Archive for July 5, 2014

Artist of the moment……Eugene Alfred


Eugene Alfred is a Five Nations artist who is a master sculptor and wonderful printmaker.  Eugene Alfred was born in the year 1970.

Alfred represents the Tlingit Crow clan of the Selkirk First  Nations Group.

The artist uses wood as his main medium.

A large influence on Eugene Alfred was another First Nations artist member, Dempsey Bob, also of the Tlingit tribe.

The artist produces mainly masks, bowls, spoons, and panels that celebrate his culture.

Alfred is based out of Pelly Crossing, Yukon, Canada. A census taken in 2008 had the city with a population of around 300 people.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $20,000.



Artist of the moment…..Demetre Chiparus


Demetre Chiparus was born in Dorohoi, Romania in the year 1886. Chiparus is renown for his sculptures of figures, mainly women, that capture the Art Deco movement.

Chiparus went to study art first in Italy and then ventured to Paris, France where he studied at the Ecole des Beaux Artes.

Some influences the artist had included the reliefs and decorations found with dead leaders of old Egypt such as the great Tutankhamen.

The artist sometimes incorporated marble in his sculpture works.



Here we view a great montage of works by Dimitri Chiparus:


Dimitri Chiparus passed away in 1947.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $250,000.


This artist captured the essence of the women of the Art Deco period with exquisite style. A viewer can imagine any of these women doing the Charleston or dancing on stage at any moment.