Archive for January 14, 2015

Artist of the moment………George Ault

 

 

George Ault was an American painter associated with the precisionist movement. George Ault was born in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1950. His family was of the upper class.

The artist spent some of his upbringing abroad living in London, England and attending the famed Slade School of Art and also the St. John’s Wood School of Art.

The artist lived a life full of emotional ups and downs. Three brothers each took their own lives.

The family of George Ault had much of their fortune invested in the United States Stock Market.

Ault worked in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oils, and gouache.

The Precisionist movement included painters that used basic geometric shapes in their compositions. Many times these works have a common theme of architecture.

George Ault passed away in 1948. He went for a walk and a bridge that was normally there was gone and Ault drowned. His death was ruled a suicide.

Below a retrospective of George Ault with many works shown:

price range information: Sorry none available.

Other artists working with similar subject matter include Charles Ralston and Ed Mell.

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Artist of the moment………Ricardo Mazal

 

Ricardo Mazal is an contemporary abstract artist. Ricardo Mazal was born in Mexico in the year 1950.

The artist didn’t pursue art as a career until he was 36 years of age. For his first career Mazal ran a successful design company.

Mazal taught himself the world of art by visiting many museums and reading many books. His process of painting includes using photography and also digital technology.

Mazal explores various themes including death and burial ceremonies in his art. An example might be to compare what happens to a body after death in the cultures of the United States, Mexico, and Latin America.

Price range information: Prints can be found for $1,000 to $5,000. No price information available on originals.

The artist is based out of Sante Fe, New Mexico and New York City.

In this clip Mazal talks about preparing for a show in late 2014:

 

Below a link to the website of Ricardo Mazal:

http://www.ricardomazal.com/

Here we visit a show featuring Mazal in San Francisco, California: