Archive for September 10, 2013

Artist of the moment….Simon Kasudluak

Simon Kasudluak in an Inuit artist born in Nastapoka Islands  Quebec region of Canada in the year 1925.  Kasudluak enjoys working with the hunter or mother and child as his favorite genres to work in.

price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip from our friends at Waddington’s Auction House Canada we view a work titled “Hunter Preparing a Seal.”

In another clip from Waddingtons we see a piece titled “Mother and Child.”

Simon Kasudluak is part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada. A link to the website is here:

http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/collections/artwork.php?mkey=43458

No more information on this artist.

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Artist of the moment….Stan Bevan

Stan Bevan is a Northwest Coast artist born in Kitselas, British Columbia in the year 1961. For his artistic education Bevan attended the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art. Another huge influence on Bevan’s goal to become an artist was his uncle, Northwest Coast artist Bob Dempsey. He apprenticed under his uncle for years and started to produce his own works in the late 1980s.

His work includes many nations including the Tahltan, Tlingit, Tsimshian nations.

In this clip from 2011 we see the artist receiving an award from the government of British Columbia:

The artist is an instructor at the Freda Diesing School of Art where he teachers wood carving.

Price range information: Smaller jewelry sized works start at around $1,000 to larger sized works reaching $10,000.

Artist of the moment…..photographer Andre Kertesz

Andre Kertesz was a wonderful photographer born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1894. Kertesz was renown for his work with experimental photography. He enjoyed distorting the female figure. Kertesz also enjoyed shooting the still fife and architecture works. His architecture studies remind me of the paintings of Dean Mitchell or Ed Hopper.

Whilst working as a clerk at the Budapest Stock Exchange he bought his first camera in 1912, at the age of eighteen years old.

The artist relocated to to Paris in 1925 where he would have his first exhibition in 1927.

Published three books of his photographs in the 1930s.

Andre Kertesz immigrated to the United States in 1936.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

A great selection of works by Andre the artist:

Andre Kertesz passed away in 1985 at the age of 101 years old.

A wonderful documentary on Andre Kertesz about a half hour in length:

price range information: Works range from $2,500 to $200,000.

The artist is included in many prominent collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art  in Los Angeles, California, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottowa, and the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois.

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