Archive for January 31, 2014

Artist of moment…….Susan Rothenberg

Susan Rothenberg is the wife of artist Bruce Nauman, the previous post. Susan Rothenberg was born in Buffalo, New York in the year 1945. For her collegiate education the artist attended Cornell University which is located in Ithaca, New York. She also studied for a short time at the Corcoran School of Art located in Washington D.C. Rothenberg uses wonderful gestures in her drawings and paintings and her favorite subject matter is the horse. She is both a painter and printmaker. Rothenberg has been classified as a minimalist.

If you enjoy this artist and her work with the horse, check out my previous post on the sculptor Deborah Butterfield.

Many of her well acclaimed horses are painted life size.

She and her husband Bruce Nauman spend much of their time on a ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Here we visit their studio and ranch, from the PBS series ART 21:

In this clip we view some works of Rothenberg:

Price range information:  For prints works can start around $10,000 up to original woks have sold for $1.5 million dollars at auction.

Susan Rothenberg has been the winner of grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.

What a great artistic family!


Artist of the moment……Bruce Nauman

Bruce Nauman is an American painter and printmaker and sculptor who has worked with the figure but is more known for his very large abstract body of work. Bruce Nauman was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the year 1951. Nauman also was among the first artists to work with neon signage and also video art.

For his artistic education Nauman attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he studied math first before switching to art. Nauman went on to graduate and earn a MFA from the University of California at Davis.

Price range information: Works range from lithographs at the low end starting for around $5,000. Nauman has had sculpture works, one recently made out of wax, break the two million dollar barrier at auction.

Bruce Nauman has done many works dealing with text. Here we see a recent show that displayed his play with words using neon. The show took place in London, England:

In this clip from the wonderful  PBS series Art21 we here about some people who influenced Bruce Nauman:

Nauman is also married to an artist who will be an upcoming post, Susan Rothenberg. She is a painter and printmaker portraying the figure and animals with quick and lively brushwork. Below an example of her style.


Yet another great artistic family!


Great families in Art….the Namingha family

The Namingha family has been around for close to fifteen generations and has produced many artisans including Nampeyo, the mother of artist Dan Namingha who will cover in this post. Nampeyo helped to revive the Hopi art of basketry. Dan Namingha is part of the Hopi-Tewa tribe.  For his artistic education Namingha attended the University of Kansas located in Lawrence, Kansas. Namingha also attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Institute of the American Indian located in Sante Fe, New Mexico.

Dan Namingha was born Keans Canyon, Arizona in the year 1950.

Dan Namingha paints landscapes, Indian motif works, and abstract works. The artist works in oils and acrylics.

In this clip we view the family’s main business, their art gallery. It shows the work of Dan Namingha , Arlo Namingha, and Micheal Namingha.

Dan Namingha is based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico. The gallery is located there.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $15,000.

What a great artistic family. The wives of Dan and Arlo run the art gallery!