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Jeff Ham worked as an illustrator for 20 years. His clients included McDonald's, Anheuser-Busch, Frito Lay, Wrigley, Kraft Foods, Keebler, The Coca-Cola Company, and Don Johnston Publishing. He subsequently turned to painting the American Southwest. He creates a fascinating and kaleidoscopic color combination of abstract expressionist strokes and drips with very recognizable and often iconic choices of subject matter. Jeff Ham has been featured in American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, Sedona Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine. The Guest Artist at 2013 NatureWorks Art Show / Sale, Tulsa, OK receiving the Award of Excellence, Juried into Sears Museum Invitational since 2010 awarded First and Second place ribbons; Dana Gallery’s 2012 “Icons of The West Show”, awarded Southwest Art Magazine’s Award for Excellence. “Western Visions Show” since 2011, 2009-10 “Visions of Zion” show at St, George Art Museum and Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival “Quick Draw Competition” since 2010. In 2012 his Quick Draw Piece sold for more than any other in the history of Art in Kayenta. His work has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and is represented by six galleries across the nation.
This piece of "JACKSON BROWN" was painted prior to Jeff's move to depictions of the southwest, and was purchased directly from the artist.
Ms. Miles paintings evolve from sketches in her sketchbook, which she carries everywhere. She thinks some of her best paintings are the result of long layovers in the airport, which is full of interesting models. She believes that cocktail napkins are great on which to sketch, because the soft paper lends an interesting texture.
"Trying to get a mood into my paintings (what I feel about the situation) is my main goal."
Starting out as a medical illustrator sketching in surgery, which has to be accurate but fast, gave her an excellent background to establish the essentials in the first few lines. Now she paints almost as if writing a story to be interpreted by the viewer.
1903 - 2003
Limited Print (210 / 350)
Signed by Al Hirschfeld
Al Hirschfeld’s drawings stand as one of the most innovative efforts in establishing the visual language of modern art through caricature in the 20th century. A self described “characterist,” his signature work, defined by a linear calligraphic style, appeared in virtually every major publication of the last nine decades (including a 75 year relationship with The New York Times) as well as numerous book and record covers and 15 postage stamps.
Hirschfeld said his contribution was to take the character, created by the playwright and portrayed by the actor, and reinvent it for the reader. Playwright Terrence McNally wrote: "No one 'writes' more accurately of the performing arts than Al Hirschfeld. He accomplishes on a blank page with his pen and ink in a few strokes what many of us need a lifetime of words to say."
He is represented in many public collections, including the Metropolitan, the Whitney, the National Portrait Gallery, and Harvard’s Theater Collection. Hirschfeld authored several books including Manhattan Oases and Show Business is No Business in addition to 10 collections of his work. He was declared a Living Landmark by the New York City Landmarks Commission in 1996 and a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.
Just before his death in January 2003, he learned he was to be awarded the Medal of Arts from the National Endowment of the Arts and inducted into the Academy of Arts and Letters. The winner of two Tony Awards, he was be given the ultimate Broadway accolade on what would have been his 100th birthday in June 2003. The Martin Beck Theater was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theater.
"NORMAN MAILER" - Limited Etching (18 / 75)
Signed by Knox Martin & Norman Mailer
Knox Martin was born in 1923 in Barranquilla, Colombia. He is the son of the aviator, painter, and poet William Knox Martin, the first man to fly over the Andes mountains.
After serving in World War II, Knox Martin attended the Art Students League of New York on the G.I. Bill from 1946-1950, where he studied with Harry Sternberg, Vaclav Vytlacil, Will Barnet, and Morris Kantor.
In 1954, Knox Martin's friend Franz Kline placed a painting of his in the Stable Gallery Annual.
Charles Egan of the renowned Charles Egan Gallery saw Knox Martin's painting at the Stable Gallery and asked Martin to show his work in a one-man show for the tenth anniversary of the Egan Gallery.
Since then, Knox Martin has been a celebrated painter, sculptor and muralist. Knox Martin has an extensive exhibition record and his work is in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. His two best-known murals in NYC are Venus and Woman with Bicycle. Knox Martin has been the recipient of many grants and awards, most recently the Benjamin West Clinedinst Memorial Medal, awarded by the Artists’ Fellowship “for the achievement of exceptional artistic merit.”
Knox Martin has led a distinguished career teaching art. He taught at Yale Graduate School of the Arts, New York University, University of Minnesota, International School of Art in Umbria, Italy, and currently gives Master classes at the Art Students League of New York.
Knox Martin lives and works in New York City.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1953, Adriana graduated in 1977 with a degree in Architecture, then worked as a professional Architect until 1983 when she began painting and sculpting. Between 1983 and 2001 Adriana experimented with many different styles of art, including traditional stills, landscapes and portraits. In 2001 she started using live models as a guide, which elevated her work into a more abstract realm. Now Adriana paints and sculpts only male nudes because, as she says, “I like to explore the sensuality of males not only through their strength but also through their weaknesses. I choose male bodies because I love the geometric structure of their muscles. The angularity of the muscles, when illuminated, depict great surfaces of light and darkness. For me, as an artist, these surfaces, when defined by sharp edges, result in a strong and powerful image of men. Also, I do not put faces on the men; I feel that anonymity adds to sensuality.”
Adriana has exhibited widely, with sold out one-woman shows in Brazil, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, in addition to her native Argentina, where she owns her own gallery in the La Boca section of Buenos Aires. Adriana’s works have been sold to collectors in over 40 countries worldwide on six of our seven continents.