More Cityscapes in Oil and Watercolor

Kim Cogan, John Salminen, Arthur Chartow, and David Kapp take the ever-changing city as their subject. When asked about their influences, they mentioned not only painters but also novelists. Here are more pictures of their work and lists of their always interesting and sometimes surprising influences.

Kim Cogan was born in Pusan, Korea, in 1977, but moved to the United States at a young age. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Academy of Art College (now Academy of Art University) in San Francisco and shows his work at Gallery Henoch in New York City. To see more of his work, visit www.kimcogan.com.
Soho Rooftops (oil, 56x84) by Kim Cogan
Soho Rooftops (oil, 56×84) by Kim Cogan
Catch of the Day (oil, 58x56) by Kim Cogan
Catch of the Day (oil, 58×56) by Kim Cogan

Influences/Artists
Art Spirit by Robert Henri (originally published in 1923; Basic Books, 2007) www.nga.gov/exhibitions/horo_henri.shtm
Subway Art by Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper (Thames and Hudson and Henry Holt, 1984) www.amazon.com/Subway-Art-Anniversary-Martha-Cooper/dp/0811868877
Vincent Van Gogh (French, 1853–1890) www.vangoghgallery.com
Richard Deibenkorn (American, 1922–1993) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/diebenkorn_richard.html
Wayne Thiebaud (American, 1920– ) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/thiebaud_wayne.html


John Salminen has twice won the American Watercolor Society’s gold medal. He shows his work in the American Legacy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri; the San Marino Gallery in Pasadena, California, and the Scottsdale Fine Art Gallery in Arizona. To see more, go to www.johnsalminen.com.
Washington Square (watercolor, 33x37) by John Salminen
Washington Square (watercolor, 33×37) by John Salminen
North Beach, San Francisco (watercolor, 32x37) by John Salminen
North Beach, San Francisco (watercolor, 32×37) by John Salminen

 

Influences/Writers
John Updike (American, 1932–2009), most famous for his Rabbit series that chronicled the life of Henry “Rabbit” Angstrom, but also influential as a literary and art critic. www.nytimes.com/books/97/04/06/lifetimes/updike.html
Saul Bellow (Canadian-American, 1915–2005), famous for novels of Chicago: The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, Seize the Day, etc. nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1976/bellow-bio.html
Irwin Shaw (American, 1913–1984), screenwriter, playwright, novelist, who was blacklisted during the Joseph McCarthy era and lived in Switzerland. www.kirjasto.sci.fi/ishaw.htm
Joseph Mitchell (American, 1908–1996), writer of profiles for The New Yorker. www.villagevoice.com/2005-04-26/nyc-life/the-old-man-and-the-seafood/

Influences/Artists
George Bellows (American,1882–1925) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/bellows_george_wesley.html
Reginald Marsh (American, 1898–1954) www.eeweems.com/reginald_marsh/
John Sloan (American, 1871–1951) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/sloan_john.html
Donald Stoltenberg (American, 1927– ) www.simplonpc.co.uk/DonStoltenbergBiog.html
Morris Jack Shubin (American, 1920– ) www.askart.com/askart/s/morris_jack_shubin/morris_jack_shubin.aspx
Willem DeKooning (American, 1904–1997) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/de_kooning_willem.html
Franz Kline (American, 1910–1962) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/kline_franz.html


Arthur Chartow earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He has shown his work at Sherry French Gallery in New York and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. To see more, visit www.artchartow.com.
Calumet (oil, 18x49) by Arthur Chartow
Calumet (oil, 18×49) by Arthur Chartow
Geometry of Zug (oil, 36x38) by Arthur Chartow
Geometry of Zug (oil, 36×38) by Arthur Chartow

 

Influences/Cities and Writers
Franz Kafka’s Prague and Vienna www.kafka-franz.com/kafka-Biography.htm
E. L. Doctorow’s New York www.eldoctorow.com/
Theodore Dreiser’s New York www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap6/dreiser.html
Mark Helprin’s imaginary New York in Winter’s Tale. www.markhelprin.com
Elmore Leonard’s Detroit www.elmoreleonard.com

Influences/Artists
(Giovananni Battista) Piranesi (Italian, 1720–1778) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/piranesi_giovanni_battista.html
Pieter Bruegel (Flemish, 1525–69) www.abcgallery.com/B/bruegel/pieter.html
Jan Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675) www.essentialvermeer.com
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/monet_claude.html
Charles Sheeler (American, 1883–1965) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/sheeler_charles.html


Born in New York City, David Kapp shows his work at Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City; at Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, California, and at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has won awards from the American Academy and the National Institute of Arts and Letters. To learn more, go to www.davidkapp.com.
Long Island Expressway (oil, 48x60) by David Kapp
Long Island Expressway (oil, 48×60) by David Kapp
Summer Crowd (oil, 70x60) by David Kapp
Summer Crowd (oil, 70×60) by David Kapp

 

Influences/Artists
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954) www.henri-matisse.net
Willem de Kooning (American, 1904–1997) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/de_kooning_willem.html
Richard Deibenkorn (American, 1922–93) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/diebenkorn_richard.html
Joan Mitchell (American, 1925–92) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/mitchell_joan.html
Camille Pissarro (French, 1830–1903) www.abcgallery.com/P/pissaro/pissaro.html
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) www.abcgallery.com/M/monet/monet.html
Albert Marquet (French, 1875–1947) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/marquet_albert.html
Paul Strand (American photographer, 1890–1976) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/strand_paul.html
Alexander Rodchenko (Russian Constructivist painter and photographer, 1891–1956) www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/rodchenko_alexander.html

To read more about these artists see the October 2010 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

 


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