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Artist of the moment……..Beverly Pepper


Beverly Pepper is an American sculptor renown for her minimalist style. Beverly Pepper was born Beverly Stoll in New York City in the year 1922.

Below we visit a show featuring Beverly Pepper that took place in 2012:

She was married to a writer.

Pepper enjoyed art from a very young age and was admitted to the Pratt Institute at the age of sixteen years of age. She also attended the Art Student’s League of New York and Brooklyn College. Pepper also studied in Paris at the Grand Chaumiere.

Pepper began to work with wood and then switched to steel and metal. She was very innovative in her use of materials.

In her later years she has become more of a land artist with works that include geometric shapes of grass alongside steel shapes. A wonderful mix of colors, textures, and shapes.

Price range information: Non public sized works can be found from $10,000 to $100,000. These includes works in graphite, etchings, collages, and small bronzes.



Artist of the moment…….Laurent De Brunhoff

De Brunhoff comes from a very artistic family, his father Jean De Brunhoff and his mother came up with the idea of Babar the elephant. His mother made the stories for her children who were 4 and 5 years old at the time. The children convinced their father, who wan illustrator and artist to try and get his books published. Before passing away in the mid 1930s Jean published several books dealing with Babar.

Laurent De Brunhoff worked with his father as a colorist for some of his later books featuring Babar. Laurent went on to learn his father’s drawing style and produce more books of Babar and other characters he developed on his own.

For his artistic education Laurent De Brunhoff  attended the Academie de la Grand Chaumiere.

Most works comprised by Brunhoff for Babar are done with gouache and india ink.

In this clip Laurent De Brunhoff talks more about the wonderful stories of Babar!:

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $10,000.  Brunhoff has worked in oils and done many prints over the years.

Babar was a great part of my childhood!