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David Ligare, 1945 | Neo-classic painter

David Ligare is an American* contemporary realist painter. 
Since 1978, he has focused on painting still lifes, landscapes, and figures that are informed by Greco-Roman antiquity. 
Chief among his stated influences are the aesthetic and philosophical theories of the Greek sculptor Polykleitos and the mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, as well as the work of the 18th-century classical painter Nicholas Poussin. 
A resident of Salinas, California, his paintings often depict the terrain of the central Californian coast in the background.

Pubblicato il 28/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Denis Oktyabr 1977 ~ Impressionist painter

Son of a popular Siberian artist Valery Oktyabr, Денис Октябрь was born in a Russian city Novoaltaisk to continue the family artistic tradition. In 1992 Denis finished Artists School and in 1997 graduated Artistic College of Novoaltaisk. Oktyabr paints portraits, landscapes, genre pictures. In his paintings Oktyabr tries to abstract his mind and brush from shapes and stereotypes to reflect feelings, emotions and to illustrate the sacred process of perception and meditation. Shapes and colors of his paintings are perfect instruments to explore and embody ideas and sensations. Looking at his pictures one feels that there is a vision of the way things are intended to be, but never are.

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Mary Cassatt ~ Impressionist painter

Mary Cassatt 1844-1926 | American impressionist painter

Mary Cassatt (born May 22, 1844, Allegheny City [now part of Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania, U.S.-died June 14, 1926, Château de Beaufresne, near Paris, France), American painter and printmaker who was part of the group of Impressionists working in and around Paris. She took as her subjects almost exclusively women and children.
Cassatt was the daughter of a banker and lived in Europe for five years as a young girl. She was tutored privately in art in Philadelphia and attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1861-65, but she preferred a less academic approach and in 1866 traveled to Europe to study with such European painters as Jean-Léon Gérôme and Thomas Couture. Her first major showing was at the Paris Salon of 1872; four more annual Salon exhibitions followed.

Pubblicato il 24/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Yoshiro Tachibana, 1941 ~ Naif painter

Born in Japan (Sanda, Kobe), son of a painter. He is taught to paint by his father. He is interested in Cezanne, Gogh, Matisse and Rouault. 1962 - He goes to Tokyo to study in the School of Arts. He is moved by Klee's work.1963 - He founds flamenco group "Nana" in Tokyo. He meets there Spanish flamenco artists.
1968 - He takes part in the Japanese painters group "Black Flag" and makes several happenings against Vietnam war.
Yoshiro Tachibana 1941 | Japanese naif painter
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Francis Picabia ~ Cubist / Dada / Surrealist painter

Francis Picabia (born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, 22 January 1879 - 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. He was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.

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Mihály Von Munkácsy | Academic/Realist painter

Mihály Von Munkácsy (1844-1900), Hungarian painter, whose real name was Michael (Miska) Leo Lieb, was the third son of Michael Lieb, a collector of salt-tax in Munkács, Hungary, and of Cäcilia Röck. He was born in that town on the 20th of February 1844. In 1848 his father was arrested at Miskolcz for complicity in the Hungarian revolution, and died shortly after his release; a little earlier he had also lost his mother, and became dependent upon the charity of relations, of whom an uncle, Röck, became mainly responsible for his maintenance and education. 
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Manuel Gil Perez [1925-1957]

Manuel Gil Perez(Valencia, Spain) Graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Valencia. Artists disciple of Constante Gil and Rafa Calduch. In 1990 exposed his paintings for the first time in Valencia and he continues his art activity until today, his last exhibitions were in Villar del Arzobispo and Valencia.

Pubblicato il 23/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Iban Barrenetxea, 1973 | Fantasy Art

Iban Barrenetxea is a Spanish graphic designer and writer. Iban lets his imagination run lose in his work, and creates hilarious and fantastic scenes overflowing with unique details and characters.
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Elio Ferrara, 1945 | Genre painter

Elio Ferrara nasce a Napoli nel 1945, frequenta l'Accademia di Belle Arti per poi lavorare come scenografo al teatro San Carlo ed al teatro San Ferdinando con Eduardo De Filippo, in seguito collabora con la RAI ed altre emittenti televisive.La sua produzione pittorica è conosciuta al livello mondiale, egli ha un buon mercato in America, Germania, Francia, Brasile; inoltre è presente in molte collezioni pubbliche e private, ambasciate, pinacoteche, in collezioni di famosi artisti, politici e noti professionisti. L'artista ha importanti predecessori nella sua parentela, come il poeta dell’800 Alberto Ferrara, autore di canzoni napoletane immortali, l'attore Franco Sportelli, Giuseppina Goglia sorella della mamma paterna e nipote di Filippo Palizzi. La Goglia fu raffinata pittrice, direttrice del museo di Cerreto Sannita, insegnate di corte di Maria Josè Del Belgio, ancora oggi è apprezzata e presente in importanti vendite all'asta e vari musei nel mondo.

Pubblicato il 22/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Gustave Courbet | Realist painter

Gustave Courbet was born in 1819 in Ornans, a small town in the heart of the Franche-Comté. He was the eldest of four children, and the only son. They were a close-knit family and prosperous, thanks to his father's extensive estates.
Courbet showed his affection for his family throughout his life. He left behind many portraits of them, sometimes among the figures in his great compositions.
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Fra Angelico | Early Renaissance painter

Beato Angelico 1395-1455 | Late Gothic and Renaissance painter

Fra Angelico, (Italian: “Angelic Brother”) original name Guido di Pietro, also called Fra Giovanni da Fiesole and Beato Angelico (born c. 1400, Vicchio, republic of Florence [Italy] - died Feb. 18, 1455, Rome), Italian painter**, one of the greatest 15th-century painters, whose works within the framework of the early Renaissance style embody a serene religious attitude and reflect a strong Classical influence.
A great number of works executed during his career are altarpieces and frescoes created for the church and the priory of San Marco in Florence while he was in residence there.

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Armen Gasparian 1966 ~ Symbolist painter

Gasparian was born in South Armenia, where he studied art in George Ajrapetjana's workshop. He moved to St. Petersburg nearly two decades ago, and continues living and working there today. His works are in private collections worldwide, including Germany, Holland, Finland, North America, and Russia. His romantic images and use of symbolism convey nature with delicate lyricism. While the artist experimented with a bright palette in his earlier works, his later pieces are muted and convey a sense of calm and tranquility. The refined quality of these pieces is characteristic of the northern school of art. Gasparian has developed his own artistic language, combining the traditions of classical art and the new plastic form.

Armen Gasparian 1966 | Russian symbolist painter

Pubblicato il 21/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Ruth Sanderson, 1951 ~ Fantasy illustrator

Ruth Sanderson is an illustrator of many books for children and young adults. Graduated from the Paier College of Art in Connecticut in 1974. Since then, she has illustrated many books for children and young adults. Sanderson is a member of the Society of Illustrators, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Western Massachusetts Illustrator's Guild.
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Eduard Hau | Interiors of the Hermitage Museum

Eduard Petrovich Hau / Эдуард Петрович Гау (28 July 1807 in Reval - c.1888 in Dorpat) was a Baltic German painter and graphic artist.
He was the son of painter Johannes Hau (1771-1838), who had emigrated from Northern Germany in 1795, and he grew up in the German community of Tallinn ("Reval" in German). His half-brother was the painter Woldemar Hau. From 1830-1832, he studied at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.

Pubblicato il 20/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Theodore Robinson ~ Impressionist/Realist painter

Theodore Robinson 1852-1896 | American impressionist/Realist painter

Theodore Robinson [1852-1896] was an American painter best known for his Impressionist landscapes. He was one of the first american artists to take up impressionism in the late 1880s, visiting Giverny and developing a close friendship with Claude Monet. Several of his works are considered masterpieces of American Impressionism.
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Vincent Van Gogh ~ Drawing

Perhaps the most prolific post-impressionist painter of all time, Vincent Van Gogh gave us his mind, his heart, his soul, and, most notably, his ear. His works are probably better known generally than those of any other painter in history.
Vincent Van Gogh 1853-1890 | Drawing
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Abraxsis Der Jen ~ Love stories in the Forbidden City

Abraxsis Der Jen is an Taiwanese painter.
Specialty: Portraits of traditional Chinese women, national character, national costumes.
Submitted works are included in a huge series of paintings under the general title: Illustration Collection of the Ancient Chinese People - The Zephyr-Love Stories of the Royal Manchu in the Forbidden City.
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Stuart Davis 1894-1964 ~ Abstract painter

Nel 1910 cominciò a studiare pittura con R. Henri, guida e portavoce dei nuovi realisti. Ma nel 1913, l'Armory Show e poi le mostre di Picasso, Braque, Brâncuşi, tenute alla galleria 291 di A. Stieglitz, furono decisive per la scelta di un linguaggio che, innestando le espressioni dell'avanguardia europea in un mondo di immagini e di ritmi tipicamente americani, risulta altamente originale ed espressivo. Con le sue opere, dai primi esperimenti ispirati ai collages cubisti (Lucky Strike, 1921, Whitney Museum, New York), ai murali degli anni Trenta, alle realizzazioni del dopoguerra (Rapt at Rappaport's, 1952, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington; The Paris Bit, 1959, Whitney Museum, New York), Davis rappresenta un nesso di continuità tra la prima avanguardia e le ricerche americane del secondo dopoguerra.
Stuart Davis 1894-1964 | American abstract painter
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Scott Tallman Powers, 1972

