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Item Name: Ceramic
Title: I Remember Montana
Maker: David Thauberger
Year: 1971
Country: Canadian
Materials: ceramic
Measurements: overall: 75.6 cm x 134 cm x 46 cm
ID Number: PC83.1.86

Extended Label Info: In his ceramic work, Thauberger created complex and quirky sculpure incorporated a wide range of non-traditional materials – enamels, acrylics, crayons, and wax to create surface effects. This fish is representative of his time in Montana when studying for his MFA at the University of Montana. The cowboy saddle, common on ranches of Montana, as well as the fishing hot spots are evident in this playful work. David Allan Thauberger (1948 – ) is an artist who has contributed greatly to the promotion and preservation of Canadian heritage and folk art in the province of Saskatchewan. He was born in Holdfast, and studied ceramics at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, earning his BFA (1971). The ceramic “Funk Art” sculptor David Gilhooly inspired Thauberger and other artists of his generation to reject modernism and create artwork based on their own life experience and geographical region. Thauberger earned his MA (1972) from California State University and then a MFA (1973) in Missoula, Montana before returning to Regina. Over his long career, David Thauberger’s work as an artist, collector, educator and philanthropist have been recognized with the Order of Canada (2008), the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Artist Award (2009), the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2012) and the Queen's Diamond Medal (2012). He has exhibited internationally, and his work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Gallery (Ottawa) and CocaCola (USA).