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Artist of the moment…….Thomas Eldred


Thomas Eldred was an American painter born in Climax ,  Michigan in the year 1903. Eldred attended college where he studied economics as his school of choice had no art program. Eldred would go on to attend the Art Institute of Chicago followed by the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Eldred was also a teacher. He worked from a grant from the Federal Works Project as a teacher.

Thomas Eldred passed away in 1993.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Thomas Eldred also studied with previous post Stanley William Hayter’s academy which was named Atelier 17.

I enjoy the shapes made by this artist. His images have a wonderful sense of fluidity and movement.


Artist of the moment……Stanley William Hayter



Stanley William Hayter was a British artist renown for his abstract paintings. Stanley William Hayter was born in Hackney, London, England in the year 1901. Hayter was very smart attending King’s College located in London where he studied geology and chemistry. After his collegiate career finished the artist moved to Africa working for a large oil company.

Hayter got stricken by malaria and had to leave his post abroad. Whilst he recovered he had a great show of his work, and his artistic career was born!

Stanley William Hayter studied briefly at the Academie Julien located in Paris, France.

In this clip we view some great works of art by Hayter:

His father was also a professional artist, painter William Hayter.

Stanley William Hayter passed away in 1988 at the age of 86 years old.

The artist also taught printmaking at his famed school, Atelier 17. Many artists learned the print from this master including Mark Rothko. Hayter’s specialty was engraving.

Stanley William Hayter has had many shows at the Tate and is part of their permanent collection.

Here we visit the studio of Stanley Hayter in 1983:

Hayter became both an OBE and CBE,  Officer of British Empire and Commander of British Empire.

Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $40,000. Hayter produced a great deal of engravings.


Artist of the moment…..Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson was an American artist born in the year 1899 in the city of Kiev, Russia. Her family emigrated to the United States in 1905 and as a child she grew up around Rockland, Maine. The United States Postal Service produced a commemorative stamp featuring the artist  in 2000 which is below. Louise Nevelson was most famous for her very large sized works made with wood. These works look like three dimensional puzzles. Some mediums used other than wood by Louise Nevelson include aluminum, metal, and plastic.


Nevelson’s father own a lumberyard when the family lived in Russia. When the family came to the States her father also would run a lumberyard and was made several successful real estate investments.

In this clip we view some of Louise Nevelson’s sculpture works:

She was married briefly to the owner of a shipping company. The couple divorced but had one child. The child’s name was Myron or “Mike” Nevelson who would go on to be a professional artist. As an artist Mike Nevelson focused on modernism and abstraction. I love this families of artists! Below some examples of Mike Nevelson’s style of art (born in 1922.)

For her artistic education Nevelson enrolled at Hans Hoffman’s School of Art located in Munich, Germany. In later years Nevelson studied the art off etching and printmaking with Stanley William Hayter. Hayter was an educator and world renown printmaker and below an example of his art. Nevelson also enrolled at the famed Art Student’s League of New York City.


Nevelson worked as an assistant to famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. He also worked for the WPA as a teacher.

Nevelson was a participant in the Venice Biennale.

Her first solo exhibition was in 1941, whilst in her early 40s.

Louise Nevelson passed away in 1989.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Louise Nevelson that took place in Rome, Italy:

Louise Nevelson was also known for her unique and flamboyant style of dress. Often the artist would black mink eyelashes, silk scarves, and a black cap.

Louise was grandmother to another artist profiled here already, Neith Nevelson. What a creative family!

Its just amazing to see how many multiple generations of artist families exist worldwide. Myron worked with wood, but loved working with the figure.

Price range information:  Works in graphite, monoprints, and etchings can be found starting at $3,000 up to larger sized paintings reaching as a high as $400,000. Many works in wood range from $10,000 to the low six figures.