Archive for July 17, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Marion Wachtel

 

Marion Wachtel was a fantastic painter of the American outdoors born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the year 1875. Wachtel is associated with the Impressionist and California Impressionist movements. Her family was very artistic and her great grandfather was a member of the Royal Academy of Art in London, England.

Wachtel loved to paint en plein air and she completed many works in both watercolor and oils.

Wachtel attended the Art Institute of Chicago and also studied privately with William Merritt Chase in New York City.

After receiving a commission to paint the offices of a railroad company in California, the artist relocated to West Coast. She would eventually take art classes from her future husband, Elmer Wachtel. Elmer Wachtel passed away in 1929.

Marion Wachtel passed away in 1954.

In this clip we view a great montage of works by Marion Wachtel. She was a great painter of light and often overlooked when it comes to the California Impressionists:

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000. The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

Another great husband and wife painting duo! Elmer Wachtel will be the next profiled artist.

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Artist of the moment…….Robert Nelson Markle

 

 

Robert Nelson Markle was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in the year 1936. Markle started out working with the figure in a realist manner but he is renown for his images featuring the female form painted in an abstract manner.

Whilst attending the Ontario College of Art, Markle would meet his wife. His wife became his model.

Some of the artists works in the 1960s were seized by the government for being obscene.

The artist was also a jazz musician.

Markle was also an professional writer working as a free lancer for many magazine

Robert Markle passed away in 1990 in a car accident.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist worked in many mediums including ink, tempura, acrylics, and charcoal. Robert Nelson Markle is also part of the collection of the National Gallery of Canada.

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