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Franz Radziwill Jump to navigation Jump to search Birthplace of Franz Radziwill, Strohausen,  Rodenkirchen (Stadland)  .  Today's Address: To the dikes 15 (in May 2017) Johann Franz Wilhelm Eduard Radziwill  (born  February 6,  1895  in  Strohausen  , today  Rodenkirchen  in the  Wesermarsch  , †  August 12,  1983  in  Wilhelmshaven  ) was a German artist of the  magic realism  .  His  oeuvre encompasses various creative periods: an  early  expressionist  work, a...
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Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmʌurɪt͡s kɔrˈneːlɪs ˈɛʃər]; 17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who mad e mathematically-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world; even in his native Netherlands; he was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world. His...
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"The Blue Period of Picasso is the period between 1900 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and b lue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling them at the time. Picasso settled in Paris in 1904, having spent a few difficult years with no fixed studio and little artistic success. While back in 1903, he had...
Topic: Pablo Picasso (Blue Period: 1901 to 1904)
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Leonora Carrington OBE (6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011[1]) was an English artist, surrealist painter, and novelist. She lived most of her adult  life in Mexico City, and was one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930s.[2] Carrington was also a founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico during the 1970s. Carrington was born in Clayton Green, Chorley, Lancashire,[4][5] England. Her father was a wealthy textile manufacturer,[4][6] and her mother,...
Topic: Leonora Carrington (1917 - 2011)
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Dame Paula Rego DBE RA (born 26 January 1935), is a Portuguese-born visual artist who is particularly known for her paintings and prints based on storybooks. Rego’s style has evolved from abstract towards representational, and she has favoured pastels over oils for much of her career. Her work often reflects feminism, coloured by folk-themes from her native Portugal. Rego studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and was an exhibiting member of the London Group, along...
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Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism. Dorothea Tanning was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois. In 1926 Tanning attended Galesburg public schools. When she was attending high school Tanning "skipped" two grades, which led to a lifelong weakness in arithmetic.[1] After attending Knox College for two years (1928–30), she moved to Chicago in 1930...
Topic: Dorothea Tanning (1910 - 2012)
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Caspar David Friedrich (5 September 1774 – 7 May 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic or megalithic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work...
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Robert Doisneau  ( French:  [ʁɔbɛʁ dwano] ; 14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) [1]  was a  French   photographer . In the 1930s he made photographs on the streets of  Paris . He was a champion of  humanist photography  and with  Henri Cartier-Bresson  a pioneer of  photojournalism . [2] Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image  Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville  ( Kiss by the Town Hall ), a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street. Doisneau was appointed a  Chevalier...
Topic: Robert Doisneau (1912 - 1994)
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Hans Bellmer (13 March 1902 – 24 February 1975) was a German artist, best known for the life-sized pubescent female dolls he produced in the mid-1930s. Historians of art and photography also consider him a Surrealist photographer. Bellmer was born in the city of Kattowitz, then part of the German Empire (now Katowice, Poland). Up until 1926, he'd been working as a draftsman for his own advertising company. He initiated his doll project to oppose the fascism of the Nazi Party by declaring that...
Topic: Hans Bellmer (1902 - 1975)
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Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (French, May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910) was a French post-impressionist painter in the Naïve or Primitive ma nner. He was also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer), a humorous description of his occupation as a toll and tax collector. He started painting seriously in his early forties; by age 49, he retired from his job to work on his art full-time. Ridiculed during his lifetime by critics, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are...
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Martin Kippenberger From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Martin Kippenberger Born 25 February 1953 Dortmund ,  West Germany Died 7 March 1997 (aged 44) Vienna ,  Austria Nationality German Known for Conceptual art ,  installation art , painting Martin Kippenberger  (25 February 1953 – 7 March 1997) was a  German   artist  and  sculptor  known for his extremely prolific output in a wide range of styles and media,  superfiction  as well as his...
