Eleanor Moty

Year inducted: 2016

Eleanor Moty is a successful American metalsmith and jewelry designer, who retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison after twenty-eight years of teaching. She received a BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia.

Her early work incorporating revolutionary techniques of photo etching and electroforming resulted in designs with a timeless quality. In her current work she selects one-of-a-kind semi-precious stones with unusual characteristics or striking inclusions and combines them with precious metals and accent materials, creating sculptural brooches which evoke images of landscape and architecture.

In 1980, Moty was the first woman and first humanities professor to receive the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received National Endowment for the Arts Craftsman Fellowships in 1975 and 1988, and in 1998 she was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council.

Works by Eleanor Moty

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