Abstract Saturday: Yvonne Audette

Born in 1930, Audette has been called Australia's greatest living abstract expressionist. Laboring in relative obscurity throughout the later 20th century, she finally gained the attention she deserved after a major book on her work was published in 2003: Yvonne Audette Paintings and Drawings 1949-2014 by Christopher Heathcote. Her early influence was Cezanne through her teacher John Passmore.

Il miracolo 1957-1958, oil on (composition board) (159.6 x 127.0 cm) via

Summer Morning

Yvonne Audette  Stormy Waters 1971-72 oil on composition board 86 x 101.5 cm

YVONNE AUDETTE Opera Numero Uno, 1967

Portrait by David Moore 1968 via The National Portrait Gallery

YVONNE AUDETTE Construction Site 1979 - 1980 Oil on composition board 86 x 102 cm via mossgreen gallery

Fortune magazine covers

Here's a nice flickr set by Unkee E. on flickr. Lots more at the link!

January 1958 Alan Fletcher

June 1957 Cover by Lio Lionni & Howard Low

November 1948 Hans Moller

May 1948 Cover by George Giusti

June, 1952 Cover by Walter Allner

This one from April 1953 by S. Neil Fujita is from the flickr stream of Leif Peng

 

This week on my drawing board

I spent a lot of time preparing my prints for the opening of Treehaus, a new boutique that opened last Saturday in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. This is really what I did over the last two weeks between meetings and framing and other such runnings around. 

I took a little time to get a shot or two of some pieces framed.

Little towhead

The third in my fruit pie series. One more to go!

Snoballs. One of several new prints I'm making to replenish my depleted Etsy inventory.

Doris's hat. A riff on a hat i saw in an old film, and vintage TWA travel posters.

Last Saturday at the laundromat.