Archive for September 7, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Roxanne Swentzell

Roxanne Swentzell is wonderful artist who specializes in making wonderful faces in ceramics. Roxanne Swentzell was born in Taos, New Mexico in the year 1962. She is a very famous regional and international artist who is based out of Santa Clara,

Her family was very artistic and she watched her mother make clay pots from a very young age.

Swentzell also took great pride in home schooling her two children and some other neighborhood kids. One child is a visual artist and the other a ceremonial tribal dancer and professional singer.

A link to the website of Roxanne Swentzell:

http://www.swentzell.com/

The artist had an exhibition in 2011 at  the Denver Art Museum that included a work titled the ” Mud Woman.”  In this clip we examine this work:

When she was a child she had speech problems, causing her to focus more on making art. As she had trouble expressing herself with words, she was able to find her calling in art and express herself via clay. As the saying goes the sound of a door closing, not being able to speak for example, is the sound of another door opening. Perfecting her artistic skills with clay.

For her artistic education she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts located in Taos, New Mexico. Swentzell went on to attend the Portland Museum of Art School.

In this clip a series titled Emergence of the Clowns:

Has been included in exhibitions at the White House, the Denver Art Museum, and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

In this clip we view some amazing portraits made by Swentzell:

price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artsit of the moment……Edmund Osthaus

Edmund  Osthaus was born in  Hildesheim,  Germany in the year 1858. He was one of the world’s best painters of dogs. For his artistic education Osthaus attended the School of Arts in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Osthuas first came to the United States in 1883. His parents came to the United States previously, and he joined them when he was twenty five years of age.

Some breeds he enjoyed painting were setters and pointers.

Whilst living in Ohio Osthaus became a teacher. He was the chief instructor at the Toledo Academy of Fine Arts.

The artist was an avid outdoorsman and owned houses in New Jersey, Ohio, and even a hunting lodge in Florida.

Edmund Osthuas passed away at the age of 70 years old in 1928.

If you enjoy art that has to do with dogs make sure and check out my posts on John Weiss, my favorite painter of the dog. Also photographer William Wegman has made some wonderful photographs using dogs as his subject. Another great painter of the dog was Arthur Wardle.

Price range information: The artist was prolific in both watercolour and oils. Prices range from $10,000 to $200,000.

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1200th post!!!! Inuit artist Luke Iksiktaaryuk

Luke Iksiktaaryuk is an Inuit artist born in 1909 near the Kazan River located in Nunavut Territory, Canada.

The most used medium of the artist was antlers.

The artist worked mainly as a sculptor, but also did a fair amount of graphic design and printmaking.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $25,000.

When the artist passed away in 1977 he was living in the Baker Lake, Nunavut Territory, Canada.

In this clip we view a work by the artist titled “Mother and Child.”

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