Posts Tagged ‘author’

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…….Jean Hugo

 

Jean Hugo was a French painter renowned for his quick sketches. Jean Hugo was born in Paris, France in the year 1894. Hugo comes from a long line of artists, his great grandfather was famed French romantic Victor Hugo. Jean Hugo’s father was named George. George Hugo was an author and painter. The black and white work of a man is self portrait by Jean Hugo.

Hugo is associated with the Modernist and Surrealist movements.

Hugo taught himself to draw, paint, and even write his own essays since he was a child.

Hugo himself was married twice and from his second marriage produced seven children, many went on to various artistic careers.

Jean Hugo passed away in 1984 at the age of 89 years old.

Many books written by Hugo and his relatives have to do with art.

Price range information : Works range from $10,000 to $320,000.

 

Artist of the moment…..Harland Miller

Harland Miller is fantastic contemporary artist known for his watercolour paintings featuring clever text. Harland Miller was born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom in the year 1964. Miller is a true artist, being a prolific writer and painter.

Miller has lived around the world from the United Kingdom, the New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States, and Germany.

Also a novelist, the artist received critical acclaim for a book telling the exploits of a young boy traveling around England with a David Bowie impersonator. The name of the book “Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty.”

Another book that seems perfect for modern times featured the story of a woman who had obsessive compulsive disorder. This is the disease where people can wash hands 1000s of times per day, or spend all day aligning objects so they are perfectly straight. This book is titled “First I was Afraid, I was petrified.”

price range information: Oils range from $25,000 to $81,000. Watercolours range $8,000 to $32,000.

Started his famous series of classic books from Penguin Publishing in 2001.

WRITER in residence at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Largely influenced by Edgar Allen Poe.

Harland Miller lives and works from London, England.

A clip for a show featuring many of the top British artists that started on April 1st of 2o13.  Harland Miller is found around 36 seconds into the clip.

In this clip Harland Miller talks about his travels to New York city.