Topic: Martin Kippenberger (25 February 1953 – 7 March 1997)
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Wayne Thiebaud (/ˈtiːboʊ/ TEE-boh; born November 15, 1920) is an American painter widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings. Thiebaud is associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists....
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Leonor Fini (1907–1996) was an Argentinian surrealist painter, designer, illustrator, and author, known for her depictions of powerful women. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was raised in Trieste, Italy, her mother's home city.[2] While in Trieste, she was expelled from various schools for being rebellious. Her parents divorced when she was a year old.[3] Custody battles often involved Fini and her mother in sudden flights and disguises.[4] In her early teens, an eye disease forced her...
Topic: Leonor Fini (1907 - 1996)
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Jeff Koons B. 1955, YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania, in 1955. At the age of eight, he painted copies of Old Master paintings, signed them “Jeffrey Koons,” and sold them at his father’s furniture store. In 1972, he attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. After an exchange year at the Art Institute of Chicago, he graduated with a BFA in 1976. In 1977, he moved to New York and began working at the membership desk of the Museum of Modern Art....
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Tadanori Yokoo, born in Nishiwaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, in 1936, is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. His early work shows the influence of the New York-based Push Pin Studio (Milton Glaser and Se ymour Chwast in particular), but Yokoo cites filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and writer Yukio Mishima as two of his most formative influences. In the late 1960s he became...
Topic: Tadanori Yokoo (1936 - )
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Constantin Brâncuși (Romanian: [konstanˈtin brɨŋˈkuʃʲ] ( listen); February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was a Romanian sculptor, painter and photographer who made his career in France. Considered a pioneer of modernism, one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th-century, Brâncuși is called the patriarch of modern sculpture. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des...
Topic: Constantin Brâncuși (1876 - 1957)
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Eugène Atget (French: [adʒɛ]; 12 February 1857 – 4 August 1927) was a French flâneur[1] and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization.[1] Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death.[2] An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of...
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Bernard Buffet (French: [byfɛ]; 10 July 1928 – 4 October 1999) was a French painter of Expressionism and a member of the anti-abstract art group L'homme Témoin (the Witness-Man). Buffet was born in Paris, France, and studied art there at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (National School of the Fine Arts) and worked in the studio of the painter Eugène Narbonne. Among his classmates were Maurice Boitel and Louis Vuillermoz. Sustained by the picture-dealer Maurice Garnier,...
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André Masson was born on January 4, 1896, in Balagny-sur-Thérain, a town just north of Paris. A childhood full of time in close proximity to  nature made a lasting impression on Masson, and he drew inspiration from nature and landscape imagery throughout his career. At age 11 he enrolled in the Académie royale des beaux-arts and the École des arts décoratifs in Brussels, where he studied with the Symbolist painter Constant Montald. He first encountered modern art through the work of James...
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Jamie Reid (born 1947 is an English artist and anarchist with connections to the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note, came close to defining the image of punk rock, particularly in the UK. His best known works include the Sex Pistols album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols and the singles "Anarchy in the UK", "God Save The Queen" (based on a Cecil Beaton photograph of Queen Elizabeth II, with an...
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Louis Valtat (French: [valta]; 8 August 1869 – 2 January 1952) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Fauves ("the wild bea sts", so named for their wild use of color), who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne.[1] He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse. Louis Valtat was born on 8 August 1869 in Dieppe,[2] in the Normandy region of France, into a wealthy family of ship owners. Valtat spent many of...
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George Bellows From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search George Bellows George Bellows Born George Wesley Bellows August 12, or August 19, 1882 Columbus, Ohio  USA Died January 8, 1925 (aged 42) New York City , NY USA Nationality American Education Robert Henri Known for Painting Movement Ashcan School The Eight American realism George Wesley Bellows  (August 12 [1] [2]  or August 19, [3] [4] [5]  1882 – January 8, 1925) was an  American realist  ...