Powers began drawing as a child with his father who was a medical illustrator, photographer and fine artist.  While watching and learning from him, his love of art began. Scott’s education began in high school with two extremely influential and supportive art instructors.  This led to four years of intensive study at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. There he trained under many important instructors in the fields of Oil painting, Watercolor, Drawing, Anatomy and Sculpture. 

Pubblicato il 19/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Camille Pissarro ~ Plein Air painting

Jacob Camille Pissarro 1830-1903 | French Impressionist painter

Camille Pissarro, in full Jacob-Abraham-Camille Pissarro (born July 10, 1830, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies-died Nov. 13, 1903, Paris, France), painter and printmaker who was a key figure in the history of Impressionism. Pissarro was the only artist to show his work in all eight Impressionist group exhibitions; throughout his career he remained dedicated to the idea of such alternative forums of exhibition. He experimented with many styles, including a period when he adopted Georges Seurat’s "pointillist" approach. A supportive friend and mentor to influential artists such as Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, he was described by many who knew him as "Father Pissarro".

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Carmen Giraldez, 1976 | Conceptual painter

Carmen Giraldez was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1976. Carmen acquired her interest in art, and especially painting, from her father who is an avid collector and also a painter. Her early childhood training was  “at his knees” as she likes to say.
Since her childhood she has studied painting techniques and the arts through her father who had also painted from a very young age. In 1996 she began to study at Llotja from Barcelona A.A.O.A. (Arts and Crafts School) specializing in sculpture.
One year later Carmen Giraldez entered the University of Barcelona and graduated in 2002, from sculpture and painting. She was also pupil-assistant of sculptor Marçaginer (Marça, 1918-2006). Nowadays Giraldez works full time as a painter.

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Vito Campanella, 1932-2014 | Surrealism /Metaphysics painter

Although Vito Campanella started to paint at the age of 14 in his native Monopoli, his love for visual arts began much earlier. He was born in 1932 and endured the sorrow, agony and shortage that surrounded World War II. In the aftermath of the armed conflict, daily life in Southern Italy changed forever. Allied planes crisscrossing the sky and ceaseless bombings left indelible memories he later translated into works of art.

Pubblicato il 18/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Antonio Tamburro, 1948

Tamburro nasce nel 1948 ad Isernia. Frequenta l’Accademia di Belle Arti a Napoli seguendo i corsi del Prof. Giovanni Brancaccio e nel 1968 si trasferisce a Roma e conclude gli studi all’Accademia di Belle Arti diretta da Franco Gentilini.
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Dan McCaw, 1942 ~ Expressionist painter

American painter Dan McCaw was born in 1942 and raised in Montana and during his academic art career attended the Montana Institute of Technology, in Butte Montana; Academy of Art University, in San Francisco; Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, California; and the Bongart School of Art, in Santa Monica, California.
Dan McCaw 1942 | American expressionist painter

Pubblicato il 17/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Virginia Palomeque, 1961 | Figurative Expressionism painter

Palomeque was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 1961. She has been painting and drawing since a very young age, attending various workshops and art schools. Later, she gained a place at the prestigious Manuel Belgrano National College of Fine Arts from which she graduated in 1989. Her work has been influenced by Expressionism and Realism, but it is the imprint of her own personality that makes it remarkable. The intensity of her painting and the singularity of her themes, developed through the bold use of colour in its purest expression, capture the imagination and enthrall spectators at all her shows. She has been exhibiting her work since 1990, has participated in many National, Provincial and Municipal art shows and has been awarded numerous prizes and honours.

