Artist of the moment…….Ad Reinhardt

 

 

 

Ad (Adolf Frederick) Reinhardt was one of the first American abstract painters. Ad Reinhardt was born in Buffalo, New York in the year 1913.  At the beginning of his career the artist started working in a monochrome style working with using red.  This was followed by period of all blue paintings, and then black. The black paintings were produced during the 1960s, at the height of his art career.

From the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City, a closer look at the painting techniques employed by Ad Reinhardt:

Reindhardt was very well schooled having attended Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, the Institute of Fine Arts of New York, and the American Artists School.

Reinhardt taught at the Brooklyn College of art. One famous student of his was modernist sculptor Anne Truitt.

Reinhardt was part of the Works Progress Administration. For these works he painted in a realist style.

Ad Reinhardt passed away in 1967.

Below we catch up with our favorite art amigo, James Kalm, and visit a show celebrating the 100th birthday of Ad Reinhardt:

The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Reinhardt was awesome at creating unique shapes in abstract works. When combined with his fantastic use of color the results are spectacular.

D

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: