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Artist of the moment……James D. Brooks


James D. Brooks was an American Abstract Expressionist painter born in St. Louis Missouri in the year 1906. For his artistic and collegiate education Brooks attended many institutions including the Dallas Art Institute, Southern Methodist University, and later the Art Student’s League of New¬†York City.

Brooks used staining instead of painting as a favorite technique.

Here we view a great interview with the artist:

Brooks worked with oils and acrylics.

James D. Brooks worked as a mural painter and his works during this time were of the social realist realm. Brooks had a lengthy and successful career as a commercial artist.

Brooks was also a college professor teaching at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.

The artist was married to fellow artist Charlotte Park, a post from the previous day.

James Brooks passed away in 1992.

Price range information: The artist worked as a printmaker and prints start around $1,000. Originals in oils can reach as high as $125,000.







Artist of the Moment……John Nieto

John Nieto is a contemporary American artist born in Denver, Colorado in the year 1936. Nieto works with the western genre. Rather than use subdued greys as you might find with Frederick Remington or Charlie Russell, Nieto employs bold color painting with acrylics.

In this clip we visit the Nieto art gallery. Its surely a family business and we meet many members of the Nieto family.

For his collegiate education Nieto attended Southern Methodist University located in Dallas, Texas.

Nieto has works in the collection of the Presidential Library.

Early in his career the artist also produced sculptures in bronze. Now he paints and also is a printmaker.

John Nieto is part of the Marine Corps Museum located in Washington D.C., and the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art.

Price range information: Prints range from $700 to $5,000. Originals in oils can reach as high as $20,000.

What great modern depictions of the “Old West.”