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Dennis Lewan, 1943 ~ Fantasy painter

Mr. Lewan, American painter, has developed a style with unique qualities and has become the modern day master of realism, romanticism and fantasy. He says, "I concentrate on picking up where the "Old Masters" left off, by adding camouflaged images in many of my paintings. I like to have a painting tell a story and stimulate the imagination of everyone who views it. 
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Angelo Bellini, 1938

Angelo Bellini was born in 1938 in Mantova, Italy. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milano) and a talented sketcher, his work became the precursor of a new style based on the fragmentation of time, space and light. Each work results in a kaleidoscope of colors, contrasts and emotions. His art was soon recognized internationally and is featured in many European galleries and museums (Pinacotheque Friuli in Grosseto, Sassoferrato, Rome, Padova, Cagliari and Palermo Museums of Modern Art). Angelo Bellini's highly sophisticated sense of culture appears in each of his paintings, while at the same time he keeps alive the sense of discovery and surprise of his childhood.
Angelo Bellini 1938 | Italian Landscape painter

Pubblicato il 16/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Julie Heffernan, 1956 ~ Magical Realism

American painter Julie Heffernan is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She received a B.F.A., at the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale School of Art. Heffernan is a Professor of Fine Arts at Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. She is represented by PPOW Gallery in New York City, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco, CA; and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. She is married to Jonathan Kalb, chair of the Theater Department at Hunter College and theater critic, author of "Great Lengths". Heffernan is the mother of two sons: Oliver, the eldest, and Sam.
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Parmigianino | Mannerist painter | Drawings

Parmigianino*, byname of Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Mazzola also spelled Mazzuoli (born Jan. 11, 1503, Parma, duchy of Milan [Italy] - died Aug. 24, 1540, Casalmaggiore, Cremona), Italian painter* who was one of the first artists to develop the elegant and sophisticated version of Mannerist style* that became a formative influence on the post-High Renaissance* generation.

There is no doubt that Correggio* was the strongest single influence on Parmigianino’s early development, but Parmigianino probably was never his pupil. The influence is apparent in Parmigianino’s first important work, the Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine (c. 1521).

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Paul Robert Turner, 1975

Paul Robert Turner is a Canadian Figurative Oil Painter living and working in Toronto Canada and is a co-founder of AWOL Collective, Gallery and Studios. Paul is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, and recently received the Viewers Choice Award for the 2007 Kingston Prize, Canada’s only national Portrait competition. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, England, France, Israel and the United States.

Pubblicato il 15/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Robert Armetta

Armetta has studied extensively throughout the United States and Europe, at schools including Columbus College of Art and Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Barnstone Studios, Atelier Lack, the Florence Academy of Art, the New York Academy of Art 1998 the Water Street Atelier.
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Tomohiro Nakagawa 中川 知洋, 1974 | Surrealist /Visionary painter

Tomohiro Nakagawa 中川 知洋 is an Japanese painter born in 1974.  Nakagawa is known for working in the Surrealist* and Visionary style.

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Lelio Menozzi, 1935

Lelio Menozzi, pittore Italiano, è nato a Reggio Emilia nel 1935. Successivamente, da ragazzo, si è trasferito prima a Stradella, poi a Pavia. Ha cominciato quando non aveva ancora vent’anni come vignettista, collaborando con parecchie riviste settimanali quali Epoca, Le Ore, Visto e Radio Corriere, tanto per citare le più note.

Pubblicato il 14/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Roman Frances, 1950

Jose Miguel Roman Frances, Spanish painter, was born in Alcoy, Alicante, Spain. At The age of fourteen he began to paint in the workshop of Gaspar Frances Rico. Rico became more of a friend than a teacher, and his work influenced Frances' artistic formation.
Frances' work is characterized by its superb draftsmanship and the feeling of light that he manages to reflect in everything that inspires him. His paintings are employed lavishly, with dense buildups in the floral groupings and the landscapes surrounding the female figures which are the core and focus from which all else radiates. His work can be found in many important public and private collections in over 30 countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, The United Emirates, Japan, Mexico and Canada. He has had more than 50 personal exhibitions and had participated in many collective exhibitions. He has exhibited at El Greco, the Gaudi and the Castellon 120 in Madrid, the Sala Gabernia and Segrelles in Valencia, the Sala Florins in Barcelona and Bandit in Malaga, among others.
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Terry Avon Redlin | Landscape Wildlife painter

Terry Avon Redlin (July 11, 1937 - April 24, 2016) was an American artist, popular for painting outdoor themes and wildlife, often pictured in twilight, as widely collected as prints. For eight consecutive years, 1991 through 1998, Redlin was named America's Most Popular Artist in annual gallery surveys conducted by U.S. Art magazine.

Pubblicato il 13/12/11 ed aggiornato il

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Alan Giana | Nature's Fantasy painter

Porn and raised in Connecticut, Alan Giana always wanted to be an artist. One of his first works of art was at the age of four when he grabbed a magic marker and proceeded to scribble on the wall with it. Needless to say his parents were not too happy, but a career was set in motion. Alan's father is an accomplished ceramic artist. Alan often watched his father apply glazes and different painting techniques to create his masterpieces. Throughout his school years Alan was always drawing and painting.

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