Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Artist of the moment………Hanson Puthuff


Hanson Puthuff was an American landscape painter born in Waverly, Missouri in the year 1875. Puthuff attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Denver, Colorado. The artist enjoyed painting the desert landscapes of California.

The artist began his art career painting billboards and sign painter. His working process made it easy for the artist become a great landscape painter. To paint a sign he and his associates would be taken to the location of the sign and billboard via horse wagon and dropped off. When the sign or billboard was done the group would paint landscapes of the area whilst waiting for the wagon to return and pick them up.

Puthuff was a founding member of the California Art Club.


In this clip we view a great montage of works by Hanson Puthuff. What a great painter of trees and mountains. The artist also had a gift for using aerial perspective to give his works a great sense of depth:

Hanson Puthuff passed away in 1972.

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What a great painter of the landscape and in particular trees and mountains.



Artist of the moment…….Umetaro Azechi


Umetaro Azechi was a wonderful Japanese woodblock printmaker born on the island of Shikoku, Ehime prefecture, Japan in the year 1902. Azechi enjoyed working with the figure and also with mountains. Some of his favorite themes include mountain men with birds.

Azechi was born to lower class family that farmed. Azechi wanted to be an artist so he left the countryside for the big city lights of Tokyo, Japan. Whilst here he would meet a group of artists that all hung around with Unichi Hiratsuka. Hiratsuka encouraged Azechi to try his own hand at printmaking.

Umetaro Azechi passed away in 1999. He still enjoyed climbing mountains well into his eighties.

Price range information: Works range from $500 to $5,000.

The artist is a wonderful rags to riches story! Azechi took place in print biennials in Europe and Tokyo, Japan.

Its great that the artist found a subject he loved, mountains.




Artist of the moment……Vivian Akers


Vivian in this case is a man’s name, and Vivian Akers was born in Norway, Maine in the year 1886. Akers spent time as a portrait artist, painting some Supreme Court Justices, but it is for his landscapes he is best known for. Akers was a painter and carver.

Some favorite subjects painted by the artist include trees, mountains, and flowers.

For his artistic education Vivian Akers studied at a local art academy and took classes with various regional artists that lived in an artist’s colony also in Maine.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $25,000.

Vivian Akers passed away in 1966.

I enjoy the colors the artist used in his shadows. Akers was also great at painting snow many wonderful shades of light grey.




Artist of the moment……Osamu Sugiyama


Osamu Sugiyama is a current Japanese woodblock master artist who studied with famous artist Hiroshi Yoshida. Osamu Sugiyama was born in Tokyo, Japan in the year 1946.

Sugiyama studied at the Yoshida Hanga Academy. The School was founded by the Yoshida family of artists to continue the art of Japanese woodblock art.


Sugiyama loves to travel and hiking, the artist has painted many scenes of mountains he has climbed. Hiroshi Yoshida, his teacher, was perhaps the most famous printmaker that worked with mountains as a subject. Each mountain has its own feel, atmosphere, and energy. As you climb the light changes and so does the atmosphere from when you begin on the ground. Sugiyama like his teacher, Hiroshi Yoshida, do a great job of catching the individuality of each peak and mountain.

I love the depth the artist is able to get in his mountain works. A key aspect in his design is the footsteps and trails of previous hikers.

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Artist of the moment…….Eiler Adelsteen Normann

Adelsteen Normann was a Norwegian artist renown for his paintings of his native country. His fjords and picturesque landscapes with mountains are amazing and show a high level of skill. Adelsteen Normann was born in Bodo, Norway in the year 1848.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $50,000.

The artist participated in many shows at the annual Paris Salon.

Normann split his time between Berlin, Germany and Norway.

For his artistic education Normann attended the Kunstakademie located in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Normann passed away in 1918.

In this clip we view Normann’s landscapes of the fjords of Norway: