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Sergey Reznichenko / Сергей Резниченко, 1968 | Abstract painter

Sergey Reznichenko / Сергей Резниченк was born in Cherkasy region. He graduated from Vira Mukhina state art-industrial college in St. Petersburg, speciality, monumental painting.
He is a member of the Ukrainian National Society of Artists. Hi has taken part in exhibitions on USA, Denmark, Russia, Portugal, Romania, Poland ecc.

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Erwin Guillermo, 1951 | Expressionist painter

Guillermo was born in Guatemala City in 1951. He is actually one of the best representatives of Guatemalan Art. His style: expressionist, figurative, and symbolic glows in themes such as, traditions, politics, festivities, popular icons, social contradictions; like anguish, despair, and love. Colorful works where fruits, animals, the exuberance of the Guatemalan Tropics, and a particularly stylized sensuality of the human figure, mesh to transmit emotions and establish a dialogue between spectator and the artist. He lives and works in Guatemala City and studied art at The National School of Arts. He has shown internationally in places such as Germany, London, Taiwan, New York, San Antonio; Texas, Mexico, and Central America. He has also received numerous prizes, awards and distinctions for his work.

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Francis Sevitt, 1942

Sevitt born in 1942 in Dublin, Ireland. Sevitt Francis art works are predominately women, not associated with any particular time or place -although Renaissance and Moorish influences are evident, writing alone or reading in groups of two mounting golden staircases, holding bouquets of lilies, or meditating near a vase of roses by a open window. The artist's studies of life and ambiance long gone are filled with gentle passion and sensuality. Through intricate details and rich, lustrous, yet somehow muted colors, each canvas conveys a personal imagination that suffuses everything it beholds - and represents - with quiet magic. Sevitt Francis work has been the feature of many exhibitions throughout Europe, Israel, Canada and the United States.
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Boyan Bolyarski

Occupation - portraitist. I paint mostly with oil paints, but I did and "pastel" period. Destination of the workplace - Sunny Beach. While the profession "street artist" is despised by the guild, to the dismay of my teacher Gregory Spiridonov - light his finger, despite 15 years I was there. And no scruples I can say that this job has taught me things that would not be going to university, things that everyone must find for yourself. Small secrets beyond academic stereotypes. They always let you step ahead. Well, I am grateful to this period, although it was very difficult and full of experiences. This period has made me what I am. Now it's time to work to your soul.

Pubblicato il 30/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Anna Razumovskaya | Romantic Figurative painter

Anna Razumovskaya /Анна Разумовская is a graduate of the Russian State University For Arts, where she was awarded the distinction of high-class artist in 1991. Subsequently, she studied art in Germany, Belgium and Holland.
With exhibitions in New York, Paris, Toronto, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin and numerous works in private collections across the globe, she has become one of the most exciting and collectable artists on the contemporare scene.

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Carol Cavalaris ~ Fantasy Art

Carol Cavalaris lives in the middle of a forest in the high country of Colorado. It is the wild beauty of her surroundings that inspires her digital paintings of wildlife and nature. Carol currently exhibits her work in several Colorado galleries, including the Grace Gallery in the famous Santa Fe Avenue Art District in Denver. She is a freelance artist for The Mountain, and creates custom art, specializing wildlife, floral, and pet paintings.

Pubblicato il 29/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Robert Papp

Because Robert Papp's childhood drawings of his favorite superheros were such a pleasure, it was only natural that he would wind up an illustrator. Nowadays, his award-winning artwork appears on book covers and in magazines instead of on the refrigerator. He has produced hundreds of cover illustrations for major publishers across the United States. Robert lives in historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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Clarence Underwood | Postcards, books, magazines Illustrator

American artist* Clarence Frederick Underwood (1871-1929) studied at the Art Students League and the Academy of Julian in Paris with J. P. Laurens, Constant and Bouguereau, in 1896.
Underwood create images for magazines Saturday Evening Post, Ladies’ World magazine and others, as well as works by many literary works.
Underwood was born in Jamestown, NY, during his studies took place in Paris, after which he chose for himself a career illustrator.
Underwood was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York City in 1910 and was on staff of the New York Press.

Pubblicato il 28/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Christophe Vacher, 1996 ~ Fantasy painter

Vacher is a french artist who has provided Backgrounds, Visual Development and Art Direction for Disney, Dreamworks, Universal Studios and the animation industry since 1989.
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Peregrine Heathcote, 1973 | Figurative painter

Born in London, Heathcote* spent his childhood living in both Britain and Dubai where his imagination was free to flourish as he witnessed an international jet set culture. Hence it is no surprise that the artist's imagery reflects a provocative Silver Screen theatrical quality.
In 1995, Peregrine* graduated from the Florence Academy of Art and since that time he has been profiled by the BBC in a documentary about his portraits resulting in international exposure.

