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Warrington Colescott, Who Etched With a Satirical Edge, Dies at 97
Warrington Colescott, an innovative printmaker who deftly navigated the intersection between tragedy and high comedy with biting etchings about civil rights, history, politics and the Internal Revenue Service (which audited him), died on Sept. 10 at his farmhouse in Hollandale, Wis., southwest of Madison. He was 97 His son, Julian, confirmed the death. “Etching quickens …

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Gustav Likan
Gustav Liken, Horses, Plate Signed Original Lithograph $850.00 Add to cart Gustav Likan, Cafe in Paris, Signed Original Lithograph $850.00 Add to cart Gustav Likan, a painter from Yugoslavia, hasn`t been around Chicago much since the day in 1967 when the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts fired him from his job as professor because, he …

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Op Art
Op art, short for Optical Art, consists of works that feature optical effects especially optical illusions. For instance, some of the paintings of Bridget Riley convey a sense of motion despite being static, and some of her other pieces give the illusion of color despite being done in only black and white. Other terms for …

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Hard Edge Prints
“Abstract Classicist painting is hard-edged painting. Forms are finite, flat, rimmed by a hard, clean edge. These forms are not intended to evoke in the spectator any recollections of specific shapes he may have encountered in some other connection. They are autonomous shapes, sufficient unto themselves as shapes.” Jules Langsner Synopsis Hard-edge painting is a …

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Charles Bragg
About The Artist: Charles Bragg is indeed a modern-day master of satire, whose career began in the early 1950’s and has to date produced over 350 etchings, the most noted being his series devoted to the medical and legal professions. Bragg’s genius for poking fun at a variety of professions through classical renditions of idiosyncratic …

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Bernard Charoy
Bernard Charoy is a brilliant talented figurative artist, who has continued to follow and develop his creativity instincts for nearly half a century. Charoy is, in large part, a painter of the “eternal feminine” through Charoy is known and, no doubt, will always be remembered first and foremost as a painter of women, there is …

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John Chamberlain
Though he is most well known for his sculptures incorporating fragments of crushed automobiles, John Chamberlain is also a highly accomplished graphic artist. These prints translate the artist’s ability to merge color and abstract form into dynamic interesting prints which capture the feeling of his sculptural works. About The Artist: Born in 1927 in Rochester, …

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Michael Challenger
Challenger’s work is a powerful interplay of op-art and constructivism. His graphic work evokes the counter- play of shapes, forms and color of his predecessors, including Albers and Escher; but in a stronger and yet playful way. Although Challenger ably plots new horizons with his illusionist scenery, his concern is more with the credible realization …

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Patrick Caulfield
BRITISH master painter and printmaker, Patrick Caulfield is best known for his POP artworks, Trained at the Chelsea School of Art and Royal College of Art, his first one- man show was held at the Robert Fraser Gallery, London, in 1965.  While he generally uses traditional subject matter, like landscapes and still-life, his style and …

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Clarence Carter
Carter’s works had been labeled, surrealism, Magic Realism, geometric abstraction, pop and op, but no category could capture his style completely. It was in the mid-1960’s, in his series called “Mandalas,” that his fascination with the egg-shaped ovoid began. Author James A. Michener has commented that the egg in Carter’s works is “. . . …

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Jon Carsman
  “Jon Carsman did for suburban and hometown views what Edward Hopper did for cities, except Carsman exchewed a human presence.” Annette Dixon, curator of the University of Michigan Museum. Jon Carsman found the source of his inspiration in the play of color and light reflected across the framed houses, streets and country sides of …

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Alexander Calder
Calder was the most acclaimed and influential sculptor of his time. Born in a family of celebrated, though more classically trained artists, Calder utilized his innovative genius to profoundly change the course of modern art. He began by developing a new method of sculpting: by bending and twisting wire, he essentially “drew” three-dimensional figures in …

