Archive for January 17, 2015

Artist of the moment……Albert Irvin

 

 

Albert Irvin is a British Abstract Expressionist painter born in London, England in the year 1922.

Irvin attended the Northampton School of Art before joining the Air Force for World War Two. After the war had finished Irvin earned his degree from Goldsmith’s College.

Irvin is also an award winning printmaker.

Here we view some of the Tate’s collection with the artist:

Irvin has taught at the collegiate level, including his alma mater.

Albert Irvin was made on (OBE) Officer of the British Empire in 2013.

Price range information: Works range from screenprints at the $1,000 to original oils at $50,000. Irvin also works in gouache, watercolors, and acrylics.

Here we make a visit to the studio of Albert Irvin in 2012:

What a unique style the artist has created.

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Artist of the moment………English painter John Godward

 

John Godward was an outstanding artist renown for his spectacular works with the female figure and lansdscape. John Godward was born in the year 1861. The artist grew up in the Wimbledon area of England.

His father worked in the financial services industry. Godward was the first of five children born to the couple.

The artist would often paint many similar images of one particular scene.

In 1912 Godward moved to Italy to live with a model. His family disagreed with his decision and ceased to speak to him again. His image was even removed from photographs.

Godward is often compared to Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema. Both artists had a penchant for depicting the nude, landscape, and wonderful architecture.

Below a great montage of works by John Godward:

Frustrated by his status in the art world Godward said the world wasn’t big enough for both he and Picasso. John Godward took his own life in 1922 at the age of 61. His family was ashamed and removed his images from all of their photographs. No photographs of the artist are known to exist. His family did not approve of his choice to become an artist.

 

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Godward showed tremendous ability in painting skin tones. The artist had a great sense of design and included many abstract elements in his work such as clothing that remind me of the great Andy Wyeth.

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