Archive for September 4, 2015

Artist of the moment………Mary Frank



Mary Frank is a contemporary American artist renown for her painting, printmaking, photography, and work with ceramics. Mary Frank was born in London, England in the year 1933. Her family relocated to the United States after World War 2. Frank’s work often uses the figure and landscape as her subject matter.

Her mother was a visual artist from United States named Eleanore Lockspieser and her father was an art critic and musicologist from England named Edward Lockspeiser.

Frank studied at the American Art School in New York City. The artist also studied with other notable artists including a famous wood carver named Alfred Van Loan.

Below short documentary on Mary Frank featuring some of her artwork:

Price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $20,000.

The artist has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship on two occasions.

Frank is part of many prominent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of New York City, and the Library of Congress.

If you enjoy Frank’s work be sure and check out my post on a sculptor from Peru named Margarite Checa. Checa works with the female form and uses wood that comes from her native land.




Artist of the moment……Agnes Denes




Agnes Denes is a contemporary conceptual artist renown for her works which have an emphasis on the environment. Agnes Denes was born in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1931.

Denes attended the New School College and Columbia University located in New York City.

The artist has worked and experimented in many mediums including land art, computer art, poetry, music, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Her largest land art work was a two acre field of golden wheat the artist planted in downtown New York City.

Over her career Denes has pubished six books.

Below we view a work by Denes that is a called a living pyramid:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Agnes Denes:

The artist is part of many prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art located and the Whitney Museum of New York City.

Denes is a wonderfully talented artist who enjoys plunging into different mediums.