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Christine Comyn, 1957

Comyn was born in Tielt, Belgium in 1957. She studied at the St. Luke Academy in Ghent, Belgium, and later on at the Pedagogic Institute for Promotion, also in Ghent with the intention of becoming an educator.

Pubblicato il 27/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Maria Gruza | Figurative painter

Maria Jolanta Gruza graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
She graduated interior designer. She also studied painting in the studio prof. Romualda. Since 1981 is member of the Union of Polish Artists. Her pictures are in the hands of private collectors in Europe, America and Australia.

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Fongwei Liu | Impressionist Figurative painter

Liu live in San Francisco. Fongwei Liu received his BFA degree from the prestigious Fine Art Academy of Yunnan, China in 1994. For more than a decade after graduation, Fongwei has ventured in various fields, but didn’t touched his paint brush.

Pubblicato il 26/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Douglas Hofmann, 1945

Hofmann received numerous awards for his works, including first prize at the Perle Museum in Baltimore, 1970; "Best Paintings in the Traditional Manner," at the Baltimore Museum, 1971, "Best in Show" at the Washington County Museum, Hagerstown, Md., 1972, "Best in Show," at the center Club in Baltimore, 1973 and 1978.
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Angela Betta Casale, 1954 | Figurative / Symbolist painter

Angela Betta Casale was born in Turin, Italy, she’s a free spirit with artistic vocation.
After her studies she dedicated herself to a career as a graphic artist, yet never completely leaving behind painting, first as Maestro Amerigo Carella’s apprentice, then totally devoted herself to art, since 1999. She pursued her own path of enrichment, comparison, and no emulation, heading more and more to a totally personal style, which is used to convey her ideas and feelings through her works.

Pubblicato il 25/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Trent Gudmundsen, 1978 | En plein air painter

Raised in a small farming town in eastern Utah, American painter* Trent Gudmundsen spent his childhood surrounded by people who worked hard and lived simply, and he was driven from an early age to record his impressions of life in paint.
With little training to go on, he would confidently head out into the pastures and hills near his house to paint whenever he got the chance.
The artist feels indebted to VaLoy Eaton, an award-winning* landscape artist who guided Gudmundsen's passion, and introduced him to the works of various master painters of the past and present. Some years later, as a young art student in college, Gudmundsen opted to spend nearly all day every day painting in the nearby fields and canyons instead of going to his classes.

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Michael Shapcott, 1982

Michael Shapcott, born in Hartford, Connecticut, is a Central Connecticut-based painter, known for his daring color palette and emotionally charged portraits. His work deals with highly detailed graphite underdrawings which he then paints with colorful washes in oil and acrylic paints. In addition to painting, Shapcott creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working. Shapcott studied illustration for two years before switching to fine arts for the remainder of his studies at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, graduating in 2007 with a diploma in Fine Arts. He credits his education for basic technical experience but feels that only in breaking some of the traditional methods he was taught and experimenting on his own did he develop the confidence, unique voice and style he continues to expand upon today.
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Liz McKay, 1974

Australian painter McKay is a contemporary figurative artist who's vibrant works draw their essence from smoky bars, sultry jazz singers, romantic couples, European cafes and childhood memories. Her work is about love, childhood imagination and music. Liz McKay has exhibited paintings in most Australian capital cities, New York, LA, Singapore and New Zealand.
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Jia Lu, 1954

Jia Lu is an oil painter working in America, known for blending Asian and European imagery in her paintings, predominantly of women. Jia Lu's works include Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, sculpture and prints. Her early work strongly reflected the traditional aesthetics of her teacher Fan Zeng, but by the time she exhibited in Canada, she was critiquing new social developments, consumerism and power relations in China through a series of mixed-media self-portraits. Her mature work in oils demonstrates an interest in Buddhism and a purely feminine aesthetic and can be seen as a response to the masculine, sensual approach to the female nude. However, she has also painted male figures. In numerous interviews she has emphasized the importance of beauty in her work, which she describes as "strength and wisdom".

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Pierre Farel, 1957

Farel was born in Orange in the south of France. Former student at the Avignon School of "Beaux Arts", he now lives and works in the Mediterranean Island of Corsica. To date, he has created 1600 oil paintings, 180 watercolours and oil on paper, 16 lithographs, 1 Art book with 158 pages, 2 jewellery collections, 2 jazz CD covers, 1 Corsican CD « Distinu », a bronze sculpture, a wine label, the covers of 4 novels, illustrations for poems and 35 reproductions of his oil paintings have been edited by Braun editions.
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Stuart Luke Gatherer, 1971 | Figurative painter

Gatherer was born in 1971 to Scottish and Dutch parents. He was brought up in the Eastern Highlands of Scotland, and attended Edinburgh College of Art from where he graduated in 1995 with an MA Honours degree in Fine Art.
Successful shows in London, New York and Scotland with an ever-widening following of collectors, and with an escalating commercial value he is established as one of Scotland's most exciting young painters, building on the classical tradition of figurative painting to develop his own unique style.

