Paul Soldner

1921, Summerfield, Illinois – 2011, Claremont, California

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Soldner was born April 24, 1921 in Summerfield, Illinois. He received an M.F.A. degree from the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California.

Artist Statement
As an artist, I work with clay, bronze, photos and prints.
From these mediums, I make objects for use.
But their uses are varied.
Are functional, some are not.
They are meant to sometimes surprise.
Disgust or delight.
Although made to be used
Use need not be common.
In its highest sense, such use is in the spirit
Of celebration.
Of life
And perhaps, made more special.

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Paul Soldner, Sculpture #9669, Ceramic, c. 1996