Archive for November 18, 2014

Artist of the moment……….Alexander Liberman


Alexander Liberman was a painter and sculptor renown for his abstract works. Alexander Liberman was born in Kiev, Ukraine in the year 1912. The artist was educated in Russia, England, and France but didn’t study art.

Over his career Liberman worked for Conde Nast magazine in various artistic and design positions within the company. He ended as an editorial director for the magazine.

He took up painting and sculpture in the 1950s.

Liberman is part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Below a long interview with Liberman talking about various works he created including sculptures:

In this clip we view a sculpture by Alexander Liberman:

The artist became an American citizen in 1946.

Alexander Liberman passed away in 1999 at the age of 87 years old.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. Liberman worked in oils, enamel, acrylics, watercolor, lithography, and photography.




Artist of the moment……….Rudy Autio


Rudy Autio was an American artist renown for his work with ceramics and sculpture. Rudy Autio was born in Butte, Montana in the year 1926.

Autio attended Montana State University at Bozeman, Montana where he earned a B.F.A. Autio went on to earn a M.F.A. from Washington State University located in Pullman, Washington.

Rudy Autio was a professor at the University of Montana and started the ceramics program in Missoula in 1957. The artist Beth Lo, profiled yesterday took over his post at the University after Autio retired.


Below we visit the artist in his studio and view some of his works. This clip is great to see the scale of Autio’s larger vessels:

Rudy Autio passed away in 2006 at the age of 80 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What unique style. I enjoy his ceramics work very much as the artist was a master at drawing with line. The works aren’t just a vessel with a unique shape, Autio’s vessels contains a wonderful mix of line and color that make them seem like an animated vase.

Autio is part of the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Missoula, Montana Art Museum.


Artist of the moment……….Andrew Michael Dasburg


Andrew Michael Dasburg was an American artist renown or his cubist style of landscape painting. Andrew Dasburg was born in Paris, France in the year 1887.

His father passed away at an early age and he and his mother moved to the United States in 1892.

Dasburg attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.

In 1909 Dasburg visited Paris, France and became influenced by the Modernist art movement.

From the Antiques Roadshow on P.B.S. we view an appraisal of a wonderful landscape by Dasburg executed in pastel:

Dasburg was a participant in the famed 1913 Armory Show in New York City. The first show of Modernist art in the United States.

Having visited New Mexico a few times previously, Dasburg moved to Sante Fe permanently in 1921.

Dasburg passed away in 1979 at the age of 92 years old.

The artist is part of the collection of the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum.

Price range information:  The artist worked in oils, watercolor, and pastel. Prices range from $10,000 to $100,000.

I enjoy the landscape designs of this artist very much. We must remember that Cubist painting involves painting an image from many different view points. So one house or two houses may in fact look like a city when the painting is finished. New Mexico at that time was known for his vastness and emptiness of space.