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Ling Jian / 凌健, 1963 | Pop Surrealism painter

Ling Jian / 凌健 was born in Shandong Province, China.
Ling Jian graduated with a BA from the Fine Arts Department of Tsinghua University Art College, Beijing, in 1986.
​Ling moved from China to Europe in the late 1980s, a geographical transition which led to the artist’s experimentation with the body and performance art. Ling circles his practice around mass consumerism and society’s hypocritical stances on beauty ideals through various painting methods.

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Ingrid Tusell Domingo, 1978

Nata a Barcellona, artista autodidatta. Si interessa alla magia della femminilità, alla ricerca del mistero nascosto all'interno di ogni donna che identifica, la separa da tutto il resto per renderla protagonista ..

Pubblicato il 23/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Klaudiusz Abramski, 1971

Studies at the Art faculty at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. Diploma in 1991 at Painting Workshop of prof. M. Wiśniewski. Practises painting and drawing. Takes part in collective exhibitions and competitions. His numerous works are in the private collections in Poland and abroad. His own gallery and studio in Toruń.
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Jacob Collins, 1964

Collins’ style is considered classical realism and his subject matter focuses on the figure, portraiture, still life and landscape as well as the occasional interior. Collins’ nude figurative works, especially, reveal a point of view that is distinctly contemporary, and his setups are simple, incorporating at most a bed sheet and a length of fabric. Collins’ drawing and paintings have been shown with museums and galleries in North America and Europe and he has been commissioned to paint portraits of J. Paul Getty, Jr, President George H.W. Bush and U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger. Collins is represented by Adelson Galleries -New York, the John Pence Gallery -San Francisco and Meredith Long Co. -Houston. He founded the Water Street Atelier, The Grand Central Academy of Art and The Hudson River Fellowship.
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Vlad Kravchuk / Влад Кравчук, 1977 | Venice painting

Влад Кравчук was born in Dubna Russia, approximately 75 miles north of Moscow. He graduated from Venecianov Art Lyceum and followed it up studying and graduating from Moscow's Stroganov Art University. Since 1995, Vlad has taken part in many exhibitions within Russia and abroad. Vlad's paintings can be found within galleries and private collections in Russia, USA, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, China, Poland and Slovakia.
Vlad's subjects are often floral, landscapes and cityscapes and occasional seascapes all of which are compatible with his style of painting with a painting knife versus a brush.
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Rabindranath Tagore / Atsushi Suwa ~ Vorrei...

Vorrei sedermi vicino a te in silenzio,
ma non ne ho il coraggio: temo che
il mio cuore mi salga alle labbra.

Ecco perché parlo stupidamente e nascondo
il mio cuore dietro le parole...
Tratto crudelmente il mio dolore per paura
che tu faccia lo stesso...

Pubblicato il 22/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Juliette Aristides

Juliette Aristides, 1971, is a mid-career artist living in Seattle, Washington. She has studied at The National Academy of Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Aristides is an Elizabeth Greenshields Grant recipient. Juliette Aristides is actively dedicated to rebuilding a traditional arts education in the United States. She was an original member of the Water Street Atelier and currently teaches at The Seattle Academy of Fine Art, where she founded the award winning Classical Atelier Program. Aristides is a regular contributor to Artist Magazine and has published two books; Classical Drawing Atelier and Classical Painting Atelier.
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Roberto Ferri / Pablo Neruda | Your Laughter / Il tuo sorriso..

Toglimi il pane, se vuoi,
toglimi l'aria, ma
non togliermi il tuo sorriso.

Non togliermi la rosa,
la lancia che sgrani,
l'acqua che d'improvviso
scoppia nella tua gioia,
la repentina onda
d'argento che ti nasce.

Dura è la mia lotta e torno
con gli occhi stanchi,
a volte, d'aver visto
la terra che non cambia,
ma entrando il tuo sorriso
sale al cielo cercandomi
ed apre per me tutte
le porte della vita.

Amor mio, nell'ora
più oscura sgrana
il tuo sorriso, e se d'improvviso
vedi che il mio sangue macchia
le pietre della strada,
ridi, perché il tuo riso
sarà per le mie mani
come una spada fresca.
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Georges Barbier | Art Déco painter

Born in Nantes France on October 10 1882, Barbier [1882-1932] was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations.

