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Fritz Klimsch | The Berlin Secession



German sculptor Fritz Klimsch (1870-1960) trained at the Königliche Akademische Hochschule für die bildenden Künste [Royal Fine Art Academy] in Berlin in the drawing class taught by the painter Ernst Hancke and in the modelling class under Albert Wolff. From 1887-1890 he was a pupil of Fritz Schaper's. While still a student, the young sculptor produced his first important work, winning awards and his first taste of recognition.
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Alberto Manfredi | Cubo-futurist painter


Italian painter and engraver Alberto Manfredi (Reggio Emilia, 1930-2001) after graduating at the University of Bologna was, for many years, professor of etching at the Fine Arts Academy in Florence. He was one of the most respected and refined painters and print-makers in Italy. Manfredi frequently met Giorgio Morandi and made many portraits of him. He moved also in literary circles and as a result illustrated over a hundred literary works and 'livres d’artiste'.
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Martin Johnson Heade ~ Landscapes | Hudson River School


Martin Johnson Heade (August 11, 1819 – September 4, 1904) was an American Luminist painter known for his salt marsh landscapes, seascapes, portraits of tropical birds such as humming birds, as well as lotus blossoms and other still lifes. For biographical notes and earlier works by Martin Johnson Heade parts 1-2.
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John Martin | Romantic Landscape painter



John Martin (19 July 1789 - 17 February 1854) was an English Romantic painter, engraver and illustrator. Martin was born in July 1789, in a one-room cottage, at Haydon Bridge, near Hexham in Northumberland, the fourth son of Fenwick Martin, a one-time fencing master. He was apprenticed by his father to a coachbuilder in Newcastle upon Tyne to learn heraldic painting, but owing to a dispute over wages the indentures were cancelled, and he was placed instead under Boniface Musso, an Italian artist, father of the enamel painter Charles Muss.
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Stefan Bakałowicz | Academic painter


Stephan Bakałowicz /Степан Бакалович (born October 17, 1857 in Warsaw, died 1947 in Rome) was a Polish painter from Warsaw, famous in the Russian Empire. He was noted for his paintings on the subjects of Ancient Rome. From 1936 he was a member of authorities of Polish Association of Artists - "The Capitol".
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Kari-Lise Alexander | Pop Surrealism painter


Kari-Lise Alexander’s expressive work explores themes rooted in her Scandinavian heritage. Innocent maidens float in worlds of their own making, oftentimes losing themselves in their daydreams. At a young age Kari-Lise was always experimenting with paints, pencils, pastels and anything else she could get her hands on. In 2000 she studied fine art for two semesters but left college to pursue other interests. It wasn’t until spring of 2009 that her heart led her back to painting and she hasn’t stopped since.
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Francis Danby | The Bristol School of painters


Francis Danby (16 November 1793 - 9 February 1861) was an Irish painter of the Romantic era. His imaginative, dramatic landscapes were comparable to those of John Martin. Danby initially developed his imaginative style while he was the central figure in a group of artists who have come to be known as the Bristol School. His period of greatest success was in London in the 1820s.
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Arthur Hacker | Pre-Raphaelite painter


Arthur Hacker (25 September 1858 – 12 November 1919) was an British painter. Born in London in 1858, Hacker was the son of Edward Hacker, a line engraver specialising in animal and sporting prints (who was also for many years the official Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths for Kentish Town in the St Pancras registration district, north London). In his art he was most known for painting religious scenes and portraits, and his art was also influenced by his extensive travels in Spain and North Africa.
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George Rorris, 1963 | Figurative painter


Greek painter Γιωργος Ρορρης was born in Kosma Kinourias. He studied painting at A.S.K.T. (1982-1987) under the guidance of P. Tetsis and J. Valavanidis, and since 1996 has been teaching painting at a centre of art and letters ‘Apopsi’ (‘Opinion’). This relatively new artist has already participated in a series of individual and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad that have elevated and established him as one of the most promising painters of our era.
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Victorine Meurent - Manet’s favorite model

Édouard Manet - Olympia, Musée d'Orsay, 1863
Victorine Meurent was Manet’s favorite model in the 1860s, posing for Street Singer, in the MFA’s collection, as well as for such other renowned works as Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass (both now in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris).
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Gabriel Sainz, 1967 | Surrealist painter


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Gabriel Sainz has lived alternately between Buenos Aires and Patagonia. He formalized his training with Antonio López y Golucho (Spain), Guillermo Roux, Juan Doffo y Eduardo Faradje. He received the prestigious Fundación Antorchas scholarship under the directorship of Remo Bianchedi, Marcia Schvartz and María José Herrera.
His works can be found in museums and private collections in Argentina and numerous countries.
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Jules René Hervé | Impressionist painter


Jules René Hervé (1887–1981) was an French Academic painter, born in Langres, in Eastern France. Known for his paintings of cityscapes and landscapes, Hervé painted in an Impressionistic style that captured the shimmering texture of the city and the softer light of the countryside.
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Sandro Botticelli | Early Renaissance painter | Art in Detail


Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli (Italian: [sandro bottiˈtʃɛlli]; c. 1445 - May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.
For biographical notes on  Botticelli see Part 1. For earlier works by see Part 2 also.
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Carl Hallström | Romantic Landscape painter

Carl Axel Thure Hallström (1850-1929) was a Swedish artist, a classical Romantic landscape painter. Today his works appear on the northern European auctions.
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Eugène Delacroix ~ Romantic painter | Quotes /Aforismi

  • Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
  • on Rubens... Glory to that Homer of painting, to that father of warmth and enthusiasm... he really paints men.
  • on Titian... There is a man whose qualities can be savored by people who are getting old... The painter qualities are carried to the highest point in his work: what he does is done - through and through; when he paints eyes, they are lit with the fire of life.
  • What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
  • Do not be troubled for a language, cultivate your soul and she will show herself.
  • The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
  • A taste for simplicity cannot endure for long.


