Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Portraits of St. Louis Artists: David Ottinger

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David Ottinger

We first met David Ottinger at last year's studio open house. He is a professor of art at nearby McKendree University and a painter of note. A common theme of his work involves multiple images of the same individual in some kind of struggle with him or herself. He's stuck himself in the middle of the action here.

You can't read the words on the button he's wearing in this small image. It says "Jennifer Weigel was here." She's the artist with the traveling exhibit in the back hatch of her car seen in Sunday's post.

15 comments:

Olivier said...

belle peinture, cela me fait penser un peu a du Norman Rockwell

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He is an amazing artist Bob, the painting behind is excellent (I'm so never showing any of my attempts haha!) and how fantastic that he is so supportive of Jennifer and probably many more young artists.

cieldequimper said...

I like the man's face and I like his art. I wish I could wander around talking to myself.

Steffe said...

He should of course be wearing a blue shirt when he is posing like this!

Nice triptych.

brattcat said...

nicely positioned. david ottinger looks a bit like one of the earlier incarnations of dr. who.

Bibi said...

Good shot. He blends right in with his art!

Birdman said...

Does he want to paint me? I have struggles? Hahaha Are these friends? Does he do extended interview to learn about his subjects? I've got questions on this one.

Kate said...

Am enjoying this theme, Bob. Terrific shots!

Jack said...

This is terrific, Bob. I like your photo and I like both the concept and the execution of his work.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another great image and it is always wonderful to see the artist with their work. he has an interesting theme of seeing the challenges and thought porcesses a human goes through

Nathalie said...

I'm really enjoying this series of artists' portraits. Each is so unique. It must have been a fun photo shoot exercise too.

U "R" Us said...

That's fabulous. Perfectly composed!

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Creativeautomaton said...

I enjoy how the artist takes his time with these subjects, it is a skill not seen to often with younger artist, even I should slow down while drawing sometimes. http://www.creativeautomaton.com/

JM said...

Perfectly composed shot! I really like the painting.