Artist of the moment………..William Wendt



William Wendt was a German/American painter renown for his impressionist landscapes. William Wendt was born in Bentzen, Germany in the year 1865.

The artist emigrated to the United States in 1880 at the age of fifteen. The artist settled in Chicago, Illinois. Wendt worked as a commercial illustrator and attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

In this clip a montage of works by William Wendt:

The artist married a sculptor named Julia Wendt. Wendt taught at the Otis Art Institute located in Los Angeles.

Wendt was a founding member of the California Art Club.

For much of his life in California Wendt was based out of Laguna Beach. It was during his time spent in California that Wendt became a terrific painter of the outdoors and also sunsets.

William Wendt passed away in 1946.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $350,000. Wendt worked mainly with oils but occasional produced pastel works.

I enjoy the use of color by Wendt. The artist used a small amount of purples on mauves in his landscapes to show distant mountains. He avoids a problem that I see in many landscape works, too much green. Though in person a summer scene may have an overwhelming amount of greens, its tough for these works to sell as green is a tough color to match in the interior wall of house.

Another artist to check review who painted in similar style to Wendt would be Ovanes Berberien.


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