Posts Tagged ‘abstract artist’

Artist of the moment……….Ward Jackson

Ward Jackson is an American artist renown for his abstract paintings. Ward Jackson was born in Petersburg, Virginia in the year 1928.

Jackson attended college in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, which is known as Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned a M.F.A.

After college Jackson also studied privately with artist Hans Hofmann.

In this clip we visit a retrospective show featuring the art of Ward Jackson with James Kalm:

In this clip we catch up again with our dear friend James Kalm to visit a show featuring artwork of Ward Jackson from the 1960s:

Ward Jackson passed away in 2004.

The artist was a member of the American Abstract Artists and served as secretary of the group for many years.

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Ward Jackson is included in prominent museum collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the British Museum located in London.

I find Ward Jackson’s art similar to that of Ellsworth Kelly and Karl Benjamin.



Artist of the moment…………Jill Moser


Jill Moser is a wonderful American abstract artist renown for her style of using fluid lines and bright colors in her drawings and paintings. Jill Moser was born in the year 1956 and grew up in New York City.

Moser attended Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City.

In this clip we view a gallery show by Jill Moser:

The artist has taught at the collegiate level at colleges in the eastern part of the United States including Princeton.

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Below a link to the website of Jill Moser:

Moser employs a variety of mediums in each of her works including oils, pastels, inks, and acrylics.



Artist of the moment………Daniel Zeller


Daniel Zeller is a wonderful abstract artist whose finished works resemble maps. Daniel Zeller was born in San Rafael, California in the year 1965. For his collegiate education the artist attended the University of Connecticut where he earned a B.F.A. in art and sculpture. Zeller went on to earn a M.F.A. also in art and sculpture from the University of Massachusetts.

Zeller uses many items in composing a work. Some of these include actual topographical maps, diagrams, graphs, and even satellite images. The artist says in his artistic statement he is trying to portray a three dimensional world on a flat surface.

In this clip we visit the studio of the artist:

In this clip we view a show featuring Daniel Zeller from 2013:

I enjoy the creative shapes used by the artist. His shapes that he uses with yellow and white give each of his work an Op Art feeling. If you enjoy the work of this artist be sure and check out my post on artist Julie Mehretu. She also uses a variety of influences including architecture in developing her abstract works.

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