Posts Tagged ‘abstract expressionist’

Artist of the moment…….Karen Schwartz



Karen Schwartz is an American painter renown for Abstract Expressionist style. Though she is perhaps best known for her abstract works, Schwartz is an excellent painter of landscapes and figurative works.

In this clip we catch up with our friend James Kalm for a show an interview featuring Karen Schwartz:

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The artist is currently based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Schwartz also has another professional career, that of a psychotherapist. She has worked at this profession for more than twenty five years.

I enjoy all of the artwork from this artist. Even her works dealing with the figure use interesting compositions and are quite abstract in their final presentation for the viewer.





Artist of the moment…….Mino Argento



Mino Argento is an Italian painter and collage artist renown for his Abstract style. Mino Argento was born in Rome, Italy in the year 1927.

Argento had a background as an architect before becoming an artist. He left Italy in order to further his art career. At that time in Italy figurative art was the preferred style of painting. The artist relocated to New York City.

Argento uses basic geometric shapes to form new dimensions on the canvas. He paints using mixed mediums on most surfaces including oils and acrylics.

Argento’s art reminds me of the kinetic and Op Artist from Venezuela, Carlos Cruz Diez. Both use simple shapes to create amazing layers of depth and light.

In this clip we view a variety of well known abstract painters including Mino Argento, whose work is shown at the 4:13 mark in the clip:

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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………William Baziotes



William Baziotes was an American abstract expressionist painter. William Baziotes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1912.

Baziotes attended the National Academy of Design located in New York City. After graduating he worked with the W.P.A., the Works Progress Administration.

In this clip a fantastic montage of works by William Baziotes:

The artist was among the first American painters to work in a Surrealist style.

Baziotes also taught at the collegiate level at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Hunter College, and New York University.

William Baziotes passed away in 1963.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors, oils, crayon, and gouache with prices range from $20,000 to $400,000.

The artist is part of the collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Guggenheim Museum of Art.

Baziotes had a wonderful talent for creating his own style of shapes that were not usually seen in abstract works.



Artist of the moment………..Theodoros Stamos




Theodoros Stamos was an American artist associated with the beginning of Abstract Expressionist painting in America. Theodoros Stamos was born in the year 1922.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $500,000. Stamos worked in acrylics, watercolor, and oils.

The artist was also a teacher at the collegiate level at Black Mountain College and Columbia University among others.

Below a closer look at some works by Theodoros Stamos:

In 1951 a famous photograph was taken featuring Abstract Expressionist painters. Stamos was the youngest artist of the group. The photograph appeared in “Life” magazine.

Theodoros Stamos passed away in 1997.

Stamos is part of prestigious collections including the Tel-Aviv Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

Stamos had a wonderful sense of color.




Artist of the moment………..Herman Cherry


Herman Cherry was an American artist renown for his abstract expressionist paintings. Herman Cherry was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the year 1909.

Cherry attended the Otis Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California. Cherry also studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City with Thomas Hart Benton. The artist also studied at the Art Student’s League of Los Angeles where he studied with Stanton MacDonald Wright.

After college the artist was employed by the Works Progress Administration and painted many murals. He would later travel to Mexico to see some of the murals painted by Diego Rivera and other notable Mexican artists.

The artist worked in oils and ink. He was also an author, writing a publishing a book on poetry.

Herman Cherry passed away in 1992.

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I enjoy the works that are abstract expressionist versions of landscapes such as the first image in the gallery, which is titled “Martha’s Vineyard.”


Artist of the moment………Peter Busa



Peter Busa was an American abstract expressionist painter. Peter Busa was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1914. The artist attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology located in Pittsburgh.

Busa also attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. The artist also studied with Hans Hofmann at his school.

The artist was included in the WPA (Federal Art Project)

Busa also taught at the collegiate level at Cooper Union, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and New York University located in New York City.

Peter Busa passed away in 1985.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, gouache, and mixed media. Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

I enjoy the artist’s great use of color.




Artist of the moment……….Edith Schloss



Edith Schloss was an expatriate American painter renown for her abstract expressionist art. Schloss worked as a painter, assemblage artist, and collage artist. The artist studied languages in several European countries before moving to the United States before World War 2.

Once in the United States the artist settled in New York City. She attended the Art Student’s League of New York and also Cooper Union College.

Edith Schloss was born in Offenbach, Germany in the year 1919.

Schloss was married to photographer and film producer Rudy Burckhardt. The marriage was short lived but the couple had a son. Schloss moved to Italy and enjoyed a lengthy career as a writer, though she still painted.

Schloss was known for being friends everyone who was important in the New York City art world.

Edith Schloss passed away in 2011. The artist was 92 years of age.

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Artist of the moment………Robert Natkin



Robert Natkin was an American painter renown for his Abstract Expressionist works. Robert Natkin was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1910. Natkin attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

His mother disapproved of his love of art. She encouraged his high school art teacher to flunk him in order to try and stop him from wanting to be an artist.

The artist liked to experiment with different ways of applying paint including using netting, stencils, and cloth.

Natkin married another American abstract artist named Judith Dolnick.

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

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $40,000.

The artist worked oils, gouache, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and was a prolific printmaker.

Robert Natkin passed away in 2010.

Below we visit a private chapel where one of Natkin’s paintings is installed:

The bright palette used by Natkin gives his works the feeling of happiness.


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