PRONUNCIATION GUIDEOF ARTISTS’ NAMES AND ART TERMSNOTE: Pronunciations are shown using a simplified pronunciation system. L...
Bunnell, Charles ( BUH-nell, CHAHRLZ) - Colorado artistBusch & Ludescher Co. (BUSH and LY-duh-shur) Austrian design compan...
Deskey, Donald ( DES-key, DAHN-ld ) - American artist and industrial designerDetre, Roland (DET-ree, RO-luhnd) - Colorado ...
Girard, Alexander (JER-ard, al-ig -ZAN-duhr)- American architect and designerGoehring, Ken (GARE-ing, KEN) - Colorado arti...
Limbert, Charles (LIM-burt, CHAHRLZ) - American furniture designerLissitsky, El (lih-SIT-skee, EL)- Russian architect, ill...
Moser, Koloman (MO-zer, KOH-low-mahn) - graphic artist, designerMostique (MOW-steek) - Roseville pottery patternMourgue, O...
Reich, Lilly (RIKE, LIL-ee)- German interior architect and furniture designerRhead, Frederick Hurten ( REED, FRED-uh-rik H...
Teco ( TEE-koh) -acronym derived from “terra” and “cotta”; pottery line of American! Terra Cotta and Ceramic CompanyThek, ...
Sources:Bollard, John K., editor. Pronouncing Dictionary of Proper Names. 1st and 2nd! editions. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 19...
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  1. 1. PRONUNCIATION GUIDEOF ARTISTS’ NAMES AND ART TERMSNOTE: Pronunciations are shown using a simplified pronunciation system. Letters andcombinations of letters represent the sounds of each syllable. Stressed syllables areindicated by the use of all capital letters (ex.: BYE-er).Aarnio, Eero ( AHR-nee-oh, ER-oh )- Finnish designerAalto, Alvar (AHL-toh, AHL-vahr)- Finnish designerAmbasz, Emilio ( ahm-BAHZ, a-MEEL-yo )- Argentine architect and designerArequippa Pottery (AHR-uh-KEY-puh) - ceramics made in CaliforniaArt Nouveau (AHR(t) noo-VOH) - international style of design and architectureAulenti, Gaetana (ou-LEN-ti, gah-a-TAHN-oh)- Milanese architect and designerBastard, George (bah-STARD, ZWAWRZH)- French designerBauhaus (BOW-hows)- German architecture and design schoolBayer, Herbert (BYE-er, HUHR-buhrt)- Austrian-American painter, graphic artistBehrens, Peter (bear-UNS, PE-tuhr)- German architect, industrial designerBertoia, Harry ( BER-toy-uh, HAIR-ree)- Italian American sculptor and furniture! designerBianconi, Fulvio ( be-AHN-ko-nee, FUL-vee-oh) - Italian glass artist, graphic designerBiscoe, Maurice ( BIS-ko, maw-REES ) - Denver architect who constructed 1311! Pearl studioBlazys, Alexander (BLAY-zis, al-ig-ZAN-duhr ) - American sculptor for Cowan Pottery! studioBonet Castellana, Antonio ( bo-NAY kah-STAY-ah-no, ahn-TONE-yo) - Spanish! architect and designerBouloum Chair (boo-LOOM ) - lounge chair designed by Olivier MourgueBreuer, Marcel (BROY-ur, mahr-SEL)- Hungarian architect, furniture designer
  2. 2. Bunnell, Charles ( BUH-nell, CHAHRLZ) - Colorado artistBusch & Ludescher Co. (BUSH and LY-duh-shur) Austrian design companyCabochon (CAB-eh-shawn) - smooth, convex, uncut gemstoneCanepa, Jack (kuh-NEE-puh, JAK) - Colorado artistCasein (kay-SEEN)- paint which uses a milk-based binderCasati, Cesare (kuh-SAW-tee, CHAYZ-uh-ray)- Italian designerChalcedony (kal-SED-n-ee)- translucent quartzChappell House (SHEH-pel) - predecessor of the Denver Art MuseumChenoweth, Mary (CHEN-o-eth, MER-ee)- Colorado artistChloron ( KLOR-on) - Roseville pottery patternChrysoprase (KRIS-eh-prays)- apple green chalcedonyCiaurro, Ilario (CHAR-row, il-AHR-ee-oh) - Italian ceramicistCisotti, Biagio (chee-SOT-ee, bee-AH-jee-oh) -Italian designerClewell Pottery (KLOOL)- American art pottery known for metal finishesCliff, Clarice (KLIF, KLER-uhs) - English ceramics designerColombo, Joe ( kuh-LUM-boh, JO ) - Italian designerConant, Mina (KO-nant, MY-nuh)- Colorado artistCytere, Alphonse ( SY-tare, AHL-fahns) - French ceramicistda Silva Bruhns, Ivan (DUH SIL-vuh BROONS, ee-VAHN) - French designerDaum Freres (DOME FRAIR )- French manufacturerDe Stijl (duh-STILE) - Dutch architecture, art, and design groupDella Robbia (DEL-uh RO-be-uh) - British art pottery companyDenver Denaura pottery ( DEN-vuhr duh-NORA) - art pottery produced by Denver`! China and Pottery2
  3. 3. Deskey, Donald ( DES-key, DAHN-ld ) - American artist and industrial designerDetre, Roland (DET-ree, RO-luhnd) - Colorado artistDeutscher Werkbund ( DOY-chur VERK-boond) German coalition of designers and! industrialistsDi Benedetto, Angelo ( DEE ben-uh-DET-oh, AN-juh-lo) - Colorado artistDjinn (JIN)- armchairDrewelowe, Eva ( DROO-low, EE-vuh) - Colorado artistDrewes, Werner (DREV-es, VUHR-nuhr) - Colorado artistDunand, Jean (due-NAHN, ZHAHN)- French desingerDufrene, Maurice (due-FREN, maw-REES) - French designerEames, Charles and Ray (EEMZ, CHAHRLZ and RAY)- American designersEgypto ( EE-jipt-oh) - Roseville pottery Rozane wareEkstrom, Terje (EK-strum, TAIR-yuh)- Norwegian designerEsquibel, Jose Raul (ess-key-BELL, ho-SAY rah-OOL) - Colorado artistFaure-Malabre, Andree (fo-RAY muh-LAH-bray, AHN-dray) French designerFledermaus ( FLAY-duhr-mowss) - cafe in ViennaFollot, Paul (FAWL-low, PAWL) -French decorative artist and sculptorFornasier, Luigi (for-NAH-seer, loo-EE-jee) -Italian designerFranck, Kaj (FRAHNGK, kye) - Finnish designerFrankl, Paul (FRANK-l, PAWL) - Austrian designerGalle, Emile (GOL- lay, a-MEEL) French designerGehry, Frank (GAIR-ee, FRANGK) - Canadian- American architectGenter, Paul (JEN-tuhr, PAWL) - French designer3
  4. 4. Girard, Alexander (JER-ard, al-ig -ZAN-duhr)- American architect and designerGoehring, Ken (GARE-ing, KEN) - Colorado artistGropius, Walter (GROW-pee-uhs, WAWL-tuhr) - German architectGrueby ( GREW-bee)- American art pottery companyGuillon, Jacques ( ge-YON, ZHAHK)- French-Canadian furniture designerGuimard, Hector ( GWEE-mar, HEK-tuhr) - French architect and furniture designerHagenauer, Karl ( HAH-gun-ow-uhr, KAHRL) - Austrian metalworkerHewitt, Henry (HEW-uht, HEN-ree ) - Denver architect who constructed 1311 Pearl! studioHoffmann, Josef (HAHF -mun, YO-sef)- Czech-Austrian architect and designerHukin and Heath ( HOO-kin and HEETH) - British silver and crystal firmJacobsen, Arne (YAH-kawb-suhn, AHR-nuh) - Danish designerJansson, Folke ( YAHN-suhn, FOKE)- Swedish designerJugendstil (YOO-gunt-shtel)- German and Scandinavian term for art nouveauKayserzinn ( KI-zur-zin) -German pewterKlimt, Gustav (KLIM(p)t, GUHS-tahf)- Austrian painterKnoll, Florence (NOHL, FLOR-ens) - American designer and architectKontny, Paul ( KAWNT-nee, PAWL ) - Colorado artistKordofan chamberstick (kor-doe-FAN) - designed by Christopher DresserKotoske, Roger (kuh-TOSS-key, RAHJ-uhr) - Colorado artistLalique, Rene (lah-LEEK, ruh-NAY )- French glass designerLauger, Max ( LAH-guhr, MAKS) - German architect, designer and potterLe Corbusier (luh kor-bue-ZYAY) - Swiss-French architectLeleu, Jules (LAY-loo, ZHUEL) - French designer4
