Archive for August 7, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Motosugu Sugiyama…


Motosugu Sugiyama was a wonderful artist and businessman born in Japan in the year 1925. His is renown for his depictions of landscapes and harbors.

The artist married and settled down in Tokyo, Japan. His chosen career at the time was as a businessman.

Years later at the age of 50 he began taking woodblock print lessons and studied with master printmaker Funasaka Yoshisuke.

He became a full time professional artist at the age of 70!

Price range information: Sorry none available. The artist worked in small print edition sizes of 50 to 100 prints.

What wonderful design and color from this artist. If you are looking for a painting or print that will go up in value, Sugiyama does not yet receive the recognition or reputation of his peer group, who were artists for their entire lives rather than just the latter stages of their lives.




Artist of the moment…….Photographer Joseph Szabo


Joseph Szabo is an American photographer renowned for his images of growing up in America as teenager in the 1970s. Szabo was born in Toledo, Ohio in the year 1944.

For his artistic education Joseph Szabo attended the Pratt Institute located in New York City.

The artist has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts.

A link to the website of Joseph Szabo:

Szabo is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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


In this clip Szabo talks about shooting teenagers and their dramatic personalities:

In this clip we view some works of Szabo he shot at the beach:


Artist of the moment…….Bruce Alfred


Bruce Alfred is an outstanding artist born in Alert Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in the year 1950.

Alfred was able to study under prominent Five Nations artists Richard Hunt and Don Cranmer.

One of the favorite mediums of Alfred is his production of wooden boxes. These boxes are often carved from red cedar.

Alfred enjoys soccer and was an avid player in his community.

The artist was one of Five Nations artists featured in a 1980 exhibition that brought Northwest Coast Art back into the international art scene.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Here we view Bruce Alfred presenting one of his signature boxes to a regional historical government house:

The artist has produced commissioned works for a cultural museum in his area.

In this clip a brief interview with Bruce Alfred as he receives an award for his outstanding creativity!:


Alfred represents the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. The current population of the Kwakwaka’wakw is around 5,500.