Arne Bang is born in Frederiksberg (DK), October 29th 1901. He is trained at the Royal Academy of Arts as a sculptor. In 1926 he started his own studio with Carl Halier (known also from Royal Copenhagen) and from 1929 he was also affiliated with Holmegaard Glasværk where his older brother Jacob E. Bang (1899-1965) was the artistic director (also architect and designer). There he started experimenting with stoneware - his idea was to produce high-quality stoneware which could be purchased by 'ordinary' people, not expensive unique works. He succeeded and it is said that he produced 10,000 pieces per year at some point in the 1930's! Like his brother he was very prolific and also made sculptures and reliefs from the 1940's. The most well-known kind of pottery from his hand is monochrome bowls, vases and dishes with matte glaze. Arne Bang died May 21, 1983. Other artistic family member is Jacob Bang (1932-2011). He is the son of Arne Bang.
Pictures: portrait (source: hardernet.dk); Arne Bang in his workshop, around 1944 (source: Billedbladet); bowl (retropottery.net); monogram AB (photographer Thomas Flensted-Jensen).