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Oskar Kokoschka, (born March 1, 1886, Pöchlarn, Austria—died February 22, 1980, Villeneuve, Switzerland), Austrian painter and writer who was one of the leading exponents of Expressionism. In his early portraits, gesture intensifies the psychological penetration of character; especially powerful among his later works are allegories of the artist’s emphatic humanism. His dramas, poems, and prose are significant for their psychological insight and stylistic daring. When Kokoschka was three...
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Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo (August 25, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Me xico.[1][2] Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction[3][4] with surrealist influences. Tamayo's Zapotec heritage is often cited as an early influence.[3] After his parents' death, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt, where he spent a lot of time working alongside her in the city's...
Topic: Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991)
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Eddie Adams  (June 12, 1933 – September 19, 2004) was an American  photographer  and  photojournalist  noted for portraits of celebrities and politicians and for coverage of 13 wars. He is best known for his photograph of the execution of a  Viet Cong  soldier, for which he won a  Pulitzer Prize  in 1969. [2] [3] [4]  Adams was a resident of  Bogota, New Jersey . [5] Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2.1 Early 2.2 Pulitzer Prize–winning photograph 2.3 Later 2.4 Awards 3 Death 4...
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Lucian Michael Freud, OM (/frɔɪd/; 8 December 1922 – 20 July 2011) was a British painter and draftsman, specializing in figurative art, and is known as one of the foremost 20th-century portraitists. He was born in Berlin, the son of Jewish architect Ernst L. Freud and the grandson of Sigmund Freud. His family moved to Britain in 1933 to escape the rise of Nazism. From 1942–43 he attended Goldsmiths College, London. He enlisted in the Merchant Navy during the Second World War. His early...
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Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter, and a leading exponent of Expressionism. He also worked as a caricaturist and comic strip artist. He was born and grew up in New York City, traveling to Germany at 16 to study and perfect his art. He started his career as a cartoonist in 1894 and met with much success in this area. He was also a commercial caricaturist for 20 years for magazines and newspapers in the USA and Germany. At the age of 36,...
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Katsushika Hokusai  ( / ˌ h oʊ k ʊ ˈ s aɪ ,  ˈ h oʊ k ʊ s aɪ / , [1] [2]   also   US :  / ˈ h oʊ k ə s aɪ / ; [3]   Japanese :  葛飾 北斎 ,  pronounced  [katsɯɕi̥ka hokɯ̥sai]   ( listen ) ;  c.  October 31, 1760 – May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist,  ukiyo-e  painter and  printmaker  of the  Edo period . [4]  Born in  Edo  (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as author of the  woodblock print  series  Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji  (...
Topic: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
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Alec Soth (born 1969) is an American photographer, based in Minneapolis. Soth makes "large-scale American projects" featuring the midwestern United States. New York Times art critic Hilarie M. Sheets wrote that he has made a "photographic career out of finding chemistry with strangers" and photographs "loners and dreamers". His work tends to focus on the "off-beat, hauntingly banal images of modern America" according to The Guardian art critic Hannah...
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"One of the most important figures in the visual art of Ireland during the 20th century, Jack B Yeats' paintings of Irish life and Celtic my thology contributed to the surge of nationalism in Irish painting after the War of Independence. A fine draughtsman, his status as one of the great Irish artists of the modern era is reinforced by the fact he was the first painter from Ireland to sell a painting for £1 million.  Biography Jack Butler Yeats was born in London in 1871, the youngest...
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Ivan Generalić From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Ivan Generalić Ivan Generalić  (December 21, 1914 – November 27, 1992) was a  Croatian  painter in the  naïve tradition . Biography [ edit ] Generalić was born in  Hlebine  near  Koprivnica . In elementary school, painting lessons were his greatest joy and as a child he used to earn money. He mostly drew with pencil on paper bags and some of these sketches were seen by  Krsto Hegedušić , at...
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"Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984), artist, was born on 20 April 1892 at Cossington, Neutral Bay, Sydney, second of five children of Ernest  Smith, London-born crown solicitor, and his wife Grace, née Fisher, daughter of the rector and squire of Cossington, Leicestershire. Ernest Smith's brother was private chaplain to Queen Victoria at Osborne, Isle of Wight, his sister an Anglican nun. The close-knit Sydney family moved to Thornleigh; Grace's schooling until December 1909 at...
