Posts Tagged ‘ad reinhardt’

Artist of the moment……….Anne Truitt

 

 

Anne Truitt was an American artist renown for her minimalist sculptures. Anne Truitt was born in Easton, Maryland in the year 1921. Truitt attended college at Bryn Mawr where she earned a degree in psychology. She served as a nurse in World War 2.

After the war was finished she left the field of nursing and began sculpting figures.

Shortly after she began to work more abstractly producing the wood box sculptures with bright flat color we associate with Truitt. After applying the paint she sanded the surface, trying to remove any brush strokes.

Below we view a show featuring Anne Truitt from 2013 that features some monumental works from the 1970s. :

The artist also created pedestals and stands for her sculptures to sit on so that they appear to float in air and have a slight cast shadow.

Truitt also wrote three books over her lifetime that were journals that covered her life as an artist. Below an excerpt from one of her books:

Anne Truitt passed away in 2004 at the age of 83 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000. Truitt worked mainly with acrylics.

Its great that Truitt had the idea to write journals of a daily life as an artist. I hope more artists follow in her footsteps. Her minimalist sculptures remind me of the changing weather of the different seasons.

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Artist of the moment…….Ad Reinhardt

 

 

 

Ad (Adolf Frederick) Reinhardt was one of the first American abstract painters. Ad Reinhardt was born in Buffalo, New York in the year 1913.  At the beginning of his career the artist started working in a monochrome style working with using red.  This was followed by period of all blue paintings, and then black. The black paintings were produced during the 1960s, at the height of his art career.

From the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City, a closer look at the painting techniques employed by Ad Reinhardt:

Reindhardt was very well schooled having attended Columbia University, the National Academy of Design, the Institute of Fine Arts of New York, and the American Artists School.

Reinhardt taught at the Brooklyn College of art. One famous student of his was modernist sculptor Anne Truitt.

Reinhardt was part of the Works Progress Administration. For these works he painted in a realist style.

Ad Reinhardt passed away in 1967.

Below we catch up with our favorite art amigo, James Kalm, and visit a show celebrating the 100th birthday of Ad Reinhardt:

The artist worked in oils and watercolors.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Reinhardt was awesome at creating unique shapes in abstract works. When combined with his fantastic use of color the results are spectacular.

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