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Gladstone Promises Intimate View of James Ensor, “Painter of Masks” – ARTnews.com

“James Ensor: An Intimate Portrait” is a welcome, if somewhat misconceived exhibition of works by fin de siècle Belgium’s most beloved oddball. Save the appealingly modest scale of the works included in the show, the portrait of Ensor presented at Gladstone Gallery in New York is familiar, not intimate. By familiar, I mean first that the show and its accompanying catalogue deliver few surprises. ...

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Meet Rachel Jones, an Ascendant Painter Whose Consuming Paintings Have Captivated Viewers in London and Collectors Worldwide

Standing in front of a painting by Rachel Jones is akin to letting her take you on a journey around her emotional landscape, with her skillful use of color and composition as your guide. One of the artist’s focuses is Black interiority, accessed somewhat literally through her frequent inclusion of mouths and teeth. Sometimes these elements are visible and sometimes they are submerged: In ...

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Wayne Thiebaud, Iconic California Painter, Remembered

Wayne Thiebaud, Reservoir and Orchard, 2001, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 inches (101.6 x 101.6 cm), Collection of Wayne and Betty Jean Thiebaud. Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY “Cold Case” by Wayne Thiebaud, 2010/2011/2013. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at ARS, New York. Courtesy Acquavella Galleries. I think art is ...

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Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush desserts and disorienting cityscapes, has died, aged 101

Wayne Thiebaud, the California-based painter known for his supple depictions of America’s mid-century visual lexicon, be it through cityspaces, diner windows, or rows of pies and cakes—in which the paint itself was often as thick and rich as fondant icing—died on Christmas day at his home in Sacramento. He was 101 years old.Born in 1920 in Mesa, Arizona, Thiebaud’s family moved to Long Beach, ...

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Wayne Thiebaud death: California painter was 101

Wayne Thiebaud, an artist whose images of cake, pie and other mass-produced desserts suggested Pop art but whose loose, expressive brush strokes and pointed use of light eventually proved him to be a misunderstood Realist painter, has died. He was 101.A teacher on the faculty of UC Davis for more than 40 years, Thiebaud died Saturday at his home in Sacramento. His death was ...

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Wayne Thiebaud American Proto-Pop Painter Dies Age 101

Tributes have been pouring in for the American artist Wayne Thiebaud who died yesterday in Sacramento, California age 101. His daughter Twinka Thiebaud made the following statement on Facebook, “Master painter, art professor, tennis player, joke teller extraordinaire, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend,Wayne Thiebaud has packed up his brushes in search of new scenery to paint, new canvasses to conquer. He will always ...

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Painter Edith Schloss Remembers a Life Lived in Art

Like a classic fable, painter Edith Schloss’s memoir begins suddenly and inconspicuously. In The Loft Generaton: From the de Koonings to Twombly: Portraits and Sketches 1942-2011 (Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2021), we meet a young Schloss at a party in a New Jersey farmhouse where she’s spellbound by a small “green and gray and black” abstract painting that “leaned a curvilinear shape like a ...

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Emerging Painter Patrick Alston on How His South Bronx Home Infuses His Abstract Art

This article is part of a series of interviews by Folasade Ologundudu exploring the evolving conversation about abstract art among Black artists across different generations.   At just 30, the art of Patrick Alston is already immediately identifiable, with a signature materiality and use of gestural marks to create dynamic and colorful abstractions. The central themes of his varied body of work are identity, ...

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Duluth painter mixes western, whimsical in above-the-garage studio

This mix of glam and western is abundant in the Duluth artist’s space as well as her paintings of bighorn sheep, horses, buffalo and birds in lively blues, lime greens and poppy purples. “Candy-colored pink feels really fresh to me,” Franklin said, waving her loaded paintbrush like a wand. Colorful cowgirl boots on her feet. The mixed-media artist turned painter has always had a ...

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