Archive for January 24, 2014

Artist of the moment……Wheeler Williams…

Wheeler Williams was an American sculptor born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1897. Williams worked with the figure in a modernist/ art deco style. Williams attended the Yale School of Art where he studied architecture. Williams went on to earn a masters degree from Harvard in architecture. In addition Williams studied at the Ecole des Beaux- Arts located in Paris, France.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $60,000. These are for smaller cast works. No pricing available for public sized works.

Wheeler Williams was a member of the National Academy of Design.

The artist was a proud supporter of the Republican party and Williams completed public monuments of many public figures over his career.

Wheeler Williams passed away in 1972.

In this clip a large sculpture by the artist is talked about:


Artist of the moment……..Thomas Nozkowski

Thomas Nozkowski is an American painter born in Teaneck, New Yersey in the year 1944. Nozkowski is an Abstract Expressionist painter who has excellent use of colour and  enjoys using basic geometric shapes that repeat throughout the image. The artist is a painter and printmaker. For his shows he includes drawings in addition to paintings and prints.

An interesting note is that for his smaller works he doesn’t give them a title. This “absence” of title gives more room for the viewer to interpret the art in their own manner.

Thoams Nozkowski is included  in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts located in Boston, Massachusetts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Member of the National Academy of Design.

Thomas Nozkowski is based out of New York City.

The artist has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Nozkowski has also won a Guggenheim Fellowship.

For his artistic education Nozkowski attended Cooper Union Art School located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $50,000.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Thomas Nozkowski with our friend James Kalm :

In this clip we visit the studio of Thomas Nozkowski: