Posts Tagged ‘Academie Julien’

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…….Susan Weil


Susan Weil is perhaps known as the wife of artist Robert Rauschenberg, but Susan Weil is also a wonderful artist herself. Susan Weil was born in the year 1930 in New York City. Susan Weil creates wonderful dimensional works in addition to creating prints and she also produced books of her drawings.

Weil studied at the Academie Julian located in Paris. Weil also studied with the previous post, Morris Kantor at the Art Students League of New York City. Weil also attended Black Mountain College of Art.

It was while attending the Black Mountain College of Art she met and would fall in love with painter Robert Rauschenberg. The couple had one child from this marriage. The couple were married in 1950 and divorced in 1953.

I enjoy her creative use of perspective in her work. She takes a cue from the Cubists in painting or working with the same subject from multiple angles and viewpoints.

In this clip we view a show from 2013:

Weil has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

A great interview with Susan Weil here:

price range information: Sorry none available.

If you enjoy looking at dimension in art, be sure and check out the work of artist Patrick Hughes. Hughes uses forced perspective to get wonderful depth in his work.





Artist of the moment…….Jacques Villon

Jacques Villon was born in Damville, Eure, France in the year 1875. He was encouraged to practice art by his grandfather. His name at birth was Gaston Emile Duchamp. The artist came from a family full of artistic output and he was the brother to Marcel Duchamp, famous for his sculpture and paintings. Suzanne Duchamp-Crott who was a renown painter was a sister. And another brother was Raymond Duchamp-Crotti.  Not only was Villon a fantastic painter, but he was a tremendous draftsman and printmaker. For his artistic education took art in college in addition to law studies. Villon briefly attended the Academie Julien located in Paris, France.

In addition I must add that the point of Cubism was to take something, and make it more abstract. When I first came to the art world I didn’t have as much respect for this type of work, but now find it spectacular. In a traditional still life you just put a vase of flowers in front of you and just paint it. But in “Cubist” style you draw the same vase and flowers, but from multiple viewpoints. Once you see the meaning behind a technique, it becomes much more brilliant.

Jacques Villon moved to Paris to attend college and enrolled as a law student. His father allowed him to study art in college, but he had to continue to study law as well.

The artist changed his name to separate him siblings. He chose the name Villon as it refers to the French poet named Francois Villon.

In this clip below we see many works by Gaston Emile Duchamp also known as Jacques Villon. A large selection of prints are included:

He started his career by drawing and illustrating for newspapers and magazines and also working on posters.

Villon worked for the army during World War 1 as a cartographer, a person who draws maps.

Villion and his brothers started their own group, the Puteaux Group. The group dealt with artists of all mediums who worked in a Cubist or Orphism style.

At auction works by Villon have broken the one million dollar barrier.

Jacques Villon passed away in 1963 at the age of 87 years old.