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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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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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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...
Topic: Titian (1448/9 - 1576)
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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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Alfred Sisley (/ˈsɪsli/; French: [sislɛ]; 30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscape en plein air (i.e., outdoors). He deviated into figure painting only rarely and, unlike Renoir and Pissarro, found that Impressionism fulfilled his artistic needs. Among his important works are a series...
Topic: Alfred Sisley (1839 - 1899)
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Darren Siwes is an Australian born artist famous for his ghostly photographic representations of figures staged in settings, which in their own way, challenge the ongoing social and cultural issues which are present in modern Australian society. Siwes is of Aboriginal and Dutch descent from the Ngalkban People. In 1996 Siwes attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the South Australian School of Art, where he graduated with honors. A practicing artist since his 1996, Siwes went on to attain a...
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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema was born as Laurens Tadema on January 8, 1836, in the small village of Dronrijp, in Friesland in the north of the N etherlands. He was the sixth child of Pieter Jiltes Tadema (1797-1840), the village notary, who had had three sons by a previous marriage, and the third child of his mother, Hinke Dirks Brouwer (c. 1800-1863). Hinke Brouwer was the half sister of Pieter Tadema's first wife. Her first child died early and the second was Atje (c.1834-c. 1876), Laurence'...
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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...
Topic: Branko Bahunek (1935 - 2005)
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November 5, 1878 - February 15, 1939 Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin was a well-known Russian and Soviet painter and writer. His artistic personality was "universal." He was interested and successful in many aspects of culture, from painting to literature and writing. Petrov-Vodkin saw the world as a whole and did not separate art from science, as was common in the Renaissance period. His main goal in life was to acquire an integral view of the world, without which, he thought, the whole creative...
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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...
Topic: Jack Butler Yeats (1871-1957)
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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 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...
Topic: André Masson (1896 - 1987)
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"Sir George Russell Drysdale (1912-1981), artist, was born on 7 February 1912 at Bognor Regis, Sussex, England, son of George Russell Drysdale, a gentleman of private means and Scottish ancestry, and his wife Isobel, née Gates, who was English. George Russell Drysdale was his grandfather. Having relinquished a commission with the Black Watch, his father returned in 1919 to Pioneer, the family’s sugar farm on the Burdekin River in northern Queensland. The family moved to Melbourne in...
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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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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...
Topic: Édouard Baldus (1813 - 1889)
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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...
Topics: Grace Cossington Smith, Australia, art, painting
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Thomas Hart Benton American Painter and Muralist Movements and Styles:  American Regionalism ,  Synchromism Born: April 15, 1889 - Neosho, Missouri Died: January 19, 1975 - Kansas City, Missouri TABLE OF CONTENTS Summary Key Ideas Most Important Art Biography & Legacy Influences and Connections Resources "I have a sort of inner conviction that for all the possible limitations of my mind and the disturbing effects of my processes, for all the contradicting struggles and failures I...
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Emir Dragulj was a painter and graphic artist born near Gorazde, Bosnia and Herzegovnia (Yugoslavia). He graduated in 1963 from the Academy  of Fine Arts in Belgrade. ... He became a professor in the Department of Graphics of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belegrade. He has had numerous exhibitions and won several awards.
Topic: Emir Dragulj (1939 - 2002)
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...
Topics: Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese: 鈴木 春信, c. 1725 – 15 July 1770)
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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...
Topic: Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896)
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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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John Pfahl
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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...
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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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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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One of the most prodigious and versatile of the remarkable group of artists and designers who founded and shaped the Secession movement and  the Wiener Werkstätte, Moser brought to his designing the training and temperament of an artist. He excelled in interior and exhibition design, applied arts, graphic design and, finally, as a painter. Moser was born in Vienna and studied at both the Viennese Academy (where he studying under highly respected but conservative painters) and the School of...
Topic: Koloman Moser (1868 – 1918)
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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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Norman Seeff
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Maurice Utrillo (French: [mɔʁis ytʁijo]), born Maurice Valadon (26 December 1883 – 5 November 1955), was a French painter who specialized in cityscapes. Born in the Montmartre quarter of Paris, France, Utrillo is one of the few famous painters of Montmartre who was born there. Utrillo was the son of the artist Suzanne Valadon (born Marie-Clémentine Valadon), who was then an eighteen-year-old artist's model. She never revealed who was the father of her child; speculation exist s that he...
