Archive for March 12, 2014

Artist of the moment………Robert Abbett

Robert Abbett is an American painter born in Hammond, Indiana in the year 1926. Abbett ranks on par with other animal artists like the legendary Bob Kuhn for his portrayals of wildlife. His favorite scenes were hunting dogs or fisherman.

Abbett has  a wonderful application of paint varying his textures and making wonderful abstract designs using the branches of the fallen trees, or standing ones. Abbett has a great sense of color and uses the fall foliage colors of  yellows and oranges to his advantage in his hunting scenes.

For his collegiate education Abbett attended Purdue University and the University of Missouri.

Abbett was also an illustrator and among his works was the series Tarzan.

The artist has been based out of Connecticut since the early 1950s.

Abbett is a well established printmaker renowned for his sporting works. He is a big hit in hunting and fishing galleries.

Abbett works in oils, acrylics, watercolor, and gouache.

If you enjoy dog paintings be sure and check out artists John Weiss and Edmund Osthaus orn anyone of the Bonheur family of artists!


Price range information: Original works range from $5,000 to $50,000.


Artist of the moment……Karen Kilimnik

Karen Kilimnik is an American artist who works with oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel,photography, crayons, and markers. Kilimnik also produces installation art.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Kilimnik’s art with our friend James Kalm:

Karen Kalemnik was born in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania in the year 1955. Kilimnik attended Temple University located in Philadelphia.

From a design standpoint Kilimnik is unique in her creative use of the circle in many compositions. Another intersting twist about her work is the shapes of womens hair in her work. The hair is done in a manner that shows movement of the character and atmosphere.

Price range information: Works range from $ 10,000 to $600,000.

Kalemnik is part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Kalemnik enjoys portraying feminism in her works. Other feminist artists worth checking are Nicole Eisenman, Judy Chicago, and Hilary Harkness.


Artist of the moment…….Per Arnoldi

Per Arnoldi was born in Denmark in the year 1941. Arnoldi is known for his paintings using vivid color and geometric shapes. Per Arnoldi is also an architect and has done public commissioned works including the London’s National Police Memorial. Arnoldi also designed the logo for the Copenhagen Opera House.

The artist also worked Japan Railways.

Per Arnoldi is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art of New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, England. Arnoldi is also part of the collection of the Museum of Modern Art located in Tokyo, Japan.

Price range information: Arnoldi works as a painter and printmaker working with oils and acrylics. Prints can be found for $500. Originals can reach $5,000.