Nancy E. Owen

Nancy E. Owen is a lecturer in American art and women's studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She lives on the north shore of Chicago with her husband, Bill James.

Listed in: Women’s History · American History, Midwest · Art History · Ohio and Regional

Rookwood and the Industry of Art · Women, Culture, and Commerce, 1880–1913
By Nancy E. Owen

Rookwood Pottery of Cincinnati—the largest, longest-lasting, and arguably most important American Art Pottery—reflected the country's cultural and commercial milieux in the production, marketing, and consumption of its own products.

“Nancy Owen’s study shows that art and aesthetics are molded by the society that supports them, not the other way around.”

Anita Ellis, Chief Curator, Cincinnati Museum of Art and author of Rookwood Pottery: The Glaze Lines