Lilly Fenichel - Abstract Paintings

Lilly Fenichel (1927-2016), was an American painter who explored abstraction through a wide range of media and approaches, with her various periods linked together by a common emphasis on color harmonies and expressive, often calligraphic gesture.Her earliest work is associated with second-generation Bay Area Abstract Expressionism.Lilly Fenichel was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish family. Her father was a doctor and her mother a fashion designer; the psychoanalyst Otto Fenichel was her uncle. In 1939, following the Nazi invasion of Austria, her family fled the country, going first to the United Kingdom and then to the United States, where they settled in Hollywood.Fenichel studied art at the Chouinard Art Institute (1946–47) and Los Angeles City College (1947–48). She then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to study at the California School of Fine Arts (1950–52),[5] where she worked with the painters Edward Corbett, Hassel Smith, Elmer Bischoff, and David Park.She started showing her work in the early 1950s. Her vigorously gestural, often black-and-white paintings from the 1960s and 1970s are grouped with work by other West Coast second-generation Abstract Expressionists such as Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, and Sonia Gechtoff.Stylistically, her work from this period shows the influence of both West Coast Abstract Expressionism and the New York School. Of her own work from this period, Fenichel has said it was Abstract Expressionism «with a lot of drawing in it.»Unable to support herself with her painting, she worked as a photographers' stylist and as an art director and costume designer for movies. She served as the art director for the 1975 film Lucky Lady starring Liza Minnelli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kosso Eloul — Abstract Sculpture

«Kosso Eloul was an important Israeli/Canadian post-war sculptor. His polished, monumental geometric sculptures can be found in Canadian cities such as Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Ottawa. Kosso Eloul also has sculptures located in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Jerusalem and Mexico City. He was born in Mourom, U.S.S.R and relocated to Tel-Aviv, Israel at the age of four. In 1938, he began his formal art training under Israeli sculptor Yitzhak Danziger. One year later, Kosso Eloul moved to the United States to study at both the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago School of Design. He attended lectures, workshops and classes by esteemed professors such as architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Bauhaus professor Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Between the years of 1943 and 1948, Kosso Eloul served in WWII and the War of Independence in Palestine, before returning to sculpting.
In 1959 he represented Israel at the 29th Venice Biennale. After the First Sculpture Symposium in Yugoslavia in 1961, he set up a similar event in the Negev Desert in 1962; his lifelong involvement with international sculpture conferences began then. In the 1960's, Kosso Eloul began to develop his signature style of balanced, geometric metal sculptures, earning him commissions in Israel, Canada and the United States. In 1962, Kosso Eloul met Canadian artist Rita Letendre in Spoleto, Italy while working at the 5th Festival de Due Mondi, „Scultura Della Citta“. They married two years later, and, after living in Los Angeles for some time, permanently settled in Toronto in 1969.
Some of Kosso Eloul's best-known works include „Meeting Place,“ which sits at the intersection of Bloor and Church in Toronto, and „Eternal Flame“ at the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, which is Israel's largest memorial to the Holocaust.
Kosso Eloul passed away from heart failure on November 8th, 1995 at the age of 75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Olbram Zoubek - Contemporary Czech Sculpture

Olbram Zoubek (21 April 1926 – 15 June 2017) was a contemporary Czech sculptor and designer. His work was inspired by Swiss-Italian sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
Some of Zoubek's sculptures
2002 Memorial to the Victims of Communism in Prague is the work of Olbram Zoubek and architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk HolzelThere is an extensive permanent exhibition of his sculptures and art in Litomyšl Castle Vault Gallery.
Zoubek was particularly well known for having taken a death mask of Jan Palach, a Charles University student who burned himself to death in protest over the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. One of his most famous works is his «Memorial to the Victims of Communism» in Prague (done in collaboration with the architects Jan Kerel and Zdeněk Holzel) Wikipedia
«Olbram Zoubek started studying sculpture soon after World War II. He was one of Czechoslovakia’s leading artists until he began to be persecuted by the totalitarian authorities during the period of “Normalization” (following the 1968 invasion by fellow Warsaw pact countries). Being unable to enter public competitions or even exhibit, he turned to restoration work, came to Litomyšl and spent 20 years restoring sgraffiti patterns on the chateau.During this time he was part of the artistic underground that opposed the communist regime. After the fall of communism in 1989, new president Václav Havel was often photographed in his office with one of Zoubek’s sculptures keeping watch over his shoulder.»

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Libor Fára - Surrealism

Libor Fára (12 September 1925, Prague — 3 March 1988, Prague) was a Czech sculptor and painter.The versatile Libor Fára graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague in the studio of Emil Filla in the second half of the 1940s, developing his artistic opinion in the circle of the Prague Surrealists. The main fields of Fára’s interest were collages, assemblages and objects as well as photography. During the 1950s, Fára participated at various activities of artists, writers and theoreticians from the circle of Karel Teige. Even though his works, based on poetic construction were not created spontaneously, they recollect the production of the Fluxus movement. During the 1960s, Fára collaborated with the Prague's Theatre on the Balustrade for which he created many timeless stage designs and posters.
Libor Fára is represented in the permanent collections of various major art museums, including the National Gallery, Prague, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Gallery of Modern Art, Roudnice nad Labem.In 1952, he married the Czech art historian and photography theorist Anna Fárová

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shirley Jaffe - Geometric abstraction

