Archive for January 9, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Armand Guillaumin

Arman Guillaumin was born in Paris, France in the year 1841. Guillaumin was a painter of regional landscapes in the Impressionist style. Many works are from familiar locales around Paris and alongside the river Seine.

Price range information: The artist worked in pastels, oils, and lithographs. Prices range from $5,000 to $225,000.

The artist began lessons as a young man. Guillaumin worked in his father’s lingerie shop during the day and took drawing lessons at night.

For his artistic education the artist attended Academie Suisse. Whilst there met two influential painters Camille Pissarro and Paul Cezanne.

Armand Guillaumin passed away in 1927.

In this clip a great selection of works by Armand Gaullaumin:

Lets hope this artist gets more recognition in the future. What a great sense of design and color in the landscape.


Artist of the moment…….Yumeji Takehisa


Yumeji Takehisa was born in Setouchi, Okayama, Japan in the year 1884. His father was a sake brewer. Takehisa started off wanting to be a poet or writer. After he realized he couldn’t make money from his writings, Takehisa began to draw and paint.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $30,000.

Takehisa didn’t have any formal artistc education.

He married at age twenty three years old, started using his wife as a model. and began working in the style of bijin-ga. Bijin-ga involves the creation of beautiful women in art.

Started off working as a paid magazine illustrator whilst still in high school.

In the early 1930s Takehisa went to Europe and the United States to make himself more well known on the international art scene. However, the artist became seriously ill and returned to Japan and passed away in 1934.


In this clip we view a great selection of the famous beautiful women of Yumeji Takehisa:

A movie was made featuring the life of Yumeji:

Price range information: Yumeji’s works range from $1,000 to $30,000.