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Vladimir Dunjic, 1957 | Abstract/Figurative painter | Page 2


Born in Čačak, Serbian painter Vladimir Dunjić🎨 graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in the class of Professor Mladen Srbinović in 1981.
He has been a member of Ulus (The Serbian Association of Fine Arts) since 1982.
He took part in several solo and group exhibitions, both in Yugoslavia and abroad.
Vladimir Dunjic lives and works in Belgrade.

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Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) | Post-Impressionist painter


Suzanne Valadon was a French painter🎨 and artists' model who was born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France.
In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts.
She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo🎨.
Valadon spent nearly 40 years of her life as an artist. The subjects of her drawings and paintings, such as" Joy of Life" (1911), included mostly female figures, still lifes and landscapes.
She never attended the academy and was never confined within a tradition.
As a model Valadon appeared in such paintings as Pierre-Auguste Renoir's🎨 1883 "Dance at Bougival"🎨 and "Dance in the City", and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's🎨 1885 portrait.

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Bessie Davidson | An Australian Impressionist in Paris


Bessie Ellen Davidson (1879-1965) was an Australian painter🎨 known for her impressionist, light-filled landscapes and interiors.
Davidson was born on 22 May 1879 in North Adelaide, South Australia, to a family of Scottish and English origin.
In 1904, after her mother's death, she went to Europe to study art in company with Preston.
They spent the first few months in Munich, where Davidson studied briefly at the Künstlerinner Verein, before moving on to Paris.
There she studied at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, under René-Xavier Prinet🎨, where she met and began a lifelong friendship with Philippe Besnard's future wife, Germaine Desgranges. She also took classes with Raphael Collin, Richard Miller and Gustave Courtois.

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Jackie Morris, 1961 | Children's book Illustrator


Jackie Morris is a British🎨 writer and illustrator. She was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal🎨 in 2016 and won it in 2019 for her illustration of "The Lost Words", voted the most beautiful book of 2016 by UK booksellers.
"I was born in Birmingham and lived there until at the age of four my parents moved away to Evesham. Here I grew up and remember little of those times. I do know that from at least the age of six I wanted to be an artist.
I watched my dad drawing a picture of a lapwing, making a bird appear on a piece of paper using only a pencil, and I thought it was some magic that made this happen. So there and then I decided to learn how to conjure birds from paper and colour.
I went to school in Evesham to Prince Henry's High School and I remember walking to school past shop fronts above which elegant buildings grew. I used to get told off at school for drawing and dreaming. Now I get paid to do both".

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Vala Ola, 1962 | Figurative sculptor


Vala Ola was born and raised in Iceland. She has lived in the US since 1994. After 8 years in Santa Fe, NM, she relocated to Arizona.
Vala Ola's artistic talent was apparent at age 4, and from the age of thirteen she attended classes drawing models from life.
Graduating from the College of Hamrahlid, she furthered her studies at the Icelandic College of the Arts, and later graduated from The Arts Institute in Bournemouth, England.

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Damian Lechoszest, 1976 | Genre painter


Polish painter🎨 Damian Lechoszest was born in Raciborz. At first his great interest was drawing. From the early childhood he liked to copy various characters of comics and fairy tales.
His childish sketches were so good that many people from his nearest neighborhood were very astonished.
At the first school years he took part in many artistic high-level competitions. His artistic works were often rewarded and got good opinions of critics.

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Edna St. Vincent Millay | Love is not blind / L'amore non è cieco

Vincent van Gogh🎨 | The starry night, 1888

Love is not blind. I see with single eye
Your ugliness and other women's grace.
I know the imperfection of your face, -
The eyes too wide apart, the brow too high
For beauty. Learned from earliest youth am I
In loveliness, and cannot so erase
Its letters from my mind, that I may trace
You faultless, I must love until I die.

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Nancy Guzik, 1944 | Impressionist painter


American painter🎨 Nancy studied at The American Academy of Art in Chicago and The Lyme Academy of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut. However, it was her close association and ensuing relationship with Richard Schmid🎨, that brought her painting to its full potential. Nancy and Richard married in April of 1998.
Her art has been recognized with many awards🎨, including the 2007 Award of Excellence by the Women Artist of the West, Grand Prize from International Artist Magazine, three Gold Medals from the Palette and Chisel Academy, and First Prize from the Midwest Pastel Society.