Posts Tagged ‘nurse’

Artist of the moment……….Anne Truitt

 

 

Anne Truitt was an American artist renown for her minimalist sculptures. Anne Truitt was born in Easton, Maryland in the year 1921. Truitt attended college at Bryn Mawr where she earned a degree in psychology. She served as a nurse in World War 2.

After the war was finished she left the field of nursing and began sculpting figures.

Shortly after she began to work more abstractly producing the wood box sculptures with bright flat color we associate with Truitt. After applying the paint she sanded the surface, trying to remove any brush strokes.

Below we view a show featuring Anne Truitt from 2013 that features some monumental works from the 1970s. :

The artist also created pedestals and stands for her sculptures to sit on so that they appear to float in air and have a slight cast shadow.

Truitt also wrote three books over her lifetime that were journals that covered her life as an artist. Below an excerpt from one of her books:

Anne Truitt passed away in 2004 at the age of 83 years of age.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $150,000. Truitt worked mainly with acrylics.

Its great that Truitt had the idea to write journals of a daily life as an artist. I hope more artists follow in her footsteps. Her minimalist sculptures remind me of the changing weather of the different seasons.

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Artist of the moment……..Paula Waterman

 

Paula Waterman is a contemporary American artist renown for her animals prepared on a scratch board surface. In addition to her scratch board work the artist also creates wonderful animal sculptures. In addition to animals the artist enjoys painting marine scenes. Paula Waterman was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in the year 1954.

Waterman first attended college in Washington D.C. at American University. The program had a deep focus on abstract styles so she would eventually switch majors and earn a nursing degree from Washington Hospital Center.

Waterman uses her art to support various animal projects around the globe. The artist has even traveled to Africa for research and to shoot photographs of the animals in their natural surroundings.

As far as animals are concerned Waterman enjoys depicting birds and dogs.

In this clip we view the artist at work and listen to her thoughts on art:

Below a link to the website of Paula Waterman:

http://www.paulawaterman.com/index.html

 

Price range information: Small scratch board items that have sides smaller than 12 inches start at $1,000. Original oils can reach $15,000. no pricing available for sculpture works.

Below part 2 of the interview with Paula Waterman:

Waterman began exhibiting her artwork in 1981.

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