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Paul Serusier ~ Les Nabis Group


Paul Sérusier, in full Louis-Paul-Henri Sérusier (born November 9, 1864, Paris-died October 6, 1927, Morlaix, France), French Post-Impressionist painter and theorist who was instrumental in the formation of the short-lived, but highly influential, late 19th-century art movement known as the Nabis. The group was noted for its expressive use of colour and pattern in the mode of Paul Gauguin. Sérusier’s early paintings featuring the people and landscapes of Brittany are noteworthy for their muted, contemplative mood, which the artist achieved by using firm contours and blocks of unmodulated colour.
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Fabiano Millani, 1981 ~ Hyperrealist painter


Fabiano Millani was born in São Paulo, Brasil, on 27th of June 1981. He started his career in visual arts at the same time in which he first taught a course on drawings in the city of Santo Ângelo. Millani began his early career in 1997, when he took a course in artistic drawings with Edegar Cavalheiro. Such experience drove him forward his persistent search for realism. In 1998, he started his career in plastic (visual) arts at the same time in which he first taught a course on drawings in the city of Santo Ângelo. In 2003, Millani broadened his horizons, and he won the 3rd place in a state contest named "Descobrindo Talentos" with the work "O Executivo".
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Giovanna Garzonni ~ Baroque Still life painter


Giovanna Garzonni (1600-1670) was an Italian painter of the Baroque era, considered to be one of the greatest Italian miniaturists of the seventeenth century. Born in 1600 in Ascoli Piceno, Garzonni's talent was first noticed when she apprenticed with a pharmacist in her home town. Her parents, Giacomo Garzoni and Isabetta Gaia both came from families of artisans but were not artists themselves. They could provide no training for their daughter, as was typical for many women artists of the period. Instead, Garzoni received her training from Giacomo Rogni, as explained in a letter written by the artist in 1620. In 1622, Giovanna married the Venecian artist Tibero Tinelli, but the marriage only lasted for two years, due in large part to her vow of chastity.
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Rachel Clearfield, 1946 ~ Magical realism / Visionary painter


Born in England on July 27, 1946, Rachel Clearfield was a self-taught child prodigy. As a young girl, she composed poetry and illustrated her poems with beautiful paintings. After completing high school she decided on a career in art and was educated at the Newcastle College of Art and also the Manchester College of Art.
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Qiang Huang ~ Figurative/Still Life painter


Qiang Huang (pronounced Chong Wong) comes from China. His interest in art was developed in his early ages, and influenced strongly by his uncle, a professional painter and art educator. Qiang has studied basic skills of drawing and painting under his uncle's guidance. He won awards in multiple school art shows.
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Rimma Vyugova / Римма Вьюгова, 1962



Russian artist Vjugovey Rimma Nikolaevna /Вьюгова Римма Николаевна was born in Izhevsk. She graduated from Moscow Art-professional college, Painting faculty in 1982. Rimma is a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the International Federation of Artists. Her first and next personal art exhibitions were annually in France, then in Austria, and throughout Russia.

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Fabio Fabbi ~ Orientalist painter

Fabio Fabbi [1861-1906] one of the most famous and commercially successful Italian artists of the Orientalists.
Fabio Fabbi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1861. As a young man, he enrolled at the Academia Di Belle Art in Florence and studied sculpture and painting in the 1880s, winning prizes in both categories. After his studies, he traveled to Paris, Munich, and finally Egypt. Upon his return to Italy, he dedicated himself solely to painting and was honored with the distinction of professorship at the Academia.
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Ricardo Casal, 1957 ~ Hyperrealist painter

Figurative painter Ricardo Casal was born in Poitiers-France, of a spanish parents. At the 9 years age it re-enters to Beautiful Arts where it follows with assiduity the courses for amateurs: drawing and painting academic, ceramic, dco and photograph.
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Ariana Richards, 1979 ~ Actress and award winning painter


Ariana Richards is an award winning professional painter and an internationally noted actress, well known for her role as "Lex Murphy" in the movie "Jurassic Park", "Mellissa Lefevre" in the film "Angus" and "Mindy Sterngood" in the film "Tremors", along with 25 other movies.
Ariana is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the Oil Painters of America and is a Mentor Member of the California Art Club.
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José Cruz Herrera ~ Beautés marocaines


José Cruz Herrera (1890-1972) was an Spanish painter who concentrated principally on Genre works and landscape art. He worked in Spain, Uruguay, Argentina, France and especially Morocco, where he lived for much of his life in Casablanca. Many of his works are displayed at the Museo Cruz Herrera in his home town of La Línea de la Concepción (Cádiz).
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Alessandro Zezzos ~ Italian Genre painter

Alessandro Zèzzos (Venice, 1848 - Vittorio Veneto, 1914) was an Italian painter of genre scenes, costume scenes, portraits and vedute, in watercolors and oils.
He studied under Giacomo Favretto, Alessandro Milesi, and Luigi Nono at the Academy of Fine Arts in his native Venice. In 1873, he exhibited in Venice: Né sposo né figlio and Scena famigliare. In 1877 at Paris, Les saltimbanques and Les pingeons de Saint Marc. He was active as a painter in Venice. Among his watercolors are Le rondini, exhibited at 1880 at Turin; Una calle, exhibited at the 1891 Mostra Triennale of the Brera Academy.
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Adam Clague ~ Impressionist painter of the figure


Adam Clague studied at Pensacola Christian College, where he received instruction from master artist Brian Jekel and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Adam now lives near Kansas City, Missouri and enjoys the adventure of pursuing art with his wife and fellow painter, Andrea Orr Clague.
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Anders Zorn | Realist painter



One of the most famous living artists at the turn of the 20th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) dazzled the art world with his bravura paintings, watercolors, and etchings. His early travels took him to Spain and Algeria where the intense color and light inspired the virtuoso watercolorist to perfect his craft. In Paris he emulated the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as the most sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. Back at home Zorn captured his native folk culture and the serenity of the Nordic landscape.

