Archive for September 16, 2014

Artist of the moment………Photographer Frank Hurley


Frank Hurley was a master of photography born in Sydney, Australia in the year 1885. Hurley loved adventure and traveled all over the globe including to Antarctica. Hurley was both a photographer and film producer.

Hurley also served as an official photographer for Australia in World War One and World War Two.

The artist bought his first camera at 17 years of age and quickly inserted his sense of adventure in taking photographs. Some very unique ideas he had at the time was to stand in front an on coming train to photograph it. He enjoyed taking these pictures that also used his sense of adventure.

He first sold his images as postcards.

Hurley is also famous for his images taken during explorer Ernest Shackleton’s journey to the Antarctic. Some of these images are even in color.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $100,000.

In this clip a great montage of images and short documentary on his life:

Frank Hurley passed away in 1962.

What a fascinating life! You may of seen Frank Hurley’s work before as he was featured in the Imax movie made about Shackleton’s journey to the Antarctic. Hurley reminds of the adventurous out door man Bear Grylls.





Artist of the moment………Warren Isensee



Warren Isensee is an American painter working in an Op Art style. Warren Isensee was born in Asheville, North Carolina in the year 1956. Isensee attended the University of Oklahoma where he studied architecture and graphics design.


Below we visit a show from 2010 featuring the art of Warren Isensee:

What I enjoy most about the work of Isensee is that he creates his own shapes. When looking at a Frank Stella painting or a work of Op Art with Bridget Riley the viewer sees many straight hard edges lines. By creating his edges freehand it gives his work a more artistic and free feeling.

Also his use of color is extraordinary. If I were to compare him to another artist it would be the collage master Rex Ray.

Price range information: Sorry none available.


To close we view a show from 2012:

Isensee works mainly in oils but has made some fantastic works using colored pencils.

The artist is based out of New York City.