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Artist of the moment…….Peter Voulkos

Peter Voulkos was an American artist born in Bozeman, Montana in the year 1924. Voulkos was a renown sculptor and taught many students who went onto professional careers including one of my favorite for both sculpting and wonderful prints of interiors, Ken Price. He was one of five children.

For his artistic education Voulkos attended Montana State University at Bozeman. Voulkos went on to earn his masters degree from the California College of the Arts.

Began his professional career by designing dinnerware.

price range information: Works range from $2,000 to $60,000.

Was the main architect of the art and ceramics program at Otis College located in Los Angeles, California.

Peter Voulkos also taught at the University of California at Berkeley.

In this clip we view a live demonstration from 1978 at the Kansas City Art Institute featuring Peter Voulkos. Interestingly  the artist would die of a heart attack after giving a live demonstration at Bowling Green University in 2002. The artist enjoyed performing and working with an audience.

Peter Voulkos passed away in 2002 at the age of 78 years old.

Peter Voulkos’ art is included in many prominent collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, England.

In this clip a brief talk about the artist and some more of his works. Voulkos was inspired by abstraction in his sculpture.

And last we view a work that a collector is looking to sell.