Archive for June 5, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Robert Brady

Robert Brady was an American painter who worked in a Cubist style mainly with the figure. Robert Brady was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in the year 1928. Brady was born to an wealthy family and encouraged to learn about the arts from a very young age.

Brady attended some of the most renown art schools including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, and the Barnes Foundation located in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Robert Brady spent the latter part of his life in Cuernavaca, Mexico. After he passed away Brady donated his house to the government in order that he be kept as a Museum. Brady was a painter, but also loved to collect art. At the time of his passing his collection held more than 1,300 works.

The artist loved to travel the world and this led him to buy his huge estate in Mexico. The house that serves as a museum was created in the 1600s.

Over his career he also bought a wonderful house in Venice where a neighbor was from the Guggenheim family. This relationship led Robert Brady to begin collecting art himself.

Robert Brady passed away whilst living in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1986.

This artist was seen as a bon vivant! It seems he lived a wonderful life that included travelling the world over, entertaining the social elite at his massive estates, and painting and collecting art. If only we all could be so lucky!

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…….Gertrude Fiske

Gertrude Fiske was an American painter who worked in an Impressionistic style. Gertrude Fiske was born in the year 1878.Fiske was a painter of portraits and landscapes of amusement parks and beaches.

Fiske was one of the first female painters to take lessons at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art.

For her beach scenes, Fiske was stationed in Maine where she studied under artist Charles Woodbury.

In this clip we view some of Fiske’s works whilst listening to Beethoven!:

Gertrude Fiske passed away in 1961.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $20,000. Fiske worked in oils.

If you enjoy scenes of people at leisure at the beach be sure and check out artists Hilo Chen, Sally Swatland, and Charles Warren Mundy. Its fun to see how the different artists paint the body. Beach scenes can be challenging because you have young and old body shapes and of course, the fun repetitive shapes of the umbrellas.

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