Posts Tagged ‘shirley jaffe’

Artist of the moment………John Cecil Stephenson

 

 

 

 

John Cecil Stephenson was a British painter who was among the first to work in a Modernist style. John Cecil Stephenson was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England in the year 1899. The city is in the north east part of the country.

Stephenson attended the Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

The artist was a friend of many of the most renown modernist painters including Piet Mondrian and Henry Moore.

John Cecil Stephenson passed away in 1965.

Price range information: Sorry none available. The artist worked in oils, gouache, inks, and watercolors.

Stephenson reminds me of the American painter now living in France, Shirley Jaffe.

The artist is part of the Tate Museum Collection.

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Artist of the moment………..Gary Peterson

 

 

Gary Peterson is wonderful American artist renown for his abstract works. Gary Peterson was born in Staten Island, New York in the year 1956.

Peterson had a great academic collegiate earning a bachelors degree after studying animal science at Pennsylvania State. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.

Below we catch up with art admiring friend James Kalm and check out a great exhibit featuring the works of Gary Peterson:

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The artist is now based out of New York City.

Gary Peterson is one of my favorite abstract artists. His use of free flowing lines and colors remind of computer screen savers, but with more color and a more artsy look.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

http://www.garypetersenart.com/

Peterson’s work reminds of two artists named Shirley already profiled here, Shirley Jaffe and Shirley Kaneda.

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Artist of the moment……..Shirley Jaffe

 

Shirley Jaffe is an American painter renown for abstract hard edged painting style. Shirley Jaffe was born in New Jersey in the year 1923. Jaffe is a painter, printmaker, and also has worked with stained glass.

Jaffe attended Cooper Union College located in New York City.

In 1949 she moved with her husband to France. Her husband was an artist and wanted to attend the Sorbonne located in Paris, France.

Here we visit a show featuring Jaffe and other abstract painters. A wonderful piece by Jaffe is shown at 1:55 in the clip. Another work is shown at the 6:10 mark of the clip:

Once in France she became familiar with other Abstract Expressionist painters including Joan Mitchell and Ellsworth Kelly.

Jaffe received a grant and was able to study in Berlin, Germany for one year.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Shirley Jaffe from 2008:

The artist is still based out of France but returns to the States periodically for shows.

Jaffe uses gouache to prepare her ideas for larger canvases. Her large finished paintings in oils are very large with sides often exceeding 6 feet in length.

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What an outstanding painter with a wonderful use of color. The shapes and color used by Jaffe are amazing. In the video clip with James Kalm her works seems to shout “Come look at me!” when on the wall next to her contemporaries.

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