Archive for December 18, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Jean Carlu


Jean Carlu was a French born artist who became famous for his poster work in the World War 2 era. Jean Carlu was born in Bonnieres-Sur-Seine, France in the year 1900.

Carlu attended Les Ecoles des Beaux-Arts located in Paris where he studied architecture. Due to an accident Carlu had his right arm amputated and he switched from studying architecture to graphic design and illustration. His family tree included many architects. One brother of Carlu’s named Jacques designed one of Paris’ most famous castles, the Palais de Challoit.


Below a short biographical film on Carlu. Images, including his first poster of Charlie Chaplin, are shown starting 52 seconds into the clip:

Jean Carlu passed away in 1997.

One of his most famous works was for the wine label for a 1924 Mouton- Rothschild wine. He was also associated with a brand of soap called Mon Savon, which can be seen in the gallery.

price range information: This artist produced many posters and prints over his lengthy career especially around World War 2. Works range from $5,000 to $40,000.


Artist of the moment…….Leo Sewell



Leo Sewell is an American artist renown or his sculpture work out of found objects and rubbish. Leo Sewell was born in Annapolis, Maryland  in the year 1945.

For his medium of junk and found objects the artist uses plastic, metal, and wood objects. He finds these items at yard sales and flea markets and as you guessed it, the TRASH!

Sewell attended the Univeristy of Delaware. The artist studied business and art history.

Below a wonderful interview with the artist. He even refers to himself as a junk sculptor:

In this clip we view a show featuring Leo Sewell from 2013:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Talk about a large body of work, over his lengthy career Sewell has completed more than 4,000 sculptures! His work can be found in private collections of the Nike companies and also in museums.

In one episode the television children show personality Mister Roger’s pays a visit to the studio of Leo Sewell.

What a creative mind! His animals are very creative and lifelike. If you enjoy this artist be sure and check out artist Geoffrey Gorman.