Artist of the moment……..Philip Guston

Philp  Guston was born in Montreal, Canada in the year 1913. Guston would go on to become one of the masters of Abstract Expressionist  painting.

Price range information: Lithographs can be found starting around $10,000. Original oils have brought as much as $26 million dollars at auction.

Guston and his family moved to United States and settled down in Los Angeles, California as a youngster.

During his high school years he attended Los Angeles Manual Arts High School where a fellow classmate was Jackson Pollack.

The artist was part of the teaching faculty at many colleges and universities including New York University and the Pratt Institute.

For his artistic education Guston briefly attended the Otil Art Institute of Los Angeles, California.

Guston did works for the Works Progress Administration.

With our great friend James Kalm, we visit a show featuring the work of Philp Guston in honor of his hundredth birthday which would have been in 2013:

Guston was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Philip Guston passed away in 1980.

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