Archive for February 22, 2014

Artist of the moment……Peter Zimmermann

Peter Zimmerman is a wonderful German artist working in an abstract manner. Zimmermann is renowned for his blob paintings. These works are made by taking a photo and then abstracting the shape onto a canvas using photoshop and other techniques he has learned over the years. The works are colored using an airbrush. These works are also finished with epoxy resin.

Zimmermann’s work is  a great blend of old school mediums such as the airbrush, and modern mediums including the computer program “Photoshop.”

For his artistic education Zimmermann attended the Academie der Bildenden Kunste located in Stuttgart, Germany.

Zimmermann has produced multiple books of his artwork.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $60,000.

Peter Zimmermann is based out of Cologne, Germany where he also teaches.

In this clip a great documentary:

Part two of the documentary:



Artist of the moment……..Rufus Moody

Rufus Moody was a great Haida artist who enjoyed depicting the various myths and legends of his culture. Moody worked in argillite stone most of time. Rufus Moody was renown for his sculptured totem poles.

Rufus Moody enjoyed working with argillite stone the best. He also loved to teach younger artisans how to carve in argillite. In 1950 with Claude Davidson the two artists began to teach other artists how to work in argillite.

The artist came from a family of respected artists his father named Arthur Moody. And his grandfather also a well respected carver named Thomas Moody.

Rufus Moody was born in 1923 in Skidgate Village, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada.

The artist is part of many collections including the National Gallery of Canada located in Ottawa, Canada. In addition he is part of the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Rufus Moody passed away in 1998.

Rufus belonged to the Tanu Wolf Clan.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A great fact about the artist is that he carved the tallest argillite totem pole in existence at slightly larger than 6 feet in length. This piece is located at the Vancouver, British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.

Rufus Moody was made an Order of Canada.

Artist of the moment…….Woodrow Wilson Big Bow

Woodrow Wilson Big Bow was the grandson of Chief Big Bow of the Kiowa nation.Woodrow Wilson Big Bow was born in the year 1914 in Carnegie,  Oklahoma.  For his artistic education Big Bow attended the University of Oklahoma.

Big Bow was an illustrator and mural painter as well. After college he found work as a theater and set designer and painter.

Woodrow Wilson Big Bow is included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian.

Big Bow worked in many mediums including watercolor, gouache, and tempura.

For much of his working career Big Bow was based out of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Big Bow passed away in 1998.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I found his designs similar to the artist R.C. Gorman.