Posts Tagged ‘realism’

Artist of the moment……Raymond Howell

Raymond Howell was an African American painter that produced works dealing with the African American experience. Howell also tried to help bring art to minority children. Howell’s work is a fantastic blend of surrealism and realism.

Raymond Howell was born in the year 1931.

Howell was very popular in his home region of San Francisco, California. Raymond Howell Day takes place every year on his birthday, September 7th.

Raymond Howell passed away in 2002.

The artist is part of the collection of the Oakland Museum of Art.

Price range information: Howell created a small number of prints which can be found for $1,000. Originals in oils can reach $10,000. The artist also worked in acrylics.

Below a montage of great works by Raymond Howell from a private collection:

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Artist of the moment……Ed Paschke

 

Ed Paschke was an American Pop Art painter who often worked with the face and figure. Ed Paschke was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1939. Paschke attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Paschke earned a BFA and also an MFA from the same institution.

The artist taught at Northwestern College. He also married another artist named Nancy.

His favorite themes were similar to other artist’s like Warhol, sex, fame, and money were painted often.

Price range information: Works range from prints which start at $4,000 to original oils which can reach $300,000. The artist created many lithographs over his career.

 

In this clip we view a show featuring Ed Paschke with our friend James Kalm:

Ed Paschke passed away in 2004 at the age of 65 years of age.

Below the last interview given by Paschke before he passed away:

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Artist of the moment…….Karl Bodmer

 

 

Karl Bodmer was born in Reisbach, Switzerland in the year 1809. Bodmer was a fantastic painter of landscape. His most famous series had to do with the Western landscapes found in the United States of America. Bodmer also painted a significant amount of portraits of Native American Indians.

Below we view a show that features paintings and drawings whilst Bodmer attended Prince Max on his journey into to the American West:

The artist was encouraged and inspired by a brother of his mother’s who was a professional engraver, to do something in the art world.

Here we view some of Bodmer’s works featuring Native American Indians:

The trip Bodmer took to the United States was a guest of Prince Maximilian of German. The trip traced much of the Missouri River and took place in 1833 to 1834.

Bodmer was also an avid printmaker producing etchings and lithographs, which were both hand colored, of his favorite subject the landscape.

In Europe he was famous for landscapes that featured the well known bodies of water including the Rhine River and Lahn River.

Later in his life Bodmer moved to France and became a French citizen.

Karl Bodmer changed his name to Charles Bodmer after becoming a French citizen and passed away in 1893.

Price range information: The artist worked with prints that start at $2,000. He also painted in oils and these can reach as $50,000.

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Artist of the moment……….Mine Okubo

 

Mine Okubo was an American artist renown for her paintings and drawings made around the period of World War 2, which showed what life was like for Japanese Americans living in internment camps. Mine Okuba was born in Riverside, California in the year 1912. Okubo also worked with the figure in a modern style.

The artist worked with casein, watercolor, and acrylic.

In this clip a fellow internee talks about his relationship with Mine Okubo. Also many works are shown:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Okuba attended the University of California at Berkley.

Her book that dealt with these events was titled Citizen 13660. The book contained more than 2,000 works of art dedicated to this topic.

After being released early from her camp, Okubo moved to New York City.

Mine Okubo passed away in 2001.

I find it great that the Okubo was able to make such great work depicting such a horrible event.

 

 

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Artist of the moment……Street Artist Tasso

 

Tasso is a wonderful street artist from Meerane,  Germany.

The artist creates murals with spray paint but also works with traditional works on canvas.

The artist executed his first street art piece in 1991.

Below a link to the website of Tasso:

http://www.ta55o.de/

The artist formed a collective called Ma’claim.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment……..Alex Brown

Alex Brown is a wonderful American artist working in an abstract manner. Alex Brown was born in the year 1966.

My favorite works of the artist that combine realism and abstraction in the landscape. The painting of a doorway but using circles and ovals. Brown can even apply his technique to portraits. In this regard his work reminds of one of the original painters of the grid, Chuck Close.

Brown sometimes uses digital technology in order to help break his composition down into fun shapes including ovals and geometric shapes.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000. Brown works in oils, watercolors, and ink.

Artist of the moment…..Tony Eubanks

 

Tony Eubanks is an American painter renowned for his work with the Western genre. Tony Eubanks was born in Texas in the year 1939. For his artistic education Eubanks earned a bachelors of fine art degree from North Texas State University.

Eubanks has been part of the prestigious Prix de West Show of Western Art.

The artist works mainly in oils.

 

 

Eubanks has spent many decades as an illustrator.

The artist is based out of Clifton, Texas.

price range information: Works range from $4,000 to $20,000.

 

A link to the website of  Tony Eubanks: http://www.tonyeubanks.com/

What a great painter of the American West. Some of my favorites of this genre include C.M.R. Russell, Frederic Remington, Clyde Aspevig, and Howard Terpning.

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Artist of the moment…….Mao Yan

 

Mao Yan is a wonderful artist born in Xiagtan, Hunan Provence, China in the year 1968. Mao Yan enjoys painting the figure in a way that reminds me of Lucien Freud. Freud like Mao Yan was not out for an exactly likeness, rather an emotional snapshot of the person. Also both artists use unusual compositions in working with the figure.

Yan was influenced by Goya. Its easy to see with his great use of contrast and dark colors.

Price range information: Works range from the high figures to over $1.4 million dollars at auction.

Mao Yan works in oils, watercolors, and pastel.

For his artistic education Mao Yan attended the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Yan is also a teacher working at Nanjing University of Art also located in Beijing, China.

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Artist of the moment……Robert Bechtle

Robert Bechtle is an American artist renowned for his realistic depictions of the California landscape. Robert Bechtle was born in San Francisco, California in the year 1932. For his artistic education Bechtle attended the California College of Art and Design earning both a B.F.A.and an M.F.A. His collegiate studies were interuppted by a stint in the Army.

In this clip we view on of the prints by Bechtle dealing with three houses. From Crown Point Press. I wish more Inuit artists would take us behind the scenes!:

I mentioned a few posts back with John Chamberlain, we will take some closer looks into artists that use the automobile as a focus in their works. In this clip Bechtle talks about his use of the auto in making his art:

Price range information: Bechtle worked with oils, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs. Prices range from $20,000 to $500,000.

Bechtle is based out of San Francisco, California.

I love the design of his landscapes. They are the essence of urban Americana of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Artist of the moment……Amadeo Souza Cardoso

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso was born in Mancelos, Amarante, Portugal in the year 1887.

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso attended the Superior School of Fine Arts located in Lisbon, Portugal. As a young man he mastered the art of caricature. Another caricature artist who went on to great success as a painter would be the great Claude Monet. Cardoso also attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts located in Paris, France.

Cardoso was part of the ground breaking Armory Exhibition of 1913. This was a ground breaking show in America for the Modernist painters.

Cardoso also experimented with the Cubist style of painting.

A brief bio and montage of works by Amadeo de Souza Cardoso:

Amadeo de Souza de Cardoso passed away in 1918 at the age of 30 years old from the Spanish Flu.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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