American Women Artists, recently presented two pretigious awards to Angela Mia De la Vega at its annual juried competition, this year at the K. Newby Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Tubac, Arizona. Hundreds of artists entered the competition from the U.S., Mexico and Canada; in the finals 61 paintings and drawings were chosen and 14 sculptures. An extraordinary panel including Gay Falkenberry, Star York, Stephanie Birdsall, Sharon Fullingim, Margret Short, Deborah Reeder, Curator of the Saint George Utah Art Museum, and K.Newby Gallery owner Kim Roseman judged the 15th Annual Awards Show. Angela's sculpture, Summer, received both Best in Show and Best 3-Dimensional Work Awards!
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Born and raised in Rockland County, New York, Robert Liberace was introduced to the world of art world through an old library copy of Hogarth's "Dynamic Figure Drawing" almost four decades ago. It helped spark his enthusiasm for drawing, and he received a Knights of Columbus Scholarship for art along with a baseball scholarship to George Washington University in 1985.
Before long his interest in art blossomed into a full-fledged obsession.
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Teresa Elliott was born in Weatherford, Texas. As a young adult she sketched portraits building a foundation for a career in the fine arts. In 1976 while attending The University of Kansas she worked as a forensic sketch artist for the Lawrence Kansas Police Department. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Elliott returned to her native Texas where she spent 25 years as a leading freelance illustrator in Dallas. Word of her talents spread quickly after her figurative art appeared in projects for Neiman Marcus.
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In 2014, Mr. Chen-Wen Cheng become finalist of World Watercolor Competition (France) and Winner of Golden Prize for his masterpiece "Loving Mother".
Master Chen-Wen Cheng 程振文 was born in 1964 in Taiwan Ping Dong County.
Mr. Chen-Wen Cheng received many prizes from Art Exhibitions in Taiwan during past years, which includes Tay-Yang Prize Winner, Tay-Yang Art Exhibition Winner, Chu Chien Prize Winner, Chu Chien Fine Art Exhibition First Prize etc.
As a Member of Chinese Asia-Pacific Watercolor Association, Chen-Wen Cheng was invited for many art exhibitions.
Some of his master pieces become the collection of national Museums and Universities.
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Simon Pasini was born in Genoa. In 1984 he moved with his family to South Africa, where he began studying art and began to cultivate a passion for painting and art. His early works watercolors are characterized by attention to detail and the use of light with dramatic cuts. He returned to Italy in 1992, he attended the Art School "James and Pio Manzu" of Bergamo. After his studies he worked initially as a restorer, then specializing in the realization of the frescoes, dedicated in particular to the decoration.
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Primarily a Landscape artist, who became famous as an Orientalist painter, Hermann David Salomon Corrodi was born in Italy (Frascati) in 1844. He died in Roma in 1905.
He was brought up in an artistic family and, from 1860, he studied in the studio of Alexandre Calame in Geneva. In 1866 he entered the Fine Art Academy in Roma, studying with his father, the artist Salomon Corrodi.
He then travelled throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, visiting Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, Constantinopolis and Montenegro, soon building an international reputation as a genre and landscape painter.
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Constant Troyon (Sèvres August 28, 1810 – February 21, 1865), French painter, was born in Sèvres, near Paris, where his father was connected with the famous manufactory of porcelain.
Troyon was an animal painter of the first rank, and was closely associated with the artists who painted around Barbizon. The technical qualities of his methods of painting are most masterly; his drawing is excellent, and his composition always interesting. It was only comparatively late in life that Troyon found his métier, but when he realized his power of painting animals he produced a fairly large number of good pictures in a few years.
Fred Cuming is a Senior Royal Academician and, when elected RA in 1974, was the youngest member to be elected to the Royal Academy of Arts. His artistic career has spanned over sixty years so far, and he has created (and sold) a body of work of some 5,000 paintings. Particularly fascinated by the observation and depiction of light and atmosphere, Fred Cuming is now one of England's foremost and best-loved contemporary Landscape painters.
Fred Cuming was born in 1930 in London and trained at the Sidcup School of Art between 1945-1949. After National Service he studied at the Royal College of Art for four years and was awarded the Abbey Travel Scholarship to visit Rome. In 1969 he was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Academy, becoming a full member in 1974. At that time, he was the yougest member ever elected. Fred has also been a member of the New English Art Club since 1960.
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John Frederick Lewis RA (London 14 July 1804 - 15 August 1876) was an British painter. He specialized in Oriental and Mediterranean scenes in exquisitely detailed watercolour or oils. Lewis lived for several years in a traditional mansion in Cairo, and (after his return to England) painted highly detailed works showing both realistic Genre scenes of Middle Eastern life and more idealized scenes in upper class Egyptian interiors with no traces of Western cultural influence yet apparent.
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Valérie Hadida is a contemporary French sculptor and painter, working mainly in Bronze and clay. This set of sculptures is from Les "petites bonnes femmes"/ The Little Women series, which has been described by critics as a “poetic encounter….[meant] to make us travel the path of women from adolescence to maturity and through the various emotions and moods that drive these generations of women".
