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Marcel Mouly (1918-2008)
· Up until 2008, Mouly was the last living artist to have
worked alongside Picasso. Having created a unique, trademark style, Mouly
developed a reputation as one of the most important modernist artists of the
late 20th and early 21st centuries. Mouly was influenced by Braque, Matisse,
and Picasso the most. Matisse influenced Mouly in the Fauvist use of color that
is apparent in Mouly’s unique style.
· Park West offers an extraordinary collecting opportunity
for Mouly’s lithographs, as Park West exclusively published Mouly’s lithograph editions
for the last 10 years of his life.
· Mouly’s work has been exhibited all over the world,
including in the permanent collections of more than 20 museums, such as the
Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Museum of
Modern Art in Helsinki, and Paris’ Bilbiotheque Nationale.
David Najar (1962- )
· His works present energetic movements of color and shapes,
describing scenes from nature
· He plays with thick impasto and thin airy layers of color;
light and shadow; strong strokes and thin lines – to give the viewer a feeling
of deep space in his landscapes
· Najar spent roughly six years working alongside artist
Itzchak Tarkay in Isreal, exchanging ideas and painting together weekly.
Peter Nixon (1956- )
· Nixon’s imagery deals with the concepts of movement,
instantaneous expression and gesture, romance, music, dance and poetry. He is deeply
steeped in art history and is a master draftsman.
· Peter Nixon has the distinction of having influenced both
Janet Treby and Gary Benfield, both world famous artists in their own right.
Nixon really is an innovator and his collectors know they own the artist who has
inspired other artists stylistically.
· Nixon’s work is attractively priced, and many collectors
enjoy collecting an entire grouping of his artworks.
Dominic Pangborn (1952 - )
· Pangborn is best defined as an “Evolutionist.” He believes
that art should reflect a current mood, expression and a point in time.
· Pangborn has established his own fashion label, the
Pangborn Design Collection. Today Pangborn’s art is incorporated into fashion
and home décor. Pangborn has his own retail stores, which bear his name – locations
throughout metro Detroit and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
· Pangborn’s art has been published in Playboy and exhibited
at museums across the country including the esteemed Detroit Institute of Art.
Alex Pauker (1974- )
· Pauker is one of the youngest acclaimed contemporary
artists to have emerged from Israel recently. Pauker’s command over the
techniques of painting and serigraphy, are advanced way beyond his years. For
this reason, Pauker is considered one of the most “up and coming artists” on the
· Pauker’s works are greatly inspired by his travels around
the world uniting the sense of peace, natural beauty, and tranquility.
· Pauker uses an extraordinary impasto technique and often
achieves this by painting with a palette knife.
Jean Claude Picot (1933 - )
· Picot was greatly influenced by the works of the Fauvist
masters such as Matisse. He continues today’s legacy of important French
landscape artists. He uses untraditional colors to imbue his work with a playful,
happy feel and often creates scenes of markets, cityscapes, and festivals.37
· Picot spends a part of the year in the south of France,
and often draws on the Cote d’Azur in his works.
· He has been exclusively working as an artist for over 50
years, and has been exhibited in over fifty one-person shows throughout the
· Born Giuseppe Dangelico in Bari, Italy, Pino lived from
1939-2010. Pino primarily worked as an artist for the book publishing industry.
· Pino’s recognizable style frequently connects with the
public on a deep level, as his themes deftly portray the complexities of human relationships,
states of connection and separation.
· Pino’s unique works were most often sold through galleries
on consignment, and when Pino passed in 2010, his estate recalled all of his
paintings that were not purchased. Thus his unique works today are rather rare
today. We are proud to display one Pino drawing at The Henry; it is one of the
only unique Pino works Park West currently owns
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978)
· Norman Rockwell is easily one of the most popular and
well-known American artists of all time. Rockwell’s illustrations were featured
on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post for 47 years – this led to immense
exposure for the artist as he captivated an audience average of 4 million
viewers. Rockwell is the recipient of the highest American honor a civilian can
receive from the government: the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his “vivid
and affectionate portraits of our country.”
· Park West Gallery, through association with the Norman
Rockwell Licensing Company (the estate of the artist) and Curtis Publishing (owner
of the copyrights of the Saturday Evening Post artwork), has been able in
recent years to bring new and exceptional collecting opportunities for Norman
Rockwell artworks to enthusiastic collectors.
· During his long career, he was commissioned to paint the
portraits for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Tomasz Rut (1961- )
· Rut looks for inspiration in the tradition of classical
art of such greats as Michangelo; his work expresses the entire spectrum of human
emotions from exhilaration, to contentment, to melancholy, to pain.38
· He trained in Art Conservation and worked to restore large
scale murals in museums and mansions, such as the Smithsonian Institute and the
U.S. Treasury Department.
· Rut’s style of aged, cracked canvas mimic the classic
style of Italian frescoes and figurative oils.
Wendy Schaefer & Kevin Miles (1960 - , 1956 - )
· This talented husband and wife team create lush landscapes
inspired by their love of travel and nature. Both artists collaborte on every
single painting they create.
· The path that appears in many of their works is a metaphor
for the journey we take down the road of life, while the warm light represents the
artists’ positive faith.
· Schaefer-Miles have been exhibited at the Art Expo in New
York, The Art Expo in Chicago and the Art Expo in Las Vegas, among other
prestigious art shows, and have won dozens of awards.
Victor Spahn (1949- )
· Spahn’s energetic style suggests movement and dynamism in
the subjects that he portrays, and they appear to capture the essence of movement
in a particular moment.
· Spahn paints with a combination of palette knife and
· Spahn has participated in many exhibitions, including the
Salon of Independent Artists, France in 1970. He also won first prize in New
York for mosaic table.
David Willardson (1943 - )
· Willardson is now “in the pantheon” of the great animation
artists of history. Willardson is the creative force of the “pep art movement,”
an innovative new genre where cultural icons are rendered with an unprecedented
fusion of color, personality, and energy.
· Willardson worked for Disney for 17 years. He was one of
the few artists that was actually sought after and approached by Disney. Furthermore,
Willardson is one of only a few who are licensed to use Disney imagery in the
· Willardson created the logos for “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
and “American Graffiti.” This is what attracted Disney to Willardson. Disney commissioned
Willardson to redesign their movie posters and promotional illustrations for
the re-release of the classic films in the 1980’s. Willardson created movie
posters for “Bambi,” “Pinocchio,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Lion
Wolfson Yuval (1966- )
· Wolfson’s style is Abstract Expressionistic – he uses
vibrating, intense color to represent the changing seasons and their hues
· He is highly accomplished in the technique of serigraphy,
but also works in acrylic painting
· Wolfson’s talent was discovered at an early age, and was
granted a scholarship from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
· His first one-person exhibition, “Monet’s Garden,” was
received with much acclaim by critics – he created 24 variations of one image,
where the colors differed gradually according to the declining sunlight, hour
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Rembrandt Van Rijn (1606-1669)
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