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Linderman, Earl ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Earl Linderman

In the course of his artistic career, Dr. Linderman earned a doctorate in art from Pennsylvania State University. He is a former professor of painting and drawing at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he taught for 27 years.

Earl Linderman’s art is known internationally; And is held in many museums and private collections. He has had numerous one person exhibitions of his art in major museums and commercial galleries. Earl Linderman has become a brilliant and innovative artist in our time.

In my art, I paint a smooth talking character named Doktor Thrill. His romantic lady loves (for the evening) include a blonde (Snake Lady)a brunette (Blue Angel), and a red head (Lotta Heat). They are “all in the picture.” hoping to catch Doktor Thrill’s eye. The setting is somewhere in the thirties and the forties. But the era is more like The Great Gatsby and Tender Is The Night (Fitzgerald). The message is eternal: man and woman seeking romance.

As the artist of this fantasy drama, I see Doktor Thrill as one who plays out the dreams that most men entertain, and I create this on going story in all my paintings. Doktor Thrill becomes the metaphore by which the game of love is undertaken, night after night in all the racy clubs of the world, especially New York, Paris, and all the islands.

While he plays out his dreams on a canvas stage, Doktor Thrill’s adventures (which are thrilling and may be true) are part of a repartee to keep the game of love heated and exhilarating.

On into the evening this love chase continues and everyone dresses smartly, rides in

vintage autos, prop airplanes, chain driven motor bikes, and they all cruise to adventure and hopefully LOVE.

Vuillard, Edouard ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Edouard Vuillard (1868-1940)

 

French painter and printmaker Edouard Vuillard was an important member of Les Nabis, a group of Post-Impressionists influential at the end of the 19th-century. Born in 1868, Vuillard trained in Paris at various institutions including the Lycée Julian and the École des Beaux Arts, to which he was eventually admitted after three unsuccessful attempts to gain entrance. He traveled extensively around Europe before exhibiting at his first Salon des Independents in 1901, which signaled the launch of his career and those of Les Nabis painters.

Vuillard’s artistic world is an intimate one, consisting of domestic scenes in his home and studio, occupied by his close family and friends. His interior compositions, replete with upholsteries, wallpapers, and textiles of contrasting patterns, present warm, if busy atmospheres. Much like his fellow Nabis painter, Pierre Bonnard, Vuillard was fascinated by the ways in which Gauguin utilized the expressive nature of color and form. Vuillard explored the small brushstrokes and broken paint application of Signac and Seurat, but he was less interested in the scientific distinctions of color, and focused more on experimentation with textures and patterns through color distinctions, approaching his brushwork through a mediated flatness of color. Vuillard’s shimmering, mystical puzzles of juxtaposed pattern draw from everyday life, but still lay the groundwork for the dreamy, hallucinatory imagery of the Symbolist painters.

His success in his lifetime was due, to some extent, to Ambroise Vollard, the dealer who represented and supported Cézanne, Renoir, Gauguin and other artists of the period. Major exhibitions of Vuillard’s work have been organized at influential institutions around the world, including at the National Gallery, London, and the Musée D’Orsay, Paris, and his paintings and prints are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum, New York; the Jewish Museum, New York; and many others major galleries and museums

Nierman, Leonardo ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Leonardo Nierman

Mexican Artist: Born 1932.

Leonardo Nierman’s paintings vibrantly come to life as they capture the intensity and spontaneity of the dynamic forces that rule both nature and the cosmos. With swirling whirlpools of color, darting flame-like wisps, and brilliant hues as dazzling as a sun, they are dramatic in their representation of that which is unchallenged, though perhaps not quite understood. Leonardo Nierman’s full career includes numerous distinctions, awards, and exhibitions. He has painted murals for the School of Commerce of the University City in Mexico, 1956; the “Golden West Savings” in San Francisco, 1965; and the Princeton University Physics Building,1969. Leonardo Nierman’s more recent One-Man shows include those at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico City in 1972; and in 1973, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bogota, Columbia, the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, the the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Madrid, and the Tucson Art Center. Art Brokerage is the leading secondary market source for Leonardo Nierman paintings. We have buyers waiting for original paintings. We no longer accept listings for prints.

Cala ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Cala

(1977-Present)

 

Cala was born in Mexico City on April 9, 1977. She begin her passion for painting at an early age and at 9 she took her first oil classes , although her love for painting led her to learn different techniques in a self-taught was, and over the last years has specialized with several teachers. she pas participated in more than 50 exhibitions in Mexico City, Metepec, Toluca, Queretaro and Lerma. Abroad, she has exhibited several works in Italy, Germany, Endgland and The United States, she now works in Laguna beach, California. Some of the techniques she handles are: oil, acrylic porcelain, watercolor, drawing, mixed media, photography and various graphic arts. Cala has found great inspiration for her works both in everyday life and travel. She considers that art can sometimes be obtained in the small details and in other times in the wonders that this universe offer us, the important is to achieve it, is to open the senses, flow and allow all this to flood us and then transmit it in order to touch the soul of who appreciates it.

Agam, Yaacov ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Yaacov Agam

Born (1928-Present)

 

Yaacov Agam is an Israeli artist best known for his pioneering of Kinetic Art. Employing light and sound to provide a unique sensorial experience for the viewer, Agam melded formalism and mysticism. His lenticular prints, or Agamographs, made illusory images appear depending on the audience’s viewpoint. “My intention was to create a work of art which would transcend the visible, which cannot be perceived except in stages, with the understanding that it is a partial revelation and not the perpetuation of the existing,” he explained of his work. “My aim is to show what can be seen within the limits of possibility which exists in the midst of coming into being.” Born Yaacov Gipstein on May 11, 1928 in Rish-le-Zion, Palestine (now Israel), Agam studied in Jerusalem, Zürich, and Paris. While attending Zürich’s Kunstgewerbe Schule, Agam studied under the renowned color theorist Johannes Itten, before moving to Paris in 1951. Agam has gone on to become the subject of retrospectives at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris in 1972, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1980. The artist currently lives and works in Paris, France. His works are included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, among others.

Johansen, Jay ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Jay Johansen Biography

(American, b. 1946)

Born in 1946 and raised by his artist father in Oakland California, Jay began his journey into the Art World. His father Melvin was a celebrated Artist, but despite accolades, struggled to make ends meet, which had a lasting impression on Jay. His father would work tirelessly and Jay would join him in the studio creating his own work progressing at an astonishing rate. When Jay was in the 8th grade, his skills were well honed, his father asked him; “Do you want to be an artist when you get older?” Jay thought about it, seeing the hard times his father had, even though he possessed the passion said; “No I want to study and pursue an education.”

Graduating Berkeley at 20 years old and receiving an MBA from San Francisco State, Jay served as an officer in the US Army. With his exceptional education, it kept him state side during the Vietnam War, which few of his fellow soldiers were able to do. After his service to our country, Jay landed a position with an insurance firm to where he rose in the ranks rapidly and soon opened his own agency at the age of 26. Within 6 years, Jay grew such a successful enterprise, that it allowed him to pursue the passion he had as a child, Fine Art.

Working incessantly to perfect his skills he mastered a Hyper Photorealism style, which he thought was the pinnacle to gain respect in the Art World. Painting Ballerinas, Matadors and Hula Dancers, Jay established an international collector base. Which led to commissioned paintings of music icons to world dignitaries as well as a long list of celebrity collectors. Even though Jay was at the top of his game and celebrated for his accomplishments, he felt unfulfilled. Tapping into his business prowess. In 2007 he cofounded a software company that became a monumental facet of the tech industry. Jay split his time between painting and operating the company, which he and his partners sold in 2015.

Getting back full time in the studio, Jay continued to create figurative paintings that were difficult to distinguish from photographs. But he knew there was something missing and started to reflect on his childhood growing up during the ‘50s and ‘60s in Oakland. Remembering the Urban scenes, he recalled the artwork that was painted on buildings, some sending social messages and others just the imagination of tremendously talented artists who most will never know. This sparked his creative juices and he started to study some of these artists from the past as well as up and coming urban artists of today and decided to pay homage to these brilliant painters. The “Urban Art” series is born.

This new form of artistic interpretation brought Jay back to his days in Berkeley, being able to express himself untethered was something far different from the exacting techniques he had been doing for decades, in essence, this was a rebirth. Jay combines monochromatic faces of women with vivid colors that seem to bring life to that canvas. Using broad strokes as opposed to his previous style, gave Jay a freedom that he has never felt as a professional artist and has given him the energy to create like when he was a child in his father’s studio. The “Urban Art Series” will be a major part of the history of this American Artistic Icon.

Creason, Greg ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Creason’s Fine Art Gallery was established by Greg Creason in 2009.. As an artist already established in California but new to the New Orleans art scene after Hurricane Katrina, Creason saw a prime opportunity to emerge onto the . and remained there for almost 4 years. During those years, Creason’s Fine Art Gallery has introduced artists to New Orleans such as Darrell George, Jason Griego, Karen Luke, Tim Church, Justin Yanke, Geraldine Arata, and Fannie Bilodeaux. Additionally, established New Orleans artists Tracy Jarmon, Steve Martin, Aaron Reichert, Kathleen Whitehurst, Ben Hamburger and Ralph Richards were regularly featured.

Like many artists, Greg Creason, a classically trained artist originally from Flint, MI, came to New Orleans in 2009 and was inspired by the brilliant colors, the eclectic people, beautiful scenery and the thrumming history that beats life into the city he now calls home. Many of his works reflect his view on what it is to live and be shaped by the variety of events and celebrations that capture every soul who deign to visit. The gallery is located in the heart of the French Quarter, between Dumaine and Saint Ann, neighboring the historic St. Louis Cathedral. As is common practice, people of all walks of life are welcomed and embraced as if they were family and you can find yourself relaxed on a chaise surround by his unique, one of a kind pieces, while discussing life and current events, often accompanied with other locals. Creason’s works will invoke passion, boundless love, color and awe; the true definition of an artist, the inspired inspiring all who encounter him.

Braun, Jorge Tarallo ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Jorge Andres Tarallo AKA Bruan

Jorge Andres Tarallo was born in 1951 in Montevideo, Uruguay where he studied at the National Arts School under the direction of the well-known artists Riveiro and Garino. In 1972, he came to the US to begin his career as a painter. A growing number of collectors have followed his work in gallery exhibitions in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, New York, Chicago and other American cities. Tarallo signs his paintings J.T. Braun, and his adopted name of Braun is generally how he is known. Achieving a particular quality of lighting and shadows is a special concentration of Braun’s. Critics frequently comment on a Rembrandt influence in his landscapes and seascapes, but Braun describes himself as an impressionist painter concerned with realism. Braun is married and divides his time between the United States and Montevideo Uruguay (where he was born), painting scenes drawn from the two Americas. His Extensive travel throughout South America and the States have brought him close to land. Braun paints the majestic southwest of America and faithfully renders the local indians whos culture has alwasy been intrinsically woven into the land. His Love of the land imparts to paintings a magical light which he captures in them lifts the viewer to the lofty heights he portays. In all of his paintings there is a feeling of moisture, depicting the time around sunset when the twilight and dew of evening cling to the land melting into the atmosphere. This is a rather unique departure from the customary dry, dusty, overexaggerated rendering of the Southwest. Braun’s land pulsates with life and moisture. Solo Exhibits 2000 Uruguay Republic Bank Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay. 1998 Hurllingham Cultural Center, Hurllingham, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1992 Vicar House, Montevideo, Uruguay “Aborigenes del Uruguay” 1982-3 Art World Gallery, San Diego, CA, USA. 1983 Anemberg Gallery, Palm Spring, CA, USA. 1981 El Prado Art Gallery, Sedona, CA, USA. 1978 Colores Gallery, Denver, CO, USA. 1973 Olive Tree Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Galleries & Exhibits 2003 Atelier de La Barra, Punta del Este – La Barra, Uruguay. 2003-1991 A.D.I. Art Gallery. Montevideo Uruguay. 2003 La Galerie, St. Charles, Illinois , USA. 2003 The May/Danela Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ , USA. 2003 RoGallery, Long Island, NY, USA. 1996-1984 More than 40 Galleries throughout the United States. 1989 Les Marchands D’Art Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay. 1989 ABC Gallery, Montevideo, Uruguay. 1984 Husberg Fine Art Gallery, Las Vegas, NV , USA. 1982 El Prado Art Gallery, Sedona, CA, USA. 1980 O’Brian Art Emporium, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. 1979 May Gallery, Jackson Hall,Scottsdale, AZ, USA. 1972-1971 Art International Gallery, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, San Luis, Scottsdale. 1969 Galleries in New York and Chicago. 1965-68 Galleries in Buenos Aires, Porto Alegre and Montevideo. Lithograph 1972 Inicia la venta de litobraf’ias de sus obras en los Estados Unidos. 1978 Work with Jorge Dumas, official Litografo de Salvador Dali. 1978 Realiza 5 Litografias de sus obras para Jacks Fine Arts, NY, USA.

Edigaryan, Eduard ˜ Centaur Art Galleries

Eduard Edigaryan was born in 1943 in the Armenian city of Gjumri. He is married with two children. His studies included attendance at the Arts School in Gjumri, the Arts Faculty in Erevan, and the Arts Institute in Erevan. From 1970 to 1974 he was the main set designer in the Dramatic Theatre in Gjumri, and in 1974 was accepted in the Artists Union in the Soviet Union. In 1987 he was declared a National Artist and in that same year he created costumes and set decorations for over 40 plays at the Erevan Opera and Ballet Theatre. Sadly, in 1988 an earthquake destroyed nearly all his works, including 200 costume designs for the Armenian Opera “David Sasunci”. He moved to Prague in 1996, where he established a home for his family. He has had personal exhibitions in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, and Belgium, and his work can be found in private collections and galleries in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Scandinavia and South Africa. His works are rich both from the drawing and color points of view. Edigaryan paints mainly sitting or lying woman figures, whose symbolic meaning achieves an uncertain Oriental touch through the impact of golden and ultramarine colors. There is a very personal artistic language, where figurative elements intentionally mix with a dense combination of symbols, where some of them copy the contours of human figures.

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