Trained at l’Ecole d’arts plastiques et publicité de la ville de Paris (EMSAT) and employed in the studio of Marielle Polska for 6 years, a character designer for several animated features and winner of the Paul Ricard Foundation Prize in 1991, she has been Exhibited in galleries since 1990.
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A Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and award-winning member of the American Impressionist Society, Margaret Dyer has made her living for over 20 years selling her work and teaching workshops. Margaret has lived in and around Atlanta, GA, since her family moved from New York in 1960. She attended the Atlanta College of Art at the High Museum of Art and furthered her studies under painters Roman Chatov and Kate Fetterolf.
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Anna Ancher (1859-1935) was in reality the only Woman painter among the Skagen artists, a fact that was mirrored in her paintings, which depict the world of women.
She painted many women - many more than men - and these women were often alone. A typical Anna Ancher motif was a single female figure in an interior setting - a bedroom or a living room - quietly occupied with a task or merely thoughtful and withdrawn. This contemplation is a very characteristic trait in Anna Ancher’s female figures. Their concentration is directed inward to their inner world, and there is almost never any eye contact with the beholder because the women look down, have their eyes closed or their backs turned.
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Claude Monet, lettera dell'11 agosto 1908 al suo amico Gustave Geffroy
Questi paesaggi d'acqua e di riflessi sono diventati un'ossessione. E' al di là delle mie forze di persona anziana… non dormo più per colpa loro… Mi alzo la mattina rotto di fatica… dipingere è così difficile e torturante. Ce n'è abbastanza da far perdere la speranza. Ciò nonostante non vorrei morire prima di aver detto quello che avevo da dire; o almeno aver tentato di dirlo. I miei giorni sono contati… Domani forse…
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Narcisse-Virgilio Díaz de la Peña (1808-1876) was born in 1808 in Bordeaux, of Spanish parents who had fled the Peninsular Wars. After their early deaths, he grew up in foster care at Meudon. At thirteen, an infection, caused by an insect sting or snake bite, necessitated the amputation of his left leg. In 1823 he began an apprenticeship in painting on porcelain at a china factory in Paris, where he met Jules Dupré (1811-1889), who was to become his lifelong friend.
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Charles-François Daubigny (15 February 1817 - 19 February 1878) was one of the painters of the Barbizon school, and is considered an important precursor of Impressionism.
Daubigny was born in Paris, into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny.
Born in 1811 in Nantes, Jules Dupré (1811-1889) spent his boyhood in L'Isle-Adam on the Oise river, near Paris. Here he had his early initiation to art, as an apprentice decorator of porcelain in his father's china works. At the age of twelve, he was sent to Paris, to work in the porcelain factory of an uncle, Arsène Gillet. His fellow workers included several young artists who would play a role in his later life, among them Narcisse Diaz de la Peña (1808-1876). Though during his early years in Paris, Dupré briefly studied with a painter of landscape, Jean-Michel Diebolt (b. 1779), he started on his artistic career nearly without formal training.
Théodore Rousseau, in full Pierre-Étienne-Théodore Rousseau (born April 15, 1812, Paris, France-died December 22, 1867, Barbizon), French painter who was a leader of the Barbizon school of landscape painters. His direct observation of nature made him an important figure in the development of Landscape painting.
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Jean-Léon Gérôme (11 May 1824 - 10 January 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax. He is considered one of the most important painters from this Academic period, and in addition to being a painter, he was also a teacher with a long list of students.
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Italian painter Attilio Pratella was born in Lugo, Italy in 1856, and died in Naples in 1949. Pratella began drawing in 1877, was admitted to the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna through a scholarship and was inspired by the works of Fontanesi. By 1880 attended the Fine Arts Institute in Naples, during which time he earned livelihood as a ceramics decorator in the Cacciapuoti factory.
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From a well-known family of Chios, Greek painter Theodoros Rallis Θεόδωρος Ράλλης [1852-1909] worked for a brief period in the commercial house of Rallis-Mavroyannis in London, but abandoned his entrepreneurial career and settled permanently in Paris, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. There he studied painting under the Academic teacher and Orientalist painter Jean-Leon Gerome until approximately 1880. In 1873 he took part in the Salon des Refuses.
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French Artist Fanny Nushka Moreaux was born in Lille, France. She lives and paint in Paris and Southern France. She studied political science in Science Po and management in HEC Paris. She considers knowledge as a whole and beauty being part of it. Representation of the body is recurrent in the work of Nushka.
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Johnny Morant is a contemporary visual artist from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His evolving process explores a deconstructive approach to traditional themes.
Johnny explains his work by saying, "Working in oil on canvas I focus on the ethereal qualities of recollection and experience. I readdress personally familiar subject matter and bring about a reinvigorated while somewhat detached interpretation of moments past.