Posts Tagged ‘new york city’

Artist of the moment…………R.H. Quaytman

 

 

R.H. Quaytman is an American artist renown for her abstract style and mixed media works. R.H. Quaytman was born Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1961. The artist attended the Skowhegen School of Art in Maine and Bard College located in New York state. After earning a B.A. at Bard the artist studied abroad in Ireland.

Her mother was a poet named Susan Howe. Her father was an artist named Harvey Quaytman. Harvey was an abstract painter who employed geometric shapes and vivid color in his work. Harvey will be the next post.

Her work includes many mediums and many works use a silkscreened photgraphic image or on some occasions just text.

The artist uses very large pieces of wood for her works.

Quaytman is married to a film maker.

The artist is a past participant in the Whitney Biennial. She is also part of many modern art museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Price range information: Works start in the low six figures around $150,000. Works can reach as high as one half million dollars.

In this clip a brief interview with R.H. Quaytman:

What a unique voice. I enjoy the fact that her chapter’s series includes history about the sites installation location.

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Artist of the moment…………Michael Glier

 

 

Michael Glier is an American artist renown for his work with the figure. Glier was born in the year 1953. The artist attended Williams College located Williamstown, Massachusetts earning a B.A.. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City. In addition the artist took classes at the Whitney Museum and also the Rhode Island School of Design.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the website of the artist:

http://mikeglier.net/

Glier is also a wonderful teacher of anatomy and drawing the human figure. In this clip Glier talks about teaching:

Glier enjoys working with mixed media including charcoal and acrylics using non-traditional backgrounds such as fiberglass. Glier began working en plein air in 2009. He has traveled to locations around the globe to paint fantastic landscapes that show the climate differences between Canada, the Virgin Islands, and New York City.

I enjoy Glier’s use of shape to build solid forms on a flat surface. Glier also has a keen sense of design in his landscapes that keep the eyes of the viewer constantly shifting about the picture. His landscapes are a great mix of realism and abstraction.

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Artist of the moment…………Jill Moser

 

Jill Moser is a wonderful American abstract artist renown for her style of using fluid lines and bright colors in her drawings and paintings. Jill Moser was born in the year 1956 and grew up in New York City.

Moser attended Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City.

In this clip we view a gallery show by Jill Moser:

The artist has taught at the collegiate level at colleges in the eastern part of the United States including Princeton.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Jill Moser:

http://www.jillmoser.net/

Moser employs a variety of mediums in each of her works including oils, pastels, inks, and acrylics.

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Artist of the moment……….Alejandro Diaz

 

Alejandro Diaz is a contemporary artist renown for his work which features text, neon, and humorous sayings.

His basis for much of his art was based on cardboard signs that he made and sold in Mexico that he titled “Mexican wallpaper.”

Although the political and social ideas behind his signs are the same as always, he now uses neon to create more contemporary art. Many works make a racial or class statement cultural statement.

Diaz was raised in San Antonio, Texas. Diaz has also lived in Mexico City and now is based out of New York City.

The artist has also finished sculptures for public commissions.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Diaz is certainly one of the funniest artists out there! I found his take on Warhol’s 15 seconds of fame to be spot on!

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Artist of the moment………..George L.K. Morris

 

 

George Lovett Kingsland Morris was an American abstract whose works emphasized hard edges shapes and vivid color. George Morris was born in Brooklyn, New York in the year 1905.

The family of Morris had a great deal of money and the artist attended the best schools graduating from Yale University.

Morris studied the Art Student’s League of New York City. He was first a traditional artist and then came to the more modern movements of abstraction and cubism after moving to Paris and studying with such luminaries as Fernand Leger.

The artist worked as a painter and sculptor.

Morris was a founding member and president of the American Abstract Artists Group.

George Morris and another passenger were killed in an auto accident that happened in 1975. His wife was also in the accident and was severely injured.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Morris is included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

What I enjoy most about this artist was his ideas about abstract art. Morris believed that the shapes used as a basis for abstract could be found anywhere and could be unusual shapes such as a leak of a pipe and the pattern of the dripping water.

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Artist of the moment………photographer Duane Michals

 

 

Duane Michals is an American photographer renown for his black and white images which involve sequences of action. Duane Michals was born in the year 1932.

Duane Michals attended the University of Denver.

