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Artis Lane

Canadian, b. 1927

For work that spans portraiture, oil painting and bronze sculpture, the Canadian artist Artis Lane draws from the spiritual and emotional aspects of human existence. Lane is a trailblazer: She was the first Black woman to be admitted to Cranbrook Academy of Arta legendary institution within art, design and architecture — and her bronze bust of Sojourner Truth was the first statue of an African-American woman in the United States Capitol.

Lane was born in North Buxton, Ontario, in a town predominantly inhabited by the descendants of slaves who arrived in Canada by way of the Underground Railroad. As her artistic career developed, so did her interest in people of African descent as well as her ideas about the physical world and our bodies being vessels, capable of eventually taking on godly characteristics.

“Lane promotes the primacy of corporeal experience with sculptures that speak to Africa as the beginning of human life,” noted the University of Oklahoma’s Journal of Museum Studies in 2008. Her unique approach to depicting the journey between the physical and spiritual worlds has been to work outside the constraints of the traditional bronze finishing process, leaving the ceramic casing, wire and tubing used to cast it intact as part of the finished piece, whereby the wire is symbolic of bondage to the physical form.

Lane attended what was then called the Ontario College of Art (today, it’s the Ontario College of Art and Design University) on the Edith Chapman scholarship before studying painting at Cranbrook. She took an active role in the artistic communities in the various cities she lived in over the years. In New York and Los Angeles, she befriended actors Cary Grant and Diahann Carroll, and in Detroit, she painted commissioned portraits of auto industry executives to pay the bills. She would go on to paint portraits of many esteemed figures such as President John F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jordan and Aretha Franklin. Today, a sculpture Lane created of Rosa Parks is on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

Lane received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California African American Museum and an honorary degree from her alma mater, Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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Artist: Artis Lane
"Repose (Side View)", Watercolor on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude m...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

"Untitled #1", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude male standing in pose. Artis Lane, in her many nudes, chose to depict a diversity of bodies, of all shapes, colors, and sizes. This work was recently exhibited adjunct to the "Steps Towards Justice: Artis Lane's Portraits of Rosa Parks" exhibition at Collected Detroit in 2021. Most recently in January 2021 Ms. Lanes' dynamic sculpture bust of Rosa Parks was chosen from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to reside in the President's Oval Office as a reminder to all who visit or see it via press photographs of her courageous demand for equal rights. It is a constant source of inspiration. All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find perfection in their own being. - Artis Lane Artis Lane lived and worked in Los Angeles for over twenty years. She knew many celebrities, movie stars and individuals who moved in those circles. She was a sought after portrait painter. This particular painting of the famous movie star, Zsa Zsa Gabor, shows why. Artis has captured the personal essence of her subject, a warm, friendly woman, though famous, is not absorbed in her notoriety. This piece is signed by the artist on the lower right. Born Artis Marie Shreve in 1927, near an all-Black village in North Buxton, Ontario, Canada. After three years of art college in Toronto, Canada, Artis moved to Detroit where she met and married journalist and activist Bill Lane. In Detroit Artis Lane continued her training at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cranbrook was designed by architect and faculty member, Eliel Saarinen who collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames on chair and furniture design. Numerous creative artists who are alumni of Cranbrook include: Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donald Lipski, Duane Hanson, Nick Cave, Hani Rashid, George Nelson, Urban Jupena (Nationally recognized fiber artist), Cory Puhlman (televised Pastry Chef extraordinaire), Thom O’Connor (Lithographs), Paul Evans (Brutalist-inspired sculpted metal furnishings), Eugene Caples (small bronze images/abstract), Morris Brose (Bronze Sculptures), Herb Babcock known for blown glass) and Larry Butcher (mixed media abstract artist.) While in the Motor City she painted and sculpted the portraits of many of the business and political leaders of the day; Governor George Romney, Ford family members and Coleman Young, the Mayor of Detroit. After her divorce, she was invited by Diahann Carroll...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Nude Seated #1", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Nude Study #1", Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a n...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Graphite

"Untitled #1", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Goddess I", Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject i...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Acrylic

