Rudy Autio

(American, born 1926, died 2007)

Rudy Autio was a Montana-based ceramic artist and sculptor. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Art from Montana State University in Bozeman. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University in Pullman in 1952. He was a founding resident artist and director at the Archie Bray Ceramics Foundation in Helena, Montana. He served as professor of ceramics and sculpture at the University of Montana in Missoula for nearly thirty years.