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Mary Qian ~ Impressionist painter

Mary Qian went to Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Where she earned her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration, August 1998. Originally from Shanghai, China, Mary went through the traditional Chinese educational system focusing on the sciences while studying Chinese painting and calligraphy on her own. Before coming to the US, she admired the ancient Chinese painters but found her true voice for painting when she discovered the western artists. It was the realism of Rembrandt, Velazquez, Repin -her particular favorites- that she found to be the artistic style that she had been looking for.

Mary Qian | Chinese-born American Impressionist painter
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Franco Puliti, 1945

After completing art school in Lucca, Tuscany, he immersed himself in the new generation of artists, post-Macchiaioli Toscani, the Italian equivalent of French Impressionists. In the late 1960’s, he opened a studio in Livorno, Italy where he had permanent exposition until the mid- 1970’s.  He moved to the United States in 1980, continuing his art career and showing his work from coast to coast.  The careful geometric design and harmonious distribution of color throughout his work reflect his excellent artistic schooling and passion for his craft.
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Rembrandt ~ Self-portraits

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn [1606-1669] was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in european art history and the most important in dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative.
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Nicoletta Tomas, 1963 | Figurative painter | VideoArt

Nicoletta Tomas was born in Madrid, Spain. A self taught painter, started the artistic career in Valencia (Spain) 1990, using in depth the pastel technique. I concentrated on diferent themes such as indoor motifs, city views and bullfighting scenes. At this time and since 1998 I have given my paintings a new turn, centered on the human body. I am in a constant search for new ways of artistic expresions, both in style and means.

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Annick Bouvattier ~ Fashion painter

Annick Bouvattier is born in the mid-sixties in Nevers, France. His father, a pediatrician and art collector, gave her his love of fine arts. In 1982, bachelor of science degree in hand, she abandons the family tradition of medical studies to enroll in fashion school "Berçot-Marie Rucki" where for two years, she trained as a stylist.
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Annick Bouvattier ~ Fashion painter | VideoArt

Presented in Paris and the Villa Medici (Rome), Annick Bouvattier creations earning the esteem of professionals and are the subject of numerous publications in the press. However, more attracted by shows than by fashion boutiques, Annick Bouvattier begin her working life in cinema and commercials. Costume designer, she often works in the studios of Cinecitta in Rome. From her stays to Italy, she retains the taste of warm colors, sensual, profound: sunny ochres, reds deaf, the intense blues, deep greens.

Pubblicato il 30/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Jason deCaires Taylor ~ Underwater sculptor

Jason deCaires Taylor [1974] is an British sculptor specialising in the creation of contemporary underwater sculptures which over time develop into artificial coral reefs. Taylor integrates his skills as a conservationist, underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor to produce unique installations that encourage the habitation and growth of corals and marine life. His early work includes Vicissitudes, Grace Reef, The Lost Correspondent and The Unstill Life. All are located in the world´s first public underwater sculpture park in Molinere Bay, Grenada, West Indies, commissioned in 2006. More recently his most ambitious project to date is the creation of the world's largest underwater sculpture museum, MUSA, situated off the coast of Cancun and the western coast of Isla Mujeres. Works in the museum include Hombre en llamas -Man on Fire, La Jardinera de la Esperanza -The Gardener of Hope, El Colecionista de los Sueños -The Dream Collector and La Evolución Silenciosa -The Silent Evolution
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Francis Bacon ~ Expressionist painter

Born to an British family in Dublin on 28 October 1909, Francis Bacon [1909-1992] was the second of five children of Christina Firth, a steel heiress, and Edward Bacon, a race-horse trainer and former army officer. His childhood, spent at Cannycourt, County Kildare, was blighted by asthma from which he suffered throughout his life. With the outbreak of war in 1914, his father took the family to London and joined the Ministry of War; they divided the post-war years between London and Ireland. Bacon repeatedly ran away from his school in Cheltenham (1924-6). After his authoritarian father, repelled by his burgeoning homosexuality, threw him out of the family home for wearing his mother’s clothes, Bacon arrived in London in 1926 with little schooling but with a weekly allowance of £3 from his mother.
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Manolo Valdés,1942

Valdés is a Spanish artist residing in New York, working in paint, sculpture and mixed media. He introduced to Spain a form of expression that combined political and social obligations with humor and irony. Manolo Valdés was born in Valencia. He entered the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Carlos in 1957, where he studied two years.

