Posts Tagged ‘magazines’

Artist of the moment……..Noriko Ambe



Noriko Ambe is a contemporary artist who has a unique style working with cut paper. Noriko Ambe was born in Saitama, Japan in the year 1967.

Ambe attended college in Tokyo, Japan at the Musashino Art University. The artist also studied for brief period of time in Italy and New York City and Vermont.

The artist had her first solo exhibition in 1992.

Below a link to the website of artist Noriko Ambe:

Below in this fantastic clip we listen to the artist talk about her work:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Ambe works with many layers of paper and often uses books and magazines to cut her amazing works of art.

I enjoy the depth and very unique sculptural shapes Ambe is generates in her very unique paper works.



Artist of the moment…..Dal Holcomb

Dal Holcomb was born in Youngstown, Ohio in the year 1901. Holcomb was one of the premier illustrators of his day working on national advertising campaigns with companies including Listerine mouthwash, General Tire, and Mazda Lamps. In addition the artist was renowned for his celebrity caricature works.

For many of his work he signed them with only an “H.”

His favorite mediums were watercolor and gouache.

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Dal Holcomb passed away in 1978.

I really enjoyed the way the artist was able to nail his likenesses on his caricature work. Some other caricaturists covered here include Gerald Scarfe and Sebastian Kruger.


Artist of the moment…..Zoe Mozert

Zoe Mozert was an American artist who was a leader in the pin up movement.  Zoe Mozert was one of few women illustrators working against such renowned male pin up artists George Petty or Alberto Vargas. Zoe Mozert was born in the year 1907.

For her collegiate education Zoe Mozert attended the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art.

The medium most used by Mozert was pastel. Mozert illustrated many magazine and calenders over her lengthy career.

In this clip we listen to singer Perry Como whilst viewing some remarkable paintings by Mozert. From an artistic standpoint in many works her viewpoints show her great sense of draftsmanship. For instance a profile painting for us whilst but in the mirror the character holds its a three quarters view. What a remarkable artist:

Another selection of works set to 1920s swing music! :

Zoe Mozert passed away in 1993.

Mozert will hopefully be rediscovered soon by the artworld. Technically her work was often times more stronger than those of Gil Elvgren or George Petty. Long live the pin up vibe! Her work seems so strong and honest because on many occasions she served as her own model!

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $20,000.