"Standing", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Seated Female", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude woman sitting in pose. Artis Lane, in her many nudes, chose to depict a diversity of bodies, of all shapes, colors, and sizes. This work was recently exhibited adjunct to the "Steps Towards Justice: Artis Lane's Portraits of Rosa Parks" exhibition at Collected Detroit in 2021. The matte of this work is 31 x 25.75 inches while the image is 25.5 x 19 inches. Most recently in January 2021 Ms. Lanes' dynamic sculpture bust of Rosa Parks was chosen from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to reside in the President's Oval Office as a reminder to all who visit or see it via press photographs of her courageous demand for equal rights. It is a constant source of inspiration. All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find perfection in their own being. - Artis Lane Artis Lane lived and worked in Los Angeles for over twenty years. She knew many celebrities, movie stars and individuals who moved in those circles. She was a sought after portrait painter. This particular painting of the famous movie star, Zsa Zsa Gabor, shows why. Artis has captured the personal essence of her subject, a warm, friendly woman, though famous, is not absorbed in her notoriety. This piece is signed by the artist on the lower right. Born Artis Marie Shreve in 1927, near an all-Black village in North Buxton, Ontario, Canada. After three years of art college in Toronto, Canada, Artis moved to Detroit where she met and married journalist and activist Bill Lane. In Detroit Artis Lane continued her training at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cranbrook was designed by architect and faculty member, Eliel Saarinen who collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames on chair and furniture design. Numerous creative artists who are alumni of Cranbrook include: Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donald Lipski, Duane Hanson, Nick Cave, Hani Rashid, George Nelson, Urban Jupena (Nationally recognized fiber artist), Cory Puhlman (televised Pastry Chef extraordinaire), Thom O’Connor (Lithographs), Paul Evans (Brutalist-inspired sculpted metal furnishings), Eugene Caples (small bronze images/abstract), Morris Brose (Bronze Sculptures), Herb Babcock known for blown glass) and Larry Butcher (mixed media abstract artist.) While in the Motor City she painted and sculpted the portraits of many of the business and political leaders of the day; Governor George Romney, Ford family members and Coleman Young, the Mayor of Detroit. After her divorce, she was invited by Diahann Carroll to move from Detroit to come live in New York City where she met and married, Vince Cannon. They spent time in Texas, Ruidoso, New Mexico and traveled to Mexico City, Mexico to paint many of the prominent families in the region. Eventually she settled in Los Angeles and has recently relocated to Detroit. Her portrait and sculpture work has depicted dignitaries like Jaqueline Kennedy, Nelson Mandela, Gordon Getty, President Reagan, President Obama, First Ladies, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama, Mrs. Walter Annenberg, Nancy Kissinger, including her most recent portrait commissioned by Academy Award winner, Jaime Fox. It’s an elegant painting of Oprah Winfrey, which was unveiled live on her show. Artis Lane has sculpted Don Cornelius, Quincy Jones, Lupita Nyong’o, Lena Horne, Stevie Wonder, and Magic Johnson, and many more. In the 1970’s, social issues became the next focus of her work, which included “Tear on the Face of America,” her civil rights statement, and “The Beginning,” a now famous painting depicting a young Rosa Parks seated in the fateful bus. Artis was honored by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC during the installation of her bronze sculpture of civil rights leader and longtime friend, Rosa Parks. In 1999, she was selected to execute and design the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Ms. Parks. “My Civil Rights images led me naturally to ideas about what and who we are outside of race. I went from there to the most important body of work, the metaphysical images of generic man and generic woman emerging out of the ignorance of material concepts and evolving into spiritual awareness.” Artis Lane. The bigger challenge was to create art that could symbolize and communicate certain spiritual truths that have guided Lane’s life and creative endeavors for most of her adult years and led to her Metaphysical work. She leaves the workings of the foundry: the gaiting material, ceramic shell mold, etc., (the “birthing” materials of the foundry), on the bronze to symbolize generic man emerging out of material thinking into spiritual consciousness. She then shows the work in pairs… the traditional black patina bronze, with the ceramic shell pieces as a metaphor for the moralistic/materialistic conversations that mankind has wrestled with throughout eternity. The new millennium brought new challenges and celebrations of her work. At the age of 80, Lane was commissioned to create a 12ft bronze of her “Emerging First Man.” The sculpture was created for an 1100 acre private estate community in Atlanta, GA. In 2007, she was honored by The California African American Museum with a retrospective of her life’s work which included almost 100 works of art. In 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled Lane’s bust of Abolitionist and Suffragette, Sojourner Truth, which was the first African American woman to be installed in the new Emancipation Hall and is now a part of the collection of the United States Capitol. Ms. Lane’s solo exhibit, “The Art of Artis Lane,” at the Forest Lawn Museum, Glendale, Ca in 2011, brought a thought provoking retrospective of her art to the public including the “Divine Metaphysics” series. Her bust of Arnett Hartsfield, Jr., Pioneering Firefighter & Activist, unveiled at The African American Firefighter Museum in Los Angeles in 2012. The California African American Museum in Los Angeles, mounted a retrospective exhibition entitled “A Woman’s Journey: The Life and Work of Artis Lane” in 2007/2008 and subsequently honored her with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Lane presented an official portrait of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, which was unveiled at City Hall by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014. All are merely a few recognitions of her achievements over the decades. Lane’s HistoryMakers interview was made a permanent part of the Library of Congress Collection in 2014. Her Artwork is displayed around the world. Artis has been a constant presence at the openings of her artistic colleagues in the region. As one of the honored “elders,” she provides encouragement and support for the younger African American artists who strive to use their own talents to express visions of social, ethical, and spiritual importance. She is, in short a force of nature whose life and work have graced both her native Canada...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Seated Male Nude", Charcoal on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This charcoal on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude mal...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Charcoal

