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Elsa Rady, American artist. National Education Association fellow, Washington, 1981; California Arts Council co-grantee, 1983.


Rady, Elsa was born on July 29, 1943 in New York City. Daughter of Simon and Lily (Mehlman) Rady.


Attended, Chouinard Art School, 1962-1966.


Designer, Interpace, Los Angeles, 1989-1994. Designer Swid/Powell, New York City, 1989-1994.


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    • Exhibited in group shows at Ceramic S102 1974, Oakland Museum, 1974, Drinking Companions, John Michael Kohler Art Center, 1977, Women in Crafts, 1977, American Ceramics, Phoenix Art Museum, 1980, American Porcelain, Renwich Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, 1980, The American Hand, Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, Art in Clay 1950's-1980's, Three Decades of Southern California, Ceramic Art, Evolution, Revolution and Continuation, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, 1984, Touring Exhibition, Museo de Ceramica, Barcelona, Spain, 1985, New Acquisitions, Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas, 1986, American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England, 1986, Recent Acquisitions in the Decorative Arts, Newark Museum, New Jersey, 1988, Selections from One Man's Collection: Hubert A. Arnold, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California, 1989, World World War II Holdings, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, 1989, The Vessel: Studies in Form and Media, Craft and Folk Art Museum, 1989, Selections from the Joyce and Jay Cooper Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, Nelson Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University Art Museum, Building a Permanent Collection: A Perspective on the 1980's, American Craft Museum, New York, 1990, 28th Annual Ceramic Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syacuse, New York, 1990, Southeast Bank Collects: A Corporation Views Contemporary Art, Harn Museum of Art, University Florida, Here's Looking at Me/A Mes Veaux --Contemporary Self Portraits, Espace Lyonnaise d'Art Contemporain, Lyons, France, 1993, Table Tops: Morandi's Still Lifes to Mappplethorpe's Flower Studies, California Center for the Arts Museum, 1997, Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Oliver Arts Center and the California College of Arts and Crafts, 1997, Splendors of Porcelain, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1997, Conjunction, Long Beach Museum of Art, 1999, Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2000, Chouinard: A Living Legacy, Oceanside Museum of Art, California, 2001. Author: Decorative Arts in Modern Interiors, 1971, Clay Work, Form and Idea in Ceramic Design, 1975, Ornaments and Surfaces on Ceramics, Kunst and Handwerk, 1977, Studio Porcelain, 1980, Porcelain: Traditions and New Visions, 1981, Ceramics of the 20th Century, 1982, American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home, 1983, Elsa Rady Porcelain, 1984, American Ceramics 1987 to the Present, 1987, The History of American Ceramics, 1607 to Present, 1988, Modern Design, 1990, The Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques, 1990, Ceramics of the World From 4000 British Columbia to the Present, 1991, The Craft and the Art of Clay, 1995, The New Ceramic Trends and Traditions, 1996, The Best of Pottery, 1996, Working with Clay, 1998. Collections at numerous museum, 1966-1998, exhibitions include On and Off the Avenue, The New Yorker, 1981, Janus Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, Mattingly/Baker Gallery, Dallas, 1981, Impressions Gallery, Boston, 1982, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 1982, Janu Gallery, Los Angeles, 1984, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, 1985, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, 1987, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, 1987, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, 1988, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, 1990, Ochi Gallery, Idaho, 1990, Isetan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, 1991, In Dialogue: The Art of Elsa Rady and Robert Mapplethorpe, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1993, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, 1995, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, 1995, Ochi Gallery, Idaho, 1995, Long Beach Museum Art, 2005, Palo Alto Art Center, 2005.


Simon Rady

Lily (Mehlman) Rady