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Ursula Printz Mogensen

Gustavsberg Bowl, decor Ursula Printz

Ursula Printz Mogensen 1920-1993

Ursula Printz came to Sweden from Germany at the age of 17, and In 1939 became a student of Wilhelm Kage at Gustavsberg.

Due to her outstanding skills and knowledge she became director of the painting department at Gustavsberg in 1942 where she stayed until 1951 when she moved to the Royal Copenhagen factory Denmark.  While at Royal Copenhagen she also met her future husband Jorgen Mogensen.

In 1953 she moved to her own studio in the town of Holte in Demark, where Jorgen joins her in c1964-5.

From this studio they both continued to work for many years.

Ursula’s work is characterised by the strong use of pattern and brushwork.

Her work from Gustavsberg is usually signed “UP”, “Printz,” “Ursula”, and occassionally simply a painted yellow snake.  At Royal Copenhagen for studio pieces used “Ursula P”, often together with the year. In her own workshop she used most often signed her work simply “Ursula”

Ursula Printz Mogensen, Own Studio, Lamp

Ursula Printz Mogensen, Own Studio, Lamp – Photo Lauritz.com

Ursula Printz Mogensen - Slab Jar

Ursula Printz Mogensen – Slab Jar, Own Studio

Ursula Printz Mogensen - Slab Bottle

Ursula Printz Mogensen – Slab Bottle

Ursula Printz Mogensen - Studio Signature

Ursula Printz Mogensen – Studio Signature

Ursula Printz Mogensen, Gustavsberg Jar

Ursula Printz Mogensen, Gustavsberg Jar via freeformsusa.com

The group of  images below of Urusla’s work below Swedens National Museum of Art & Design which has a large collection of her work online  HERE

Gustavsberg Bowl, decor Ursula Printz

Gustavsberg Bowl, decor Ursula Printz -Swedish National Museum of Art & Design

Gustavsberg Jar, decor Ursula Printz

Gustavsberg Jar, decor Ursula Printz -Swedish National Museum of Art & Design

Gustavsberg Plate, decor Ursula Printz

Gustavsberg Plate, decor Ursula Printz -Swedish National Museum of Art & Design

Gustavsberg Plate, decor Ursula Printz

Gustavsberg Plate, decor Ursula Printz -Swedish National Museum of Art & Design

Gustavsberg Pitcher, decor Ursula Printz

Gustavsberg Pitcher, decor Ursula Printz -Swedish National Museum of Art & Design

 

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