Posts Tagged ‘antiques roadshow’

Artist of the moment………..Charles Partridge Adams

 

 

 

Charles Partridge Adams was an American landscape painter renown for his images of Colorado. Charles Adams was born in Franklin, Massachusetts in the year 1858. His family moved west to Denver in 1876 and within a year he found employment at a bookstore.

Adams is considered by many historians to be the best Colorado landscape painter in history. One of Adams favorite subjects were the wonderful snow covered peaks of Colorado. Other popular locations he painted include Massachusetts and Colorado.

One of his first teachers was named Helen Chain, she was a student of the famed painter George Inness. The artist studied with various teachers for brief periods of time, but he didn’t attend a formal artistic academy and remained largely self taught. He honed his skills by going on camping trips, for as long as  three months, where he just sketched and painted the local landscapes.

Charles Partridge Adams passed away in 1942.

In this clip we view an appraisal of a painting by Adams seen on my favorite television show, the Antiques Roadshow!:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2365292850/

Price range information: Adams painted in watercolors, gouache, and oils. Prices range from $10,000 to $100,000.

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Artist of the moment………Charles Warren Eaton

 

Charles Warren Eaton was an American painter who worked in a tonalist style. Charles Warren Eaton was born in Albany, New York in the year 1857. Eaton was renown for his landscapes and for his depictions of eastern white pine trees.

His family was not well off financially and young Charles began working at the age of nine.

A friend took a painting class and this inspired Charles Warren Eaton to become a painter. He moved to New York City at the age of twenty two and would attend the Art Student’s League and also the National Academy of Design.

Eaton worked in oils and was also a master painter of watercolor and produced a small number of lithographs and pastel works. He was an original member of the American Watercolor Society.

The artist’s career ended quietly and with few sales due to the economic tough times in America which included the Great Depression.

Charles Warren Eaton passed away in 1937.

Below we view a painting by Eaton that get’s an appraisal on the Antique’s Roadshow:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A27.html

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

If you enjoy tonalist paintings check out my posts on artists Granville Redmond and Russell Chatham.

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Artist of the moment…..Joseph Whiting Stock

Joseph Whiting Stock was an American artist renown for his work with portraits, especially oilograms as they were known, paintings of dead people and in particular children. Joseph Whiting Stock was born in 1815, some reports say 1818, in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.

price range information: Most works priced $20,000 to $70,000 and worked in oils and pastels.

What I enjoy most about Stock is that he had to overcome tremendous obstacles just to get by, and yet he persisted in being an artist.  The artist was horribly injured when he was eleven and this accident made him a paraplegic. The artist had a special wheelchair to allow him to travel about to paint.

Below a great clip from my favorite the wonderful Antiques Roadshow. A guest appears with a painting she thought was by another artist. In the end it turns out to be by J.W. Stock.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/201203A34.html

Never married.

He did keep a journal that I highly recommend for funny insights.

I like to think of Stock as a Victorian era painter for his attention to the way he painted carpets, furniture, children holding small objects, and pets.

Stock was self taught and is sometimes classified in the folk art or primitive art genre.

For his bread and butter income of the oilograms, Stock would spend the winter prepping canvases. He might paint the crib and all but the face. Later he would be asked to do  a commissioned work he would already have 90% of the work finished!

I also think of Stock as a precursor to the hand and foot painters of modern times. People who overcome tremendous difficulties with their motor skills just to make art.

Stock passed away in 1855 at the age of forty after contracting the disease tuberculosis.

 

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