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Artist of the moment…Peter Stegall….

 

 

 

Peter Stegall is known for his small sized abstract works with a great feel for color. If I were to compare him to another artist the first person that comes to mind would be Ellsworth Kelly. Kelly has produced wonderful prints in the past of leaves of flowers, but he is known for his keen use of fun shapes and color. Stegall’s works seldom have sides more than twelve inches on one side. Below is a great example of Ellsworth Kelly’s signature style.

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Below we have a great interview with the artist and many of his smaller works. His works look great on camera as they are made with enamel on masonite giving his works a very modernistic finish.

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Served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1965.

Stegall lives and works out of Sacramento, California.

For his college studies the artist attended Fresno City College. He ended up earning both a bachelors and masters degree from California State University in Sacramento.

The artist also was also able to mentor under well known Pop painter Jim Nutt. Nutt was the leader of the Surrealist movement in Chicago. It is also interesting to note that Nunn also works with enamel rather than oil paint. Stegall prefers a gloss based enamel. Below is a great example of Surrealist painting by Jim Nutt.

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StegallĀ  has been showing his art for more a little more than three decades time.

Whilst Stegall’s art is similar to Ellsworth Kelly, the smaller sized format and the fact that most of his art contains more shapes than you find makes them very exciting to look. Ellsworth Kelly with a little of the motion of shapes of Rex Ray. I also love the fact that this artist makes nearly all of his art smaller than twelve inches on a side. Very affordable and working on small compositions with as many as four shapes leads to newer and more exciting compositions than a person might see in a Kelly or another artist concerned with shape and color, John McLaughlin.

John McLaughlin was known for his use of color and shapes with straight edges and four sides. He didn’t come into painting until he was nearly fifty years old. Below is a signature example of John McLaughlin’s abstract art.

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Peter Stegall has also taught drawing and art theory at the collegiate level.

Shows is work frequently at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the artist’s gallery.

Won the Pollack-Krasner foundation prize in 1989-1990.

Stegall has appeared in national magazines such as ArtNews and Art ltd.