Archive for July 6, 2015

Artist of the moment……..Diego Jacobson


Diego Jacobson is a fantastic artist who has overcome extremely difficult health problems to thrive as an Abstract Expressionist painter. Diego Jacobson was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The artist suffers from a disease called dystonia. This disease causes the body to shake and have uncontrollable tremors. The artist started showing symptoms of this disease when he was eight years of age.

By the time he was 13 his family decided he should have surgery to try and correct the problems. After the surgery he said it corrected about 90% of the neurological problems he was having.

The artist describe his process of a combination of cooperating with the paint and the canvas until he finds the feeling he is looking for.

Jacobson was inspired to become a painter after the artwork of famed Beatle musician Sir Paul McCartney.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

What a great example of why art is great!

Below a link to the website of Diego Jacobson:

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The artist also talks about how he is unable to write. That is why I think its so creative that has found a way to include text in his paintings without having to write it.




Artist of the moment……….George Morrison



George Morrison was a Native American landscape painter and printmaker. George Morrison was born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation near Chippewa City, Minnesota in the year 1919. The artist was of Chippewa decent.

Morrison had a well rounded education having studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City. He then went on to earn a degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The artist also studied abroad in France on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Morrison also spent time as a collegiate professor. He was part of the faculty at the University of Minnesota and the Rhode Island School of Design.

In addition to painting landscapes the artist also painted in the style of Abstract Expressionism.

In this brief clip a few works of the artist are shown:

George Morrison passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 81 years old.

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What I enjoy most about the artist George Morrison is his diversity in his choice of mediums. The artist was a painter and printmaker, but he also was renown for making intricate wood collages. His landscapes have great emotional content due to his tremendous use of color.


Artist of the moment……….Koomwartok Ashoona



Koomwartok Ashoona is one of the sons of famed Inuit artist Pitseolak Ashoona. Koomwartok Ashoona was born in the year 1930.

The artist had a wife and son who also became professional sculptors. He was based out of Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada for his career.

Koomwartok Ashoona passed away in 1984.

His favorite subject matter included birds, the Goddess of the Sea named Sedna, and spirits.

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Its easy to see that the artist loved to draw and observe animals. His works in stone have a wonderful sense of life due to the flowing and curvy lines.

What a great example of an Inuit family that has had multiple generations of professional working artists!