Archive for February 24, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Ernst Kirchner

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany in the year 1880. The artist was a painter, sculptor, and printmaker.

For his artistic education Kirchner attended school in Dresden and Munich, Germany. He studied art and architecture.

Kirchner was part of the legendary New York  City Armory Show of 1913.

Was a participant in World War 1 but was discharged due to a nervous breakdown.

In this clip some works by Kirchner set to music:

Kirchner had much of his art seized by the Nazi party. His work was called degenerate and the artist was made to resign his position as a member of the Prussian Academy where he had been in the position for six years. Much of his work was destroyed or sold.

After having so much of his art and career ruined by the Nazi party, Ernst Kirchner took his own life in 1938.

In this clip a work from 1913 by Kirchner is talked about by a curator at the M.O.M.A.:

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for prints to more than $2 million for works at auction.

Kirchner is part of several important collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art both located in New York City.


Artist of the moment……..Darren Waterston

Darren Waterston is a wonderful abstract artist born in Fresno, California in the year 1965. For his artistic education Waterston attended the Otis Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California. In addition the artist also studied in Germany before attending Otis.

Waterston has a great sense of color. His designs are very fluid he gets great effects on his surface from applying paint using many different techniques. I enjoy the works that seem to have two different applications of paint layered on top of each other.

The artist works in oils and acrylics in addition to being an avid printmaker.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

His work reminds of eastern landscape painters who are trying to capture a feeling of emotion, rather than a specific landscape locale.

In this clip we visit a show featuring the work of Darren Waterston at the D.C. Moore Gallery:


Artist of the moment…..Fannie Moody and father Francis Moody

Fannie Moody was a fantastic painter of domestic animals and the landscape. Her father was also a renown painter of animals named Francis Wollaston Moody. Her father also taught decorative painting.

Fannie Moody was born in the year 1861.

It seems by her portfolio Fannie Moody enjoyed painting terriers the most of any breed.

Fannie Moody worked in many mediums including watercolors, pastels , lithography, and oils.

Fannie Moody passed away in 1948.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $20,000.

Francis Wollaston Moody was painter of people and the figure and also was a teacher of decorative painter. The artist was born in the year 1824. The artist passed away in 1886. Below some fine examples of his style:

Another great family of artists!