Theme/Style Modernism, Art Deco, figurative art
Media Oils, sculptures, textiles, mosaics, drawings
Artistic Focus Splendid craftsman. Master of his substance. Works that exhibit a subtly simple grace, a stripped rhythmic simplicity. These are some of the phrases used to describe Brents Carlton and his art. Known for his bold, stylized forms and his chunky, contorted nudes, Carlton worked in exotic woods, stone, marble, bronze and terra cotta. Believing in simplicity in art and in creating works free of superficiality, he used nature as his inspiration without "copying" it.
• Born in New Mexico and raised in Arkansas, Brents
Carlton discovered art on a visit to the Kansas City Museum, and realized
that art was what he wanted to do with his life.
The Gallery proudly represents the Estate of Brents Carlton.
Additional biographical material and full bibliographic references are available upon request.
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