Archive for December 21, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Albert Gleizes

 

Albert Gleizes was a French artist who painted in a Cubist style. Albert Gleizes was born in Paris, France in the year 1881. Gleizes considered himself to be the founder of Cubism.

The artist first became fond of painting whilst in the Army.

His father was a fabric designer and was a very successful businessman who owned his own company. As a young man Albert Gleizes was trained to be a tracer, a key worker in his father’s design business.

Gleizes was included in the National Academy show when he was only 21 years old.

The artist created a fair amount of abstract paintings, which he kept from the public market at the time he was painting them. These are wonderful works of art with great color and fun shapes.

Gleizes helped to co-author a book about Cubism in 1912. He was also an exhibitor in the famed 1913 Armory Show in New York City.

 

Below a montage of works by Albert Gleizes:

Price range information: Works range from $25,000 to $750,000. Gleizes excelled at many mediums and frequently used pen and ink, watercolor, gouache, oils, and pochoir.

Below a work from Gleizes that was made in 1921 is discussed:

Albert Gleizes passed away in 1953.

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Artist of the moment……..Michael Lucero

 

Michael Lucero is an American ceramics master with a very unique style. Michael Lucero was born in Tracy, California in the year 1953.

Lucero attended the University of Washington earning a B.F.A. and also an M.F.A. from Humboldt State.

The artist is a multiple winner of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts.

The artist tries to use clay to show that it can be as fascinating as marble with his end results.

 

Lucero often works with the figure as his muse. He also uses ideas and themes from many cultures including North and South America and even the Pre- Colombian era.

Price range information: Many works priced between $3,000 and $10,000.

Lucero is part of the American Craft Museum located in New York City.

What a unique style. Its great to see clay can be so expressive.

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