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Merry Christmas……………Christmas Art!

Let’s have a look at  some of the wonderful artwork that has been made over the years to celebrate Christmas.

We begin with Russian based artist 0331C and MOW and this wonderful tree for its scale and color.


And here we have some works made by Andy Warhol. If you are looking for a book to purchase with your gift card that you received a great idea is a book of holiday cards made by Andy over the years for the Tiffany company.

And the master Norman Rockwell!


In this clip we take a look at a wonderful incident that occurred in 1914. It was World War 1 and the men from two different countries put down their guns for one night of peace and celebrated Christmas.

This was made into a wonderful movie and here we see the street art interpretation. The street art is from London and Berlin. The war story featured soldiers from France, Scotland, and Germany. The movie is called Joyeux Noel and I enjoyed it! The clip is from the Telegraph U.K. :

And Frederick Hammersley, like Warhol also designed holiday greeting cards for others.

And representing the street art movement, Mr. Brainwash.

To close with we look at the next artist who will be featured, Isaac Cordal.


Merry Christmas, a belated Happy Hanukkah, and Season’s Greeting to everyone!


Artist of the moment…….Frederick Hammersley

Frederick Hammersley was an American painter who became renown for his hard edged abstract works.  Hammersley, in conjunction with other California painters such as the aforementioned Lorser Feitelson, Karl Benjamin, and John McLaughlin  were part of a 1959 show that was a break through period for hard edged abstraction. This brought the artist international critic acclaim.

Hammersley was born in the year 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father worked for the government’s Department of the Interior.

Hammersley was well schooled in his artistic education attending  the University of Idaho located in Pocatello, Idaho. He also attended the Chouinard Art School. His stints in school were interrupted by World War II. Hammersley took advantage of his station in armed forces and attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France. The artist also attended Jepsen Art School.

The artist also taught at Jepsen Art School, Pomona College, and the University of New Mexico. He quit his job at the University of New Mexico to start painting full time.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000. The artist produced original paintings in oils and was an avid printmaker.

In this clip we visit Hammersley at home in his studio:

In this clip we view a show featuring the work of Frederick Hammersley:


Hammersley passed away in 2009.