Archive for September 17, 2014

Artist of the moment…….William Conger

 

 

William Conger is an American abstract artist born in Dixon, Illinois in the year 1937. In addition to paintings Conger also creates wonderful collage works.

Conger attended the University of New Mexico. Conger went on to earn a MFA from the University of Chicago.

Conger was largely influenced by painter Raymond Johnson. Johnson has been profiled here already and was a leader of the Transcendentalist painters.

The artist began exhibiting his artwork in 1958.

The artist considers himself to paint in an improvised manner. Nothing is planned or thought too far in advance. Conger also hopes to achieve a flat paint surface void of excessive texture or brushwork.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……..Bill Schenck

 

Bill Schenck is a wonderful artist working with the cowboy and western theme in a Pop Art style. Schenck was born in 1947.

Schenck attended the Columbus School of Art and Design located in Columbus Ohio. Schenck went on to earn a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.

 

Having seen Bill Schenck’s art in person I was most amazed with the color. So brilliant I thought the artist had used acrylics or M. Graham Walnut oil paint. If you visit the Denver Art Museum make sure and seek out paintings by Schenck.

Schenck is a prolific printmaker and in this clip we view many of his serigraph prints:

Price range information: Originals in oils can be found for $5,000 up to $25,000. No pricing available on prints.

The artist works in oils and occasionally acrylics.

Below a link to the website of Bill Schenck. Here you may also see additional works and also three books he has published about his art:

http://billyschenck.com/

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