The high altitude was the best they could offer at that time for someone suffering from TB.
And he worked there from around 1900 until his death in 1904.
In doing so, the couple began what would become America’s longest operational pottery studio: Van Briggle Pottery.
He was all those things, working with intensity, fueled in the last five years of his life by the knowledge of impending death from tuberculosis.
After serving an apprenticeship at Avon Pottery in Ohio and continuing art studies at the Cincinnati Art School, Artus worked at Rookwood Pottery Company.
In 1893 the company sent him to Paris where he lived for three years, attending art classes and studying the work of old masters.
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Artus Van Briggle lived only 35 years, but he left behind an artistic legacy.