Entries by Sean Blanchet

Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly first encountered glass art as an interior design student at the University of Washington. Immediately fascinated, he went on to study glass at the University of Wisconsin, which was the first university in the United States to teach glassblowing. From there, he went on to the Rhode Island School of Design, where he […]

Frank Stella

Frank Stella is an American artist, print-maker and sculptor. Stella is most known for his contributions to minimalism. Stella was featured in Dayton’s Gallery in Minneapolis. To learn more about Dayton’s Gallery and its contribution to the Minnesota art scene, consult the link below. Dayton’s Gallery 12

Enrico Baj

Enrico Baj was an Italian artist who worked with Umberto Eco, and often associated with the surrealist and dada movements. Many of Baj’s works reflect his obsession with nuclear war. Baj identified himself with the anarchist movement and is most well known for his series of satirized “Generals”. Baj was also featured in the Dayton’s […]

Shusaku Arakawa

Shusaku Arakawa was a Japanese artist and architect who referred to himself as an “abstractionist of the distant future.” Arakawa is known for his partnership and collaboration with American artist, Madeline Gins, The Mechanism of Meaning.  Arakawa was also featured in Dayton’s Gallery in Minneapolis. To learn more about Dayton’s Gallery and its influence on the […]

Horst Antes

Horst Antes was a German born artist and sculptor. He won several prizes and scholarships for his paintings, but is also known for his sculptures in public places. Some of these works can still be found in Hannover and Sindelfingen. Antes was featured in Minneapolis’ Dayton’s Gallery. To learn more about Dayton’s Gallery and its legacy […]

Josef Albers

Josef Albers was a German-born artist and educator at the beginning of the 20th century. Like many artists, Albers emigrated to the United States during World War Two. Albers is most known for his work in the abstract, with strong attention to  composition. Albers was featured in Dayton’s Gallery in the Twin Cities. To learn […]

Dayton’s Gallery 12

During its tenure in Minneapolis, Dayton’s Gallery 12 was a powerhouse in the American contemporary art scene. While it was originally greeted with disdain by the art world at its founding in 1964 because it was a department store gallery, it soon gained a reputation as a serious player in the art scene, showing works […]

Toko Shinoda

Toko Shinoda is one of Japan’s most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.  She began learning calligraphy at age 6, and now at the age of 105 she is still painting with ink.  Shinoda uses traditional materials to create paintings and prints in a modern Abstract Expressionist style. Her father began teaching her […]

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