Calvin Johnson - Calvin's lifelong love of art was first nurtured in a home filled with creativity flowing from his grandparents, parents and siblings. It grew immensely with his introduction of arts and crafts projects in the Philadelphia Public School system. As a first grade student, Calvin was assigned to design his very first mural; a colorful chalk-rendered zoo motif on the old-school blackboard partitions in the back of the classroom. The process continued with several inspiring art teachers whom Calvin encountered throughout his primary school years, Saturday morning art classes and summer art camps. His passion was refined at Millersville State College, where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1981. It was at M.S.C. that Calvin was exposed to many mediums, but it was oil and acrylic painting that captured his heart. "I became enamored with the wonderful array of colors, the fun of exploring the different techniques of their application to the canvas and developing an inner peace within myself that painting, for me, is truly a joyous discipline." After ten years of meaningful yet low paying freelance projects, Calvin was faced with self-doubt, slowly coming to the realization that he may never become successful with his talents.
I am a professional artist. 2004 Participated "The Art Fair Zurich " in Switzerland. 2006 Participated "Art Ireland" 2007 Participated "Artexpo New York" 2008 Participated "Artexpo Las Vegas" 2011 Participated "Artexpo New York"
New Generation by Elizabeth Catlett1993
Size: 38.75" x 25"
Known for her abstract sculpture in bronze and marble as well as prints and paintings, particularly depicting the female figure, Elizabeth Catlett is unique for distilling African American, Native American, and Mexican art in her work.
Catlett was born in Washington, DC, and later became a Mexican citizen, residing in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in Washington DC, where there was much discussion about whether or not black artists should depict their own heritage or embrace European modernism.
She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1940 from the University of Iowa, where she had gone to study with Grant Wood, regionalist painter. His teaching dictum was "paint what you know best," and this set her on the path of dealing with her own background. In 1940, her painting "Mother and Child," depicting African-American figures, won her much recognition. She also studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League in New York City.
From 1944 to 1946, she taught at the George Washington Carver School, an alternative community school in Harlem that provided instruction for working men and women of the city. From her experiences with these people, she did a series of paintings, prints, and sculptures with the theme "I Am a Negro Woman."In 1946, she traveled to Mexico and became interested in the Mexican working classes.
In 1947, she settled permanently in Mexico, where she married artist Francisco Mora. From 1958 to 1973, she was head of the department and professor of sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts Mexico.
There she also did much printmaking, which she found an affordable medium for reaching the masses of people, and produced images of African-American and Mexican working-class women.
Retail Price: $2,900
I am a professional artist. 2004
Participated "The Art Fair Zurich " in Switzerland. 2006
Participated "Art Ireland" 2007
Participated "Artexpo New York" 2008
Participated "Artexpo Las Vegas" 2011
Participated "Artexpo New York"
Retail Price: $2,200
I am a professional artist.
2004 Participated "The Art Fair Zurich " in Switzerland.
2006 Participated "Art Ireland" 2007 Participated "Artexpo New York"
2008 Participated "Artexpo Las Vegas"
2011 Participated "Artexpo New York"