Archive for March 14, 2015

Artist of the moment……..June Northcroft Grant



June Northcroft Grant is a Maori Artist from New Zealand. The artist was born and raised in the cities of Wairoi  and Wanganui, New Zealand. Grant attended the Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua, New Zealand.

She is the descendant of a well known tourist guide. Grant also maintains connections to groups that promote tourism and industry of the Maori culture.

Grant enjoys telling the stories of her tribe through her art. She often looks to her ancestors and tribe for stories to tell. She finds that one story and painting will often lead to another painting.

The artist is a fantastic business person starting who own company which specialized in producing screen prints of Maori art. She has received many awards for her business prowess.

Grant is a breast cancer survivor.

Price range information: Sorry none available.



Artist of the moment………William Baziotes



William Baziotes was an American abstract expressionist painter. William Baziotes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1912.

Baziotes attended the National Academy of Design located in New York City. After graduating he worked with the W.P.A., the Works Progress Administration.

In this clip a fantastic montage of works by William Baziotes:

The artist was among the first American painters to work in a Surrealist style.

Baziotes also taught at the collegiate level at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Hunter College, and New York University.

William Baziotes passed away in 1963.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors, oils, crayon, and gouache with prices range from $20,000 to $400,000.

The artist is part of the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Guggenheim Museum of Art.

Baziotes had a wonderful talent for creating his own style of shapes that were not usually seen in abstract works.