Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana State University’

Artist of the moment…………Kendall Shaw


Kendall Shaw is an American painter working in a minimalist style. Kendall Shaw was born in New Orleans, Louisiana the year 1924. Over his career the artist has worked in styles including Pop Art, Abstraction, and the Pattern and Decoration movements.

Shaw served in the United States Navy during the Second World War.

The artist attended Tulane University and also Georgia Institute of Technology where he studied chemistry. Shaw also attended Louisiana State University where he also studied chemistry and art. Shaw went on to earn an M.F.A. from Tulane University.

Shaw has also taught at many colleges over his career including Hunter College, Columbia University, and Parson’s School of Design.

After graduation he moved to New York City to work for a large chemical company. He studied with Ralston Crawford and Stuart Davis.

The artist decided to give up his career in chemistry and became a full time painter.

In this movie we make a visit to the studio of Kendall Shaw and he talks about what inspires his art:

The artist found how to use color by working with master painter Mark Rothko whilst both were teaching at Tulane.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What a great use of color and shapes!



Artist of the moment…..Nabil Nahas

Nabil Nahas was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1949. He is renown for his abstract works as well as painting the landscape.

In this clip we visit a show given for the artist and Nahas tells us about some series he has been working on.

Nahas is also known for his unique finished work. Many times the work of art goes beyond the border and has a very unique texture. These works are done in acrylics. His art is a mixture of eastern and western cultures, a great sense of design, and the artist enjoys using repeating shapes in his work also.

Has a brother that left Lebanon for Brazil with fifty million dollars. Eventually he was accused of breaking the stock market of Brazil. The stock exchange hasn’t the same rules as the New York Stock Exchange and his brother was sometimes responsible for 80% of the volume of trades on the exchange. His brother obtained Brazilian citizenship and still lives in the country.

Price range information: He works in acrylics and mixed media. Most works start at $40,000 with up to the low six figures.

Nahas is a master artist when it comes to incorporating a variety of textures in his work. Especially enjoyable are the pieces that seem like sculptures, as they work goes beyond the borders of the picture plane.