Posts Tagged ‘california college of the arts’

Artist of the moment……..Robert Carston Arneson

Robert Crane Arneson was a great artist who worked with ceramics but also an accomplished draftsman. Robert Arneson was born in Benecia, California in the year 1930. Arneson used himself as a model in much of his work.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. Arneson worked in pencil, watercolors, and ceramics.

In this clip we view a work titled the California Artist by Robert Arneson:

Arneson is associated with the Funk Art movement. This movement was similar to Pop Art in that everyday objects like fire hydrants and food (Claus Oldenburg) became popular subjects for artists of all mediums. Arneson was among the first Funk artists to work with ceramics.

For his artistic education Arneson attended the California College of the Arts located in Oakland, California. Arneson earned a M.F.A..

Arneson was also a professor at many colleges including Mills College and the University of California at Davis.

Robert Arneson passed away in 1992 from complications due to cancer.

In this clip we view a show at David Zwirner Galleries in New York City that took place in 2013:

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I love sculptures that make me smile, his artwork is perfect for that!


Artist of the moment…….Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos was an American artist born in Bozeman, Montana in the year 1924. Voulkos was a renown sculptor and taught many students who went onto professional careers including one of my favorite for both sculpting and wonderful prints of interiors, Ken Price. He was one of five children.

For his artistic education Voulkos attended Montana State University at Bozeman. Voulkos went on to earn his masters degree from the California College of the Arts.

Began his professional career by designing dinnerware.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $60,000.

Was the main architect of the art and ceramics program at Otis College located in Los Angeles, California.

Peter Voulkos also taught at the University of California at Berkeley.

In this clip we view a live demonstration from 1978 at the Kansas City Art Institute featuring Peter Voulkos. Interestingly  the artist would die of a heart attack after giving a live demonstration at Bowling Green University in 2002. The artist enjoyed performing and working with an audience.

Peter Voulkos passed away in 2002 at the age of 78 years old.

Peter Voulkos’ art is included in many prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, England.

In this clip a brief talk about the artist and some more of his works. Voulkos was inspired by abstraction in his sculpture.

And last we view a work that a collector is looking to sell.