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Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton ,  PRA  (3 December 1830 – 25 January 1896), known as  Sir Frederic Leighton  between 1878 and 1896, was a British painter, draughtsman and sculptor. His works depicted historical,  biblical , and  classical  subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived  peerage  in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct upon his death. [1] Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Honours timeline 2 Selected works 3 Gallery 4 See also 5...
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Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch (200×250 mm) view camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent". Many of his works are in the permanent collections of...
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"Poet of Prague" Josef Sudek (17 March 1896, Kolín, Bohemia – 15 September 1976, Prague) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. Sudek was originally a bookbinder. During the First World War he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army in 1915 and served on the Italian Front until he was wounded in the right arm in 1916 which led to the limb being amputated at the shoulder. After the war he studied photography for two years in Prague under Jaromir...
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Tošo Dabac (pronounced [toʃo dabats]; 18 May 1907 – 9 May 1970) was a Croatian photographer of international renown. Although his work was often exhibited and prized abroad, Dabac spent nearly his entire working career in Zagreb. While he worked on many different kinds of publications throughout his career, he is primarily notable for his black-and-white photographs of Zagreb street life during the Great Depression era. Dabac was born in the small town of Nova Rača near the city of...
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Deborah Lou Turbeville  (July 6, 1932 – October 24, 2013) [1]  was an  American  fashion photographer. Although she started out as a fashion editor at  Harper's Bazaar ,  she became a photographer in the 1970s. [2] She is widely credited with adding a darker, more brooding element to  fashion photography , beginning in the early 1970s [1]  – she,  Guy Bourdin  and  Helmut Newton  changed it from traditional, well-lit images into something much more "edgy" looking. [1]...
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Emil Nolde  (born  Emil Hansen ; 7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German-Danish painter and  printmaker . He was one of the first  Expressionists , a member of  Die Brücke , and was one of the first  oil painting  and  watercolor  painters of the early 20th century to explore color. He is known for his brushwork and expressive choice of colors. Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include...
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Calder was born in 1898 in Pennsylvania in a family of artists. His father and grandfather were sculptors, and his mother was a painter. Gif ted with mechanics and volumes, he follows a mechanical engineering training at Stevens Institute of Technology. He graduated in 1919 and briefly held various jobs as an engineer. In 1923, Calder decided to devote himself entirely to Art and studied at the New York Art Students League of painting and drawing. He began as an illustrator for the press. These...
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Frank Weston Benson was born in 1862 into a prosperous seafaring family in Salem, Massachusetts. He was the eldest son in a family that encouraged experimentation and creativity. The social and spiritual needs of the children were fulfilled with music classes, dancing lessons, and mandatory attendance at weekly Episcopal church services. Benson would later marry into the Unitarian Church but always described himself as a "wedding and funeral" type of churchgoer. Like all families of...
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"Dorothea Foster (Dorrit) Black (1891-1951), artist, was born on 23 December 1891 at Burnside, Adelaide, daughter of Alfred Barham Black, en gineer and architect, and his wife Jessie Howard, née Clark, amateur artist. She was educated at Mrs Fanny Hübbe's private school at Kensington. About 1909 she went to the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts and painted landscapes in water-colours in the manner of its principal, H. P. Gill. In 1911-12 she visited Britain and Europe with her...
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Gustave Caillebotte (French: [ɡystav kɑjbɔt]; 19 August 1848 – 21 February 1894) was a French painter, member and patron of the artists know n as Impressionists, although he painted in a more realistic manner than many others in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an art form. Early life Gustave Caillebotte (right) and his brother, Martial Gustave Caillebotte was born on 19 August 1848 to an upper-class Parisian family living in the rue du...
