Archive for July 1, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Ludwig Sander


Ludwig Sander was an American artist renown for his abstract style that involved bold color and basic geometric shapes. Ludwig Sander was born in Staten Island, New York in the year 1906.

Sander studied art in Paris, France and Germany. In Germany the artist studied with Abstract painter Hans Hoffman. Sander earned a bachelor of arts degree from New York University.

Sander was part of a group of Abstract painters that included Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline.

The artist also taught at the collegiate level for a few years in the 1950s in Colorado and New York.

Ludwig Sander passed away in 1975.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. The artist worked mainly in oils and charcoal.


Artist of the moment……..Collen Nyanhongo


Collen Nyanhongo is a Shona artist born in Zimbabwe in the year 1972 . He is the son of first generation Shona artist Claude Nyanhongo.

Collen Nyanhongo is unusual as a Shona artist as he works in an abstract style. He also works with the figure on occasion.

Nyanhongo is collected internationally and has shown his work on the continents of Africa, Europe, and North America.

The artist works mainly with opal and spring stone. The smooth part of the rock is a key element in his work. He achieves this by heating the rock and then infuse it with polish.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


In this clip we watch Collen Nyanhongo at work and also watch an interview with the artist:

Its great to see someone break the mold in the Nyanhongo family. Most artists work with the figure or some kind of representational realism. Collen Nyanhongo work is more about the process of creating his stone sculpture.