With recent posts by Cfileonline.org and others of George E. Ohr, I felt it would be a good time to add some information on our site about the Mad Potter of Biloxi. included in the small library of images as well as a brief overview of the potter taken from the Ohr-O'Keefe museum web page.
George Ohr (1857-1918) the self-proclaimed “Mad Potter of Biloxi” created a body of ceramic work which defied the aesthetic conventions of 19th century America. Ohr is considered an early leader in the modernist movement and it is his creative spirit which informs the mission of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum. His extraordinary cultural legacy is recognized for its power and integrity and for its important influence on 20th and 21st century art. Ohr’s work was rediscovered in the 1960s and is admired by artists and collectors alike.