Archive for February 28, 2014

Artist of the moment……Samuel Borenstein

Samuel Borenstein was born in Lithuania in the year 1908. Borenstein painted in an expressionist and impressionistic manner the landscapes of his native country and his adopted country of Canada.

Borenstein worked in many mediums including watercolor, oils, ink, and gouache.

For his artistic education Borenstein was basically self taught having only been to a formal school for art for less than one year.

The artist moved to Montreal, Quebec,  Canada in the year 1921.

Borenstein was based out of Montreal for most of his adult life.

Samuel Borenstein passed away in 1969.

The artist had a daughter named Joyce Borenstein who is an artist. Joyce Borenstein wrote and directed a movie that told the story of her father named “Colours of my father: A  Portrait of Sam Borenstein. “

The movie was nominated for an Academy Award.

Another great family of artists!

Price range information: Sorry none avaiable.


Artist of the moment…….David D. Stern

David D. Stern was born in Essen, Germany in the year 1956. Stern paints the figure with a very thick impasto technique. The end result  is a figure lost in a sea of abstracted shapes.

For his artistic education Stern attended the Dusseldorf Art Academy. In addition Stern attended the F.H. Dortmund Art School located in Dortmund, Germany.

Stern moved to the United States in 1994 settling in New York City in 1995.

The artist was affected by the events of September 11, 2001 and his artistic output slowed. In recent years however Stern has been active again as a painter.

David Stern is based out of New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a brief biography on David Stern:

What a great paint surface the artist achieves. The work is both figurative and very abstract at the same time.


Artist of the moment……Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov was born in Biala Podlaska, Russian Empire in the year 1900. Tworkov was renowned for his abstract paintings. When he began as an artist Tworkov wanted to be a writer.  For his artistic education Tworkov attended Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, and the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $500,000. Tworkov worked as a printmaker and also in watercolor, oils, and acrylic.

Tworkov was also an avid teacher working at many well respected institutions with art programs including American University, Black Mountain College, Pratt Institute, and Yale University.

His family moved to the United States in 1913.

In this clip we view some works by Tworkov set to Chopin:

In many of his abstract works Tworkov worked with basic geometric shapes and basic color.

Tworkov died in 1982 at the age of 82 years of age.