Artist of the moment………Robert Natkin

 

 

Robert Natkin was an American painter renown for his Abstract Expressionist works. Robert Natkin was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1910. Natkin attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

His mother disapproved of his love of art. She encouraged his high school art teacher to flunk him in order to try and stop him from wanting to be an artist.

The artist liked to experiment with different ways of applying paint including using netting, stencils, and cloth.

Natkin married another American abstract artist named Judith Dolnick.

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of Art.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $40,000.

The artist worked oils, gouache, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and was a prolific printmaker.

Robert Natkin passed away in 2010.

Below we visit a private chapel where one of Natkin’s paintings is installed:

The bright palette used by Natkin gives his works the feeling of happiness.

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