Robert Gronendyke ( 1931- )

Robert Gronendyke – Farhat Art Museum Collection

 

“…and thus the golden days glide by.”collage on canvas measures 68×62 inches.

Robert k. Gronendyke had received Guggenheim fellowship to teach at the American University in Beirut Lebanon.
While he was there, When the Six Day War broke out, the U.S state department had evacuated all it’s citizens, their families, their house and professional goods. This collage was created in Beirut and was moved to California during the war event.

Detail

Robert K, Gronendyke’s aesthetic philosophy:-
“In my fifty-plus years as an artist, a perennial student and teacher, I have attempted to use consistent guidelines in critiques and judgmental circumstances regarding not only my own works, but those of learners, professionals and others who strive for success in their visual arts efforts and creativity. Generally, my guidelines are: form and content, the means and ends, style and substance, or media mastery and expression of concept. Secondarily, I consider presentation–e.g. reasonable and adequate frames (or the lack of them), the visual impact of mats that includes an absence of color as well as proportion and scale related to the image and whatever else amounts to craftsmanship in the presentation of the work to any viewer, whether through professional assistance of self-made. I pay attention to the use of the so-called elements of art: shape, form, color, texture, perspective, composition and the rest.”

Gordon Harrower Coutts

Artist: Gordon Coutts (1868 - 1937) American  Titled: Badouin and Signed Lower Right Measures: 29.00" x 23.00" (73.66cm x 58.42cm) Oil on Canvas  Ferret Art Museum Collection.

Artist: Gordon Coutts (1868 – 1937) American
Titled: Badouin and Signed Lower Right
Measures: 29.00″ x 23.00″ (73.66cm x 58.42cm)
Oil on Canvas
Ferret Art Museum Collection.

Gordon Coutts oil on canvas,  22×27 inches – Farhat Art Museum Collection

 

Gordon Harrower Coutts (1868 - 1937) Title:Musician at a Doorway 40" x 30" (101.60cm x 76.20cm) Oil/Canvas Signed Lower Right Farhat Art Museum Collection

Gordon Harrower Coutts (1868 – 1937)
Title:Musician at a Doorway
40″ x 30″
(101.60cm x 76.20cm)
Oil/Canvas
Signed Lower Right
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Gordon Coutts Farhat Art Museum

Gordon Coutts, oil on canvas 36×28 inches Farhat Art Museum collection

Gordon H Coutts, is oil on canvas measures 12×14 inchs

Gordon H Coutts, is oil on canvas measures 12×14 inchs

 

Artist: Gordon Coutts Title: Portrait of a lady wearing a white scarf Measures:28" x 24" (71.12cm x 60.96cm) Oil /Canvas Signed Lower Left Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: Gordon Coutts
Title: Portrait of a lady wearing a white scarf
Measures:28″ x 24″ (71.12cm x 60.96cm)
Oil /Canvas Signed Lower Left
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Born in Glasgow, Scotland on Oct. 3, 1868, Gordon Coutts studied art in Glasgow, London, and in Paris at Académie Julian under Lefebvre, Fleury, and Rossi.

After his stay in Paris, he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he was an instructor at the Art Society of New South Wales for several years during the late 1890s. Upon returning to London in 1899, he exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1902 he and his wife, Alice, moved to San Francisco where he became an active member and exhibitor of the Bohemian Club while maintaining a home across the bay in Piedmont.

An itinerant globe trotter, he traveled to remote places in search of subject matter. During his early period his work embraced Tonalism; whereas, his style later changed to the brighter, colorful palette of Impressionism.

Ill health necessitated his move to a drier climate, and about 1925 he settled in Palm Springs, CA. There he built a French-Moroccan style castle where he remained until his death of tuberculosis on Feb. 21, 1937

EXHIBITIONS:
Del Monte Art Gallery, 1907-10
Berkeley Art Association, 1908
Bohemian Club, 1909, 1912-14
Alaska-Yukon Expo (Seattle), 1909 (gold medal)
Paris Salon, 1913 (gold medal)
PPIE, 1915 (medal)
Calif. Artists, Golden Gate Park Museum, 1915
Stendahl Gallery (LA), 1925, 1927
Calif. State Fair, 1930 (gold medal).

COLLECTIONS:
Farhat Art Museum
Oakland Museum
De Young Museum
Cleveland Museum
Melbourne Art Gallery
Nat’l Art Gallery (Sydney)
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Henry Gallery (Univ. of Washington)
Source:
Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940″
Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors & Engravers (Fielding, Mantle); Artists of the American West (Doris Dawdy); Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs (Bénézit, E); Southern California Artists (Nancy Moure); American Art Annual 1909-21; Who’s Who in American Art.

This biography from the Archives of AskART.