Topic: Maurice Utrillo (1883 - 1955)
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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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Few painters can claim the strange alchemy of mixtures that attended the career of Edward Hopper. The term always hung on his work was “Real ist,” and yet no admirer has failed to notice the magical, uncanny quality to his scenes. Indeed, when the Whitney Museum launched their new building in 2015, the inaugural exhibition of the permanent collection placed Hopper’s masterpiece, Early Sunday Morning (1930) in a gallery themed as “surrealism.” His artistic training and his...
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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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Kosta Hakman (Serbian Cyrillic: Коста Хакман; 22 May 1899 – 9 December 1961) was a 20th-century Yugoslav painter. Hakman was born in 1899 in Bosanska Krupa, the third child of local judge Mihailo Hakman, who descended from Polish Catholic immigrants, and Darinka Đurić, a teacher of Bosnian Serb descent from Sarajevo.[1] He had three brothers, Mihailo, Stefan and Nikola and two sisters, Jelena and Zora. He was baptized in the Serbian Orthodox faith. He finished elementary school...
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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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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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Dimitrije Popović je rođen 4. ožujka 1951. na Cetinju. Završio je studij na Akademiji likovnih umjetnosti u Zagrebu 1976. Za boravka u Pariz u 1974. upoznaje pariškog kolekcionara gospodina Davriera, pa u sastavu njegove zbirke izlaže 1978. u Galeriji Alexander Braumüller s umjetnicima Salvadorom Dalijem, Ernstom Fuchsom, Victorom Braunerom, Dadom Đurićem, Leonorom Fini i drugima. U Pforzheimu 1982, Galerija Liberta i Universal Fine Arts iz Washingtona, organiziraju mu zajedničku...
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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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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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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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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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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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"Félix Vallotton was a Swiss-born French painter and printmaker known for his precise use of line and exacting forms. In his depictions of sensuous nudes, stage-like interiors, and landscapes at sunset, Vallotton conjured a sense that something mysterious lay beneath his scenes. “I think I paint for people who are level-headed but who have an unspoken vice deep inside them,” he once remarked. “I actually like this state which I share.” Born Félix Edouard Vallotton on December...
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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...
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"James McNeill Whistler participated in the artistic ferment of Paris and London in the late nineteenth century, crafted a distinctive style  from diverse sources, and arrived at a version of Post-Impressionism in the mid-1860s, a time when most of his contemporaries in the avant-garde were still exploring Realism and Impressionism. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Whistler spent part of his youth in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where his father, a civil engineer, advised on the construction...
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Baldung Grien was a 16th-century German artist who was active as a painter, printmaker and stained-glass designer. He trained in Strasbourg and completed his studies in Dürer’s workshop where he is documented around 1503. His nickname of “Grien” (green, in old German) dated from his youth when he was known for his preference for that colour. When Dürer made his second trip to Italy between 1505 and 1507, Grien remained in charge of the studio in Nuremberg as he was considered  his best...
Topic: Hans Baldung Grien (1484/5 - 1545)
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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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Shoda Koho
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Lucio Fontana (Italian: [ˈluːtʃo fonˈtaːna]; 19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Argentine-Italian painter, sculptor and theorist.[1] He is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism. Born in Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina to Italian immigrant parents, he was the son of the sculptor Luigi Fontana (1865 — 1946).[2][3] Fontana spent the first years of his life in Italy and went back to Argentina in 1905, where he stayed until 1922, working as a sculptor with his father,...
Topic: Lucio Fontana (1899 - 1968)
Clarice Marjoribanks Beckett (1887-1935), painter, was born on 21 March 1887 at Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Joseph Clifden Beckett, bank manager, and his wife Elizabeth Kate, née Brown. Her grandfather was John Brown, a Scottish master builder who had designed and built Como House and its gardens in Melbourne. Clarice was a boarder at Queen's College, Ballarat, until 1903, before spending a year at Melbourne Church of England Girls' Grammar School. She showed artistic ability, and after...
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(Čačak, 1873 – Valjevo 1915) She was born in Čačak in 1873 and died in Valjevo in 1915. She moved to Belgrade with her family in 1884. She graduated from the Women’s College in Belgrade in 1891. In the following year she passed her examination for a drawing teacher in secondary schools and became a student in the studio of the painter Djordje Krstić. She attended classes in the private art school of Kirilo Kutlik in 1896/97. In 1898 she started her art education in the studio of...
Topic: Nadežda Petrović (1873 - 1915)
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Chaïm Soutine (13 January 1893 – 9 August 1943) was a Russian-French painter of Jewish origin.Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris. Inspired by classic painting in the European tradition, exemplified by the works of Rembrandt, Chardin and Courbet, Soutine developed an individual style more concerned with shape, color, and texture over representation, which served as a bridge between more traditional approaches and the developing form of...
