As a young boy A(lexander)Y(oung) Jackson worked as an office boy for a lithograph company (the process of producing a picture, writing, on a flat, specially prepared stone, with some greasy or oily substance). Like the rest of the members, Jackson made a momentous contribution to the development of art in Canada. In World War I, he served as a war artist. In 1925 he taught at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. After, in 1967, Jackson was delegated as a Companion of the Order of Canada. His most famous painting is the “Red Maple” which costs as much as $319,900 - $650,900+.
John Augustus Walker was an artist based out of Mobile, Alabama. He was born February 9, 1901 to John L. Walker and Lilly Roche Walker. “Walker was first encouraged to pursue art by his teacher Maud Mayme Simpson during his years at elementary school in the Mobile County School System. At age 16, Walker entered the work force as a stenographer for real estate agent F. M. Backes to augment the family
The artist John Lythe Wilson I was suggested to look at and also an artist I believe can help me elevate my artwork and bring it to a level of appreciation throughout many perspectives. Wilson is an artist from Rock Hill, SC and did the bulk of his schooling in
Thomas Hart Benton is known as one of the great American painters.He used art to portray to history and current events of America. He once said "history was not a scholarly study for me but a drama 1." Growing up in Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri, my school went on yearly trips to the Capitol. On all of the trips I viewed Thomas Hart Benton's "A Social History of the State of Missouri." Benton's mural told the history of my state through bright colors and vivid portraits. The mural ignited a love of art and a love of Thomas Hart Benton. When I heard about "American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood" at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art showcasing almost one hundred of Benton's works I knew I had to see them
Claes Oldenburg was a wonderful sculptor. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 28, 1929. He was famous for his sculptures, which were usually created from everyday objects, however at first he worked as a reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. He developed his famous skills by working on paper machie. His style of art was pop art , which is art based on modern culture and the media. There were many other people who did this style, such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, but they painted instead of sculpting. My favorite quote from him was, “My mom told me to avoid the color red.” because it is funny.
She lives and works in New Haven, CT. Her works have been exhibited in Europe and the USA, such as Dia Center for the Arts, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York; at SITE Sante Fe in New Mexico; The Venice Biennale in Italy; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen in Switzerland; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and many others.She uses many materials for her single work, such as bales of hay, fruits,toys, laundry baskets, curtains, heat lamps, fan, yarn, newspaper, bowling balls, automobile, and construction materials: bricks, concrete, plywood, and sheetrock. Also, she added bright hues in the painted areas to the vibrantly colorful plastic products
This leads us to The Connoisseur, an oil painting on canvas completed in 1961. That year, Rockwell ambitiously challenged himself to approach the canvas like Jackson Pollack (1912-1956). By laying the canvas on the floor, his studio was temporarily transformed into an abstract expressionist's workshop. Rockwell was captivated by the idea of portraying the relationship between conventional and modern art, juxtaposing his own style alongside a work of nonrepresentational art. Standing with his back to us, Rockwell allows the viewer to decide for themselves what they think the museum visitor’s reaction is to this Pollack-like painting, and indirectly so, what their own opinion is.
Richard Serra was born November 2, 1939, San Francisco, California. Richard is currently 76 years old, and still continues his art projects and sculptures. Richard is widely known for his colossal conceptual steel made sculptures, which grasps the attention of viewers to occupy sheer size characters of the exertion and their state. Richard is a minimalist, which is someone who through art expresses reform in politics or advocates it through music. Richard Serra is also a post minimalist, which usually uses everyday objects, simple materials, and sometimes take on a pure, religious appealing visual. Richard is a talented artist who uses art as an analogy or emblem, proposing a concept of knowledge of power, severity, space, progression, and
Lynn Chadwick (b. 24 November 1914 – d. 25 April 2003) was an influential semi-abstract British sculptor during the 20th century. He attended the Merchant Taylor’s school in London, his hometown, for his public education. K.F.P Brown encouraged him to continue in the arts since he saw, early on, his abilities in artistic disciplines. However, Chadwick refused to go to art school and never formally trained as a sculptor. Between 1933 and 1939, Chadwick worked for architectural companies still in London. During these years, he met the art master Rodney Thomas and learned a lot from him. After engaging in the Royal Navy and serving during World War II, Lynn Chadwick resumed his work with his teacher Rodney Thomas and specialized in exhibition
The staff at the museum are expecting a delivery of two sculptures. Both of them are from ancient Greece. Sculpture A is a small, bronze sculpture with dimensions of 37/8 in. (9.8 cm). Sculpture B is also a small, bronze sculpture with dimensions of 6/4 in. (15.9 cm). My job here is to fully identify which sculpture comes from the Archaic period and the High classical period.
Although mainly associated with painting, Michael Canning also works in the mediums of drawing, printmaking and object making. It might be more appropriate to refer to him as “an artist” rather than “a painter”, but according to him, he is first and foremost “a sculptor”, that is, “interested in the history of materials as much as the history of art” (Canning 2011, 4).
The sculpture of the 16th president’s hand was proudly displayed at the museum for years and it was made by George Grey Bernard, an artist who admired Lincoln very much and channeled his admiration to his art.
Roman sculptures combined the Greek idea of depicting people and scenes in their history. Unlike the Greeks, they didn't have sculptures of their gods, or mythical creatures, but they carved scenes of victories of wars (which they had a lot of), or great rulers. For example, on the Ara Pacis, or the Altar of Peace, a sculpture shows Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, who brought peace Rome in 27 B.C. Another example is on the Arch of Titus, sculptures showed scenes of victorious Roman armies in Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The Arch also shows the Roman emperor Titus riding a chariot, celebrating victory with the gods.
The president of the Rockan Group and a partner in Creative Transaction Solutions, Robert Kantor performs a range of investment and administrative functions in greater Sun Valley, Idaho. He also founded and directed the National Philanthropic Trust, a public charity that supports the expansion of charitable giving by providing philanthropic expertise to donors and financial institutions. In addition to his accomplishments in the business world, Robert Kantor is an experienced sculptor who has exhibited his work at Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art and galleries in three different states.