Shirley Jaffe (née Sternstein, October 2, 1923 – September 29, 2016) was an American abstract painter. Her early work is of the gestural abstract expressionist style, however in the late 1960s she changed to a more geometric style. This change was initially received with caution by the art world, but later in her career she was praised for the «idiosyncratic» and individual nature of her work She spent most of her life living and working in France.Jaffe began as an abstract expressionist, using gesture in her painting in a similar way to Joan Mitchell.In 1968, however, a grant from the Ford Foundation funded her to spend a year in Berlin. This study break took her away from the circle of artist friends she had developed in Paris and exposed her to new influences such as the music of contemporary composers Iannis Xenakis and Karlheinz Stockhausen. It may also have reunited her thinking with the European abstraction of Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Wassily Kandinsky and Auguste Herbin. «It [my style of painting] changed when I went to Berlin,» Jaffe said later. «I had a feeling that my paintings were being read as landscapes, which was not my intention. I felt I had to clear out the woods.»Stained glass windows designed by Jaffe for the Chapelle La Funeraria, Perpignan.Jaffe's new style featured flat, uninflected surfaces, single-colour shapes and predominantly straight, rather than curved, lines. On her return to Paris, both her dealer Fournier and her artist friends were «shocked» at the change; however, Fournier continued to exhibit her work in his gallery. Later analyses of her work note that Jaffe's style moved in a «different direction» from other painters of her time, and was characterised by «an incredible vitality of form and complexity».The evolution of her style, which happened gradually over a period of decades, was described by critics as an «internal development» apparently unrelated to contemporary trends, and therefore she could not be seen as a part of any particular art movement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paintings For Order Milena Olesinska

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Nassos Daphnis - Geometric abstraction

Nassos Daphnis (born July 23, 1914, Krokeai, Greece – d. November 23, 2010, Provincetown, Massachusetts, U.S.) was a Greek-born American abstract painter, sculptor and tree peony breeder.Daphnis served in the United States Army from 1942 to 1945. During his service he was asked to put his skills as a painter to use and created camouflage for use on enormous military relief maps. It is speculated by some art critics that it was while painting camouflage that Daphnis developed the signature flatness later recognizable in his abstract geometric paintings.In the 1950s, Daphnis traveled back to Greece with the assistance of the G.I. Bill. While there he began to see the stark, clear light change his perception of the buildings and forms around him. Structures were simplified and became geometric planes of pure color. Following this trop, Daphnis developed his color-plane theory and focused on geometric abstraction with a restricted color palette of only black, white and primary colors. This became his signature style and these works are often characterized as being painted in the Hard-edge style of geometric abstraction. His style is frequently compared with Piet Mondrian; however, Daphnis saw Mondrian's approach as a jumping off point. Daphnis was also described as an abstract imagist, a term which arose from a 1961 exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, called American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, in which he participated.In the late 1980s, Daphnis' style evolved again as he began to integrate new forms of computer technology into his practice. Expanding on his color palette, he also incorporated a few additional colors. Daphnis' employment of computer-generated graphics and use of the Atari ST to develop his radical digital landscapes can best be understood as a proto New Media attitude


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mark Tobey - Abstract Expressionism

Mark George Tobey (December 11, 1890 – April 24, 1976) was an American painter. His densely structured compositions, inspired by Asian calligraphy, resemble Abstract expressionism, although the motives for his compositions differ philosophically from most Abstract Expressionist painters. His work was widely recognized throughout the United States and Europe. Along with Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, and William Cumming, Tobey was a founder of the Northwest School. Senior in age and experience, he had a strong influence on the others; friend and mentor, Tobey shared their interest in philosophy and Eastern religions. Similar to others of the Northwest School, Tobey was mostly self-taught after early studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1921, Tobey founded the art department at The Cornish School in Seattle, Washington.Tobey was an incessant traveler, visiting Mexico, Europe, Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Lebanon, China and Japan. After converting to the Bahá'í Faith, it became an important part of his life. Whether Tobey's all-over paintings, marked by oriental brushwork and calligraphic strokes, were an influencer on Jackson Pollock's drip paintings has been left unanswered. Born in Centerville, Wisconsin, Tobey lived in the Seattle, Washington area for most of his life before moving to Basel, Switzerland in the early 1960s with his companion, Pehr Hallsten; Tobey died there in 1976.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fritz Koenig

Fritz Koenig (20 June 1924 – 22 February 2017) was a German sculptor best known outside his native country for The Sphere, which once stood in the plaza between the two World Trade Center towers in Lower Manhattan but which now stands, its damage deliberately left unrepaired, in Manhattan's Liberty Park as a memorial to the victims of the 11 September 2001 attacks. His oeuvre includes other works, including other memorials.Born in Würzburg, Koenig's family moved to the Bavarian community of Landshut when he was six. In the years after World War II he studied art at the Kunstakademie München (Munich School of Art), graduating in 1952. Nine years later he moved to Ganslberg, a farming community outside Landshut where he lived and worked on a horse farm. In 1964 he was appointed professor of art at the Technical University of Munich. He died in Landshut on 22 February 2017, aged 92.oenig's body of work largely consists of figures or shapes assembled from simple geometric forms cast in metal. His representions of human form are heavily stylized, with heads made of spheres and bodies and limbs of cylinders. His Holocaust memorial design exemplifies this, adding bones poured on a mound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear friends. I am professional artist with many years of experience. I would like to offer you unique opportunity of having a painting, made according to your individual wishes. Oils, watercolours, graphics, portraits or decorative motives, small or large- your involvement in creating of art will make your interiors very special. To ensure highest standard and unique nature of my art  I use only traditional techniques and methods..Milena Olesinska

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