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Artist of the moment………..Richard Roth


Richard Roth is an American contemporary artist who is renown for his geometric shaped compositions with acrylics on birch. Richard Roth attended Cooper Union College located in New York city where he earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to earn an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Fine Art located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Roth has been featured in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of New York City and the Museum of Modern Art located in Japan.

The artist works as an educator teaching painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. Roth has also been a teacher at the  Art Institute of Chicago and abroad in England.

Richard Roth is also a past winner of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

A link to the artist’s website:

What a wonderful style the artist has developed. His work is very modern and reminds of a variety of artists who concentrate on basic shapes with strong and vibrant color including Al Held and Ellsworth Kelly.


Artist of the moment……..Robert Brady

Robert Brady was an American painter who worked in a Cubist style mainly with the figure. Robert Brady was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa in the year 1928. Brady was born to an wealthy family and encouraged to learn about the arts from a very young age.

Brady attended some of the most renown art schools including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, and the Barnes Foundation located in Merion, Pennsylvania.

Robert Brady spent the latter part of his life in Cuernavaca, Mexico. After he passed away Brady donated his house to the government in order that he be kept as a Museum. Brady was a painter, but also loved to collect art. At the time of his passing his collection held more than 1,300 works.

The artist loved to travel the world and this led him to buy his huge estate in Mexico. The house that serves as a museum was created in the 1600s.

Over his career he also bought a wonderful house in Venice where a neighbor was from the Guggenheim family. This relationship led Robert Brady to begin collecting art himself.

Robert Brady passed away whilst living in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1986.

This artist was seen as a bon vivant! It seems he lived a wonderful life that included travelling the world over, entertaining the social elite at his massive estates, and painting and collecting art. If only we all could be so lucky!

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Artist of the moment……Trenton Doyle Hancock


Trenton Doyle Hancock is an African-American artist born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the year 1974. Hancock is a collage artist, printmaker,  painter who works in very contemporary and illustrative style. Many works by the artist are done with acrylics on paper.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Hancock is renowned for his illustrations of creatures he invented called “Mounds.” These are make believe creatures that he features in much of his illustrative works.

For his artistic education Trenton Hancock attended Texas A & M University earning a B.F.A. Hancock went on to the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned an M.F.A.

In this clip a wonderful interview with Hancock and the public television series Art21:

Hancock has been a recipient of a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Here we visit a show at the Seattle Art Museum featuring the work of Trenton Doyle Hancock:

The artist is based out of Houston, Texas.





Artist of the moment….Paula Scher

Paula Scher is an American artist born in Virginia that loves to work with maps and cartography in her artwork. Scher works for Pentagram, a design company that has offices around the world in London, New York, Berlin, and Austin, Texas.

In this clip we listen to Scher as she talks about a project in creating a cover for Fast Company magazine.

For her collegiate studies Scher attended the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia.

For nearly a decade Scher worked with CBS Records and Atlantic Records designing album covers and promotional materials.

She started her own company but a recession came along and the company folded,  Paula Scher then went to work for Pentagram in their New York office.

Part of teaching faculty at the School of Visual Arts of New York.

Scher has done much work for the Public Theater company, helping to bring to focus on up and coming playwrights and actors living in New York City. For this project she designed many promotional posters.

Other promotional jobs include the the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, and Museum of Modern Art.

Also designed a logo for Microsoft.

Her first show using her unique combo of maps and text was wildly successful and was extended as all the pieces sold out. Prints were even made to keep up with the demand. The map paintings sold between $40,000 and $135,000.

Scher is the author of two books.

price range info: Prints range $3,000 to $15,000 and originals reach $150,000.

To close this article we listen to Scher’s thought’s on New York City and the art scene.


Artist of the moment…..John J. Moore

John J. Moore is one of the best painters of urban america born in the year 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. For his collegiate studies the artist attended Washington University in St. Louis. For his masters degree he went on to study at Yale. He is best renown for his work with architecture and for paintings with vantage points high above the city.

Part of teaching faculty at the Tyler School of Art and University of California at Berkeley.

Part of many prominent museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Art.

Moore is not only known for his paintings of the city, but for what he adds to it. For instance he may paint a wonderful city scene and then add a flower to add color and movement.

Painter of works on a large scale with some sides measuring longer than 6 feet.

Price range information: Works range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Moore has great works to study architecture were done using charcoal.

Many of his still life works include objects from his imagination.

For his interior works Moore is a master at creating different textures in his  works.  The woodgrain of a table, the fabric of the table cloth, paper, glass, ceramic, and water are usually present in many of his still life pieces. The artist paints everything well!


Artist of the moment…photographer Laurie Simmons….

One of my favorite photographers is Laurie Simmons. Simmons was born in 1949 in Long Island, New York.

For her collegiate studies she attended the Tyler School of Art located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Early works were similar to her photographic works now as she focused on the interiors of houses.

I love her creative ideas that blend the super creative child in all of us with her creative genius. Her series of items with legs attached includes model houses, guns, and cameras.

Has won a fellowship from the Guggenheim and also the National Endowment for the Arts.

Listed in the Internet Movie Data Base as an actress, producer, and director.

price range information; Many works are priced between $2,000 to $10,000. Some cibachrome works reaching in the $60,000 range. A unique gelatin silver print can reach the low six figures.

Simmons is also renown for working with dolls.

A clip from the PBS series often recommended on this site, the Art21 series.

A great interview with a curator.

Having only seen the artist’s work via computer screen, I imagined the works to be photoshopped but they are in fact small replica doll houses. In this clip we visit Laurie Simmons as she creates some very small furniture sure to be called art!

Based out of New York city.