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A Flemish painter and one of the leading Flemish painters of the Netherlandish Renaissance, Van Eyck mastered the art of oil painting, which was a new invention. He is considered one of the most talented painters of 15th century Europe and is best known for his highly realistic figure painting, usually on religious subjects, and portrait art. His hallmark three-quarter pose of face together with his mastery of oils brought a startling new realism to portraiture, and made him one of the foremost...
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Gianni Berengo Gardin  (born 1930) is an Italian photographer who has concentrated on reportage and editorial work, but whose career as a photographer has encompassed book illustration and advertising. "Undoubtedly the most important photographer in Italy in the latter part of the 20th century", [1]  "[f]or more than fifty years Gianni Berengo Gardin has been taking photographs with the humility and passion of a great craftsman." [2] Contents 1 Life and career 2 Vaporetto,...
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Martín Chambi Jiménez , ( Puno ,  Peru  November 5, 1891 –  Cuzco , September 13, 1973) was a  photographer , originally from southern Peru. He was one of the first major indigenous Latin American photographers. Recognized for the profound historic and ethnic documentary value of his photographs, he was a prolific portrait photographer in the towns and countryside of the Peruvian  Andes . As well as being the leading portrait photographer in  Cuzco , Chambi made many landscape...
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Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja]: born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia; 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. He was later briefly associated with Surrealism,...
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Vangel Naumovski was born in 1924 in the Macedonian city of Ohrid (then part of Yugoslavia). He was interested in art at a young age, but this led nowhere as he left school after third grade and worked a series of odd jobs -- gardener, farmer, butcher. After a stint in the army, he enrolled in art school in Skopje in 1946, lasting a year. He then worked in a woodcarving shop in Ohrid for thirteen years. During this time he was painting, initially in a folk myth style which led to him being...
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The legend of how Sesshū Tōyō painted a mouse with his tears. "One famous story takes place in a Zen temple called Hofuku-ji in what is now Soja City in Okayama Prefecture. The young Sesshu entered the temple as a child to become a Zen monk, but he is said to have ignored his training and instead spent his days on his favorite activity, painting. One morning, the head priest, who became angry at him, tied him to a pillar in the temple. But after a while, the priest felt a bit  sorry...
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Arnold Böcklin (16 October 1827 – 16 January 1901) was a Swiss symbolist painter. Biography He was born in Basel. His father, Christian Frederick Böcklin (b. 1802), was descended from an old family of Schaffhausen, and engaged in the silk trade. His mother, Ursula Lippe, was a native of the same city.[1] Arnold studied at the Düsseldorf academy under Schirmer,[1] and became a friend of Anselm Feuerbach. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Schirmer, who recognized in...
Topic: Arnold Böcklin (1827 - 1901)
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Sybil Andrews (19 April 1898 – 21 December 1992) was an English-Canadian artist who specialised in printmaking and is often remembered for h er reductionist linocuts. Life in England Born in 1898 in Bury St Edmunds, Andrews was unable to attend art school after finishing secondary school as her family lacked the funds to pay for tuition. Andrews first apprenticed as a welder and worked at an aeroplane factory during World War I, where she helped in the development of the first all-metal...
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Del Kathryn Barton is widely recognized as one of Australia's leading figurative painters of her generation. Barton graduated with a BA in F ine Arts from the University of New South Wales in 1993, where she was appointed as lecturer in drawing. Barton's decorative, highly detailed paintings are known for their vibrant, figurative imagery - combining traditional painting techniques with contemporary design and illustrative styles. Barton's pictures present a world where everything is fecund and...
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Albert Bloch was an American Modernist artist and the only American artist associated with Der Blaue Reiter (Blue Rider), a group of early 20th-century European modernists. Bloch was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a German-Jewish family. Bloch was not raised in the Jewish faith, but would later adopt Christianity. At the age of sixteen, Bloch dropped out of high school to study art at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts under Dawson Dawson-Watkins. Between 1905 and 1908 he work ed as a...