"Female Nude", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude standing in pose with her head turned downward. Artis Lane, in her many nudes, chose to depict a diversity of bodies, of all shapes, colors, and sizes. This work was recently exhibited adjunct to the "Steps Towards Justice: Artis Lane's Portraits of Rosa Parks" exhibition at Collected Detroit in 2021. The matte of this work is 31 x 25.75 inches while the image is 25.5 x 19 inches. Most recently in January 2021 Ms. Lanes' dynamic sculpture bust of Rosa Parks was chosen from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC to reside in the President's Oval Office as a reminder to all who visit or see it via press photographs of her courageous demand for equal rights. It is a constant source of inspiration. All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find perfection in their own being. - Artis Lane Artis Lane lived and worked in Los Angeles for over twenty years. She knew many celebrities, movie stars and individuals who moved in those circles. She was a sought after portrait painter. This particular painting of the famous movie star, Zsa Zsa Gabor, shows why. Artis has captured the personal essence of her subject, a warm, friendly woman, though famous, is not absorbed in her notoriety. This piece is signed by the artist on the lower right. Born Artis Marie Shreve in 1927, near an all-Black village in North Buxton, Ontario, Canada. After three years of art college in Toronto, Canada, Artis moved to Detroit where she met and married journalist and activist Bill Lane. In Detroit Artis Lane continued her training at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Cranbrook was designed by architect and faculty member, Eliel Saarinen who collaborated with Charles and Ray Eames on chair and furniture design. Numerous creative artists who are alumni of Cranbrook include: Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, Jack Lenor Larsen, Donald Lipski, Duane Hanson, Nick Cave, Hani Rashid, George Nelson, Urban Jupena (Nationally recognized fiber artist), Cory Puhlman (televised Pastry Chef extraordinaire), Thom O’Connor (Lithographs), Paul Evans (Brutalist-inspired sculpted metal furnishings), Eugene Caples (small bronze images/abstract), Morris Brose (Bronze Sculptures), Herb Babcock known for blown glass) and Larry Butcher (mixed media abstract artist.) While in the Motor City she painted and sculpted the portraits of many of the business and political leaders of the day; Governor George Romney, Ford family members and Coleman Young, the Mayor of Detroit. After her divorce, she was invited by Diahann Carroll...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media

