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Artist of the moment……..Bryan Hunt

Bryan Hunt was born in Terre Haute, Indiana in the year 1947. Hunt is a sculptor who works in modernist style. For his artistic education Hunt began college at University of South Florida. The artist also worked at Kennedy Space Center, its easy to see that the artist enjoys looking at space and its variety of circles. Eventually Hunt ended up in Los Angeles, California at the Otis College of Art and Design. The artist is a painter and sculptor. Most paintings are done with watercolor.

Price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $125,000.

Hunt also studied at the Whitney Museum of Art by the means of the American Art Independent Study Program.

In this clip we visit a show featuring Bryan Hunt that took place in 2012:

Past participant of Whitney Biennale and also the Venice Biennale.

Bryan Hunt is now based out of New York City.


Artist of the moment……Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins was a fantastic American painter that had a wonderful mixture of abstraction and an emphasis on color. Paul Jenkins was born in Kansas City, Missouri in the year 1923.  Whilst still a youngster he happened to meet the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who told him to seek a career in agriculture rather than art. Thankfully Jenkins also met Thomas Hart Benton who encouraged him to seek an artistic career.

price range information: The artist was very prolific. Lithographs can be found in most cases for less than $1,000. Oils range $10,000 to $95,000. Acrylics range $5,000 to $50,000. Watercolors range $1,000 to $10,000.

In place of college Jenkins went to serve his country and was deployed in World War 2. After his service he used the G.I. Bill to gain enrollment at the Art Students League of New York. At the Art Students League he was able to mentor under the guidance of  Yasuo Kuniyoshi, a modernist painter that enjoyed painting the figure. Below is a great example of his style.


Jenkins’ first solo show was in the mid 1950s and was a huge success. One purchaser of his art was the Whitney Museum of Art.

Gained more public attention after some paintings were included in the movie AN UNMARRIED WOMAN.

Jenkins passed away in 2012 at the age of 88 years old.

A brief montage of works by Paul Jenkins.

Below we visit a gallery show featuring Paul Jenkins.