Posts Tagged ‘Art Students League New York City’

Artist of the moment…….Thomas Eldred


Thomas Eldred was an American painter born in Climax ,  Michigan in the year 1903. Eldred attended college where he studied economics as his school of choice had no art program. Eldred would go on to attend the Art Institute of Chicago followed by the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Eldred was also a teacher. He worked from a grant from the Federal Works Project as a teacher.

Thomas Eldred passed away in 1993.

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Thomas Eldred also studied with previous post Stanley William Hayter’s academy which was named Atelier 17.

I enjoy the shapes made by this artist. His images have a wonderful sense of fluidity and movement.


Artist of the moment…….William Thon

William Thon was a wonderful American artist renowned for his landscape paintings which were painted in an abstract manner. William Thon was born in the year 1906 in New York City. For his artistic education Thon studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Thon was also enlisted in the Navy during the Second World War.

In this clip we view a great montage of works by William Thon:

The artist was also a professor at Ohio State University.

William Thon passed away in 2000.

price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $15,000. Thon worked mainly in watercolors, but also produced oils and works in pastel.

What a great mix of abstraction and reality! Thon used his artistic license very well!


Artist of the moment…….Morris Kantor


Morris Kantor was born in Minsk, Russia in the year 1896. His family emigrated to the United States in 1906. Kantor painted in many styles including Futurist, Modernist, and Cubist styles. I enjoy his works most that are portraits done in a manner that is very expressive when it comes to the viewer regarding the emotions of the sitter.

The photograph in the gallery is the artist himself.

For his artistic education Kantor attended the Independent School of Art which was based out of New York City. The school closed down long ago.

Kantor also taught at the Art Student’s League of New York City and Cooper Union College also located in New York City.

Kantor was also involved in the governments WPA program.

Morris Kantor passed away in 1974.

The artist is part of many public and private collections including the Smithsonian.

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This artist I could also classify as a Social Realist painter. Like many artists who worked in the 1920s and 1930s Kantor possessed a great talent for capturing the emotions of people.

Another artist able to capture the gloomy feelings of people was the great Kathe Kolwitz.



Artist of the moment……Stephen Pace


Stephen Pace was an American painter renowned for his abstract style. Stephen Pace was born in Charleston, Missouri in the year 1918. The artist’s parents owned a ran their farm and a grocery store. For his artistic education Pace didn’t study art until his late teen years. At this time he was able to study privately with painter Robert Lahr.

Pace enlisted in the Army and served during World War 2. He was injured and was able to meet some of Paris finest artists in Pablo Picasso and his friends after being sent to the hospital.

After his discharge from the Army Pace moved to Mexico where he studied art in the central part of the country. Upon meeting American artist Milton Avery Pace headed for New York City.

Pace also studied with Hans Hofmann.

price range information: Pace worked in watercolors and oils with prices ranging from $10,000 to $80,000.

In New York City Pace found his way as an Abstract Expressionist painter.

Stephen Pace passed away in 2010 at the age of 91 years old.

Though his abstract works are great, I am just fascinated by his work with the figure. The figure is very abstract but has a great animated and lifelike feel to them.





Artist of the moment…….Louis Ribak

Louis Ribak was born in Ruzhany, Belarus in the year 1902. Ribak was a painter of landscapes but was a social painter and also an abstract artist.  His family moved to the United States before he was a teenager and settled in New York City.

For his artistic education Ribak attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts and also the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Ribak served for the United States Army in World War 2. It was discovered he had asthma so Ribak was released from the Army and settled down in New Mexico for health reasons.

Louis Ribak passed away in 1979.

Price range information: Ribak worked in oils and gouache. Prices range from $1,000 to $10,000.

His wife was also an artist, her name was Beatrice Mandelman. She will be an upcoming post!


Artist of the moment……..Adolph Gottlieb


Adolph  Gottlieb was an abstract painter and printmaker born in New York City in the year 1903.

For his artistic education Gottlieb attended the famed New York  City Art Students League where he studied with painter John Sloan. Gottleib took courses at the Cooper Union College of Art and the Parson’s School of Design. Gottlieb also studied at the Grand Chaumiere located in Paris, France.


Gottleib was part of a group of painters called the Group of Ten who all enjoyed working in an abstract manner. The group was made in 1935.

Elected to the American Institute of Arts and Letters.

Gottleib suffered a stroke in 1970, which caused the loss of the right side of his body. Gottleib learned to paint with his left arm and hand before passing away in 1974.

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In the clip below a great selection of works by Gottlieb including some photographs of the artist:



Artist of the moment…….Nicholas Krushenick


Nicholas Krushenick was born in New York City in the year 1929. Krushenick is associated with the Pop Art and Abstract  movements.Before going to college Krushenick signed up to fight in World War 2.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 which includes prints and collages to original acrylics which can fetch as much as $100,000.

For his artistic education Krushenick attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. Krushenick also attended the Hans Hoffman School of Art.

Krushenick was a professor at the University of Maryland for parts of three decades, the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

In this clip we tag along with our art loving amigo James Kalm to a show featuring Nicholas Krushenick:


Artist of the moment…….William Brice

William Brice was born in New York City in the year 1921. Brice was renown for his wonderful blend of abstract and figurative works. Brice worked in many mediums including printmaking, oils, ink, charcoal, and pastel.

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His mother was a well known actress and radio personality  named Fannie Brice. Below a picture of his mother.


The artist’s father had a tough life. He enjoyed gambling and sometimes ripped people off with various schemes in order to gamble.

As his mother made good money acting William Brice had a private art teacher in his early years. The artist enjoyed the paintings of Picasso and Matisse. I can easily see Matisse coming into play for his great use of color. Brice when on to study at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Later the artist would attend the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Brice had his first solo show at the age of 26 years of age at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

In this clip we view a collection of 25 years of drawings from Brice and hear about his influence on another  artist:

The artist was also a teacher in Los Angeles working for the Jepsen Art Institute and then U.C.L.A.

Brice passed away at the age of 86 years of age in 2008.


Artist of the moment…….Louise K. Stone

Louise K. Stone was born in Findlay, Ohio in the year 1902. Stone was an abstract painter who worked with basic geometric shapes and great color.

For his artistic education Louise Stone attended the Cincinnati Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. Stone also took classes at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist also studied in Germany with Hans Hoffman.

Louise K. Stone passed away in 1984.

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Artist of the moment……George Byron Browne

George Byron Browne was an American artist renown for his abstract paintings and his drive to put the American Abstract movement on the international art scene.

George Byron Browne was born in Yonkers, New York in the year 1907. He would later drop the name George. Browne was inspired by the Cubist paintings and an artist he admired a great deal was the abstract painter Joan Miro.

For his artistic education Browne attended the National Academy of Design located in New York City. In addition he took lessons at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Browne was also a teacher at the Art Student’s League of New York.

The artist also participated in the WPA program. His murals were among the first murals to be painted in an abstract manner.

George Byron Browne passed away in 1961.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $40,000. The artist worked in pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, and oils.

I really enjoy his use of color and abstract shapes with great design skills.


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