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Fran Bull
Fran Bull is best known for wildlife and other water-reflected images such as boats sailing down a river, sculpture reflected in a pond and buildings mirrored in lakes. Each of her paintings contain subtle tonal changes remarkably sensitive to the light source, usually the sun, and each image also involves the monumentous task of having …

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Jack Brusca
American contemporary painter and printmaker, Jack Brusca is best known for his unique approach to space and figures, in his art. As an illusionist who manipulates letters, numbers and flowers among things, Brusca’s keen sense of spatial dimension and color blend to give his work a theatrical-type light. “… (Brusca’s) geometrical forms are painted with …

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Ann Brunskill
Intricate and surrelistic images are rendered in technically outstanding etchings. In 1974 she published her first Livre d’Artiste, Aphrodite. She is also a painter, and since 2002 she has begun to work on digitally enhanced images. These early images of her work foreshadow her continued work in the inner workings of the mind. Ann Brunskill …

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Dennis Brulc
Dennis Brulc Born: Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1946 Schools: the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree January 1969 The Vapour Dye process is a dry to dry, direct image reproduction process. Brulc prints directly with his airbrush pen and ink drawing , and he also synthesizes photo negatives and positives with the drawings. These …

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Robert Broner
Robert Broner introduced many printing techniques central to the growth of twentieth century fine art graphics. In a New York one-man-show in 1955, he exhibited an original development of the monotype, the Texture Imprint. Broner was one of the first to print from found electric circuits when circuit boards were still in their infancy. He …

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Horace Brodzky
Horace Brodzky (1885-1969) was a student at the School of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, but spent most of his creative life in London. He was one of the earliest Australian artists to embrace the modern style of the twentieth century. Brodzky was the first Australian to be exhibited at the Venice Biennale …

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Lamar Briggs
Lamar Briggs finds the inspiration for his art in landscapes and seascapes – the play of light and shadow in the desert, under the sea, in the continually changing wind of the sky. Even with images derived from plant forms of feathers in a Hopi ceremonial dance, what interests Briggs is not so much the …

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Derek Boshier
Derek Boshier first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London in the early 1960s, with fellow students David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others in the British Pop Art movement. Subsequently he has used other media: drawing, printmaking, film, books, three dimensional objects, installations …

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Tom Blackwell
Photorealist painter Thomas Blackwell, born in 1938, is best known for his depictions of the urbanscape and the various reflections of windows. He started out as an abstract painter influenced by the Pop Art movement. Blackwell moved on to a primary interest in painting large-scale works featuring the gleaming surfaces of machinery, metal and glass, mainly …

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Arne Besser
Arne Besser born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1935, received training as an artist at the Art Center School, Los Angeles. There he studied with John Audubon Tyler and Lorser Feidelsson. Beser’s approach to Photo-Realism is to draw from the urban landscape and nature a suscint “set like” image of reality. His city scenes depict New …

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Richard Bernstein
Few artists have fared well in both the esthetic and commercial art scene; Richard Bernstein is one. As a pop artist painter and illustrator, he portrays simple shapes and forms with infinite beauty. As a “chronicler of his times,” his portraits of Salvador Dali, Ryan O’Neal & Racquel Welch exemplify the ‘pop art’ genre. He …

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Robert Bennett
Robert Bennett is an abstract artist of unusual ability and talent. His compositions are colorful, energetic and dynamic. At first glance these vibrant prints seem wild and chaotic. Upon further inspection we find all varieties of abstracted objects; men, magnets, multi-legged machines and animals of every description. Bennett’s superior command of print techinque shows the …

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Hans Bellmer
Hans Bellmer was a key figure in the Surealist movment made over a hundred photos of several dolls with the assistance of his brother and his sister in-law made in the early 1930s in part as a protest against Germany’s Nazi regime, and in part out of an expression of erotic feelings… ” Entirely feminine …