Pubblicato il 29/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Pavel Bergr, 1957 ~ Visionary painter

Born 30.11.1957 at Strekov Castle in Usti nad Labem.
1973-1977 school of applied arts-glass moulding, Relezný Brod, Cz;
1980-1986 college of applied arts-illustration and graphics, Prague, Cz;
1984 study at "Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci" Perugia, Italy.
Individual exhibition
Since 1986 Bergr realizes more than 40 individual exhibitoins: Czech and Slovak Republic, Germany, Austria.
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Alexander Sheversky | Figurative painter

Striking a harmonic balance between classical composition and modern disposition an original oil painting by Alexander Sheversky speaks to an appreciation for the vocation to contemporary realism. Each canvas is stately and monumental, extolling the virtues of discipline and emotion styled by the foremost of his teachers - Rembrandt and Vermeer.
The interplay of light and shadow and especially Sheversky’s inherent understanding of light bring a life to the painting that resonates and lives before the viewer.
Whether it is a figurative study or a still life its own existence is captured by the emotive values of light itself that the artist exhibits, thus embodying the living, omnipresent nature of the subject. And so a Sheversky painting espouses a marriage of the meticulous detail of classical technique to that which is clean, modern, and conceptually crisp.

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Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun ~ Rococo paintier

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun [1755-1842] was a french painter and is recognized as the most famous woman painter of the eighteenth century. Her style is generally considered Rococo and shows interest in the subject of neoclassical painting. Vigée-Le Brun cannot be considered a purely Neoclassist in that she creates mostly portraits in Neoclassical dress rather than the history painting. In her choice of color and style while serving as the portrait painter to the Queen, Vigée-Le Brun is purely Rococo.
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Arshile Gorky | Abstract Expressionist painter

Arshile Gorky original name Vosdanik Adoian (born April 15, 1904, Khorkom, Van, Turkish Armenia [now in Turkey]-died July 21, 1948, Sherman, Connecticut, U.S.), American painter*, important as the direct link between the European Surrealist painters* and the painters of the American Abstract Expressionist movement.

Gorky’s early life was disrupted when his father abandoned Turkey, his wife, and his family in order to avoid service in the Turkish army. The rest of the family soon fled to Armenia to escape Turkish persecution and were subsequently dispersed.
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Caravaggio | Baroque Era painter | Art in Detail

Michelangelo Merisi, detto il Caravaggio [1571-1610] è stato un pittore italiano. Formatosi a Milano e attivo a Roma, Napoli, Malta e in Sicilia fra il 1593 e il 1610, fu uno dei più celebri pittori italiani di tutti i tempi, dalla fama ancora oggi universale.

Pubblicato il 28/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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George McNeil ~ Abstract expressionist painter

A pioneer Abstract Expressionist of the New York School, McNeil [1908-1995] had over forty solo exhibitions during his lifetime. Between the ’40s and until the mid ’60s his art was decidedly abstract but it was always joined to metaphor. George McNeil had a career that spanned the entire postwar American art era. McNeil attended Pratt Institute and the Art Students’ League, where he studied with Jan Matulka.
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David Park ~ Bay Area Figurative School

American painter David Park [1911-1960] was a pioneer of the Bay Area Figurative School of painting during the 1950s. David Park was part of the post-World War II alumnae of the San Francisco Art Institute which was called the California School of Fine Arts at the time. He revived an interest in figurative art, at first experimenting with still-abstracted forms that relied on color for their impact, dynamics and warmth.

Pubblicato il 27/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Ben Nicholson ~ Abstract painter

Born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, Nicholson [1894-1982] was the son of the painters Sir William Nicholson and Mabel Pryde, and the brother of artist Nancy Nicholson, architect Christopher Nicholson and Anthony Nicholson. The family moved to London in 1896; and Nicholson was educated at Tyttenhangar Lodge Preparatory School, Seaford, Heddon Court, Hampstead and then as a boarder at Gresham's School, Holt, Norfolk. He trained as an artist in London at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1910-1914, where he was a contemporary of Paul Nash, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, and Edward Wadsworth.
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Nietzsche & Renoir ~ L'Arte..

