CusArtisttom Category: American / Canadian

James Rosenquist (1939-2017)

One of the pioneers of American pop art who died in early 2017, known for incorporating advertising images into psychedelic compositions.  His name sits alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg in American pop art history.  Having studied art on a scholarship, he spent the early years of his career painting… Read more »

Sidney Jonas Budnick (1921-94)

American abstract artist from New York City, who was one of the founders of the American Abstract Art Group and whose works are represented in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Oregon Art Museum.  He was a friend of Dutch artist Mondrian who was a big influence on his work. … Read more »

Jennifer Dickson RA b1936

Eminent photographer and printmaker, born in South Africa who studied at Goldsmiths School of Art 1954-9 before emigrating to Canada in 1969.  She was also tutored by the great Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris, in the field of printmaking. Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six… Read more »

Sidney Hurwitz (b1932)

Born in Massachussetts, he studied fine art in Boston before winning a scholarship to study in Stuttgart, Germany.  He works in woodcut and intaglio etching primarily, and has works represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum, Library of Congress Print Collection,… Read more »

Kiki Smith (b1954)

An artist of international acclaim who was born in Germany but grey up in New Jersey, USA.  Her work, which is highly sought after, includes sculpture, printmaking, installation and textiles.  Earlier works focused on subjects such as Aids, gender and race, later figurative work on the human form in relation to nature. MOMA and the Whitney… Read more »

Jim Dine RA (b1935)

American artist and printmaker closely associated with pop art in the early 1960s, who was made an honorary Royal Academician in 2015. Born in Ohio where he studied in Cincinnati, he moved to New York in 1959.  He has had a number of major retrospectives including at the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney… Read more »

Ronald Brooks Kitaj RA (1932-2007)

Born in Cleveland, USA, Kitaj’s work has been the subject of both admiration and controversy. Much respected by the likes of Hockney, Freud and Auerbach, in 1984 he became the first American since Sargent to be elected to the Royal Academy. Kitaj studied in New York in 1950-1952 before moving to the UK where he attended the… Read more »

Clifton Karhu (1927-2007)

An American of Finnish descent, Karhu settled in Japan in 1955 as a missionary and teacher. Having previously studied art in the USA, he continued to paint using his style of bright colours and bold black lines. He was taught the art of woodblock printing by Tetsuo Yamada, a technique which suited his style of… Read more »