Posts Tagged ‘Art Students League New York City’

Artist of the moment………..Theodoros Stamos




Theodoros Stamos was an American artist associated with the beginning of Abstract Expressionist painting in America. Theodoros Stamos was born in the year 1922.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $500,000. Stamos worked in acrylics, watercolor, and oils.

The artist was also a teacher at the collegiate level at Black Mountain College and Columbia University among others.

Below a closer look at some works by Theodoros Stamos:

In 1951 a famous photograph was taken featuring Abstract Expressionist painters. Stamos was the youngest artist of the group. The photograph appeared in “Life” magazine.

Theodoros Stamos passed away in 1997.

Stamos is part of prestigious collections including the Tel-Aviv Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City.

Stamos had a wonderful sense of color.




Artist of the moment………..Herman Cherry


Herman Cherry was an American artist renown for his abstract expressionist paintings. Herman Cherry was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the year 1909.

Cherry attended the Otis Art Institute located in Los Angeles, California. Cherry also studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City with Thomas Hart Benton. The artist also studied at the Art Student’s League of Los Angeles where he studied with Stanton MacDonald Wright.

After college the artist was employed by the Works Progress Administration and painted many murals. He would later travel to Mexico to see some of the murals painted by Diego Rivera and other notable Mexican artists.

The artist worked in oils and ink. He was also an author, writing a publishing a book on poetry.

Herman Cherry passed away in 1992.

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I enjoy the works that are abstract expressionist versions of landscapes such as the first image in the gallery, which is titled “Martha’s Vineyard.”


Artist of the moment………..George L.K. Morris



George Lovett Kingsland Morris was an American abstract whose works emphasized hard edges shapes and vivid color. George Morris was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1905.

The family of Morris had a great deal of money and the artist attended the best schools graduating from Yale University.

Morris studied the Art Student’s League of New York City. He was first a traditional artist and then came to the more modern movements of abstraction and cubism after moving to Paris and studying with such luminaries as Fernand Leger.

The artist worked as a painter and sculptor.

Morris was a founding member and president of the American Abstract Artists Group.

George Morris and another passenger were killed in an auto accident that happened in 1975. His wife was also in the accident and was severely injured.

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Morris is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

What I enjoy most about this artist was his ideas about abstract art. Morris believed that the shapes used as a basis for abstract could be found anywhere and could be unusual shapes such as a leak of a pipe and the pattern of the dripping water.



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:

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.




Artist of the moment……Emilio Sanchez



Emilio Sanchez was a Cuban artist renown for his depictions of Latin American and Caribbean architecture. Emilio Sanchez was born in Camaguey, Cuba in the year 1921. Sanchez came to the United States in 1944. The artist settled in New York City and attended the Art Student’s League of New York.

Sanchez was a painter and printmaker. His specialty was to isolate a door or window and use a variety of colors and patterns that give these works Pop Art and Warholish feel.

Emilio Sanchez passed away in 1999.

Below we visit a show that took place at Southern Illinois University:

What I enjoy most about this artist’s work is his shadows. I am reminded of American painter Robert Townsend, who often uses watercolor as his medium of choice. He gets wonderful lighting effects from using many light layers of paint that aren’t always picked up when seen digitally. This artist was very bold in his shadow shapes often times repeating a geometric shape seen elsewhere in the composition.

I enjoy his landscapes for their minimalist feel. Often Sanchez concentrated on the outline of the buildings against the sky and left out the windows of the buildings altogether.

His use of basic geometric shapes help to give his work a great sense of depth.

Price range information: The artist worked in watercolors and oils which can range from $4,000 to $30,000. Sanchez also produced lithographs which can range from $1,000 to $5,000.



Artist of the moment……….Carlos Raquel Rivera



Carlos Raquel Rivera was a fantastic poster artist and printmaker.  Carlos Raquel Rivera was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico in the year 1923. Rivera attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist flourished in the 1950s and 1960s as his work was heavily sought after for posters and commercial art.

His works were also used to push political ideas and agendas.

Carlos Rivera passed away in 1999.

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Carlos Raquel Rivera, like most poser artist, had a wonderful sense of design and use of color. The poster artist are among my favorite because they have mastered not only visual art, but most were excellent at designing and working with various letter forms.


Artist of the moment……….Andrew Michael Dasburg


Andrew Michael Dasburg was an American artist renown or his cubist style of landscape painting. Andrew Dasburg was born in Paris, France in the year 1887.

His father passed away at an early age and he and his mother moved to the United States in 1892.

Dasburg attended the Art Student’s League of New York City.

In 1909 Dasburg visited Paris, France and became influenced by the Modernist art movement.

From the Antiques Roadshow on P.B.S. we view an appraisal of a wonderful landscape by Dasburg executed in pastel:

Dasburg was a participant in the famed 1913 Armory Show in New York City. The first show of Modernist art in the United States.

Having visited New Mexico a few times previously, Dasburg moved to Sante Fe permanently in 1921.

Dasburg passed away in 1979 at the age of 92 years old.

The artist is part of the collection of the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum.

Price range information:  The artist worked in oils, watercolor, and pastel. Prices range from $10,000 to $100,000.

I enjoy the landscape designs of this artist very much. We must remember that Cubist painting involves painting an image from many different view points. So one house or two houses may in fact look like a city when the painting is finished. New Mexico at that time was known for his vastness and emptiness of space.


Artist of the moment………Donald Holden


Donald Holden is an American painter of the landscape born in Los Angeles, California in the year 1931. Holden didn’t attend any premier art schools studying only at the Art Student’s League of New York City. Ever since a very young boy Holden enjoyed visiting the many museums and galleries of New York City.

Holden is an acclaimed art critic and has authored 20 books including a book about the work of the artist Whistler.

In this clip we view Donald Holden at work in one of his watercolor paintings of the Yellowstone National Park forest fires. His very bold and direct landscapes remind me of watercolor master John Pike:

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The artist has a sense of design that reminds me of the great Japanese woodblock artists. In many works the artist uses only two colors in his works. This makes the viewer grow more emotionally attached to his landscapes.


Artist of the moment……..Charles Shaw


Charles Shaw was an American painter renown for his abstract paintings. Charles Shaw was born in the year 1892. His family was quite wealthy, but he was raised by his from an early age as he parents died when he was still a youngster. Shaw was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group.


The artist attended Yale University located in New Haven, Connecticut. Shaw also studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City. He was able to study with Thomas Hart Benton and George Luks.

Shaw was not only a painter, but a great writer as well.

Charles Shaw passed away in 1974.

Shaw is part of many prominent museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of Art both  located in  New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 for a lithograph to $75,000 original in oils.



Artist of the moment……Raoul Hague


Raoul Hague was a wonderful sculptor renown or his abstract works made of wood that often have the torso as the subject matter. Raoul Hague was born in Constantinople, Turkey in the year 1904.

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The artist was well schooled attending the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Hague also studied at the Beaux Arts School of Design located in New York City and the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Raoul Hague is associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement.

The artist was in his mid fifties when he had his first solo show.

Raoul Hague passed away in 1993  at the age of 88 years of age.

For much of his working career the artist was based out of Woodstock, New York.

What a wonderful style he had working with the torso as the subject matter but using wood which has fun repeating patterns and lines. Its as if we as viewers get a couple of works of art with the wood and with the torso!





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