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Truman Chambers

Truman Chambers
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A painter and contributing writer from Toledo, Ohio. Truman graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Two-Dimensional Studies.

Sam Gilliam: Disrupting American Abstraction

  Sam Gilliam is a contemporary, American painter, active since the mid-20th century. He has dismantled and reconstituted his artistic practice numerous times. From his...

The Harsh Materiality of Frank Auerbach in the School of London

The painter Frank Auerbach was born in Germany in 1931. To escape the Nazi regime, Auerbach’s parents sent him to Britain in 1939, where...

Helen Frankenthaler In The Landscape of American Abstraction

  Though Helen Frankenthaler is known best for her pioneering “soak-stain” technique, her body of work spans a formidable range of styles and techniques, including...

Fairfield Porter: A Realist in the Age of Abstraction

  Fairfield Porter was a painter and art critic who was working in New York at the time Abstract Expressionism emerged, making the city the...

The Case of John Ruskin vs. James Whistler

  John Ruskin published a newsletter in 1877 where he harshly critiqued a painting by James Whistler. Whistler responded by suing Ruskin for libel, and...

The Vantablack Controversy: Anish Kapoor vs. Stuart Semple

  Introduction: Anish Kapoor is a contemporary British Indian artist. The specifics of his practice as a sculptor and installation artist have varied throughout his career....

Vija Celmins: Understanding the Contradiction of Photorealism

  Vija Celmins is a Latvian American visual artist. She first became known in the 1960s for her Photorealistic paintings of war scenes. By the...

Understanding The Ashcan School of Artists in 6 Facts and 7 Paintings

  The Ashcan School was a loosely defined group of American artists working at the turn of the 20th century. Their work began in Philadelphia...

The Nihilistic Desperation In Alberto Giacometti’s Paintings

  Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor and painter associated with Cubism, Surrealism and contemporary art during the 20th century. He is most well-known for...