Featuring 100 rarely seen works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter.

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Konstantin Sterkhov / Константин Стерхов, 1968


A talented Russian watercolorist Константин Стерхов was born in Russia. Graduated from Repin Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Graphic Department.
- Member of Saint-Petersburg Watercolour Society.
- Member of Watercolor Society of Finland.
- Participant of local and international exhibitions.
- Teaching Art Courses in Russia and abroad.
- Graphic design and projects for different companies.
- Art works in private collections in Russia, Germany,   Finland, Austria, Netherland, Italy, India, UK, China, US.
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Jeremy Lipking, 1975 | Figurative painter


Jeremy Lipking, who was born November 2, 1975, in Santa Monica, California, is the son of a professional illustrator. While he emphasizes that he did not begin his formal studies until his late teens, the young artist’s early exposure to art gave him a sense of taste, perhaps the most important component of an artistic education. Lipking found himself most inspired by historic painters who combined the figurative tradition of the nineteenth century European art academies with an emphasis on the naturalistic landscape.
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Alice X. Zhang, 1988 ~ Pop Art digital painter


Alice X. Zhang is a full-time freelance designer, illustrator and portrait artist with an enduring interest in cinema, comics and Pop culture.
Alice X. Zhang is by far one of the most impressive artists I’ve come across in terms of her creativity and contributions to her craft. She was born on November 8, 1988 and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Ms. Zhang is a well traveled artist. She has also spent time in Hong Kong and New York. Few artists have accomplished so much in so little time.
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Michael Flohr, 1975 ~ Master of Urban Impressionism


Michael Flohr paints in a style called urban impressionism. His atmospheric street scenes are brilliantly composed with bold color applications and fascinating narrative lines.
Meet rising star Michael Flohr. The original he’s working on will probably sell within hours of being displayed in a gallery, for this talented, hard-working young man is riding a wave of popularity with the public--and growing esteem from the art community--that gains momentum with each new painting and limited edition release.
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Jeremy Mann


Jeremy Mann, 1979 is an American painter known for working in the Realistic style. For biographical notes on Jeremy Mann see Part 1.
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David J Cunningham, 1983 ~ Figurative painter


David Cunningham's interest in art began early due in part to thei nfluence of his older brother and a cousin who are also artists. When David was 16 he started attending classes part-time at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art a traditional art school that ad heres to astringent French academic tradition as well as taking classes at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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Orazio Gentileschi ~ Italian Baroque painter


Orazio Gentileschi, original name Orazio Lomi(born 1562, Pisa [Italy] - died February 7, 1639, London, England), Italian painter, one of the more important painters who came under the influence of Caravaggio and who was one of the more successful interpreters of his style. His daughter, Artemisia Gentileschi, who was trained in his studio, also became a noteworthy Baroque artist.
Gentileschi first studied with his half brother Aurelio Lomi. At some time in the late 1570s or early 1580s he went to Rome, where, with the landscape painter Agostino Tassi, he painted frescoes in churches of Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni Laterano, and Santa Nicola in Carcere from about 1590-1600, executing figures for Tassi’s landscapes.
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Wang Zhongqi 王忠齐, 1958 ~ Symbolist painter


Born in Shanghai, Wang Zhongqi studied Fine Arts with focus on Oil Painting at Jiatong University Shanghai. Soon after his works were nominated for an international competition in New York and were exhibited at Chioda Club in Tokyo. In 2002 Wang Zhongqi was engaged to support the Princeton University Art Museum due to his excellent art advisor competence.
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Maria Amaral / William Shakespeare

Maria Amaral - Spanish Figurative painter

Il mio occhio si è fatto pittore e ha fissato
i tratti della tua bellezza nel quadro del mio cuore.
Il mio corpo è la cornice in cui essa è racchiusa,
e, in prospettiva, è la migliore arte del pittore:
poiché attraverso il pittore devi vedere la sua abilità,
per scoprire dove giace la tua vera immagine dipinta,
che sempre è appesa nella fucina del mio petto,
le cui finestre sono i tuoi occhi.
Mine eye hath played the painter and hath steeled,
Thy beauty's form in table of my heart;
My body is the frame wherein 'tis held,
And perspective that is best painter's art.
For through the painter must you see his skill,
To find where your true image pictured lies,
Which in my bosom's shop is hanging still,
That hath his windows glazed with thine eyes.

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Louis Valtat ~ Fauve painter [Part 2]


Louis Valtat [1869-1952] was a French painter and printmaker, associated with the Fauves, who first exhibited together in 1905 at the Salon d'Automne. He is noted as a key figure in the stylistic transition in painting from Monet to Matisse. For more biographical notes and earlier works by Louis Valtat see Part 1.
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