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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Donald Judd

Donald Judd (1928-1994) was an American artist and designer known for his minimalist work, although he eschewed that term. After serving in the U. S. Army in Korea, he attended The College of William and Mary, as well as the Art Students League and Columbia University, where he received a degree in philosophy in 1953.

He worked for ARTnews, Arts Magazine and Art International as an art critic for a decade, leaving as part of his legacy a number of theoretical writings on art and exhibition practices.

In the 1960s, Judd began to exhibit regularly in New York, as well as across the United States, Europe and Japan. His work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American art in New York, The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, The Saint Louis Art Museum, The Museum of Modern Art in Saitama, Japan, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Tate Modern in London, among others.

He received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Swedish Institute, and the John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He moved to Marfa, Texas, in the 1970s, where he founded the Chinati Foundation on the site of the former Fort D.A. Russell. According to the Foundation's mission statement and history, the specific intention of Chinati is to preserve and present to the public permanent large-scale installations by a limited number of artists.

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Untitled woodblock print

Untitled woodcut and oil on paper

Untitled works in milled aluminum at the Chinati

Bookshelf #34

Standing writing desk


Desk set #33

Corner bench

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Charley Harper

Charley Harper (1922-2007) was an American Modernist painter. He was born in West Virginia and attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati, graduating in 1947. He won the Academy's first Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship.

After touring the western and southern parts of the United States, he returned to the Academy as a teacher. He later worked at a commercial firm before working on his own.
With his wife Edie, also an artist, and their only child Brett Harper, he former Harper Studios.

During his career, he illustrated a number of books, best known among them The Golden Book of Biology. He also illustrated for magazines such as Ford Times, and created many prints, posters and other works.

He chose nature as his primary subject, with birds figuring prominently as his subject.

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Blue Jay

Green Jay

Cardinal with Seeds


Brown Creeper

Rosy Finch

Red Wing Blackbird

Swallow-tailed Kite
Painted Bunting
Western Tanager

Mountain Bluebird