Posts Tagged ‘abstract expressionist’

Artist of the moment……..Ted Waddell


Ted Waddell is a wonderful painter from Montana renown for his paintings featuring horses painted in an abstract style. Ted Waddell was born in Billings, Montana in the year 1941.

For his collegiate education the artist studied at many institutions including Eastern Montana College and the Brooklyn Museum School of Art. Waddell went on to earn a M.F.A. from Wayne State University located in Detroit, Michigan.

Waddell has owned a working ranch for much of his painting career. Its easy to see his fondness of the rancher and lifestyle.

The artist is associated with the Abstract or Abstract Expressionist groups.

Here we see part 1 of a great interview with Theordore Waddell:

The artist has also taught at the collegiate level at the University of Montana.

price range information: Sorry none available. The artist paints in watercolor, gouache, and oils. Many times the artist uses mixed media in his work.



Artist of the moment……Stanley William Hayter



Stanley William Hayter was a British artist renown for his abstract paintings. Stanley William Hayter was born in Hackney, London, England in the year 1901. Hayter was very smart attending King’s College located in London where he studied geology and chemistry. After his collegiate career finished the artist moved to Africa working for a large oil company.

Hayter got stricken by malaria and had to leave his post abroad. Whilst he recovered he had a great show of his work, and his artistic career was born!

Stanley William Hayter studied briefly at the Academie Julien located in Paris, France.

In this clip we view some great works of art by Hayter:

His father was also a professional artist, painter William Hayter.

Stanley William Hayter passed away in 1988 at the age of 86 years old.

The artist also taught printmaking at his famed school, Atelier 17. Many artists learned the print from this master including Mark Rothko. Hayter’s specialty was engraving.

Stanley William Hayter has had many shows at the Tate and is part of their permanent collection.

Here we visit the studio of Stanley Hayter in 1983:

Hayter became both an OBE and CBE,  Officer of British Empire and Commander of British Empire.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. Hayter produced a great deal of engravings.


Artist of the moment……..Otto Nebel

Otto Nebel was a wonderful abstract artist born in Berlin, Germany in the year 1892. Nebel was a genius at using text in his work. Nebel was not only a painter, but also a prolific printmaker who specialized in making linocuts and also made a large body of work in collage. Nebel also studied the art of painting on the reverse side of glass, an extremely popular regional form of art.

Nebel started off as an engineer and was a participant in the first World War. After being held captive for more than one year, Nebel wanted no more to do with war or its ideology. He wanted to become an artist.

If you enjoy the work of this artist be sure and check out artists Otto Dix and Georg Grosz.

The artist also tried without success, to run his own wall paper producing company. In the end Nebel designed many different types of wall paper.

Otto Nebel passed away in 1973.

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Artist of the moment……….John Opper

John Opper was an American painter associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. John Opper was born in the year 1908.

For his artistic education Opper attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Chicago Academy of Art. Whilst in school and at the beginning years of his career Opper worked in a realist style. Opper began working in an abstract style after studying with famed painter Hans Hoffmann.

The artist was the recipient of many fellowships and grants including the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Opper was a long tenured professor at New York University.

John Opper passed away in 1964.

I enjoy Opper’s work with the vertical stripes the best! Opper thought that the 1930s was a great time for American art. With programs like the Works Progress Administration it made other artists get together and the whole artistic community was buzzing.


Artist of the moment……Tom Savage

Tom Savage is a wonderful artist who works in an Abstract Expressionist style. Tom Savage was born in the year 1953. His works include many mediums including graphite, oils, and acrylics.

Savage is included in many prominent collections including the Tuscon Museum of Art.

Price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $10,000.

In this clip a brief biography about the artist:

If you enjoy his work be sure and check out Colorado artist Homare Ikeda.


Artist of the moment……Perle Fine


Perle Fine was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1905. For her artistic education Fine attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. She also studied with famed Abstract painter Hans Hofmann.

For much of career Fine was based out of East Hampton, New York.

price range information: Works range from $6,000 to $25,000. Fine worked as a printmaker and worked in watercolor and oils.


In this clip we view some great works by Perle Fine:

Perle Fine passed away in 1988 at the age of 83 years old.

I enjoy the sense of design used by the artist. Her style is abstract, but very organized and some works have a wonderful Op Art feel to them.




Artist of the moment……Mark Tobey

Mark Tobey was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in Centerville, Wisconsin in the year 1890. His family moved to Chicago when he was in his middle teens and the artist took some courses at the Art Institute of Chicago. Early in his career the artist included the figure in his work and he also spent time as a portrait artist.

Tobey ended up attending the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied with famed painter Frank Zimmerman. After college the artist worked many years in the fashion industry as a designer.

Tobey loved to travel and visited many locations across the globe including Mexico,Israel, China, Japan, and much of Europe.

Over his lifetime the artist also studied languages including Persian and Arabic. The artist also took classes on calligraphy.

Winner of a Guggenheim International award.

Mark Tobey passed away in 1976.

price range information: Tobey was an avid printmaker and lithographs can be found starting at $2,000 to originals in oils or gouache which can hit $400,000.

His most renowned works are what are called his  “White Writing” series which are calligraphic strokes over an abstract base. Many works were made using gouache and watercolor.

In this clip we view some great works by Mark Tobey:

Mark Tobey is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Tate of London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Artist of the moment…..Ansei Uchima


Ansei Uchima is a modern printmaker born in Stockton, California in the year 1921. Uchima grew up in Los Angeles, but as his father had desired moved to Tokyo Japan where he would study architecture. World War 2 cut his studies short however. Uchima was a pioneer of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Uchima studied the Japanese style of printmaking. It was whilst working as a translator for an art collector he became aware of the sosaku hanga movement and immediately set about to start producing his prints entirely by himself.

Uchima was based out of New York City for much of his career.

Uchima enjoyed using a special Japanese paper made by master papermaker I. Iwano.

Ansei Uchima passed away in 2000.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a wonderful style of abstract art, especially his works that seem to float on the surface.




Artist of the moment…….John Altoon


John Altoon was born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1925. Altoon attended many art institutions located in Los Angeles including the Otis Art Institute, the Chouinard Art Institute, and the Art Center For Design located in Los Angeles.

Altoon was renown for his art which is similar to Richard Diebenkorn, in that Altoon painted very abstract works. Some are pure abstract works whilst some are abstracted views of nature and the figure.

Altoon, like Diebenkorn, did a well received series of the coastline that could be compared to the Ocean Park series of Diebenkorn. Atloon also liked to work plant shapes.

The artist was renowned for being the life of the party, pushing the limits, and had many friends.

Altoon suffered from emotional distress and was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Eventually after seeing a good doctor Altoon was able to overcome his problems before passing away from a heart attack in 1969.

Altoon was married two times in his life.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000.


Artist of the moment……Howard Mehring


Howard Mehring was born in the year 1931. Mehring is associated with the Washington Color Field School.

For his artistic education Mehring attended Wilson’s Teacher’s College earning a bachelors degree. Mehring also attended the  Catholic University American National Institute for the Arts and Letters, located in Washington D.C. where he studied under Kenneth Noland.

Mehring painted in an abstract manner with loose brushwork before switching to a more hard edged style of painting.

Mehring is included in the Museum of Modern Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Howard Mehring passed away in 1978.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. The artist worked with oils and acrylics sometimes using a special magna acrylic paint.




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