Artist of the moment……John McCracken

 

John McCracken was an American minimalist artist. John McCracken was born in Berkeley, California the year 1934. The artist was a painter and sculptor.

The artist served in the United States Navy before attending the California College of Arts and Crafts located in Oakland, California.

John McCracken’s art is the first one shown in this clip of famous artists of the 1960s:

McCracken also taught at the University of California at Irvine, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in addition to other colleges.

The artist is a past recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

In this clip we visit a show from 2008 featuring the work of John McCracken:

The artist was always experimenting with new materials and was among the first artist to work with fiberglass and resin.

In this clip we view some of the artist’s signature works from the 1960s to the 2000s:

John McCracken passed away in 2011, at the age of 76.

 

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Smithsonian.

Price range information: Works range from $100,000 to $500,000 for sculpture works. Prints start at $5,000. Original watercolors and oils range from $5,000 to $20,000.

What a great example of modernist art. From his materials to his use of bright colors and simple clean shapes.

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