Viola Frey Viola Frey lived from 1933-2004. Frey created many life size sculptures throughout her lifetime. When she first began making sculptures she started with clay in the 1950s and the 1960s. She created abstract work that would later on be known as California Funk. She moved to San Francisco after studying at Tulane University. In 1965 she started teaching at California College of Arts and Crafts. In the late 1970s she moved to a studio in Oakland, California, and she started making her own work. Most of Frey’s sculptures were about nine feet tall. She made male sculptures and female sculptures. Her male sculptures wore a generic suit, and the females wore 1950 dresses. As Frey grew up she was surrounded by art books, and overtime she collected about 4,000 herself.
Artists Name : Viola Frey Title of Work : A Falling Man Type of Artwork : Sculpture Subject of The Painting : A man in a suit sitting down Objects in the painting : A man First Impression : AMAZING! Colors : Blue, Green, Orange, White Shapes Lines etc. : Curvy lines, Imposing Light Saturation : Dim on one side -- bright on the other Sensory Qualities : I feel bad for him because he fell Interpret the artwork :
Joe Mangrum was born in Florissant, Missouri. He started to take oil painting lessons when he was eight years old. At the age of sixteen he won a trip to India and entered in an art competition there. Mangrum created hundreds of sand paintings throughout NYC. Each large scale painting is spontaneously created by pouring colored sand in different patterns. After graduating from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mangrum traveled for over four years in Europe and throughout the United States. He settled in Laguna Beach, California.