Archive for November 3, 2014

Artist of the moment……….Seymour Boardman



Seymour Boardman was a wonderful abstract artist born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1921. Over his career the artist worked in many styles usually with color, but in the 1970s he worked in black and white. In the late 70s and 80s Boardman focused on rectangular shapes with vivid color.

Boardman attended the City College of New York City.

The artist served in the United States Air Force during the Second World War. He was badly injured and as a result had some paralysis of his arm and shoulder. After being granted a medical discharge from service Boardman enrolled at Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France. Boardman also attended the Academie De La Grand Chaumiere, and studied with Fernand Leger.

Boardman moved back to the United States where he studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist is part of the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum collections.

Seymour Boardman passed away in 2005 at the age of 84 years old.

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What another great use of color and shapes!







Artist of the moment…………Kendall Shaw


Kendall Shaw is an American painter working in a minimalist style. Kendall Shaw was born in New Orleans, Louisiana the year 1924. Over his career the artist has worked in styles including Pop Art, Abstraction, and the Pattern and Decoration movements.

Shaw served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.

The artist attended Tulane University and also Georgia Institute of Technology where he studied chemistry. Shaw also attended Louisiana State University where he also studied chemistry and art. Shaw went on to earn an M.F.A. from Tulane University.

Shaw has also taught at many colleges over his career including Hunter College, Columbia University, and Parson’s School of Design.

After graduation he moved to New York City to work for a large chemical company. He studied with Ralston Crawford and Stuart Davis.

The artist decided to give up his career in chemistry and became a full time painter.

In this movie we make a visit to the studio of Kendall Shaw and he talks about what inspires his art:

The artist found how to use color by working with master painter Mark Rothko whilst both were teaching at Tulane.

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What a great use of color and shapes!