"Seated Woman", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Jesse Owens - Long Jump Medalist", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper painting of Jesse Owens is from the seminal artist Artis Lane and is one of the many exquisite pieces done of historical figures and celebrities of seminal ...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Desmond Tutu", Acrylic on Canvas, Historical Portrait
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This portrait of Desmond Tutu is from the seminal artist Artis Lane and is one of the many exquisite portraits done of historical figures and celebrities she has met and painted duri...
Category

Early 2000s Artis Lane

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Female", Acrylic on Canvas
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic on canvas from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a female nude in pose, holding a flo...
Category

1980s Artis Lane

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

"Untitled #2", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is a surreal study based off the model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subj...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Female", Acrylic on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a lar...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Acrylic, Paper

"Dance", Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The su...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Acrylic

"Nude Study #2", Watercolor and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is two nude males, one i...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Watercolor, Paper

"Goddess II", Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The su...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Acrylic, Paper

"Dancers", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Nude Study", Watercolor and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Watercolor, Paper

"Blue Nude", Watercolor and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Watercolor, Paper

"Nude Repose #2", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude female lying in repose. Ar...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Nude in Repose #1", Watercolor on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude male lying in repose. Artis...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

"Dancer", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Female Profile", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude ...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Seated Nude", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude male sitting with his hand...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Male Nudes", Watercolor and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Watercolor

"Study in Brown", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a large...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Untitled #3", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a large woman who is showing her ...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Untitled", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model pictures from her long and illustrious career. The subject i...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Mixed Media, Paper

"Untitled #2", Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This acrylic and graphite on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model paintings from her long and illustrious career. The su...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Graphite, Paper, Acrylic

"Nude Male #2", Watercolor and Charcoal on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This watercolor and charcoal on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model pictures from her long and illustrious career. The subject is a nude young man who i...
Category

Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Watercolor, Charcoal, Paper

"Ancient Man", Mixed Media on Paper
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This mixed media on paper from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many model pictures from her long and illustrious career. The subject is an older man, whom is called "Anci...
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Late 20th Century Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

"Eva Gabor" Female Portrait, Golden Colors, Movie Star
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This portrait from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many unique portraits she has painted of notable people she has known in her long and illustrious career. The subject is Eva Gabor...
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Late 20th Century Modern Artis Lane

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Baby Jane Holzer" Female Portrait, Golden & Green Colors, Celebrity, Intimate
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
This portrait from the seminal artist Artis Lane is one of the many unique portraits she has painted of notable people she has known in her long and illustrious career. The subject is "Baby Jane" Holzer, a member of Andy Warhol superstars and an art collector and film producer in her own right. She appeared in several Andry Warhol...
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1970s Modern Artis Lane

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Flowers in Pink Vase" Oil on Canvas, Still-Life Painting, Rich Pinks & Greens
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
Artis Lane’s “Flowers in a Pink Vase” fills the canvas with the breathtaking beauty of colors and with the dynamic energy of their movement. The subject of the flower has captured th...
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1970s Contemporary Artis Lane

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Canvas, Oil

"Wise Virgin" Watercolor, Mixed Media, Nude Female, Metaphysical, Mystical
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Wise Virgin" is part of a series of paintings and sculptures Artis Lane completed in which she explores the metaphysical and spiritual dimensions of humans as they reach toward a mo...
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1980s Expressionist Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media, Watercolor

"New Woman" Bronze, Frontal Nude Female, Figurative Sculpture
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"New Woman" is an iconic portrait of a female woman. Her work has been described as follows: "Lane captures the body in various poses, depicting the movement and fluidity of living i...
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1980s Contemporary Artis Lane

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Bronze, Metal, Steel

"Spiritual Self-Portrait" Watercolor, Ink, Portrait, Nude, Linear Grid, Colors
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Spiritual Self-Portrait" is a portrait of the artist by the artist. She has presented herself nude gazing boldly and directly at the viewer not so much challenging, but inviting dia...
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Late 20th Century American Modern Artis Lane

