Archive for December 7, 2013

Artist of the moment…..Jamasie Teevee

Jamasie Teevee was an outstanding Inuit artist renown for his printmaking skills. Jamasie Teevee was born in the year 1910 in Kimmirut, Nunavut Territories. Jamasie Teevee came to drawing rather late in life during the 1960s as he moved from being a nomadic to living in permanent housing. His favorite subject matter was the traditional Inuit lifestyle including hunting, gathering, and riding sled dogs.

The artist was married to a well respected printmaker, Angotiglu Teevee. Angotiglu Teevee passed away in 1967.

Jamasie had four children who went on to become professional sculptors.

Jamasie Teevee died in 1985.

Price range information : Works range from $1,000 to $3,000.

The artist is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

Another great family of artists!


Artist of the moment……Charles Biederman

Charles Biederman was born as Kark Joseph Biederman in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1906. For his artistic education Biederman attended the Cleveland Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Biederman was renown for his abstract paintings and was also a sculptor. When he first started out as a painter he was influenced by the painter Piet Mondrian. In the 1950s his style was his style of Cubist painting.

The artist dropped out of school in 1929 as he disagreed with some of their basic ideas about painting. In 1934 Biederman mae a move to New York City.

The first part of this career the artist concentrated on painting and drawing. After 1937 Biederman made creating his special relief sculptures his main focus of creative output.

A heavy influence on the artist was painter Paul Cezanne. Cezanne was a painter of the still life and the figure and took a very modern approach in his paintings.

The artist lived in Chicago and New York City before settling down in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1941 where he took a wife named Mary. Mary had a sister who married into money, and it was this family who became an important patron for Biederman over the years.

Biederman, was also an author with six  books to his credit, the books all had art as a theme.

He stopped making his relief sculptures in the late 1990s as his eyesight failed him.

Charles Biederman passed away in 2004 at the age of 98 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.