Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Celebrating American Artists Appreciation Month!

"Painter's Easel" by Woodcraft Queen

In celebration of this American Artists Appreciation Month of August, I would like to share with you all some of the great American artists and the Etsy Recyclers Guild Member American Artists with similar, complementary artistic styles of the classics! Let's take a moment to sit back and admire some great American art!Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.

Etsy Recyclers Guild Team Leader Andrea of Storybook Artifact has a similar artistic style and she also loves to capture feminine beauty like Mary Cassatt. Above Andrea's oil painting bookmark "Princess StoryBookmark" is featured.

Roy Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was a prominent American pop artists. His work defined the basic premise of pop art better than any other through parody. Favoring the old-fashioned comic strip as subject matter, Lichtenstein produced hard-edged, precise compositions that documented while it parodied often in a tongue-in-cheek humorous manner. His work was heavily influenced by both popular advertising and the comic book style. He himself described Pop Art as, "not 'American' painting but actually industrial painting". The Lichtenstein painting above is titled "Kiss V".
Etsy Recycler's Guild Team Captain, Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles introduces Lichtenstein/Pop Art influences into her hand-painted upcycled decoupage canisters; this style is particularly seen in her one-of-a-kind piece featured above titled "Paulie's Confession".

Ed Paschke was a Polish American painter. His childhood interest in animation and cartoons, as well as his father's creativity in wood carving and construction, led him toward a career in art. As a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago he was influenced by many artists featured in the Museum's special exhibitions, in particular the work of Gauguin, Picasso and Seurat. Above Paschke's painting "Espiritule" is featured.

Etsy Recyclers Guild Member Into the Trees has a similar since of style as Paschke; with radiantly eye-catching colors that pop and abstract influences; below is Blue Lady Palm Frond Mask Decor.

Georgia O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She had distinguished herself as one of America's most important modern artists, a position she maintained throughout her life. As a result, O’Keeffe not only carved out a significant place for women painters in an area of the American art community that had been exclusive to and is still dominated by men, but also she had become one of America’s most celebrated cultural icons well before her death at age 98 in 1986. O'Keeffe's painting pictured below is titled "Red Cann"...this painting has always been one of my favorites. ;-) Although the artistic styles may be different, Etsy Recyclers Guild Member ColleenAttaraStudio has similar vibrantly colored floral paintings that catch your eye and warm your heart as do Georgia O'Keeffe's masterpieces.Above is Colleen's painting "Window filled with Flowers and Vases".

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker; he was most popularly known for his oil paintings. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. Above his painting titled "Morning in a City" is displayed.

Below is an original oil painting titled "Balancing Forces of the Universe" from our Etsy Recyclers Guild member Adrien Art; who I think has very similar artistic styles as American artist Edward Hopper.This blog article was contributed by Etsy Recyclers Guild Team Captain Jessica of Eco-Friendly Freckles.


Artifact Andrea said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for the feature. :-)

LizzieCaye said...

Very cool!!


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