Pubblicato il 21/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Nicoletta Tomas / Pablo Neruda ~ Ormai sei mia..

Ormai sei mia. Riposa coi tuo sonno nel mio sonno.
Amore, dolore, affanni, ora devono dormire.
Gira la notte sulle sue ruote invisibili
presso me sei pura come l'ambra addormentata.

Nessuna più, amore, dormirà con i miei sogni.
Andrai, andremo insieme per le acque del tempo.
Nessuna viaggerà per l'ombra con me,
solo tu, sempre viva, sempre sole, sempre luna.

Ormai le tue mani aprirono i pugni delicati
e lasciarono cadere dolci segni senza rotta,
i tuoi occhi si chiusero come due ali grige,

mentr'io seguo l'acqua che porti e che mi porta:
la notte, il mondo, il vento dipanano il loro destino,
e senza te ormai non sono che il tuo sogno solo.

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Pal Fried | La Belle Époque | Vintage figurative painter

Pál Fried was a Hungarian-born American painter.
He studied at the Hungarian Academy under the instruction of Hugo Pohl and in Paris under Claude Monet and Lucien Simone.
He was heavily influenced by the French impressionist school of Renoir and Degas.
Pál Fried excelled in portraits of high society Parisian women, ballerinas, Oriental and western scenes, seascapes, primary working with oil and pastels, experimenting with light and movement in his work.

Pubblicato il 20/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Brad Kunkle, 1978

Kunkle was born in Lehighton, Pennsylvania in 1978, and has a BFA in painting from Kutztown University. He lives and works in New York City. N.B. The surfaces of these oil paintings are embellished with genuine gold and silver leaf. These precious metals are used as symbolic elements as well as visual instruments to interact with viewer's movements and environment. The leafed areas will shift with the intensity of light in a space, or as one simply walks across the room.
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Ancient Greek, Macedonian, Hellenistic

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Anatoly Solovtsov, 1957

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Jean-Jacques Pradier | Neoclassical Romantic sculptor

Jean Jacques Pradier [1792-1852], was a Swiss-born French sculptor best known for his work in the Neoclassical style.
  • Life and work
Born in Geneva, Pradier was the son of a Protestant family from Toulouse. He left for Paris in 1807 to work with his elder brother, Charles-Simon Pradier, an engraver, and also attended the École des Beaux-Arts beginning in 1808.
He won a Prix de Rome that enabled him to study in Rome from 1814-1818 at the Villa Médicts.
Pradier made his debut at the Salon in 1819 and quickly acquired a reputation as a competent artist. He studied under Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres in Paris. In 1827 he became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and a professor at the École des Beaux-Arts.

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Hall Groat II, 1967

Hall Groat 1967 | American painter

Hall Groat II was born in 1967 in Cazenovia, New York. In 1992 he received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Brooklyn College. He currently lives in Endwell, NY, and is an Associate Professor at Broome Community College.
Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Roberson Museum of Art, Everson Museum of Art, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Lemoyne College, Simon's Rock College of Bard, Tyringham Art Gallery, Tyringham, MA, Westbeth Gallery, NY, NY, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY, and Austin Harvard Gallery, Rochester, NY. In 2004 he was included in an exhibition at the Roberson Museum Center, entitled Cosmos and Chaos: A Cultural Paradox, with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin, Marc Dennis and several other contemporary artists.

Pubblicato il 18/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Katherine Blackwell | Surrealist painter

"For me, art is like breathing. It's a necessity. Some people enjoy art for its inherent statement. I truly enjoy the process of creating that statement". It is this love for her craft that drives Katherine to paint.

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Louis Icart ~ Art Déco painter

Louis Icart's nickname was Helli derived from his initials L.I. Louis Icart [1890-1950], was a French Art Deco painter and designer. Icart was born in 1890 in Toulouse and died in Paris in 1950. He became most well known as an artist in New York in the 1920's.
Louis Icart 1890-1950 | French Art Déco painter and illustrator

Pubblicato il 17/10/11 ed aggiornato il

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Natalia Bryliova, 1984 | Figurative painter

Natalia Bryliova /Наталья Брилева is an Belarusian painter known for working in the Figurative style.
Bryliova was born in Minsk, Belarus in 1984.
Studied at Minks and in France.

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Caprice De Meló

Meló lives and works as a painting artist in Berlin/Germany. Education: Art education: Graphic arts and design in the institute of creativity and media in Hamburgo.
....Painting of the heart. This name appropriately characterises the essentials of the works of Meló: They come from her deepest inside and offer to the viewer an amount from astonishing and original approaches of situations, people and moods". This is a part of the text from the art historian Elena Rempel about the artworks of Caroline Caprice de Meló.
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