Posts Tagged ‘pennsylvania academy of fine arts’

Artist of the moment……Woody Gwyn

 

Woody Gwyn is an American painter renown for his panoramic landscape works. Woody Gwyn was born in San Antonio, Texas in the year 1944. Gwyn attended college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts located in Philadelphia.

From the Denver Art Museum, Woody Gwyn talks about what he hopes viewers achieve when looking at his artwork:

From the fantastic Public Television of New Mexico we view the artist at work on some landscape paintings. This clip is only 3 years old so it gives an up to date look at his style of painting:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a link to the website of Woody Gwyn:

http://www.woodygwyn.com/Site/home.html

The artist has a wonderful sense of design for depicting the vastness of space found in his art. In a museum a person is generally attracted to realism piece when its recognizable from across the room. Gwyn’s panoramic paintings of highways and the ocean make the viewer feel as if they are on the location themselves.

Having seen the work of this artist in person two other artists who show a great talent for depicting vastness of space are Rackstraw Downes and Keith Jacobshagen.

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Artist of the moment…..Mary Elizabeth Price

 

Mary Elizabeth Price was an American Impressionist painter renown for her paintings of lush floral still life works often times working with silver and gold leaf.

Mary Elizabeth Price was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia in the year 1877. Her family were Quakers.

For her artistic education Price studied at the Pennsylvania Schoool of Industrial Arts and the Pennsylvania Academy of Arts.

For much of professional career Price was based out of New York City.

If you enjoy the work of price be sure and check out my favorite floral artist, Robert Kushner, who also paints on screens occasionally. Kushner also uses gold leaf, silver leaf, palladium leaf, and glitter in his art. Mary Price would use screens and mirrors actually made by her brother Rueben Price.

Price range information: Mary Price worked in oils and watercolors with prices ranging from $10,000 to $75,000.

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Artist of the moment…….Louise K. Stone

Louise K. Stone was born in Findlay, Ohio in the year 1902. Stone was an abstract painter who worked with basic geometric shapes and great color.

For his artistic education Louise Stone attended the Cincinnati Academy of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. Stone also took classes at the Art Student’s League of New York City.

The artist also studied in Germany with Hans Hoffman.

Louise K. Stone passed away in 1984.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…..Louis Ritman

Louis Ritman was an American painter born in Russia in the year 1889. Ritman and his family emigrated to Chicago, Illinois in the year 1900.As a young man he began an apprentice with a sign painter. The sign painter recognized his artistic genius and encouraged him to further his studies. Ritman studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and even the Academie Julien in Paris, France.

Ritman was one of few American artists to be given in admission of a painting in the Paris Salon exhibition.

Ritman is associated with the Impressionist style of painting. Ritman enjoyed  painting the female figure and also lush gardens sometimes combining the two genres. Ritman enjoyed experimenting with the dappling of light.

The artist enjoyed working with the light of Giverny, France and often would summer there.

A great selection of works by Ritman below. Many examples of the female figure in various locales:

Price range information: Louis Ritman worked in oils and watercolors with prices ranging from $5,000 to $600,000.

Louis Ritman taught at the Chicago Institute of Art for nearly three decades.

Louis Ritman passed away in 1963.

What a wonderful mix of shapes and colors achieved by mixing the painting of flesh and clothes vs. the wonderful patterns and colors found in botanical subjects.

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