Rudy Autio








   Sc.Applied Art Montane College,Bozeman,MT.1950:MFA Washington  Stae University Pullman,Fine,Arts,Sculpture WA,1952;Hon.Doctorate of Art,Maryiand lnst.College of Art,Baltimore, MD.1986.

   Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, 1952~1957, Assistant Curator, Montana Museum and Historical Society, Helena, MT. 1957; Professor Emeritus, Ceramics and Sculpture, University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 1957~1985Santa Fe Inst of Fine Art; Visiting Artist Feb. 1986; Visiting Eminent Scholar in Art, Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, Fla, FebMar1987. Teaching workshops here and abroad.

   Autio received a Tiffany Award in Crafts in 1 963the American Ceramic Society Art Award in 1978, and a National Endowment grant in 1980; he was elected honorary member of Ornamo, Finland’s Designers organization.

    In 1981: he was the first recipient of the Governor’ Award and named outstanding visual artist in the state of Montana.

     Thereafter he was elected as a member of International Academy of Ceramics based in Geneva. In September 1993 he was honored among the “Centennial 100” graduates of Montana State University and was chosen by the daily Missoulian newspaper among the celebrated 100 most influential Montanans in the last century.

     In November 1999 he was awarded The American Craftsmens Gold Medal Award in ceremonies at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, N.C.

     1983: Retrospective show,” Rudy Autio: A Retrosptective Traveling Show”; 1990: Crafts Alliance, “Rudy Autio: Retrospective”, St.Louis, MO. Selections of borrowed work from the 60’s to the present; 1994: Umbra Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland Show of Drawings.




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