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Alphonse Osbert | Symbolist / Pointillist painter





Alphonse Osbert (23 March 1857 - 11 August 1939) was a French* Symbolist painter.
Educated at the École des Beaux-Arts, his earliest passion was for the great Spanish masters*, particularly Jusepe de Ribera. A shift away from his academic style took place in the late 1880s under the influence of several acquaintances associated with Post-Impressionism* and Symbolism*.



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Eugène Delaplanche | Naturalist sculptor





Eugène Delaplanche (28 February 1836 - 10 January 1891) was a French sculptor°, born at Belleville, Seine.
He was a pupil of the neoclassical sculptor Francisque Joseph Duret (French, 1804-1865), gained the Prix° de Rome in 1864 (spending 1864-67 at the Villa Medici in Rome), and the medal of honor° in 1878.
His "Messenger of Love" (1874), "Aurora" (1878), and the "Virgin of the Lillies" (1884), are in the Luxembourg.



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Miguel Avataneo, 1962 | Figurative painter





Miguel Angel Avataneo, Argentine painter*, was born in the province of Cordoba in Argentina and his love of the pure form of classicism was nourished by his early interest in the Italian masters: Correggio (1489-1534)*, Giorgione (1478-1510)*, Raphael (1483-1520)* and Titian (1488/90-1576)*. He was also greatly influenced by the late eighteenth century french paintings of David, Gustave Courbet (1819-1877)* and Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867)*.



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Gigino Falconi, 1933 | Surrealist painter





Gigino Falconi was born in Giulianova (Teramo, Italy) and started to paint when he was sixteen years old, at the same time he attended the Technical Institute for Accountants and obtained a diploma in 1952.
Then he graduated at the Art School of Pescara in 1954. The following year he won the Chair Design’s competition and started teaching in a middle school in Giulianova, an activity that he left in 1975 to devote himself entirely to painting. His first solo exhibition was at the Gallery Il Polittico of Teramo in 1961.



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Alessandro Sicioldr, 1990 | Visionary painter





Alessandro Sicioldr is an Italian painter* and illustrator born in Tarquinia, living and working in Perugia. He works mainly with oil paint, pencils and coloured pencils.
His subjects are surreal* images coming from unconscious that he represents using a blend of contemporary and traditional techniques.
His visionary attitude began to sprout in early childhood, when he used to depict in his drawings strange and uncanny worlds.



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Howard Behrens | Palette knife painter






American painter Howard Behrens (August 20, 1933 - April 14, 2014) - the world's most renowned palette knife artist. As a landscape and seascape artist, Behrens has painted the idyllic lakes of Italy to the gardens of New England.
He has had over 150 one-man shows from coast-to-coast since becoming a professional artist in 1980. Behrens was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1933. He grew up near Washington, DC. He began drawing at age seventeen after being confined to bed following a sledding accident.



Kenneth Howard OBE RA, 1932 | Impressionist / Plein air painter





Kenneth Howard OBE RA (born 26 December 1932) is an British artist* and painter. He was President of the New English Art Club from 1998 to 2003.
  • Life and art
Ken Howard was born in London. He studied at the Hornsey College of Art (1949-53) and the Royal College of Art (1955-58). In 1958 he won a British Council Scholarship to Florence. He spent his National Service in the Royal Marines (1953-55). In 1973 and 1978 he was the Official War Artist to Northern Ireland, and 1973-80 worked in various locations, including Hong Kong, Cyprus and Canada with the British Army. In 1983 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy (ARA).



Nicola Vietti, 1945 | Figurative painter




Nicola Vietti was born in Marseille to Italian parents emigrated from Apulia in France at the beginning of the century. Numerous solo and group exhibitions. And 'present in catalogs and magazines. He currently lives and works in Milan, after a long period spent in Paris.
The figures of maidens Nicola Vietti, you can look on each side, three-quarter profile, facing away. The style might defer to their fathers, that should not be forgotten at this point, as the International Botero* and Bueno Nicola Vietti that offer a hint of a departure of style attempted with disenchantment.



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Vincent van Gogh | Sunflowers series / La serie dei Girasoli





Paul Gauguin, van Gogh che dipinge i girasoli, 1888, Van Gogh Museum

Sunflowers (original title, in French: Tournesols) are the subject of two series of still life paintings by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh*. The earlier series, executed in Paris in 1887, depicts the flowers lying on the ground, while the second set, executed a year later in Arles, shows bouquets of sunflowers in a vase. In the artist's mind both sets were linked by the name of his friend Paul Gauguin, who acquired two of the Paris versions.



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Helen Allingham RWS | Victorian era painter





Helen Allingham RWS (née Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson; 26 September 1848 - 28 September 1926) was an British* watercolour painter and illustrator of the Victorian era.
  • Biography
Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson was born on 26 September 1848, at Swadlincote in Derbyshire, the daughter of Alexander Henry Paterson, a medical doctor, and Mary Herford Paterson. Helen Paterson was the eldest of seven children. The family moved to Altrincham in Cheshire when she was one year old. In 1862 her father and her 3-year-old sister Isabel died of diphtheria during an epidemic. The family then moved to Birmingham, where some of Alexander Paterson's family lived.



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Masaaki Sasamoto 笹本正明, 1966 | Symbolist painter





Japanese artist Masaaki Sasamoto was born in 1966 in Tokyo. He graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, specializing in Japanese painting.

He has been a permanent participant of solo and group art exhibitions throughout Japan. Masaaki Sasamoto currently lives and works in Yamanashi Prefecture, on the island of Honshu, Japan. The artworks of Masaaki Sasamoto are exhibited at Art Prefectural Gallery of Yamanashi Museum.



Ricardo Sanz, 1957 | Portrait /Figurative painter *





Ricardo Sanz is a Spanish* Portrait painter and Landscapist.
His pictorial work includes among others portraits of the Spanish Royal Family.
For biographical notes and early works by Sanz see Ricardo Sanz, 1957 | Portrait /Figurative painter.



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Claudio Bonanni, 1960 | Impressionist Seascape painter





Claudio Bonanni was born in Tivoli, Rome on 29th September 1960. From 1980-1986, he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, then he moved to Paris to study painting under the guidance of Pio Santini, of Tivoli, moved to the French capital fifty year before.
Here he deepened the knowledge of the Impressionists, first of all Pissarro.



Paul Chabas | Academic painter





Paul Émile Chabas (1869-1937) was a French painter* and illustrator and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. He was born in Nantes, and had his artistic training under William-Adolphe Bouguereau* and Tony Robert-Fleury. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1890.
He was awarded a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and in 1912 received the Médaille d’honneur*. His preferred subject was a nude young girl in a natural setting.





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