces made by Artus Van Briggle are displayed in museums that include the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the British Museum in London, England, and at the Louvre in Paris, France. Prior to coming to Colorado for health reasons in 1899, he had worked for the Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had also studied at the Julian Art School in Paris and studied with art masters in Italy. He passed away in 1904, and his grave went unmarked until 1966 when an anonymous donor had it marked with a red granite headstone and the inscription, "Whosoever loveth the labor of his work, the Gods have called." (bio by: Alan Davis) 
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  Anne Louise Gregory Ritter (1868 - 1929)*
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Evergreen Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Block 52, Lot 15
GPS (lat/lon): 38.8161, -104.79947
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Record added: Sep 18, 2004
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