Posts Tagged ‘abstract art’

Artist of the moment……Kenji Yoshida




Perhaps the most gifted of the abstract artists of the Yoshida family, Kenji Yoshida was born in the year 1935.

Kenji Yoshida is known for his very large abstract paintings that include metallic leaf.

In this clip we view a montage of works by Kenji Yoshida:


In this clip we see the artist explaining some of his large works. I don’t have any idea of what the artist is saying, but he seems very emotional about his work. Like he always paints with lots of positive energy:

Kenji Yoshida has also worked in the animation industry. He founded his own animation studio.

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What wonderful shapes the artist creates in his abstract work. I enjoy the mix of these shapes and use of metallic leaf.

What a wonderfully artistic family!


Artist of the moment….Dorothy Dehner

Dorothy Dehner was an American sculptor born in Cleveland, Ohio in the year 1901. For her artistic education Dehner studied dance at the University of California at Los Angeles, California. In addition Dehner attendedĀ  the American Academy of Dramatic Art located in New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $50,000.

Dehner was married to a fellow artist named Roland David Smith. Smith was an Abstract Expressionist that worked with sculpture and worked on a very large scale. The couple were married from 1927 until 1952 but died young in a car crash in 1965. This interview features David Smith talking about his artwork:

Dehner would marry again, her second husband ran a publishing company.

Dehner also attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.For her printmaking studies she studied under Stanley Hayter at a private atelier. Below an example of Hayter’s abstract art.


Dorothy Dehner passed away in 1994.

Dorothy Dehner is part of many prominent museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Smithsonian Art Museum.

What a great level of abstraction in both her printwork and sculptures.