Topic: Chaim Soutine (1893 - 1943)
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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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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 1982, Jonathan Gardner lives and works in New York. Drawing in the aesthetic of modern art, his paintings bring together motifs combining several different genres (landscape, portrait and still life) with a complete lack of hierarchy.  Trained at the school of the Art Institute de Chicago, he has exhibited in group and solo shows in galleries in his home region of Chicago and then in New York and Europe (Glasgow, Zurich, Berlin, London).
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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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" Painter and sculptor  Adolph Gottlieb  (American, 1903–1974) was a prominent member of the abstract artists from the New York School. As a teenager, he attended the Art Students League of New York, and, at the age of 18, decided to travel to Europe, taking classes at the famously progressive Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris.  When Gottlieb returned to New York City in the 1930s, he became a member of a group of New York painters called  The Ten . This group was formed in...
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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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James Bard (1815-1897) was a marine artist of the 19th century. He is known for his paintings of watercraft, particularly of steamboats. His works are sometimes characterized as naïve art. Although Bard died poor and almost forgotten, his works have since become valuable. Bard had a twin brother, John (1815–1856) and they collaborated on earlier works. James Bard and John Bard were born in 1815 in New York City. Their father was Joseph Bard, who had been born in England. Their mother was...
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Edin Numankadic is one of Bosnia/Herzegovina’s few leading contemporary artists whose art has been included in the notable Ars Aevi-collection. A collection that with its 160 weighty works of art created by almost as many highly renowned international artists is regarded as the most important collection of contemporary art west of Vienna. Edin Numankadic chose to stay in occupied Sarajevo, where his own kitchen table with emergency rations, stale bread and expressive watercolours was...
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Clive Head From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Clive Head Clive's Head Born 1965 Maidstone, Kent Nationality British Education University of Aberystwyth Known for Painting Notable work The Looking Glass,  oil on canvas, 2014 Movement The New Aesthetics Patron(s) City of London Corporation ,  Victoria and Albert Museum ,  Imperial College Clive Head  (born 1965) is a painter from  Britain . Contents 1 Biography 2 Style and Philosophy 3 Public Collections...
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French painter and graphic artist Georges Henri Rouault was born in Paris on May 27, 1871. He spent early childhood in Belleville, an old working class quarter of Paris. His father, Alexander Rouault, was a cabinet-maker who worked at the piano factory of the well-known composer and keyboard maker Ignace Joseph Pleyel. Young Georges learned from his father to appreciate quality material. Though it was a family of artisans, love for art reigned in the domestic atmosphere. His maternal...
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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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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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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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dward Brian (Ted) Seago   RBA  ARWS  RWS  (31 March 1910 – 19 January 1974) was an English artist who painted in both oils and watercolours. Contents 1 Early life 2 Wartime camoufleur 3 Later career 4 Legacy 5 Bibliography 6 Further reading 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 External links Early life [ edit ] The son of a coal merchant, Seago was born in  Norwich [1]  and attended  Norwich School . [2]  He was a self-taught artist (although he received advice from Sir  Alfred Munnings...
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Ronald Mueck (/ˈmjuːɛk/ or /ˈmuːɪk/; born 1958, Melbourne) is an Australian sculptor working in the United Kingdom. Born in 1958 to German parents in Melbourne, Australia, Ron Mueck grew up in the family business of puppetry and doll-making.[1] He worked initially as a creative director in Australian children's television, before moving to America to work there in film and advertising.[2] In 1996, he was asked by Paula Rego to make a small figure of Pinocchio for her group ex hibition...
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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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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...
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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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Sir Antony Mark David Gormley, OBE (born 30 August 1950), is a British sculptor. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a publ ic sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998, Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool, and Event Horizon, a multi-part site installation which premiered in London in 2007, around Madison Square in New York City, in 2010, in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012, and in Hong Kong in 2015–16. In 2008 The...
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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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Jörg Immendorff (June 14, 1945 – May 28, 2007) was a German painter, sculptor, stage designer and art professor. He was a member of the art  movement Neue Wilde. Early life and education Immendorff was born in Bleckede, Lower Saxony, near Lüneburg on the west bank of the Elbe. When he was 11 years old, his father left the family. This traumatic experience has been used to explain Immendorff's later feelings of inadequacy and emotional remoteness. He attended the boarding School...
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