Archive for May 5, 2014

Artist of the moment……Marc Anthony Jacobson


Marc Anthony Jacobson was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada in the year 1972. Jacobson is a Five Nations artist who began painting as a young teenager. His style or movement is called the Woodlands Movement.

His mother’s side of heritage represents the Ojibway Nation.

In this clip we view a community project that took place in Vancouver with Jacobson:

In this clip a great montage of works by Jacobson starting 22 seconds into the clip. Before this some images of lightning are shown:

Jacobson loves to create art and enjoys the creative process. He believes the creator chooses certain people at an early age to depict the world in art, Jacobson is one of these people and he cherishes the responsibility.

Most works of the artist are in acrylics.

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Jacobson draws comparisons with Five Nations artist Norval Morrisseau.



Artist of the moment…..John Chin Young

John Chin Young was a fantastic abstract painter born in Honolulu, Hawaii in the year 1909. His parents were of Asian descent and the artist was inspired as a child by the Chinese calligraphy artists. Over his career Young worked as abstract painter but also painted children and horses in a manner that is very abstract.

John Chin Young took painting and drawing lessons whilst in high school in Honolulu, but after that received no additional formal training.

John Young had a daughter named Debbie Young who followed in her father’s footsteps and also became an artist.

John Chin Young passed away in 1997 at the age of 88 years of age. Upon his death Young passed his own art collection along to the University of Hawaii at Honolulu.

The artist is part of many prominent collections including the Honolulu Museum of Art and Chicago Art Institute.

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Artist of the moment…….John Altoon


John Altoon was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1925. Altoon attended many art institutions located in Los Angeles including the Otis Art Institute, the Chouinard Art Institute, and the Art Center For Design located in Los Angeles.

Altoon was renown for his art which is similar to Richard Diebenkorn, in that Altoon painted very abstract works. Some are pure abstract works whilst some are abstracted views of nature and the figure.

Altoon, like Diebenkorn, did a well received series of the coastline that could be compared to the Ocean Park series of Diebenkorn. Atloon also liked to work plant shapes.

The artist was renowned for being the life of the party, pushing the limits, and had many friends.

Altoon suffered from emotional distress and was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Eventually after seeing a good doctor Altoon was able to overcome his problems before passing away from a heart attack in 1969.

Altoon was married two times in his life.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000.


Artist of the moment…..Anton Pieck


Anton Pieck was a wonderful Dutch graphic artist and illustrator born in Den Helder, Netherlands in the year 1895. Pieck was a highly successful commercial artist appearing in many calendars and greeting cards.

Anton Pieck had a twin brother named Christian who also was an artist and illustrator.

The artist helped to create a theme park that was one of the most successful in Europe.

Anton Pieck passed away in 1987 at the age of 92 years of age.

Price range information: Pieck was a very successful as a printmaker and for painting worked in gouache, watercolor, ink, posters, and oils. Prices range from $500 for a poster or lithograph to $25,000 for an original.

In this great clip many works of Anton Pieck are set to music:

Pieck is similar to American painter Norman Rockwell. Rockwell’s paintings were also on many cards, posters, and calendars of the same era.