Archive for March 3, 2015

Artist of the moment……….Jean Deyrolle

 

 

Jean Deyrolle was a French painter renown for his abstract style. Jean Deyrolle was born in the year 1911. His father was a doctor in the military. The artist attended the School of Art and Publicity located in Paris, France.

 

Deyrolle was a prolific printmaker. He studied lithography and engraving whilst at art school.

The artist made the switch from realist painter to abstract painter in the middle of the 1940s.

Deyrolle was a teacher for brief period at the Art Academy of Fernand Leger.

Price range information: Prints and gouache works can be found between $2,000 and $5,000. Original oils and tempera works range from $5,000 to $20,000.

 

Jean Deyrolle passed away in 1967.

Artist of the moment………..Cecil Kennedy

Cecil Kennedy was a fantastic painter of floral and botanical works. Cecil Kennedy was born in Leyton, England in the year 1905. The artist also painted portraits in addition to his floral works.

Kennedy came from a large family, he was the last born of thirteen children. He served in the Second World War. At this time he became friendly with a group with Flemish painters who inspired him to begin to paint floral images.

The artist’s wife helped to arrange the flowers. The couple had a vast collection of Waterford vases which the artist incorporated in his work.

In this clip we view a great montage of works by Cecil Kennedy:

Cecil Kennedy passed away in 1997.

The artist was in high demand for his floral images. Kennedy’s work was bought by Queen Mary and even the Duke of Windsor.

One time the Queen even commented on a ladybug the artist included in a floral work. After this experience he usually painted a ladybug in every piece.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Flowers are one of my favorite genres. Another great realist painter of the flower was Martin Johnson Heade. His white flowers are amazing to look at for their subtlety in color.

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