Posts Tagged ‘columbus school of art and design’

Artist of the moment……..Bill Schenck


Bill Schenck is a wonderful artist working with the cowboy and western theme in a Pop Art style. Schenck was born in 1947.

Schenck attended the Columbus School of Art and Design located in Columbus Ohio. Schenck went on to earn a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.


Having seen Bill Schenck’s art in person I was most amazed with the color. So brilliant I thought the artist had used acrylics or M. Graham Walnut oil paint. If you visit the Denver Art Museum make sure and seek out paintings by Schenck.

Schenck is a prolific printmaker and in this clip we view many of his serigraph prints:

Price range information: Originals in oils can be found for $5,000 up to $25,000. No pricing available on prints.

The artist works in oils and occasionally acrylics.

Below a link to the website of Bill Schenck. Here you may also see additional works and also three books he has published about his art:



Artist of the moment…….Inka Essenhigh


Inka Essenhigh is a fantastic painter renown for her Surrealist work with the figure and other creatures and monsters. Inka Essenhigh was born in Bellafonte, Pennsylvania in the year 1969.

Essenhigh attended the Columbus School of Art and Design located in Columbus, Ohio.  The artist also studied at the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.


Here we visit a show from a few years back with our favorite art critic, James Kalm!

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Essenhigh, like many artists featured here, is also married to an artist named Steve Mumford. Both husband and wife attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Below is an example Steve Mumford’s style.


What I enjoy most about this wonderful artistic family, their composition skills. As for Essenhigh, she paints every subject superbly, but her trees have a great sense of lighting and the artist uses wonderful greens that don’t overpower her landscapes.

Price range information: Essenhigh works in oils and is also a printmaker. Prints start at $10,000 and originals can reach up to $250,000.






Artist of the moment……Aminah Robinson

Aminah Robinson is an African American artist born in Columbus, Ohio in the year 1940. For his collegiate education Aminah Robinson attended what is now the Columbus College of Art and Design. Robinson is a painter, printmaker, and sculptor. Her sculpture work is made up from an idea she got as a child, everything could be an art material and to make your own materials if need be. She refers to her  works as made out of “hogmawg.” Some materials used include mud, grease, glue, and natural dyes.

I enjoy the exaggerated hand she uses in many of her figures. The viewer can easily get an idea as to how hard it must have been to be a hard laborer, working in the cotton or tobacco fields of the South.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip we go to the home studio of Aminah Robinson:

What a remarkable artist! I compare her works to the great Betye Saar. I enjoy her use of mixed media such as buttons in  her artwork!

Below a brief biography about Robinson with more of her artwork: