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Al Held

October 31, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born on October 12, 1928 in Brooklyn New York, Al Held was a vibrant abstract expressionist painter known for his large-scale colorful paintings. Al Held passed away at his home in Italy in 2005 at the age of 76. A child of the Great Depression, Held grew up in a

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YEK

October 31, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Op artist YEK uses atmospheric abstraction to reach a new level of perspective. Constructing his distinctive style using airbrushed, concave canvases, YEK’s work envelops the viewer and generates a tranquil experience. Playing with color and light, many of the artist’s pieces gradually fade from one luminosity to another using reverse

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Masami Teraoka

October 26, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

McDonald’s Hamburgers Invading Japan/Tokyo Ginza Shuffle, 1982 Serigraph Gift: Edward Den Lau Estate, 2009   World-renowned Japanese-American artist, Masami Teraoka, combines elements of western culture and Japanese artistic style within his artwork. Although his subject matter, style, and influences have shifted throughout his life, Teraoka’s work is rooted in his Japanese heritage. Born in

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Roy Lichtenstein

October 26, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Painter and sculptor Roy Lichtenstein stands as a central figure of the Pop Art Movement. Born in New York City in 1923, Lichtenstein had a passion for comic books as a child. In his teens he became interested in art and began taking courses.  He was drafted into WWII when

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Mary Addison Hackett

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Contemporary artist Mary Addison Hackett focuses her artwork on the construction of meaning, memory, and representation in daily life. Hackett resides in Nashville, Tennessee where she works out of her studio garage producing artwork.  The artist attained her BFA in Painting at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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Kris Chatterson

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Artist Kris Chatterson uses technology and unconventional tools to create his large, abstract paintings. Chatterson, a native of Orlando, Florida, currently lives and works in New York City. With a lifestyle closely tied to the ocean– Chatterson grew up in Florida and lived in Los Angeles for

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Alessandro Fornaci

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Italian artist Alessandro Fornaci uses ancient symbols in conjunction with contemporary, political issues in his artwork. By contrasting the past with the present, Fornaci tries to prove that we are closer to ancient history than we think. Fornaci studied at the First Public Art Institute of Rome,

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Nate Fors

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  American artist Nate Fors was born in 1955 in Hutchinson, Kansas. While primarily a painter, Fors has expanded his repertoire to include public sculpture, installation, digital prints and video. Presently, Fors lives and works in Kansas City Missouri. Fors earned his Bachelors of Arts in English from Kansas University, and in

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Jim Dine

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

American artist Jim Dine has dabbled in several forms of artwork such as painting, sculpting, illustrating, performance art, stage design and poetry. The artist is known for the repetition of themes throughout different mediums; many of these represent common everyday objects elevated to an iconic stature. Dine is also

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Carol Inez Charney

October 25, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Photographer Carol Inez Charney uses natural distortions from the everyday world to create her photography. While her works are photographs, they reach back to the modernist movement in her finished product. Based in San Francisco, California Charney is represented in galleries in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York. Charney studied painting at UC Santa

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