Philip Moulthrop

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Since their first exhibition at Heller Gallery in 1986, we have had the privilege of representing the exquisite turned wood forms of the highly acclaimed Moulthrop family who have made lathe-turned wood vessels over three generations – Ed (1916-2003), Philip (1947) and Matt (1977).  We have helped usher their work into dozens of museums in the US and numerous private collections internationally.

The Moulthrops’ understated modernist forms derive richness from their impeccable craftsmanship and deep knowledge of the material. Sourcing salvaged trees from the Southeast of the United States, they turn the wood’s age and flaws into design. They find the sublime in the seemingly simple wooden bowl.

Select public collections:
The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA
The Contempoarary Museum Honolulu, HI
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
High Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
The White House Collection of American Crafts, Washington, D.C.
ale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT