February 1, 2012

“Who is your favorite artist and why?” Asked at Morven’s opening reception for the Lonni Sue Johnson exhibit, “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia”

TT Clem Fiori

“Andre Kertesz is my favorite photographic artist. He was doing everything with the camera, painterly things, imaginative pictures with reflections, and studio photography. He experimented with whatever the camera could do at the time.” —Clem Fiori, Blawenberg

TT Charles McVicker

“Lyonel Feininger. He was an influence of mine when I was in art in college. I just saw the retrospective of his work at The Whitney and fell in love with his work all over again.”
—Charles McVicker, Princeton

TT Debbie Endersby Gwazda

“Henri Matisse. I just love all his bright colors juxtaposed next to other colors, red, blue, green, and white.”
—Debbie Endersby Gwazda, Pennington

TT Kathy Bob Denby

Kathy: “Mary Cassatt. I love the Mother and Baby.”
Bob: “Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, for his ability to capture the decisive moment.”
—Kathy and Bob Denby, Skillman

TT Jim Barbara Webb

Jim: ”Constantin Brancusi, an abstract sculptor, speaks to me.”
Barbara: “My favorite artist is Jim Webb, who happens to be my husband. He’s a ceramic artist and started under Toshiko Takaezu at Princeton University.”
—Jim and Barbara Webb, Hopewell

TT Peter Lindenfeld

“Lonni Sue Johnson. She illustrated the book that I wrote. It is the first professional work that she did after she got ill. She is one artist I totally love.” —Peter Lindenfeld, Princeton