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Laurie Brown

November 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Los Angeles, photographer Laurie Brown currently lives and works in Newport Beach, California. The photographer is best known for her images of man-made elements colliding with the natural environment. Laurie Brown earned her Bachelor of Art in International Relations from Scripps College in

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Ann Hamilton

November 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Visual artist Ann Hamilton uses her background in textiles and sculpture to create large-scale, immersive installations. Born in Lima, Ohio in 1956 Hamilton received her BFA in Textile Design at the University of Kansas in 1979 and her MFA in sculpture at the Yale School of Art in 1985. From

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Hilary Baker

November 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Southern California artist Hilary Baker lives and works in her hometown of Los Angeles. The artist’s work sits daringly along the line between abstraction and figuration; the abstract shapes found in Baker’s work resemble natural elements found in our modern world. Baker received her Bachelor

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Jonathan Borofsky

November 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

      Painter and sculptor Jonathan Borofsky is a conceptual artist who utilizes his subconscious as inspiration. With artwork distributed worldwide from Seoul, Korea, to Seattle, Washington, the artist has become well known for his large-scale exterior sculpture and impermanent installations. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1942, the artist attended Carnegie Mellon University where

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Sam Francis

November 1, 2011 by Hanna Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

            Post-war American painter and printmaker Sam Francis is associated with the abstract expressionist movement. Artists that served as strong influences to him were Jackson Pollock and Clyfford Still, yet Francis’ use of space and his sensitivity to light has developed

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Seann Brackin

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

  American-born abstract painter Sean Brackin lives and works in Sydney, Australia. The artist uses oil paint to create colorful, freely drawn shapes that form layers on his canvases.  Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Brackin attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon where he earned his

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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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