Archive for August 6, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Jason Jagel


Jason Jagel is a wonderful artist who works with very animated characters and is a highly successful commercial artist.

Jason Jagel was born in Boston, Massachusetts  in the year 1971. For his artistic education Jagel attended the California College of Arts and Crafts located in Oakland, California where he earned a bachelors of fine arts degree. Jagel went on to earn a masters degree from Stanford University.

In this clip a few works of Jagel are shown, but we also hear from the artists himself about his thoughts on drawing and creating:

Jagel is part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is also based out of San Francisco.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of Jason Jagel:

Jagel has worked with hip hop artist Madlib on an album cover. Jagel has also been featured in many national magazines including Juxtapose.

If you enjoy the work of Jason Jagel be sure and check out my post on Barry McGee, also known as the street artist Twist, who also works with similar highly animated characters.





Artist of the moment…..Georges Braque


Georges Braque was an amazing artistic who along with Picasso helped invent Cubism. Georges Braque was born in Argenteuil, France in the year 1882. His father was a painter of houses, so Braque had many opportunities to paint and draw as a child. Braque was a painter, collage master, and prolific printmaker.

Braque attended the Academy of Art in Le Havre, where he grew up in France. Le Havre means ” the harbor” and many of Braque’s work from this period deal with the seascape as a main subject.

The artist gave up painting due to health problems. Braque was enlisted in the French army and suffered an awful head injury that required him to have a hole drilled in his skull and the artist spent much time in hospital recuperating from this incident. He was even blind for a period of time.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 for a lithograph or woodcut,  to $10 million for an original oil.

A great selection of works by Georges Braque that features many landscapes and still life works:

Braque was renowned for his paintings of interiors and the still life executed in his flat Cubist style.

In this clip we view a great exhibition featuring the work of Georges Braque that were made in the 1930s and 1940s:

Here we view a work from Georges Braque that was sold for more than 9 million dollars at auction in 2014 at Christie’s auction house:

George Braque passed away in 1963.

I love the still life works of the artist. His collage work also is inspiring.