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Watercolor, Paper, Ink

"Spiritual Man" Standing Figurative Male Sculpture, Nude, Transparent Kalonite
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Spiritual Man" standing is a subject that continually held the interest of the artist, a depiction of man awakening from a more dormant state to stretch into the glory of his creati...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Kaolin

"New Birth" Female, Nude, Figurative, Sculpture, Bronze, Acrylic
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Birth" is a small intimate sculpture of a women in the act of pending birth. She gazes skyward beyond her own condition of birthing an earthly being, to encompass the intellectual a...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Birth" Sculpture, Bronze with Black Patina, Female, Nude
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Birth" is a small intimate sculpture of a women in the act of pending birth. She gazes skyward beyond her own condition of birthing an earthly being, to encompass the intellectual a...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"First Man" Bronze with Black Patina, Nude Male Sculpture
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"First Man" is a contemplative figure of an nude man with his hands clasped together and his head thrown back suggesting an individual deep in spiritual thought. Ms. Lane has stated ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"New Man" Nude Male Sculpture, Bronze with Black Patina
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"New Man" standing is a subject that continually holds the interest of the artist, a depiction of man awakening from a more dormant state to stretch into the glory of his creation. M...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Nubian Mask" Male, Head, Sculpture, Bronze
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Nubian Mask" is a 3/4 life size face of a man with eyes down cast. There is a deep sense of quiet and contemplation surrounding the subject. Ms. Lane has talked about how a number o...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Rosa Parks Ascending Steps" Bronze, Portrait, Iconic Figure, Historical Scene
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Rosa Parks Ascending Steps" is the portrait of an iconic heroine at a moment of historical significance, chance and change as she is ascending the courthouse steps...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Rebirth" Bronze Sculpture with Patina, Figures, Naked, Male
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find ...
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1990s Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Rosa Parks" Bronze Sculpture, Figurative, Female, Portrait
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find perfection in their own being. - Artis Lane "Rosa Parks...
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1990s Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Wise Virgin I (Celebration)" Bronze Sculpture, Figurative, Nude Pregnant Female
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics In my work. I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Emerging First Man" Bronze Sculpture, Male Figurative, Ceramic Shell, Resin
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find ...
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1990s Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Madonna" Bronze Sculpture with Patina, Marble base, Figurative, Female
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find ...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Marble, Bronze

"Sojourner Truth" Bronze Sculptural Bust, Portrait,
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Woman" Bronze Sculpture with Patina, Female Nude
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find p...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Bronze

"Man with Bicycle" Male Nude, Back View, Watercolors, Black and White
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Man with Bicycle" is an extraordinarily complex painting by Artis Lane. The figure is in a Classical Greek pose balancing the body's weight on the left leg while the right is slight...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Watercolor

"Nude on Throne" Female, Frontal, Symbolism, Black & White, Abstract
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Nude on Throne" shows a beautiful strong young woman seated upon what appears to be a ancient throne. There are objects held by her and placed on her legs, one of which can clearly ...
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Watercolor, Mixed Media

"Statue of Liberty" American Icon, Oil Painting, Triptych
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
All my life I have worked on three levels of consciousness: Portraits, Social Injustice & Metaphysics. In my work I strive to heal, uplift and inspire viewers and collectors to find perfection in their own being. - Artis Lane "Statue of Liberty" is a painting by the Canadian, Ms. Lane, who has adopted the United States as her home country. She has used a cool blue tone to give the statue a more sculptural aspect in paint. The Statue of Liberty is an American Icon...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Self Portrait" Frontal Female, Mixed Media on Paper, Subtle Colors
By Artis Lane
Located in Detroit, MI
"Self-Portrait" is a stunning mixed media piece showing the vibrancy of the figure through the use of bold lines and placement of the blue and orange colors. The figure appears to be...
Category

1980s Contemporary Artis Lane

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

Artis Lane art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Artis Lane available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Artis Lane in paper, paint, mixed media and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Artis Lane, so small editions measuring 6 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Aron Hill, Alice Teichert, and Pat Service.

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