Archive for August 11, 2014

Artist of the moment……..John J. O’Connor


John J. O’Connor is a wonderful mixed media artist who combines a brilliant sense of color, design, and text in a modernist painting style.

John O’Connor was born in Westfield, Massachusetts in the year 1972. For his collegiate education he studied at the Westfield College, the Pratt Institute, and the Skowehegan School of Art.

A link to the website of artist John J. O’Connor:

In this clip we view a show featuring John J. O’Connor with a our art admiring friend James Kalm. O’Connor produces very large works.

The artist is always looking for patterns that exist in nature and replicating them in his artwork. Some patterns he has worked with include the temperature in his living area and even his own blood pressure results. The artist is always looking for new visual patterns to explore.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

O’Connor is based out of New York City.

What a great mix of text, color, and design. His work reminds me a great deal of wonderful James Kalm, also known as Loren Munk. Kalm is featured our favorite gallery host and has taken us to many of the wonderful New York City galleries.




Artist of the moment………..Charles Reiffel


Charles Reiffel was born in Indianapolis, Indiana  in the year 1862. Reiffel was an outstanding artist  and as a teenager  was good enough to get a job as  young man with a lithography company. Reiffel is classified by many historians as a California Impressionist.

Reiffel worked as a lithographer in New York City and also Cincinatti, Ohio.

After this experience he travelled overseas and studied with painter Carl Marr at the Munich, Germany Academy of Art.

Reiffel flourished in his later years as his modernist landscapes were in great demand by collectors. He gave up lithography in the early 1920s to concentrate on painting.

Charles Reiffel passed away in 1942.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, gouache, and watercolor with prices ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.

In this clip an interview with a curator discussing some important works by Charles Reiffel: