Tags: American art

Artist of the Week: Jasper Johns

This week PopUp Painting is featuring American painter, sculptor and printmaker, Jasper Johns as Artist of the Week. Jasper Johns was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1930 and raised in Adelade, South Carolina. Johns has enjoyed a central position in American art ever since his first solo exhibition in New York in 1958. He is [...]

Artist of the Week: Venus

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Venus. Venus is an American visual and performance artist, who also acts, models, dances, writes poetry, and performs as a musician. Venus is the granddaughter of film actor Rusty Lee (Young Guns, Raising Arizona, Wild, Wild West, Gunsmoke to name a few!). The artist currently works and lives […]

Artist of the Week: Ed Ruscha

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Ed Ruscha. Ed Ruscha is an American artist who was one of the first ‘Pop Art’ artists of the 1960’s and whose work captured American culture in a succinct and dead pan manner. Ruscha’s career began in the early 1960’s when the artist broke away from the painterly […]

Artist of the Week: C.M. Coolidge

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is C.M. Coolidge. Cassius Marcellus Coolidge(1844 –1934) was an American artist known for creating the iconic series of paintings ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ .The artist was known as "Cash" or Kash to his family and he often signed his work as Kash Koolidge. Before becoming an artist Coolidge had many [...]

Artist of the Week: Kiki Smith

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kiki Smith. Kiki Smith (b. 1954) is a German born artist who was brought up in the U.S and currently lives and works in New York. Smith is considered one of the most significant artists of contemporary times. The artist is known for her multidisciplinary practice, which includes the [...]

Artist of the Week: Grandma Moses

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Grandma Moses. Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961), better known as ‘Grandma Moses’ was an American folk artist. The artist started her career at the age of 78 having spent her life working on the family farm and giving birth to ten children (five of whom passed away at [...]

Artist of the Week: Richard Diebenkorn

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Richard Diebenkorn. Diebenkorn was an American painter whose work was associated with the 'abstract expressionist' movement. Diebenkorn's practice initially embraced abstraction, in particular abstract landscapes, before making what was a surprising change of direction to figuration in the mid-1950s, which would persist until the mid 1960s. The artist [...]

Artist of the Week: Michael Craig-Martin

PopUp Painting's artist of the week is Michael Craig-Martin. Michael Craig-Martin is a painter and sculptor who was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the United States, where he studied at Yale University. During his time at Yale, the artist focused his work predominantly on sculpture, with Minimalism and artists such a Donald [...]

Artist of the week: Horace Pippin

PopUp Painting's 'Artist of the Week' is Horace Pippin. Horace Pippin was a self-taught African-American painter who worked in a naive style. The injustice of slavery and American segregation feature prominently in many of his works. The artist was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Goshen, New York. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during [...]