Artist of the moment……Philip and Kelvin Laverne

 

 

Philip and Kelvin Laverne were a father and son team in America that produced a large amount of cabinets and tables in the 1950s until the 1970s.

Philip Laverne studied with American painter John Sloan, learning to paint in a realistic manner. Philip lived from 1908 to 1988. Philip took the lead in materials and graphics design. Kelvin the son took the lead in deciding on basic form and how a piece was finished.

Their preferred method of working was to work using acid to etch into bronze. Each work looks as if a wonderful piece of art. I know I could never sit in one, or yet alone touch it.Many of these works have a far east or Egyptian feel to them. I immediately thought of the great English painter Sir  Lawerence Alma Tadema. Both have a great sense of design for eastern culture in paintings.

Kelvin Laverne studied at the Parson’s Institute located in New York City.

In this clip we view a great acid etched coffee table that breaks the $3,000 mark at auction:

Kelvin Laverne was born in 1938.

Price range information: Most furniture works range from $3,000 to $20,000. Philip was also an oil painter and works range from $3,000 to $8,000.

Another great family of artists!

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