Archive for April 12, 2014

Artist of the moment…..Gladys Cook

 

Gladys Cook is a wonderful American artist renown for her portraits of domestic dogs and cats. Gladys Cook was born in the year 1899. For her artistic education Cook attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Cook enjoyed a lengthy career as an illustrator and commercial artist. Some companies she worked for including companies that sold cat products such as Puss N Boots.

Later in her career she became an avid marine painter.

Much of her animal work is in charcoal and pastel.

Gladys Cook passed away in 1976.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Some other great artists who paint dogs and cats include Edmund  Osthaus and John Weiss.

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Artist of the moment………Richard Mupumha

 

Richard Mupumha is a great Shona artist born in Rusape, Zimbabwe in the year 1963.Richard  Mupumha is the uncle to Onias Mupumha. Its easy to see how Onias was influenced as both of the artists like to work with floral and botanical works. Richard Mupumha also makes wonderful sculptures of women.

Like Laurence Lowry, please take not of the hands as they are quite large, strong, and powerful.

Richard Mupumha began carving with wood and working with clay as the age of twelve years old.

The artist has a nephew named Richard Mupumha Junior who will be an upcoming post.

In this clip we view a great figurative work by Richard Mupumha. I love the play with the two faces in overall basic shape:

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $5,000. Like many Shona artists Mupumha works with serpentine stone.

What a great family of artists! More on this family coming soon!

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