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Artist of the moment…..Beverly “Bev” Doolittle

Bev Doolittle is a magnificent artist that I would call a mix of M.C. Escher and Bob Kuhn. Bev Doolittle was born in California in the year 1947. For her artistic education Doolittle attended the Art Center College of Design located in Los Angeles, California. She and her husband who was also a painter when the couple first started out, would travel the American Southwest both painting landscapes. Doolittle works mainly with watercolour. With the success of her career her husband gave up his quest of painting to concentrate on building his wife’s career. He was an integral part in marketing her talent.

Doolittle helps many charities and organizations through her art by illustrating books.

price range information; A few years ago I saw a piece sell for the high $200,000s. So many prints are available at various price ranges.

Doolittle has had a great successful career as an artist. She started off a wildlife and landscape painter traveling with her husband across the United States. Later she would come to add hidden faces and other images in her work with the traditional western genre painted landscape. Now well into her career and with a highly developed eye for where to hide certain items, some works contain as many as 17 different hidden portraits. If you were at all puzzled by where the hell Waldo was, this artist uses the same idea but in a more adult and very artistic way. I absolutely love her style.

In this clip a montage of works by Bev Doolittle.

A leading printmaker is the Greenwich Workshop. They handle many top artists including Howard Terpning, John Weiss, and of course Bev Doolittle. In this clip the artist breaks down a current print she is working on.

More images set to music:

When you do your next art project, try hiding something in your image in honor of Bev Doolittle!

Artist of the moment….Pavel Tchelitchew

Pavel Tchelitchew was a fantastic painter of the figure born in Russia in the year 1898 near Moscow, Russia in a city called Kaluga. His family was very wealthy and he didn’t attend school but was tutored privately.

When comparing his artistic career one artist that I profiled comes to mind, Erte, another Russian artist born in 1890. Both made great works of art in addition to designing theater sets and costumes.

In this clip a great montage of works by Tchelitchew. Its interesting to note that a theme in the 19th century was to paint figures that never made eye contact with the viewer. It makes for high emotional content as people are far more relaxed, people are more themselves, when they think no one is watching them.

In this clip more works from the master.

First U.S. show was in 1930 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York city.

For seven years worked for a magazine titled View which specialized in Surrealist paintings.

Included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Became a citizen of the United States in 1952.

Pavel Tchelitchew passed away in 1957 at the age of 58 years old.

The artist worked in many mediums. Gouache works range $5,000 to $75,000. Oils can range from the low six figures to $400,000. Watercolors range $10,000 to $80,000.  Works in ink range $1,000 to $8,000. Works in pencil cost $1,000 to $5,000.

Another artist that I am reminded when looking at his drawings is Bev Doolittle. Doolittle is a world famous best known for her cleverly hiding figures in trees and other various locales of the landscapes. Tchelitchew was superb at hiding animals in his landscapes if you look closely. I never thought of Doolittle as a Surrealist painter but here is a great montage showing how easily she hides figures and animals in her paintings.

 

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