Posts Tagged ‘city college of new york’

Artist of the moment……….Garry Winogrand



Garry Winogrand was an American photographer best known for his images of daily American life and New York City in the 1960s. Garry Winogrand was born in the year 1928.

The artist grew up in the Bronx and both of his parents worked in the apparel industry. Winogrand served in the United States Air Force and then attended college studying painting at the City College of New York. Winogrand also studied photography at Columbia University.

Winogrand also took a class from a previous post, Alexey Brodovitch.

In this clip we view some great photographs of people who at the time are as emotional as humans can be:

The artist was the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and also the National Endowment for the Arts. He was also a highly sought after teacher and served as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

Winogrand enjoyed shooting street images and spent most of his career in New York City, although he did shoot images of Los Angeles.

Garry Winogrand passed away in 1984.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000.

The artist had a great knack for capturing the moment, WITHOUT PHOTOSHOP or any other digital technlogy. The lack of color gives the viewer a raw sense of emotion from the subjects.

If you enjoy street photography especially that of New York City be sure and read my previous posts on Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander.


Artist of the moment…………Max Yavno


Max Yavno was an American photography who is renown for his images of life in the Western region of the United States and Los Angeles and San Francisco in particular.

Max Yavno was born in New York in the year 1911. Yavno attended the City College of New York.  The artist went on to earn a masters degree from Columbia University where he studied finance and political science.

In this clip a montage of works by Max Yavno:

Yavno is known for his street scenes of Los Angeles. Yavno documented the West coast in a similar manner that Paul Strand captured New York City not only with photographs, but with his 1920 movie titled “Manhatta.”

Yavno did was employed by the Works Progress Administration.

The artist served in the United States Army during World War 2. After the war he opened up his own shop where he specialized in landscape photography.

Max Yavno passed away in 1985 from complications he got from falling whilst taking a shower.

Price range information: Most works available from $4,000 to $50,000.

Yavno was known for his images of San Francisco, which include a street car being turned around manually, and for his images of the famed Muscle Beach. These images remind me of another New York City photographer who captured many of the unique people of the Big Apple,  Diane Arbus.


Artist of the moment……….Seymour Boardman



Seymour Boardman was a wonderful abstract artist born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1921. Over his career the artist worked in many styles usually with color, but in the 1970s he worked in black and white. In the late 70s and 80s Boardman focused on rectangular shapes with vivid color.

Boardman attended the City College of New York City.

The artist served in the United States Air Force during the Second World War. He was badly injured and as a result had some paralysis of his arm and shoulder. After being granted a medical discharge from service Boardman enrolled at Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France. Boardman also attended the Academie De La Grand Chaumiere, and studied with Fernand Leger.

Boardman moved back to the United States where he studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist is part of the Guggenheim and Whitney Museum collections.

Seymour Boardman passed away in 2005 at the age of 84 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What another great use of color and shapes!







Artist of the moment……George Sugarman

George Sugarman was an American artist who was a great draftsman, painter, collage artist, and sculptor. George Sugarman was born in the year 1912.

Sugarman also served in the Navy during the second World War. Sugarman attended the City College of New York. In later years the artist would also study the Cubist art movement with a French painter in Paris.

His style is not easy to categorize. Sugarman enjoyed playing with shapes and repeating patterns. For me I compare his work to the Op- Art movement and artists like the great Bridget Riley or Victor Vasarely.

Sugarman was renown for his very large sculptures that were made of wood or metal and then painted.

In this clip we view some of the large public sculptures that Sugarman was renown for. The artist created fantastic shapes in these works:

George Sugarman passed away in 1999.

Price range information: Sorry none available.