Artist of the moment…….William Brice

William Brice was born in New York City in the year 1921. Brice was renown for his wonderful blend of abstract and figurative works. Brice worked in many mediums including printmaking, oils, ink, charcoal, and pastel.

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His mother was a well known actress and radio personality  named Fannie Brice. Below a picture of his mother.

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The artist’s father had a tough life. He enjoyed gambling and sometimes ripped people off with various schemes in order to gamble.

As his mother made good money acting William Brice had a private art teacher in his early years. The artist enjoyed the paintings of Picasso and Matisse. I can easily see Matisse coming into play for his great use of color. Brice when on to study at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Later the artist would attend the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Brice had his first solo show at the age of 26 years of age at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

In this clip we view a collection of 25 years of drawings from Brice and hear about his influence on another  artist:

The artist was also a teacher in Los Angeles working for the Jepsen Art Institute and then U.C.L.A.

Brice passed away at the age of 86 years of age in 2008.

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