Archive for May 26, 2013

Artist of the moment……Dora Gordine

Dora Gordine is among the best females sculptors in art history. Born in 1895 in Liepaja, Latvia, in the Russian Empire. In some articles it gives another birth date as 1906. One of four children.

in this clip we visit a museum show given for the artist.

Part two about the show featuring the artist.

Not much is known of her youth days Gordine moved to Paris and met artist Aristide Maillol, a famous French artist, and become intrigued by the world of art. Aristide was more than 30 years her senior and was able to impart his wealth of knowledge as a teacher to many art enthusiasts. Below an example of his work.


In 1936 she married a wealthy man who was the son of the 4th Earl of Listower. The house they lived in was called Dorich House, perhaps a precursor to Dowton Abbey!

Fellow of Royal British Society of Sculptors.

After her husband died unexpectedly from heart failure in 1966, she lived alone until her death in 1991 at the age of 96 years old. She quit producing art work in the 1970s.

Price range information: Most bronzes are priced between $5,000 and $25,000.


Artist of the moment………Lisa Yuskavage

Lisa Yuskavage is wonderful artist from the United States specializing in the female figure. Yuskavage was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  in 1962. The artist is renown for her curvy female figures done in a sketchy and loose style.

For her collegiate studies Yuskavage attended the Tyler School of Art located also in Philadelphia earning a bachelors degree. She went on to earn her master’s degree from Yale University.

In this clip we view a great montage of the artist’s work.

In this clip from our beloved art enthusiast James Kalm, we visit a show featuring Lisa Yuskavage.

Part of museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Walker Art Center.

Yuskavage is based out of New York city.

price range information:  Yuskavage has had many paintings break the one million dollar barrier. Works in gouache range $8,000 to $80,000. Etchings range $1,000 to $3,000.