Archive for March 13, 2015

Artist of the moment………..Theodoros Stamos




Theodoros Stamos was an American artist associated with the beginning of Abstract Expressionist painting in America. Theodoros Stamos was born in the year 1922.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $500,000. Stamos worked in acrylics, watercolor, and oils.

The artist was also a teacher at the collegiate level at Black Mountain College and Columbia University among others.

Below a closer look at some works by Theodoros Stamos:

In 1951 a famous photograph was taken featuring Abstract Expressionist painters. Stamos was the youngest artist of the group. The photograph appeared in “Life” magazine.

Theodoros Stamos passed away in 1997.

Stamos is part of prestigious collections including the Tel-Aviv Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

Stamos had a wonderful sense of color.




Artist of the moment………….Walter Darby Bannard


Walter Darby Bannard is an American painter and print maker renown for his minimalist style. Walter Darby Bannard was born in New Haven, Connecticut in the year 1934.

Bannard attended Princeton University located in Princeton, New Jersey.

The artist has taught at the collegiate level at many institutions including the School of Visual Arts located in New York City, and the University of Miami in Florida.

In this clip a brief interview with Darby Bannard from the University of Miami:

His career began using basic geometric shapes, especially the circle. As he grew as an artist he became looser and freer in his application of paint producing work with organic shapes.

Bannard was an innovator as far as using new mediums on the market. His monumental works of the 1960s and 1970s were often made with acrylic paint mixed with gels and resin. He has also worked with watercolors.

Over his career the artist has had more than 100 solo exhibitions of his work.

Bannard is included in museum collections at the Georges Pompidou Centre located in Paris, France and the Whitney Museum of American Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

From a design standpoint I enjoy the artist’s use of a mixture of shapes and his bright acrylic palette.