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.

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