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Tiziano Vecelli  or  Tiziano Vecellio  ( pronounced  [titˈtsjaːno veˈtʃɛlljo] ;  c.  1488/1490 [1]  – 27 August 1576), [2]  known in English as  Titian   / ˈ t ɪ ʃ ən / , was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century  Venetian school . He was born in  Pieve di Cadore , near  Belluno , then in the  Republic of Venice ). [3]  During his lifetime he was often called  da Cadore , taken from the place of his birth. Recognized by his contemporaries...
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Bertel Thorvaldsen (Danish: [bæɐ̯dl̩ ˈtɒːvalˀsn̩]; 19 November 1770 – 24 March 1844) was a Danish sculptor of international fame and medalli st,[1] who spent most of his life (1797–1838) in Italy. Thorvaldsen was born in Copenhagen into a Danish/Icelandic family of humble means, and was accepted to the Royal Danish Academy of Art when he was eleven years old. Working part-time with his father, who was a wood carver, Thorvaldsen won many honors and medals at the academy. He was...
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Petar Omčikus (French: Pierre Omcikous; Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Омчикус), Sušak, October 6, 1926) is a Serbian painter and member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, who lives and works in Paris, France. Biography Since 1937, Omčikus has lived in Belgrade. After World War II, he began painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, in class of professor Ivan Tabaković. Together with his wife, painter Kossa Bokchan, left his studies in painting and went to Zadar, which became one...
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Edvard Munch was one of Modernism's most significant artists. He was active throughout more than sixty years; from the time he made his debut in the 1880s, right up to his death in 1944. Munch was part of the Symbolist movement in the 1890s, and a pioneer of expressionist art from the beginning of the 1900s onward. His tenacious experimentation within painting, graphic art, drawing, sculpture, photo and film has given him a unique position in Norwegian as well as internationa l art history....
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Henry Ossawa Tanner (June 21, 1859 – May 25, 1937) was an American artist and the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim.[1] Tanner moved to Paris, France, in 1891 to study, and continued to live there after being accepted in French artistic circles.[2] His painting entitled Daniel in the Lions' Den was accepted into the 1896 Salon,[3] the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After his own self-study in art as a young man, Tanner enrolled in...
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Shoda Koho
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Suzuki Harunobu  ( Japanese :  鈴木 春信 ;  c.  1725  – 15 July 1770) was a Japanese designer of  woodblock print  artist in the  Ukiyo-e  style. He was an innovator, the first to produce full-color prints ( nishiki-e ) in 1765, rendering obsolete the former modes of two- and three-color prints. Harunobu used many special techniques, and depicted a wide variety of subjects, from classical poems to  contemporary beauties . Like many artists of his day, Harunobu also produced a...
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Well known in both the professional sports and visual arts worlds, Ernest Eugene Barnes’s experience as an athlete was pivotal to his develo pment as a painter of rhythm and movement. He has been celebrated as “the most expressive painter of sports since George Bellows.” In his own words, Barnes’s sports paintings and tavern scenes offer “a pictorial background for an understanding into the aesthetics of black America.” Though he is not recognized as a participant within the Black...
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Otto Dix From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search For the Russian band, see  Otto Dix (band) . Otto Dix Otto Dix (photograph by  Hugo Erfurth , c. 1933) Born Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix 2 December 1891 Untermhaus ,  Reuß-Gera ,  German Empire  (present-day  Gera ,  Germany ) Died 25 July 1969 (aged 77) Singen ,  Baden-Württemberg ,  West Germany  (present-day Germany) Nationality German Known for Painting ,  printmaking Awards Iron Cross Wilhelm...
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André Brasilier was born into an artistic family in Saumur, France. His father, Jacques Brasilier, was closely affiliated with the Symbolist movement, joining the studio of the celebrated Alphonse Mucha. His mother, Alice Chaumont, was a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London. At the age of twenty, André Brasilier went to Paris to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1952 he received a grant from the Florence Blumenthal Foundation, and in the following year, when he  was only 23,...
