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SUPERB Iconic Ed Wiener 14kt Gold LARGE Modernist Spiral Brooch Circa 1950s

SUPERB Iconic Ed Wiener 14kt Gold LARGE Modernist Spiral Brooch Circa 1950s

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Iconic Ed Wiener 14kt GOLD MODERNIST Spiral Brooch Circa 1950 FAB


Measurements: 2.25" Squared (5.72cm)

Markings: Ed Wiener 14k

Weight: 18g

Stunning and large iconic design 14kt gold brooch by Ed Wiener. Brooch is in mint condition with little to no wear. It has been professionally polished.

Ed Wiener (American, 1918-1991) New York jewelry designer noted for his merging of Bauhaus and Abstract Expressionist styles.  

Perhaps none of the modernist jewelers working in New York City after World War II was so well loved and respected as Ed Wiener. Though almost entirely self-taught, he possessed a magnificent appreciation of form, line, and color together with an amazing ability to uniquely apply the ideas and principles of modernism to his life's work. He was also a transitional figure-very much an inspiration and teacher to the next generation; many jewelers came into their own under Wiener's tutelage.

He was born and raised in New York City. His Father a butcher, Wiener worked in his shop until the beginning of World War II when his job assembling radios facilitated the discovery of his manual skills. He married his wife Doris in 1944, and a year later, he and his wife took general crafts classes at Columbia University. In the fall of 1946, they rented a studio in what is now known as the East Village. In the Winter of 1947 he opened his first NY store in Greenwich Village, calling their shop "Arts and Ends". Where his business and friendships with fellow craftsmen flourished. Which included the likes of Henry Steig, Art Smith, Sam Kramer, and Calder, Frank Miraglia, Frank Rebajes, George Salo, Paul Voltaire, Bill Tendler, and Paul Lobel just to name a few. Wiener credits Calder with giving him "Profound insight" He admired Calder's economy of space and the energy and intensity of his creations. Courtesy of the book: "Modernist Jewelry 1930-1960 The Wearable Art Movement" by Marbeth Schon - Published 2004 by Schiffer Publishing

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