Mary Jameson, Author at Woodshed Art Auctions

ARSHILE GORKY – Armenian-American Visionary

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), was a talented Armenian born American painter who is regarded as the connection between American Abstract Expressionist movement and the European Surrealist themes in painting.  His mature sense of spontaneity was decades ahead of his time and influenced artists that followed in his footsteps, including Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, […]

Robert Indiana’s Legacy of LOVE

Prominent American artist Robert Indiana, best known for his iconic 1960’s LOVE series, died on May 19, 2018 in his home on Vinalhaven Island in Maine – he was 89 years old. Indiana’s adaptation of LOVE, the L & O stacked on top of V & E with the O tilting slightly to the right, […]

Philip Guston: Visionary Stumblebum?

  Philip Guston was born in Montreal, Canada and moved with his family to America (Los Angeles) when he was 6. He went to the Manual Arts High School with Jackson Pollock (they both were expelled) and received a scholarship to Otis Art Institute, which he attended briefly. In the 30’s he painted murals for […]

Jackson Pollock: Drip Discovery

“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock was an influential American painter and the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement. He transformed the art world when he introduced his first drip paintings in 1947. His work brought together elements of Cubism, Surrealism and Impressionism, and with this method he […]