Anita J. Ellis

Deputy director of curatorial affairs at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Anita J. Ellis is the author of Rookwood Pottery: The Glorious Gamble, which won the Florence Roberts Head Book of the Year Award, and Rookwood Pottery: The Glaze Lines.

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Rookwood and the American Indian · Masterpieces of American Art Pottery from the James J. Gardner Collection
By Anita J. Ellis and Susan Labry Meyn · Foreword by George P. Horse Capture

Rookwood and the American Indian blends anthropology with art history to reveal the relationships between the white settlers and the Native Americans in general, between Cincinnati and the American Indian in particular, and ultimately between Rookwood artists and their Indian friends.

“Whether for collectors of pottery, students of art, or those interested in Native Americans, Rookwood and the American Indian is well worth a place on a personal or institutional bookshelf.“

Ohioana Quarterly




A tribute to a woman artist who rose to one of the highest positions in her field.