  5. 5. Limbert, Charles (LIM-burt, CHAHRLZ) - American furniture designerLissitsky, El (lih-SIT-skee, EL)- Russian architect, illustratorLoetz glass ( LUTZ) - Bohemian glasswareLonhuda ( LAWN-hoo-duh) - art pottery produced by Denver China and PotteryLowenstein, Henry (LOW-en-stine, HEN-ree)- American theatrical director, designerMackintosh, Charles Rennie (MAK-uhn-TAHSH, CHAHRLZ REN-ee) -Scottish! designer, architect, artistMagafan, Jenne ( MAG-uh-fan, JEN-ee)- Colorado artistMagistretti, Vico (maj-uh-STRET-ee, VEE-koh ) -Italian designerMaison de L’Art Nouveau ( MAY-zone deh LAHR noo-VOH) - Paris interior design! galleryMaitland, Virginia (MATE-luhnd, vuhr-JIN-yuh) - Colorado artistMajolica (muh-JAHL-i-kuh) -earthenware with thick, brightly colored glazesMajorelle, Louis ( MAHJ-or-ell, LWEE) -French decorator, designerMarecak, Edward and Donna ( MAIR-uh-check, ED-wuhrd and DAHN-uh) - Colorado! artistsMassier, Clement ( MASS-ee-a, KLEM-uhnt) - French ceramicistMassier, Delphin ( MASS-ee-a, del-FIN) - French ceramicistMatta (MAH-tah)- Chilean designerMazza, David (MAH-zuh, DAY-vuhd) - Colorado artistMetier, Amy ( MET-ee-a, A-me) -Colorado artistMettlach ( MET-lock) -German ceramicsMies van der Rohe, Ludwig (MEES vahn duh ROH, LUHD-wig)- German architect! and designerMoreau, Fernand (mor-OH, fuhr-NAND) - Teco designer5
  6. 6. Moser, Koloman (MO-zer, KOH-low-mahn) - graphic artist, designerMostique (MOW-steek) - Roseville pottery patternMourgue, Olivier ( MORE-goo, o-LIV-ee-a) -French designerMuller, Albin (MUHL-uhr, AHL-ben) - German architect and designerMuthesius, Hermann ( mue-THEE-see-us, HUHR-muhn) - German architectNatzler, Gertrud Amon and Otto (NAT-sluhr, GER-trood AM-uhn and AHT-toe) -! Austrian ceramicistsNeureuther, Christian (NOO-roo-thur, KRIS-tyahn) -German designerNeutra, Richard ( NOY-trah, RICH-uhrd)- Austrian american designerNoguchi, Isamu (noh-GOO-chee, ee-SAH-moo) - American sculptor and designerOhr, George (ORE, JAWRJ)- American potterOlbrich, Joseph Maria ( OAL-brick, YO-sef mah-REE-ah ) -Austrian architect and! designerOshier, Ed ( OH-shur, ED) -Colorado artistPaimio (PIE-me-oh)- chair designed by AaltoPanton, Verner ( PAN-tahn, VER-nuhr) -Danish designer and architectPatout, Pierre (pah-TOO, pee-ER) - French designerPerriand, Charlotte (PEAR-ee-ahn, shar-LAWT) French architect and designerPesce, Gaetano (PESH-e, gah-ah-TAWN-oh)- Italian designerPierrefonds (pee-er-FON) -potteryPonti, Gio (PAHNT-e, JEE-oh) -Italian architect and designerPowolny, Michael (pah-WOL-nee, MY-kuhl) -Austrian sculptor and ceramicistPrutscher, Otto ( PROOT-sher, AW-toe) -Austrian architect, designerRead, Henry (REED, HEN-ree) -first owner of 1311 Pearl6
  7. 7. Reich, Lilly (RIKE, LIL-ee)- German interior architect and furniture designerRhead, Frederick Hurten ( REED, FRED-uh-rik HERT-en)- British ceramicistRichert, Clark (RICK-urt, KLAHRK) - Colorado artistRietveld, Gerrit (REET-feld, GARE-it) -Dutch architect and furniture designerRozane (ROW-zane)- Roseville pottery (Rozane-Egypto)Ruhlmann, Emile-Jacques (RULE-man, a-MEEL ZHAHK) - French designerSaarinen, Eero (SAIR-uh-nuhn, ER-oh) - Finnish architectSakier, George ( sah-KEER, JAWRJ) -American industrial designerSandzen, Birger ( SAND-zane, BEER-yer) -Swedish-American painterSarpaneva, Timo (SAHR-puh-nay-vuh, TEE-mo) -Finnish designerSchreckengost, Viktor (SHREK-un-gawst, VIK-tawr ) -American ceramicistSeibel, Ben (SY-bell, BEN)- American designerSerrurier-Bovy, Gustave (SAIR-rue-ree-ay boh-VEE, GUS-tahv)- Belgian designerSicard, Jacques (see-CARD, ZHAHK) - French ceramicistSicardo ware ( see-CAR-doh) - Art Nouveau ceramicsSika, Jutta (SEEK-uh, YOOT-tah)- Austrian ceramicist and designerSoldner, Paul (SOALD-nur, PAWL ) -Colorado ceramicistSottsass, Ettore ( SAWT-sahs, a-TOR-a) -Italian designerStickley, Gustav (STIK-lee, GUS-tahf) - American craftsman, furniture designerStrobl pottery ( STROH-bul) - American art potterySwasktika Keramos ( SWAS-ti-kah KARE-uh-mose) -pottery line produced by Owen! China CompanyTapiovaara, Ilmari ( TAH-pee-ohvara, IL-mah-ree)- Finnish interior and furniture! designer7
  8. 8. Teco ( TEE-koh) -acronym derived from “terra” and “cotta”; pottery line of American! Terra Cotta and Ceramic CompanyThek, Endre (TECK, AHN-dray) - Austro-Hungarian furniture designer and makerThonet, Michael ( TOE-net, MY-kuhl) - German furniture designerTrethan, Therese ( TRETH-un, tah-REEZ) - Austrian ceramicistUmeda, Maranori ( oo-MED-ah, mas-uh-NOR-ee)- Japanese designerVan Briggle, Artus ( VAN BRIG-uhl, AHR-tus) - American studio potterVan Erp, Dirk ( VAN URP, DUHRK) - Dutch metalwork designerVavra, Kathleen ( VAV-ruh, kath-LEEN) - Colorado artistWagenfeld, Wilhelm (VAHG-un-felt, VIL-hehlm) -German architect and industrial! designerWegner, Hans ( VAYG-nur, HAHNS)- Danish designerWeimar (VIE-mahr) - German republicWiener Werkstatte (VEE-nuhr VERK-shtet-uh)- Austrian based association of arts! and crafts workshopsWirkkala, Tapio (VERK-uh-la, TAP-ee-oh) -Finnish designerWolle, Muriel Sibell (WOE-leh, MYUR-ee-uhl SY-bel) -Colorado artistWolverhampton ( WUL-vuhr-hamp-tuhn) - city in EnglandYust, Dave ( YOOST, DAVE) - Colorado painterZamantakis, Mark ( zam-un-TAK-es, MAHRK) - Colorado potterZanuso, Marco (ZAN-oo-so, MAHR-ko)- Italian designerZecchin, Vittorio ( ZEK-kin, vee-TOR-yo) -Italian painter and decoratorZeisel, Eva ( ZY-sel, EE-vuh)- American designerZsolnay (ZHAWL-nigh) - Hungarian manufacturer8
  9. 9. Sources:Bollard, John K., editor. Pronouncing Dictionary of Proper Names. 1st and 2nd! editions. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1993,1998.Byars, Mel. The Design Encyclopedia. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994.Evans, Paul. Art Pottery of the United States:An Encyclopedia of Producers and Their! Marks. New York: Scribners, 1974.forvo.cominogolo.comJulier, Guy. Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Design Since 1900. 2nd edition.! London: Thames and Hudson, 2005.Mackey, Mary Stuart. The Pronunciation of 10,000 Proper Names. New York: Dodd,! Mead, 1930.Kirkland Museum display labelsOlausson, Lena and Catherine Sangster. Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation. Oxford:! Oxford University Press, 2006.Toohil, Barbara and Peter. Accents on Artists: a Fact-Filled Pronunciation Guide.! Drums, PA: Art ‘N Facts, 1996.Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary. Springfield, MA: G & C Merriam Company, 1974.wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/1883/1877549/pronunciation/guide_a.html (need! to change alphabet letter after “guide” for each letter)www.loc.gov/nls/other/sayhow.htmlwww.pronouncenames.com2/20139

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