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Artist of the moment…………Michael Glier

 

 

Michael Glier is an American artist renown for his work with the figure. Glier was born in the year 1953. The artist attended Williams College located Williamstown, Massachusetts earning a B.A.. The artist went on to earn a M.F.A. from Hunter College located in New York City. In addition the artist took classes at the Whitney Museum and also the Rhode Island School of Design.

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A link to the website of the artist:

http://mikeglier.net/

Glier is also a wonderful teacher of anatomy and drawing the human figure. In this clip Glier talks about teaching:

Glier enjoys working with mixed media including charcoal and acrylics using non-traditional backgrounds such as fiberglass. Glier began working en plein air in 2009. He has traveled to locations around the globe to paint fantastic landscapes that show the climate differences between Canada, the Virgin Islands, and New York City.

I enjoy Glier’s use of shape to build solid forms on a flat surface. Glier also has a keen sense of design in his landscapes that keep the eyes of the viewer constantly shifting about the picture. His landscapes are a great mix of realism and abstraction.

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Artist of the moment………..Lyubov Popova

 

 

Lyubov or Liubov Popova was a Russian artist who was part of the Constructivist and Cubist movements. Lyubov Popova was born in the Russian Empire in the year 1889. Her family was wealthy and owned a textile factory. Popova was a painter and collage artist. Popova emphasized geometric shapes and colour in her work.

Popova studied privately with artists Stanislav Zhukovsky and Konstantin Yuon. Another influence was artist Vladimir Taitlin.

Popova also worked as a commercial artist producing posters during her country’s Civil War.

The artist also spent a great deal of time teaching contemporary artistic theory and practice. She also designed textiles for production in her own factory. These textiles replaced the normal floral and botanical fabric with her signature style of design using bold colour and geometric shapes.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Liubov Popova:

Popova’s painting output severely slowed as the 1920s began. Popova had a son and from her child contracted scarlet fever and died in 1924.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $1 million. Popova worked in oils, crayons, and watercolors.

 

 

 

 

Artist of the moment……..Roland Reiss

 

Roland Reiss is an American artist renown or his work with floral and abstract subject matter. Roland Reiss was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1929. Reiss is both a painter and sculptor. He was one of the first artists to use plastic as a medium.

Reiss is also renown for his small tableaus, which are small interior living spaces, which he made himself and sealed in plexiglass.

Reiss earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He went on to be an integral part of the Master’s Program of Claremont College located in Los Angles. He taught at the location for three decades and then retired to paint full time.

Below a retro on the artist’s career. This includes some mixed media works from the 1960s that were made from resin and foam:

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The artist grew up in Chicago, a child of the Depression era. One day his father packed up the family and they moved West to Los Angeles, California. His father would become a street car conductor.

Reiss has been the recipient of several grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.

One thing is for sure about the work of Reiss, his many decades of experience painting floral works have brought him a great deal of expertise at using shapes and color to create wonderful abstract art.

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Artist of the moment…….William Brice

William Brice was born in New York City in the year 1921. Brice was renown for his wonderful blend of abstract and figurative works. Brice worked in many mediums including printmaking, oils, ink, charcoal, and pastel.

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His mother was a well known actress and radio personality  named Fannie Brice. Below a picture of his mother.

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The artist’s father had a tough life. He enjoyed gambling and sometimes ripped people off with various schemes in order to gamble.

As his mother made good money acting William Brice had a private art teacher in his early years. The artist enjoyed the paintings of Picasso and Matisse. I can easily see Matisse coming into play for his great use of color. Brice when on to study at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Later the artist would attend the Art Student’s League of New York City.

Brice had his first solo show at the age of 26 years of age at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

In this clip we view a collection of 25 years of drawings from Brice and hear about his influence on another  artist:

The artist was also a teacher in Los Angeles working for the Jepsen Art Institute and then U.C.L.A.

Brice passed away at the age of 86 years of age in 2008.

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Artist of the moment……..Rufus Moody

Rufus Moody was a great Haida artist who enjoyed depicting the various myths and legends of his culture. Moody worked in argillite stone most of time. Rufus Moody was renown for his sculptured totem poles.

Rufus Moody enjoyed working with argillite stone the best. He also loved to teach younger artisans how to carve in argillite. In 1950 with Claude Davidson the two artists began to teach other artists how to work in argillite.

The artist came from a family of respected artists his father named Arthur Moody. And his grandfather also a well respected carver named Thomas Moody.

Rufus Moody was born in 1923 in Skidgate Village, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canada.

The artist is part of many collections including the National Gallery of Canada located in Ottawa, Canada. In addition he is part of the Royal British Columbia Museum.

Rufus Moody passed away in 1998.

Rufus belonged to the Tanu Wolf Clan.

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A great fact about the artist is that he carved the tallest argillite totem pole in existence at slightly larger than 6 feet in length. This piece is located at the Vancouver, British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.

Rufus Moody was made an Order of Canada.