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Jozef Israëls | The Hague school of painters


Jozef Israëls, (born January 27, 1824, Groningen, Netherlands-died August 12, 1911, The Hague), painter and etcher, often called the “Dutch Millet” (a reference to Jean-Franƈois Millet).
Israëls was the leader of the Hague School of peasant genre painting, which flourished in the Netherlands between 1860-1900. He began his studies in Amsterdam and from 1845 to 1847 worked in Paris under the academic painters Horace Vernet and Paul Delaroche.
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Jan Zoetelief Tromp | En plein air painter



Dutch painter Jan Zoetelief Tromp (1872-1947) was born in Jakarta, where his father worked as an official in the former Dutch East Indies Colony. He was a painter of landscapes and Genre scenes, working largely in oil and watercolor. At an early age he showed great aptitude for drawing and consequently began his artistic training in 1887 with a summer course at the Academy of Fine Art in The Hague. Tromp subsequently continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam, receiving much attention from August Allebé, the director of the Academy.
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Nicolaas Roosenboom | Landscape painter


Portret van Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom by Adolphe Frédéric
Nicolaas Johannes Roosenboom was born in Schellingwoude August 23rd, 1805 and he died is Assen, the 1st of March 1880 (The Netherlands). He was a student of Adreas Schelfhout. He travelled to Germany, Belgium, Scotland and Great Brittain. He also visited numerous Dutch towns and villages.
Nicolaas J. Roosenboom worked together with Eugène Verboeckhoven. Painter of summer landscapes, river and town views, but his preference were the winterlandscapes. N. J. Roosenboom was a.o. teachter of F. M. Kruseman. Exhibitions in Amsterdam and The Hague. Works in possession of numerous Dutch museums.
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Albert Guillaume | La Belle Époque


Albert Guillaume (14 February 1873 – 10 August 1942) was a French painter and caricaturist. Born in Paris, France, Albert Guillaume became a leading caricaturist during the Belle Époque. While remembered for his poster art, Guillaume also did oil paintings such as "Soirée parisienne", a portrait of Parisian dinner society. He created theater posters as well as advertising posters that were greatly influenced by the work of one of the preeminent poster painters, Jules Chéret.
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Eitan Vitkon, 1967 | Abstract photographer


Born in a small village in the south of Israel, Eitan Vitkon is an acclaimed contemporary photographer whose work has been exhibited and applauded worldwide. In 1996, Eitan moved to New York from Tel Aviv, to continue studying architecture, eventually receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in 1999. It was during his studies that he developed a passion for photography, using the camera to sustain a creative mental space away from the more demanding and often rigid architecture pursuit.
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Lubov Zubova, 1979 | Surrealist painter


The name of Russian artist Zubova Lyubov Aleksandrovna / Зубова Любов Александровна in art appeared at once and took its rightful place among the vast diversity of all kinds of artistic talents, whose works appear and produce a great impression in the Art halls of Moscow.
Among the numerous and collective exhibitions, in which Lubov Zubova participated, especially also participated in the International festival of arts "Traditions and contemporaneity" in the Bolshoi Manege 2009, and in the fifth – of the same name festival 2011. The fruits of it are in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad – in Holland, France. Made artistic level allowed her to become a member of the Creative Union of professional artists.
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Hugo Charlemont | Impressionist painter


Hugo Charlemont (March 18, 1850 - April 18, 1939) was an Austrian painter. Hugo was born in Jemnice, Moravia. He was the son of the miniature painter Matthias Adolf Charlemont and the brother of the painters Eduard Charlemont (1848-1906) and Theodor Charlemont (1859-1938). Hugo's daughter Lilly Charlemont also was an artist.
From 1873 he studied art at the Academy in Vienna under Eduard von Lichtenfels. Charlemont was a painter of landscapes, still lifes, Genre subjects, animals and portraits. He died in Vienna.
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Dietz Edzard | La Belle Époque


Dietz Edzard (1893-1963) was born in Bremen in 1893. He traveled extensively through Germany, Holland and France. Edzard, a colourful artist who has carried on the traditions of the masters of French Impressionism, studied painting with Max Beckmann. In 1929, Edzard's work was included in an exhibition of Contemporary Painting at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, a museum dedicated to the Impressionist masters. In 1938, Edzard married Suzanne Eisendieck (1908-1998), a well-regarded artist in her own right who worked in an Impressionistic style.
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Théodore Chassériau | Romantic/Neoclassical painter


Théodore Chassériau (born Sept. 20, 1819, Samana, Dominican Republic-died Oct. 8, 1856, Paris), French painter who attained some measure of success in his attempt to fuse the Neoclassicism of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and the Romanticism of Eugène Delacroix.
As a boy, Chassériau entered the studio of Ingres, following his master to Rome in 1834. Chassériau’s immediate success at the Paris Salon of 1836 was confirmed three years later by a Venus and his “Suzanne”, both in the Louvre. About 1840, however, he began to grow dissatisfied with the art of Ingres.
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