Archive for March 25, 2014

Artist of the moment……..William Henry Clapp

William Henry Clapp was born in Montreal, Canada in the year 1879. Clapp’s family moved to the area of Oakland, California and this is where the artist spent much of his childhood. Clapp was very well schooled studying first at the Montreal Art Association. He then went on to the Academie Julian in Paris, France. Clapp also attended the Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere. Clapp even studied at the School of the Prada Art Museum located in Madrid, Spain.

Clapp even started his own art school, the Clapp School of Art located in Oakland, California.

In this clip a great selection of works by Clapp:

The artist was part of a group of painters known as the Group of Six. The group painted scenes around Oakland, California that were quite different than other California artists such as the Bay Area artists.

William Henry Clapp passed away in 1954.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $75,000. The artist worked as a painter in oils and also produced lithographs.

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Artist of the moment…..Sonia Delaunay Terk

Sonia Delaunay Terk was renowned for helping to develop the Orphism movement. Sonia Delaunay was born in Gradizhsk, Ukraine in the year in 1885. The Orphism movement emphasized strong colour and basic geometric shapes. Her designs were used in textile industries and fabrics. The artist also worked as theater set designer.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we view some oil paintings by Sonia Delaunay:

For her artistic education Sonia Delaunay attended the schools in Karlsruhe, Germany and Paris, France.

After college she worked as a designer of clothing, fabrics, and handbags.

In this clip a short montage of works by Sonia Delaunay:

The artist passed away in 1979.

Sonia Delaunay was the first living female artist to have a retrospective show at the Louvre in Paris, France.

Delaunay is part of many prominent museums including the Musee of Modern Art located in Paris, France.

Sonia Delaunay like many artists profiled here has also painted a car. Below an example of her work with the automobile in art.

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If you enjoy this artist be sure and read the posts about her second husband Robert Delaunay Terk and contemporary artist Amelia Caruso, who also works geometric shapes and mainly the circle.

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Artist of the moment……The Martin Brothers

The Martin Brothers were four gentleman who ran a pottery manufacturing company that made the break from Victorian Ceramic to a more modernist, artistic, and studio  approach to ceramics and stoneware. The brothers were renowned for their works dealing with birds.

Robert Martin was the founder of the company. Robert had attended art school and was trained as a sculptor. The artist attended the Lambeth School of Art.

Walter Martin was the main thrower working on the wheel.

Edward Martin worked on the wheel and specialized in working with creatures of the sea and ocean. This artist also studied at the Lambeth School of Art.

Works can be found in various museum collections located in England.

Price range information: Most works range from $2,000 to $10,000.

Occasionally works by the Martin show up at auction at major houses including Christies.

Another great family of artists! Similar to the Duchamps in that regard.

In this clip we view a classic work by the Martin family dealing with birds. A young fan talks about the work:

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