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Christian Rohlfs (November 22, 1849 – January 8, 1938) was a German painter, one of the important representatives of German expressionism. He was born in Groß Niendorf, Kreis Segeberg in Prussia. He took up painting as a teenager while convalescing from an infection[1] that was eventually to lead to the amputation of a leg in 1874.[2] He began his formal artistic education in Berlin,[2] before transferring, in 1870, to the Weimar Academy.[1] Initially he painted large-scale landscapes,...
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Margaret Hannah Olley, AC (24 June 1923 – 26 July 2011) Margaret Hannah Olley was born on 24 June 1923 in Lismore, New South Wales. Margaret was the eldest of three children of Joseph Olley and Grace (nee Temperley). At the time of her birth they were living on a property of selected land at Horseshoe Creek, near Kyogle. The Olley family were pioneers in the Lismore district, and the Temperley family had lived for a time in Ballina, where they owned the local newspaper The Richmond River...
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Born in Etrepagny on January 26, 1861, Louis Anquetin was considered the greatest artist of the 19th century. He had a massive influence on the artists of his generation. In Paris, Anquetin was a member of an artist group including stalwarts such as Emile Bernard, Vincent van Gough, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gauguin and George Seurat. He never stuck with any style and experimented with various styles all through his career. This may be because of his restless spirit and creative nature....
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Alberto Giacometti (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto dʒakoˈmetti]; 10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art. Giacometti was one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century. His work was particularly influenced by artistic styles such as Cubism and Surrealism. Philosophical questions  about the...
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Amadeo was born in Mancelos, a parish of Amarante. At the age of 18, he entered the Superior School of Fine Arts of Lisbon and one year late r (on his 19th birthday) he went to Paris, where he intended to continue his studies but soon quit the architecture course and started studying painting. By then, he was especially experienced in caricatures. In 1908, he lived in number fourteen of the Cité de Falguière. There, he went to ateliers in the Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Viti Academy of...
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Humblot was born in the département of Val-de-Marne to the east of Paris. At the age of 17, he turned his back on his provincial origins to seek what he thought would be a life of freedom, in pursuit of his interest in natural sciences. He worked as a cabaret pianist at night to earn enough to pay for his studies at the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris during the day. He was fascinated with drawing, though, - it formed an essential part of his studies - and at the age of 23, when well...
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Born 1935 in Zagreb, Croatia, the second of five children of Antun Bahunek, a noted painter. Studied at Arts-and-crafts school in his native town. Under Professor Šebalj's mentorship commenced to find a particular manner of expression and to grow into a marked painter. Since 1970 member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists and is engaged in painting professionally. Exhibited in 53 one-man shows and participated in about 370 group shows, almost all over the world. Won many recognitions...
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Norman Seeff
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Édouard Baldus (June 5, 1813, Grünebach, Prussia – 1889, Arcueil) was a French landscape, architectural and railway photographer. douard-Denis Baldus was born on June 5, 1813 in Grünebach, Prussia. He was originally trained as a painter and had also worked as a draughtsman and lithographer before switching to photography in 1849. Career In 1851, he was commissioned for the Missions Héliographiques by the Historic Monuments Commission of France to photograph historic buildings, bridges and...
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Hieronymus Bosch
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"David Boyd was an Australian painter best known for his fluid landscape paintings which depicted themes from colonial history. His colorful  works can be categorized by their textured brushstrokes and wavy, psychedelic imagery. For example, in his painting Beauty and the White Horse, he paints a nude women swimming in a lake—curved trees fold in on her and bright yellows and blues fill the sky. Born on August 23, 1924 in Murrumbeena into the so-called Boyd dynasty, Boyd’s family was...
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Mario Giacomelli (1 August 1925 – 25 November 2000) was an Italian photographer and photojournalist in the genre of humanism. Giacomelli was born in the sea-port town of Senigallia in the Marche region of Italy into a family of modest means. Only nine when his father died, at 13, the boy left high school to work as a typesetter and spent his weekends painting and writing poetry.[2] After the horrors of World War II, from 1953 he turned to the more immediate medium of photography and joined...
Topic: Mario Giacomelli (1925 – 2000)