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The self-proclaimed "Mad Potter of Biloxi" George E. Ohr (1857-1918) created a body of work from Mississippi clay which defied the aesthetic conventions of 19th century America. His extraordinary cultural legacy is now recognized for its power and integrity and for its important influence on 20th and 21st century art. Ohr's work was rediscovered in the 1960s and is admired by artists and collectors alike. In May 2009, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrated the opening of the Robert Ellison Art Pottery Collection on the Mezzanine Balcony of the New American Wing prominently featuring selected works by George Ohr and as Ohr had often predicted, his genius has at long last been recognized by the world.