Archive for January 22, 2014

Artist of the moment…….David Davidovich Burliuk

David Burliuk was a wonderful Russian painter rewnown for his work with the figure in his trademark Modernist style of painting. David Burliuk was born in Semyrotivka, Ukraine in the year 1882.

For his artistic education the artist took in lessons from many schools. He studied at the Kazan School of Fine Arts located in Tartarstan, Russia. Burtliuk also studied in Munich, Germany, Odessa in the Ukraine. Burliuk also attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France. The artist also took lessons in Moscow, Russia.

Burliuk is considered by many to be the father of Futurism in Russia.

Burliuk moved to the United States in the early 1920s, settling in Long Island. He lived here for nearly two decades and his house and studio remain.

Price range information: Burliuk worked in pencil, watercolors, and oils. Prices can range from $4,000 to $40o,0oo.

David Burliuk passed away in 1967.

In this clip we view a great montage of paintings by David Burliuk:


Artist of the moment…….Yoshishige Saito

Yoshishige Saito was a Japanese painter and printmaker renowned for his abstract work and also his three dimensional works. Yoshishige Saito was born in the year 1904 in  Tokyo, Japan.

In 1936 he won his first art prize in a competition.

He burst onto the international art scene in the early 1960s after some very positive reviews at the  Guggenheim Exhibition and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Biennial.

Yoshishige Saito was also a professor at the collegiate level teaching at Tama Art University.

Price range information: The artist worked in many mediums so prices very dramatically. Saito with aluminum, plastic, oils, woods, lacquer, and etchings. Prices range from $5,000 to to $162,000 for a work sold at Sotheby’s.

Yoshishige Saito passed away in 2001 at the age of 97 years of age.

I enjoy this artist who was a leader in the abstract art movement of his country.