Archive for May 21, 2014

Artist of the moment……Perle Fine


Perle Fine was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1905. For her artistic education Fine attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. She also studied with famed Abstract painter Hans Hofmann.

For much of career Fine was based out of East Hampton, New York.

price range information: Works range from $6,000 to $25,000. Fine worked as a printmaker and worked in watercolor and oils.


In this clip we view some great works by Perle Fine:

Perle Fine passed away in 1988 at the age of 83 years old.

I enjoy the sense of design used by the artist. Her style is abstract, but very organized and some works have a wonderful Op Art feel to them.




Artist of the moment……..Arnaqu Ashevak


Arnaqu Ashevak was a son of the most popular Inuit artist, Kenojuak Ashevak. Arnaqu Ashevak was an adopted son of Kenojuak and Johnniebo Ashevak and was born in Cape Dorset in the year 1956.

Arnaqu Ashevak was a printmaker and sculptor. He was seen as a modernist as he used items he would pick up on long walks including glass and bones in his sculpture work.

The artist worked for the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative for multiple decades.

Arnaqu Ashevak passed away in 2009.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Arnaqu Ashevak worked for many years as a lithographer and assistant printmaker before making his own prints. Its easy to see he picked up many design skills from his mother and the other artists work he helped produce on a large scale. Its great to see another family of thriving artist that was passed on to multiple generations, such as the Ashevak family.


Artist of the moment…..Cherish Alexander


One of the youngest emerging artists is Five Nations artist Cherish Alexander. Cherish Alexander has a wonderful gift for capturing expressions and bold designs in her sculpture work. On many masks we see at least two carved faces. I am also struck by the fact that she depicts women, much of the Five Nations Art masks captures the face of a male/ warrior.

Cherish Alexander was born in Terrace, British Columbia in the 1997.

Alexander was inspired to become an artist after taking a class as a high school student that specialized in Northwest Coast Art.

Alexander represents the Gitxsan and the Tsimshian Nations.

Its great to see such a young artist who is inspired by the traditional Northwest Coast art. Her expressions and use of color is remarkable.

Price range information: Sorry none available.