Category Archives: Painting

Painting detailed motherships hovering over planets, Ralph McQuarrie helped ‘Star Wars’ get made

BERKELEY, Calif. – Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who transformed George Lucas’s rudimentary concepts and earliest scripts into lush, vivid images of intergalactic expanse and light-saber combat that became the visual core of the “Star Wars” saga, died on Saturday at

Painting detailed motherships hovering over planets, Ralph McQuarrie helped ‘Star Wars’ get made

BERKELEY, Calif. – Ralph McQuarrie, the artist who transformed George Lucas’s rudimentary concepts and earliest scripts into lush, vivid images of intergalactic expanse and light-saber combat that became the visual core of the “Star Wars” saga, died on Saturday at

Known best as wife of Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning was surrealist painter, author, ballet set designer

(Dorothea Tanning hung out with Pablo Picasso, John Cage, Joseph Cornell and George Balachine. Wouldn’t you have loved to listen in on their conversations?) NEW YORK – Dorothea Tanning, a leading Surrealist painter of the 1930s whose path had led

Known best as wife of Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning was surrealist painter, author, ballet set designer

(Dorothea Tanning hung out with Pablo Picasso, John Cage, Joseph Cornell and George Balachine. Wouldn’t you have loved to listen in on their conversations?) NEW YORK – Dorothea Tanning, a leading Surrealist painter of the 1930s whose path had led

Fascination with planes drew commercial artist Joe DeMarco, 93, to WWI aircraft

TOWSON, Md. – Salvatore Joseph “Joe” DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist

Fascination with planes drew commercial artist Joe DeMarco, 93, to WWI aircraft

TOWSON, Md. – Salvatore Joseph “Joe” DeMarco, a commercial artist and former manager of art services for AAI Corp. who was also widely known for his detailed drawings of World War I aircraft, died Friday of lung cancer at Gilchrist

Turning ‘pitiful’ into ‘beautiful,’ Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley used the tension of the tawdry

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57. He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in

Turning ‘pitiful’ into ‘beautiful,’ Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley used the tension of the tawdry

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. – Mike Kelley, an influential Los Angeles artist whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57. He was found dead Tuesday evening at his home in

Teak farmer, hair stylist, artist and restauranteer, Sam Morreale had this bar …

DENVER – Sam Morreale fairly popped with pride on the night of the opening party for his son Jesse’s first restaurant in the emerging East Colfax neighborhood. “So, it’s come full circle,” he said as he surveyed Mezcal, a kitschy

Teak farmer, hair stylist, artist and restauranteer, Sam Morreale had this bar …

DENVER – Sam Morreale fairly popped with pride on the night of the opening party for his son Jesse’s first restaurant in the emerging East Colfax neighborhood. “So, it’s come full circle,” he said as he surveyed Mezcal, a kitschy

The stain that abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, 83, created launched a movement in art

DARIEN, Conn. – Helen Frankenthaler, an influential painter of abstract art, died Monday at the age of 83 in her Darien home, where she had lived since 1999. Some of Frankenthaler’s paintings were “seen as seminal works in the development

The stain that abstract expressionist Helen Frankenthaler, 83, created launched a movement in art

DARIEN, Conn. – Helen Frankenthaler, an influential painter of abstract art, died Monday at the age of 83 in her Darien home, where she had lived since 1999. Some of Frankenthaler’s paintings were “seen as seminal works in the development

A friend of German school children, pop artist James Rizzi dies at 61

(Editor’s note: This translated announcement is on the Web site of James Rizzi’s managers in Berlin, Art 28 GmbH & Co. KG.) NEW YORK CITY – “With great shock and sadness that we announce the death of James Rizzi (5th

A friend of German school children, pop artist James Rizzi dies at 61

(Editor’s note: This translated announcement is on the Web site of James Rizzi’s managers in Berlin, Art 28 GmbH & Co. KG.) NEW YORK CITY – “With great shock and sadness that we announce the death of James Rizzi (5th