Peter Voulkos was born January 29, 1924, in Bozeman, Montana to Greek-born parents, Efrosine and Harry Voulkos, and died February 16, 2002 in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Bachelor of Science in Applied Art, 1951, Montana State College, Bozeman.
Master of Fine Arts, 1952, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.
1952-54 Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana.
1953 Black Mountain College, Asheville, North Carolina (Summer)
1954-59 Los Angeles County Art Institute
1958, 59 University of Montana, Missoula (Summers)
1960-62,64 Greenwich House Pottery, New York Teachers’ College, Columbia University (Summers)
1959-85 University of California, Berkeley. Retired in 1985.
Selected Honors & Awards
UNITED STATES POTTERS ASSOCIATION PRIZE, 1950, 15th National Ceramic Exhibition, Syracuse Museum of Fine Arts, New York.
ABRAHAM AND STRAUS GENERAL AWARD, 1953, Designer Craftsmen USA, Brooklyn Museum, New York.
MEDAL OF HONOR for Best Design and Craftsmanship in Any Medium, 1954, Ninth National Decorative Arts-Ceramic Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Kansas.
GOLD MEDAL, 1955, International Exposition of Ceramics, Palais Miramar, Cannes, France.
SILVER MEDAL, 1959, 2nd International Congress of Contemporary Ceramics, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ostend, Belgium.
PURCHASE AWARD, 1959, Artists of Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
RODIN MUSEUM PRIZE, 1959, First Paris Biennale, Musee d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.
FORD FOUNDATION PURCHASE AWARD, 1963, 82nd Annual Exhibition of the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco Museum of Art.
COMMISSION AWARD, 1967, San Francisco Hall of Justice Competition.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS, 1968, Montana State University, Bozeman.
FELLOWSHIP GRANT, 1971, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS, 1972, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland.
HONORARY MEMBER of the Council, 1972, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
MEMBER, 1975, Academy of Fellows, American Craft Council, New York.
MEMBER, 1975-78, Advisory Screening Committee in Art and Art History, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Fulbright Committee, Washington, DC.
CRAFTSMAN’S FELLOWSHIP GRANT, 1978, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
AWARD OF HONOR for Outstanding Contributions to the Visual Arts, 1979, California State Fair and Exposition, Sacramento.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS, 1980, Otis Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles.
CITATION for Distinguished Contributions to the Visual Arts, 1980, National Association of Schools of Art.
AWARD OF HONOR for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Art, 1981, San Francisco Art Commission.
CREATIVE ARTS AWARD FOR SCULPTURE, 1982, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS, 1982, San Francisco Art Institute.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP, 1984, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York.
MONTANA GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR THE ARTS, 1985, Helena, Montana.
GOLD MEDAL, 1986, American Crafts Council, New York.
VISUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIP GRANT, 1986, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.
LOUISE NEVELSON AWARD IN ART, 1992, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
MEDAL, in Recognition of Contributions to American Ceramics, 1994, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.
DISTINGUISHED ARTIST AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, 1997, College Art Association.
CERAMIC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR AWARD, 1997, Friends of Contemporary Ceramics.
NCECA AWARD for TEACHING EXCELLENCE, 1997, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.
MASTERS OF THE MEDIUM AWARD, 1997, James Renwick Alliance.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS, 1998, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri.
CHARLES FERGUS BINNS MEDAL FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN CERAMIC ART, 1998, School of Art and Design, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS, 1998, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.
NATIONAL ARTIST AWARD, 2000, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado.
MEMBER, 2001, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
VISIONARIE! AWARD, 2002, American Craft Museum, New York.