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Robert Bechtle
The photorealist replaces the studio artist’s personal interpretive vision with the recording of visual fact. He replaces the subjectivity of the artist’s eye with the objectivity of the camera lens. According to Robert Bechtle, one of today’s foremost photorealists, the difference between the two is that the studio artist is fundamentaly concerned with the difference …

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Robert Beauchamp
Robert Beauchamp was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1923. His highschool teacher, R. Idris Thomas, who facilitated his winning a scholarship to the Colorado Springs Arts Center, nurtured his childhood interest in art. There Beauchamp studied with Boardman Robinson. Beauchamp was awarded a Fulbright travel grant to paint in Florence and Rome in 1959. In …

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Reynolds Beal
Reynolds Beal was born in New York City in 1867 and he showed artistic ability from an early age. He first studied at Cornell University (naval architecture), but seriously studied painting with William Merritt Chase in Shinnecock, Long Island in the 1890s and then went to Europe to study with Henry Ward Ranger. From the …

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Angelo Basso
“ITALIAN MASTER OF THE MODERN BAROQUE” The story of the love of Acis and the sea-nymph Galatea appears in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. There the jealous Cyclops Polyphemus, who also loves Galatea, comes upon them embracing and crushes his rival with a boulder. His destructive passion comes to nothing when Galatea changes Acis into a river spirit as …

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Will Barnet
Will Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, and studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and then at the Art Students League in New York. He later taught art at such leading American schools as Yale University, Cornell University, and the Art Students League. A prolific graphic artist, Barnet changed his style significantly …

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Ernie Barnes
Ernie Barnes Ernie Barnes claimed that he was one of the most popular artists in the world. Indeed his depiction of the African American experience is unique and his vivid imagination is reflected in his artwork. Ernie was born in 1938 and began painting while playing college football at North Carolina College. He went on …

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John Baeder
John Baeder’s calculated and nostalgic renderings of “classic Americana” theme-diners have brought him great appeal and success both as painter and printmaker. His subjects have been almost exclusively isolated roadside diners and eateries. That an artist can concentrate so masterfully on one theme enticed Abrahms to publish ” Diners by John Baeder” in 1978 “In Photo-Realism, reality …

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Arman – virtuoso assembler and dimantler
Henry Martin describes Arman as a ‘…virtuoso assembler and dimantler.’ Utilizing familiar objects, Arman presents them out of their expected context and recombines them in new, provocative ways. With his diverse “vocabulary” of images and materials, which include such unusual things as rusted saxophones, automobile parts, broken dolls hands, busted violins, permanent press shirts, stainless …

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Shusaku Arakawa
Shusaku Arakawa, Japanese (1936 – 2010) After studying medicine and mathematics at Tokyo University, Shusaku Arakawa decided to study painting and attended the Musashino College of Art. He was influenced by the Dada movement, bringing its ideals to Japan. He created many pieces that commented on the corruption in modern Japanese society, which eventually caused …

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Trevor Allen: Maker of striking, vivid prints
The printmaker Trevor Allen claimed that there were two major influences upon his work: traditional Japanese printmakers like Kunisada and Utamaro, and the childhood world of the Dandy and Beano and Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin. What the images in both prints and comics have in common is a strong outer line and vivid areas of …

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Corneille, Dutch Artist With a Lyrical Modernism, Dies at 88
“Corneille, Dutch Artist With a Lyrical Modernism, Dies at 88 By LIZ ROBBINS NYTIMES The Dutch artist Corneille, who created lyrical, expressionist paintings bursting with color and who was one of the founders of the postwar European art movement known as Cobra, died on Sunday in Paris. He was 88 and lived in Paris. His …

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About CoBrA : 50 Years of Abstraction
“In the years immediately after WWII, the ideals and politics of Europe were fragmented and unstable. Before the war Paris had been regarded as the artistic capital of the world. However with the new balance of power and the increased presence of North America in Europe many artists felt blocked from the Paris they once …

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