When you hear the name O’keefe, who comes to mind? Most likely, Georgia. Her sensual flowers in pastel colors and bright paintings of desert landscapes have become iconic. But what if you were Georgia O’keefe’s sister and wanted to be an artist? Would you be able to abstract from its influence and create your own original images? Artist IDA O’keefe (1889 — 1961) for many decades lost in the shadow of his more famous sister — and only now receives its own recognition.
Georgie was only two years older than IDA, but their characters are separated from each other at a distance of light years. The first purposefully built his career: studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the League of student artists in new York and at the Teachers College of Columbia University. She studied craft and mechanics — technique, perspective, shadows, charcoal, oil, watercolors, the virtuoso brushstroke of William Merritt chase. Continue reading
Abakumov Mikhail Georgievich. Painter. Born on February 25, 1948 in Kolomna, Moscow region. In 1968 he graduated from the Moscow art and industrial school. Kalinin. In 1977 — all-Union state Institute of cinematography, art Faculty, workshop of professors I. A. Spinel, P. A. Myasnikov. In 1983 he worked in the creative workshops of the USSR Academy of arts under the direction of AP and SP Tkachev and am gritsaya. The beginning of creative work since 1975. Works in easel painting and graphics in the genres: thematic paintings, portraits, landscapes, still life. Russian Russian artist has a high culture of painting tradition, he shows genuine concern for the preservation and development of the principles of the Russian realistic art school. the coloristic gift of the artist is organically combined with the figurative structure of his paintings, filling the works with great depth and content, emotional expressiveness and a kind of melody. Continue reading