Archive for January 3, 2015

Artist of the moment……Emilio Sanchez

 

 

Emilio Sanchez was a Cuban artist renown for his depictions of Latin American and Caribbean architecture. Emilio Sanchez was born in Camaguey, Cuba in the year 1921.┬áSanchez came to the United States in 1944. The artist settled in New York City and attended the Art Student’s League of New York.

Sanchez was a painter and printmaker. His specialty was to isolate a door or window and use a variety of colors and patterns that give these works Pop Art and Warholish feel.

Emilio Sanchez passed away in 1999.

Below we visit a show that took place at Southern Illinois University:

What I enjoy most about this artist’s work is his shadows. I am reminded of American painter Robert Townsend, who often uses watercolor as his medium of choice. He gets wonderful lighting effects from using many light layers of paint that aren’t always picked up when seen digitally. This artist was very bold in his shadow shapes often times repeating a geometric shape seen elsewhere in the composition.

I enjoy his landscapes for their minimalist feel. Often Sanchez concentrated on the outline of the buildings against the sky and left out the windows of the buildings altogether.

His use of basic geometric shapes help to give his work a great sense of depth.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and oils which can range from $4,000 to $30,000. Sanchez also produced lithographs which can range from $1,000 to $5,000.

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Artist of the moment……..Beverly Pepper

 

Beverly Pepper is an American sculptor renown for her minimalist style. Beverly Pepper was born Beverly Stoll in New York City in the year 1922.

Below we visit a show featuring Beverly Pepper that took place in 2012:

She was married to a writer.

Pepper enjoyed art from a very young age and was admitted to the Pratt Institute at the age of sixteen years of age. She also attended the Art Student’s League of New York and Brooklyn College. Pepper also studied in Paris at the Grand Chaumiere.

Pepper began to work with wood and then switched to steel and metal. She was very innovative in her use of materials.

In her later years she has become more of a land artist with works that include geometric shapes of grass alongside steel shapes. A wonderful mix of colors, textures, and shapes.

Price range information: Non public sized works can be found from $10,000 to $100,000. These includes works in graphite, etchings, collages, and small bronzes.

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