Posts Tagged ‘hans hofmann’

Artist of the moment………Peter Busa



Peter Busa was an American abstract expressionist painter. Peter Busa was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the year 1914. The artist attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology located in Pittsburgh.

Busa also attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. The artist also studied with Hans Hofmann at his school.

The artist was included in the WPA (Federal Art Project)

Busa also taught at the collegiate level at Cooper Union, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and New York University located in New York City.

Peter Busa passed away in 1985.

Price range information: The artist worked in oils, gouache, and mixed media. Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

I enjoy the artist’s great use of color.




Artist of the moment………Myron Stout


Myron Stout was an American artist renown for his abstract and minimalist paintings. Myron Stout was born in Denton, Texas in the year 1908.

Stout is perhaps best known for his minimalist works featuring geometric shapes and were painted in black and white. In this clip we view some works from the late 1950s with his style. If you have some extra time watch the entire clip to see some other abstract artists including Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, and Peter Haley. The segment showing the work of Myron Stout begins at 1:45 into the clip. It features some of his minimalist works painted in black and white that sometimes took years to finish:

The artist was highly influenced and also educated by painter Hans Hofmann.



Myron Stout passed away in 1987.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Stout is included in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art both located in New York City.

I find both the minimalist and color works equally fascinating for their sense of design. The black and white works show great creativity in the formation of the shapes. His color works have a wonderful sense of movement and fantastic use of color.



Artist of the moment……Stephen Pace


Stephen Pace was an American painter renowned for his abstract style. Stephen Pace was born in Charleston, Missouri in the year 1918. The artist’s parents owned a ran their farm and a grocery store. For his artistic education Pace didn’t study art until his late teen years. At this time he was able to study privately with painter Robert Lahr.

Pace enlisted in the Army and served during World War 2. He was injured and was able to meet some of Paris finest artists in Pablo Picasso and his friends after being sent to the hospital.

After his discharge from the Army Pace moved to Mexico where he studied art in the central part of the country. Upon meeting American artist Milton Avery Pace headed for New York City.

Pace also studied with Hans Hofmann.

price range information: Pace worked in watercolors and oils with prices ranging from $10,000 to $80,000.

In New York City Pace found his way as an Abstract Expressionist painter.

Stephen Pace passed away in 2010 at the age of 91 years old.

Though his abstract works are great, I am just fascinated by his work with the figure. The figure is very abstract but has a great animated and lifelike feel to them.





Artist of the moment……Burgoyne Diller

Burgoyne Diller was one of the premiere abstract American artists. Burgoyne Diller was born in the Bronx, New York City in the year 1906. As you can probably figure out by his style, a heavy influence on Diller was the Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian.

Diller studied with Hans Hofmann at the Art Student’s League New York City.

Burgoyne Diller also worked as a realist. The artist worked for the WPA painting murals with the subject being the figure.

Burgoyne Diller passed away in 1965.

Diller is part of many prestigious collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art.

Price range information: Diller worked in many mediums including crayon and graphite which can be found starting at $3,000 up to larger paintings in oils and collages which can reach $75,000.