Library Search Results

Topic: Visual Arts

Your search found :
and
Per Page:

Horiuchi, Paul (1906-1999): Master of Collage

The Northwest Artist Paul Horiuchi is renowned for the Zen-like spontaneity of his collage paintings, along with an abstract expressionist command of flat space. The layered paintings carry overtones ...

Read More

Italian Room, Seattle Art Museum

The Italian Room at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) brings sixteenth-century Italy to life in downtown Seattle. The wood-paneled room was built more than 400 years ago for a wealthy family in Chiavenna, ...

Read More

Jacobs, Frank (1881-1979)

A pioneer in the field of photojournalism, Frank Jacobs covered events big and small throughout the Pacific Northwest, but specialized in transportation disasters such as ship and train wrecks. Althou...

Read More

James, Bill (b. 1944)

Bill James, a Lummi textile and basket weaver, environmental activist, and tribal historian, absorbed the artistic and cultural traditions of his tribe as a means to both revitalize Coast Salish weavi...

Read More

James, Clayton (b.1918): Northwest Artist

Northwest artist Clayton James has worked with many types of media: he has painted landscapes, made furniture, and sculpted in clay, wood, and concrete. Not originally from the Northwest, he was atten...

Read More

Jones, Fay (b. 1936)

Most Northwesterners have encountered the work of artist Fay Jones at one time or other: Her paintings and prints can be found on the walls of local museums, restaurants, and hospitals; her images hav...

Read More

Jones, Robert C. (b. 1930)

After moving to Seattle in 1960 to teach at the University of Washington School of Art, Robert C. Jones established himself as one of the Northwest's most prominent abstract painters. A superb coloris...

Read More

Juvonen, Helmi (1903-1985): The Pearl of the North

Helmi Juvonen is an enigmatic figure in Northwest art history. Diagnosed as manic depressive in 1930, she had a life-long obsession with Mark Tobey (1890-1976), whom she met while attending Cornish Co...

Read More

Kenney, Leo (1925-2001): Painter of the Spirit of the Circle

The painter Leo Kenney, born in Spokane, came with his family to Seattle in the 1930s. Seattle Art Museum director Dr. Richard Fuller gave him a solo show at the museum in 1949 -- when he was just 24 ...

Read More

Keys, Donald Wells (1911-1995)

For a time the carvings of artist Donald Wells Keys loomed over the Seattle skyline and around the Pacific Northwest. A 22-foot-tall Hoonah Raven inspired by Northwest Coast Indian art stood in front ...

Read More

Koenig, John-Franklin (b. 1924): The French Connection

Artist John-Franklin Koenig, a Seattle native who first experienced Europe during World War II through the cockpit of a tank, lived, worked, and studied in France after the war's end. Now a resident o...

Read More

Kramer, Gideon A. (1917-2012)

A visionary designer, artist, inventor, teacher, builder, lecturer, and businessman -- Seattle's Gideon Kramer was a true renaissance man. Long fascinated by the relationship between materials, techno...

Read More