Archive for November 30, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Latham Mack

Latham Mack comes from a long line of artists from the Nuxalk nation based in Bella Coola, British Columbia. Latham Mack was born in Bella Coola, British Columbia in the year 1985. Mack is very versatile as an artist drawing, painting, and carving large totem poles. Mack has a wonderful sense of graphics design.

Some other Mack relatives include Chazz Mack, Alvin Mack, Harvey, and Lawrence.

Latham Mack, with the help of relatives, produced his first mask at the age of 13 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Another renown carver who is an uncle is Glenn Tallio.

What a talented artistic  family! Great!


Artist of the moment………………..Gunther Gerzso

Gunther Gerzso was born in Mexico City, Mexico in the year 1915. His father died shortly after he was born, his mother remarried a German, and the family moved to Europe and then back to Mexico. These were tough times especially economically and his mother sent her child to live in Switzerland with his uncle.

Gerzso’s uncle was well respected in the art world and Gerzso found his creative side whilst living with his uncle. Gerzso also became interested in theater and set design whilst in Switzerland. Economic times would find their way to Europe and the artist was sent back to Mexico to live with his mother. The artist kept sketching and creating in Mexico and became involved in the theater creating sets and even writing plays.

Gerzso was very successful in the theater world winning his country’s version of the Oscar award five times for his work.

The artist began to paint in the early 1930s.

Winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship for his art.

Gunther Gerzso passed away in 2000.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $100,000. Gerzso worked as a painter and sculptor.

Gerzso can be considered a very important artist as he contributed so much to different fields of study. A great painter and writer Gerzso was an artist’s artist!