Posts Tagged ‘minnesota’

Artists of the moment………The Hautman Brothers

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Three brothers from Minnesota won the first, second, and third places in the United States Federal Duck Stamp competition. The artists don’t receive any cash prizes, but make money from selling prints of the stamps. The brothers are very successful as a businessman as their works appears on many decorative items found around the house including towels, blankets, and curtains.

Below is the first place painting of the 2015 Duck Stamp competition by Joseph Hautman.

hautjoe

 

The trio has won the Federal Duck Stamp competition a total of ten times.

In this clip a brief look at some works by the trio:

Below a link to the website featuring Duck Stamp works. As a group their art has appeared on more than 50 stamps!

http://www.hautman.com/ducks.html

The brothers work with acrylic paint.

Below the second place finisher in the 2015 Duck Stamp competition, Robert Hautman.

hautrob

 

Price range information: Prints of the winning artwork can be found for $250.

What a great family of artists! Its great to see artists doing well as businessman, but also helping to raise money for waterfowl conservation.

And to close the third place finisher in the annual competition, James Hautman.

hautjames

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Artist of the moment……….George Morrison

 

 

George Morrison was a Native American landscape painter and printmaker. George Morrison was born on the Grand Portage Indian Reservation near Chippewa City, Minnesota in the year 1919. The artist was of Chippewa decent.

Morrison had a well rounded education having studied at the Art Student’s League of New York City. He then went on to earn a degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The artist also studied abroad in France on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Morrison also spent time as a collegiate professor. He was part of the faculty at the University of Minnesota and the Rhode Island School of Design.

In addition to painting landscapes the artist also painted in the style of Abstract Expressionism.

In this brief clip a few works of the artist are shown:

George Morrison passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 81 years old.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

What I enjoy most about the artist George Morrison is his diversity in his choice of mediums. The artist was a painter and printmaker, but he also was renown for making intricate wood collages. His landscapes have great emotional content due to his tremendous use of color.

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Artist of the moment…….Cameron Booth

 

Cameron Booth was the teacher that influenced the previous post, Phyllis Wiener, to move to Abstract painting. Cameron Booth was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in the year 1892. The artist was influenced by viewing the famous Armory show of 1913, the first showing of Abstract and Modernist art in the States.

Booth was a professor at the Minneapolis School of Art.

Booth also studied with Hans Hoffman.

Cameron Booth passed away in 1980.

Much of his impressionist style works deal with the landscapes of his surroundings in Minnesota. These works include small countryside farms and small mining towns of the past.

I enjoy the landscapes of this artist even more so than his abstract works. Booth was great at seeing and painting simple shapes that easily recognizable from a distance.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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