Archive for April 30, 2014

Artist of the moment……Howard Mehring

 

Howard Mehring was born in the year 1931. Mehring is associated with the Washington Color Field School.

For his artistic education Mehring attended Wilson’s Teacher’s College earning a bachelors degree. Mehring also attended the  Catholic University American National Institute for the Arts and Letters, located in Washington D.C. where he studied under Kenneth Noland.

Mehring painted in an abstract manner with loose brushwork before switching to a more hard edged style of painting.

Mehring is included in the Museum of Modern Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Howard Mehring passed away in 1978.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. The artist worked with oils and acrylics sometimes using a special magna acrylic paint.

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Artist of the moment……Burton Morris

 

Burton Morris carries on the tradition that Warhol and other began in the 1960s, painting everyday ordinary items in a pop art style. Burton Morris was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1964.

For his collegiate education Morris attended Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Art located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Morris knew he wanted his career to be an artist and began taking college classes whilst still in high school.

Before opening his own studio in 1990, Morris worked in the commercial art industry as an art director.

Bruce Morris designed the cover for the 2004 Oscar Awards.

A link to the website of Bruce Morris Studios:

http://www.burtonmorris.com/

The artist is also heavily collected in Hollywood by celebrities including Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt.

In this clip a brief interview with Burton Morris:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……Ismael De La Serna

 

Ismael De La Serna was born in Granada, Spain in the year 1897. De La Serna worked as an illustrator and painted in a Cubist style during his peak years. For his artistic education De La Serna attended the Granada Academy of Fine Arts located in Granada, Spain.

The artist painted still life works using musical instruments as a favorite subject. These works remind of the great Pablo Picasso and his work the” Guitar Player.” Both artists have made the violin come to life with their art!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a great montage of works by Ismael De La Serna:

The artist is part of the Musee D’Orsay located in Paris, France.

Ismael De La Serna passed away in 1968.

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Artist of the moment……Mabel Nigiyok

Mabel Nigiyok is a fantastic printmaker from Holman, Nunavut Territory, Canada in the year 1938. Nigiyok has been included in the annual Holman annual print collection for more than 2 decades.

The artist became a great printmaker by watching other people who were already making a living at it, seeing what they did, and improving upon it. After making a few trips to the workshop in Holman the next year Nigiyok started developing her own prints.

Nigiyok loves to tell stories with her artwork. Nigiyok enjoys bringing to life the fables and stories she heard as a young child.

From a design aspect, Nigiyok is certainly one of the best Inuit draftsman as her works have an incredible feel of dimension rather than the flatter Inuit prints we usually see.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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