Three Boats, oil on linen, 60 x 60"
Three Boats, oil on linen, 60 x 60″

Join Antrese for this fascinating interview with artist Henry Isaacs. Henry discusses his early exposure to art and how it influences his work some 50 years later. He also talks extensively about color, his most profound influences as well as his methods.

Show Notes:

  • How exposure to art at an early age still shows up in his work today
  • Finding pleasure by treating art as a job
  • Insights on how observation is critical to his work
  • Henry’s on site process
  • Why collectors don’t like to invite Henry over for dinner
  • What assignments does Henry give himself
  • What influence a couple (Hiroshima survivors) provided
  • Who is Henry’s most profound influence
  • Does fabric really play a role in his work
  • Henry’s Rwandan experiences and how they inform his art

Artists Mentioned:

Jackson Pollock

Ashley Bryan

Josef Albers, Interaction of Color

Johannes Itten, The Elements of Color

Kopanang Trust

Kopanang, Walk on Two Feet, embroidery on cotton, 38 x 48"
Kopanang, Walk on Two Feet, embroidery on cotton, 38 x 48″
Detail of embroidery work by the women of the Kopanang Trust, South Africa
Detail of embroidery work by Kopanang Collective.
Kopanang Embroideries
Kopanang Embroideries

Rwandan Art

Akegera, Rwanda, Cow Dung and Pigment on board, 12 x 12" by Henry Isaacs
Akegera, Rwanda, Cow Dung and Pigment on board, 12 x 12″ by Henry Isaacs
Double Diamonds, cow dung and pigment on board, 10 x 12
Double Diamonds, cow dung and pigment on board, 10 x 12
Diamonds, cow dung and pigment on board, 10 x 12
Diamonds, cow dung and pigment on board, 10 x 12
Rwandan Cow Dung Painting - stripes detail
Rwandan Cow Dung Painting – stripes detail

Henry’s Work:

HenryIsaacs.com

Old Road, Asiago 36 x 24 oil on linen

Mt Mansfield from Jeffersonville, oil on canvas, 30 x 40

Mt Desert 20 x 20

Little Long Pond #2, oil on canvas, 18 x 14

Late Afternoon at the Eastern Promenade, oil on canvas, 16 x 16

Hidden Valley, Bristol, VT, oil on canvas, 40 x 68

Cowpasture valley, 40 x 60

Before the Storm 2, oil on canvas, 36 x 36


Tags

Artist, Colorist, Henry Isaacs, Landscape Painter


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