Here is a great example of why his style is unique. This sequence of images has an unexpected twist at the end:

Though he studied art in college he didn’t become interested in photography until 1958 whilst visiting the Soviet Union.

The artist has worked as a commercial photographer working for international fashion magazines for multiple decades. Michals also worked for the Mexican government as an official photographer of the 1968 Summer Olympic Games.

Michals is the recipient of the grants from the National Endowment of the Arts.

With the Carnegie Museum of Art we visit the studio of Duane Michals:

The artist is based out of New York City.

Price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $40,000.

My favorite works by this artist are his images of fellow artists. I am sure you recognize Warhol, but did you recognize Rene Magritte wearing his famous hat?

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Artist of the moment………….Harold Frank

 

Harold Frank was an American painter renown for his paintings of the female face and figure. Harold Frank was born in South Hampton, England in the year 1917. Frank and his family immigrated to the United States when he was four years old in 1921. The artist was considered an abstract expressionist painter.

Frank served in the United States Army.

The artist was raised in New York City. Harold Frank attended the National Academy of Design and the Pratt Institute located in New York City. Frank also attended college in Los Angeles studying at U.C.L.A. and the Chouinard Art Institute.

The artist worked in oils, acrylics, and mixed media.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Harold Frank passed away in 1995.

Artist of the moment………Charles Warren Eaton

 

Charles Warren Eaton was an American painter who worked in a tonalist style. Charles Warren Eaton was born in Albany, New York in the year 1857. Eaton was renown for his landscapes and for his depictions of eastern white pine trees.

His family was not well off financially and young Charles began working at the age of nine.

A friend took a painting class and this inspired Charles Warren Eaton to become a painter. He moved to New York City at the age of twenty two and would attend the Art Student’s League and also the National Academy of Design.

Eaton worked in oils and was also a master painter of watercolor and produced a small number of lithographs and pastel works. He was an original member of the American Watercolor Society.

The artist’s career ended quietly and with few sales due to the economic tough times in America which included the Great Depression.

Charles Warren Eaton passed away in 1937.

Below we view a painting by Eaton that get’s an appraisal on the Antique’s Roadshow:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A27.html

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $100,000.

If you enjoy tonalist paintings check out my posts on artists Granville Redmond and Russell Chatham.

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Artist of the moment…….Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feininger was an American born painter renown for his modernist work with the figure. Lyonel Feininger was born in New York City in the year 1871. When he was 16 he left for Germany and studied art abroad. His father was a German violinist and his mother an American singer.

Feininger was a prolific printmaker and painter.

Below a montage of works by Feininger:

The artist was living in Germany when the Nazi’s came to power. The Nazi party called his work degenerate and this caused Feininger to eventually move back to the United States.

Feininger began his art career working with caricatures and comic strips in national magazines. He made the switch from commercial art to fine art in 1907, Feininger was 36 years old at the time.

From my favorite television show, the Antiques Roadshow, we visit an appraisal for Feininger’s most recurring subject, churches and cathedrals:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200905A29.html

The artist taught at the collegiate level joining the faculty at Mills College located in San Francisco, California.

Feininger was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Churches were a recurring theme in the artist’s work.

Lyonel Feininger passed away in 1956.

Price range information:  Sorry none available.

The artist had a great sense of design which is apparent in this works celebrating churches and cathedrals. Buildings are seen from multiple angles in a cubist style that also shows the vastness of the buildings.

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Artist of the moment……..Beverly Pepper

 

Beverly Pepper is an American sculptor renown for her minimalist style. Beverly Pepper was born Beverly Stoll in New York City in the year 1922.

Below we visit a show featuring Beverly Pepper that took place in 2012:

She was married to a writer.

Pepper enjoyed art from a very young age and was admitted to the Pratt Institute at the age of sixteen years of age. She also attended the Art Student’s League of New York and Brooklyn College. Pepper also studied in Paris at the Grand Chaumiere.

Pepper began to work with wood and then switched to steel and metal. She was very innovative in her use of materials.

In her later years she has become more of a land artist with works that include geometric shapes of grass alongside steel shapes. A wonderful mix of colors, textures, and shapes.

Price range information: Non public sized works can be found from $10,000 to $100,000. These includes works in graphite, etchings, collages, and small bronzes.

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