L'Arte: La grande creatrice della possibilità di vivere,
la grande seduttrice della vita,
grande stimolante per vivere..

Friedrich Nietzsche and Pierre-Auguste Renoir | L'Arte..
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Arturo Souto Feijoo [1902-1964]

Arturo Souto Feijoo was an important spanish painter who studied in Seville and Madrid and then traveled to Paris in the 1920s where he was influenced by the avant-garde. Prior to his exile from Spain following the Spanish Civil War, Souto exhibited throughout Europe. While living in Havana, Mexico, and the U.S. during the 1940s until his death in 1964, Souto continued to exhibit and developed a reputation as one of the outstanding spanish painters of the twentieth century.
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Emil Nolde ~ The Die Brücke Group

Il pittore Tedesco Emil Nolde [1867-1956] nacque nel paesino tedesco di Nolde, vicino al confine con la Danimarca; il suo vero nome era Emil Hansen ma, dal 1902, si fece chiamare come il paese natale, per sottolineare il legame con la sua terra.
Dal 1884-1891 abitò a Flensburg, dove lavorò in un mobilificio e studiò per diventare intagliatore e illustratore. Dal 1892-1897 insegnò disegno ornamentale alla Scuola d’arte industriale di San Gallo, in Svizzera.
Negli anni successivi fece diversi viaggi a Monaco, Karlsruhe e Berlino. In questo periodo fu attratto particolarmente dall’arte assira ed egizia e dalle opere di Rembrandt, Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier e Edouard Manet.

Pubblicato il 26/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Angelica Privalihin

Angelica Privalihin was born in a small village called Uzlovaja in the Tula region of Russia. She attended the Special School for Gifted in Arts for children in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. She was taught to see the beauty of the world, and to depict it not realistically, but through her own feelings and vision. When not with her family Angelica devotes all of her time to painting, participating in exhibitions in both Russia and abroad. Her works are held in the Art Museum of the city of Krasnoyarsk and Art Museum of Divnogorsk and other museums in Siberia and the Far East and in private collections in Russia, Israel, Germany, USA, China and now, UK.

Pubblicato il 25/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Anatoly Dverin, 1935 ~ Impressionist painter

Anatoly Dverin was born in Ukraine, studied in St. Petersburg and earned wide recognition and success before leaving the Soviet Union in 1976, eventually settling in Massachusetts. Since that time, he has amassed numerous awards and created a breathtaking body of work. He is a popular demonstrator at the major pastel societies. He recently published a book of his life and work, Anatoly Dverin - American Impressionist. Anatoly is fluent in both oil and pastel, producing paintings that transcend his skill as a draftsman and his subtle use of color and texture - abilities honed through a lifetime of devotion and hard work. The Impressionist painters Monet and Pissaro are his greatest influences. Anatoly works with each student to develop and improve your own individual style. This is an opportunity to learn from a master, eager to share a lifetime of painting experience with warmth and humor. The subject will be still life and landscape.
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Mariusz Lewandowski

Mariusz Lewandowski è nato nel 1931 a Dzialdowo. Fin dall'infanzia ha sentito la necessità di creare. Nel 1975 dipinse il suo primo quadro ad olio. Da allora, inizia a prendere parte attiva all'aria aperta e varie mostre. Oggi i suoi quadri rappresentano l'orgoglio di molti collezionisti, sia in patria che all'estero.

Pubblicato il 24/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Eser Afacan, 1953 ~ Figurative painter

Eser Afacan, Turkish painter, studied in Manchester, England before moving to Norway in 1978 to study Mathematics and Physics at the University of Bergen. As a student, he met norwegian artist Odd Nerdrum, in whose Oslo studio he subsequently worked. In 1986, Afacan had his first art display and from that date onwards has exhibited his work in many different countries: Norway, Turkey, USA, Canada.

Pubblicato il 23/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Camille Corot | The Barbizon school of painters

Of Camille Corot Claude Monet* exclaimed: "There is only one master here - Corot. We are nothing compared to him, nothing". His contributions to figure painting are hardly less important; Degas* preferred his figures to his landscapes, and the classical figures of Picasso* pay overt homage to Corot's influence.

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Isabelle Sauvineau, 1965 | Pop Art painter

Isabelle Sauvineau, French painter, studied nursing during her time spent at Cegep in Granby. She later started working in the fashion industry where she stayed for 5 years. After the birth of her two children Sauvineau’s passion for painting emerged. It’s with enthusiasm and confidence that she launched herself down a new career path, in the visual arts. As a self-taught painter Isabelle Sauvineau has been dedicated to her work for the past 15 years. Inspired by masters such as Modigliani and Tamara De Lempicka, Sauvineau was able to develop her own distinct style.

Through her worldly experiences she continues to draw strength and creativity through original free-flowing forms of expression where the female figure dominates the picture plane. A multi-dimensional artist, Sauvineau favours using a combination of oil and acrylic techniques, which helps to realise her paintings. Using oils Isabelle Sauvineau adds character to the various elements and figures in the composition. She uses acrylic paint to render the faces of the characters in her works. Amid the realism of the oil and vibrancy of the acrylic colours Sauvignon’s work would characteristically be classified as Pop Art. Over the past several years the artist has participated in numerous symposiums and exhibitions. She is involved in many cultural and artistic activities. Isabelle Sauvineau is represented by several galleries in Quebec including the Beauchamp Art Gallery’s, as well as throughout the United States.

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Ibe Onyeka, 1971 | Abstract expressionist painter

Nigerian-born American painter* Ibe Onyeka has achieved international recognition for his dramatic approach to painting.
Described as one of  the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990s, he was awarded*The Best SOLO Artist of the Year 2006” at the International Artexpo New York.
Ibe looks for inspiration in “natural and humanistic traditions of contemporary realism and abstraction”.

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George Corominas, 1945

Corominas studies at the national Arts school in Alger. From his return in France in 1962, he imposes himself internationally thanks to his unique line and shining colors united in grandiose creations. He is an artist who, while in search of the deep soul of the world, presents his "joie de vivre" as well as his emotions, passions and fascination for the perfect beauty to life, all in a bright enchantment. Laureate of prestigious price, result of participation in the famous national and international exhibitions, his painting is pointed out by the collectors. George Corominas offers us a dreamlike vision of the world, a trip across the continents, a trip through the ages.

Pubblicato il 22/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Christian Deberdt ~ Hyperrealist landscapes

Deberdt [1947-2011] began his career studying printmaking and graphic arts at the Gametta Printing School and the Estienne Graphic Art School in Paris, followed by a stint as an illustrator on the popular comic strip Asterix. In 1966, at the age of 18, with four years of experience in the graphic arts field, Deberdt decided to leave Paris and to start a new life in Montreal where his eldest brother was already established. Itching for adventure, Deberdt left Paris in 1968 for North America where, for the next seven years, he traveled extensively across Canada and the United States, absorbing the incredible landscapes.
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Jean-Pierre Gibrat, 1954

Jean-Pierre Gibrat is a French comic artist and scriptwriter. Born on the 14th of April 1954 in Paris, France. His first complete stories were published in the French magazine Pilote. With Jackie Berroyer, he took on le petit Goudard in 1978, a series which he continued in the same year in Charlie Mensuel, then in Fluide Glacial in 1980.

Pubblicato il 21/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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William Schneider, 1945 | Figurative painter

William A. Schneider is a full time professional American painter working in oil and pastel.
He views figures, landscape or still life as opportunities to explore the effects of light on form.
Painting from life, he seeks to capture the emotion of a particular moment and place. Sargent*, Zorn, Repin*, Fechin and Sorolla* have been influences.

William Schneider | American Figurative painter

Pubblicato il 20/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Scott Harding, 1965

Scott Harding was born in San Antonio, Texas. His passion for art began at an early age when he spent much of his time drawing. His need to draw continued through his school years, often getting him in trouble when his teachers caught him sketching in class. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree through the Honors Painting Program at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1989, Harding moved to Chicago and began a professional career in illustration. In 1993, Harding began his own business in graphic arts. Egads! Inc. has since enjoyed tremendous success, giving him the time freedom to exclusively pursue his fine art work. To date, Harding’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and highlighted in many shows including several one-man shows.
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Frederick Arthur Bridgman ~ Orientalist painter

An American Southerner, Bridgman born in Tuskeegee, Alabama, the son of a physician, Bridgman [1847-1928] would become one of the United States' most well-known and well-regarded painters and become known as one of the world's most talented "Orientalist" painters. He began as a draughtsman in New York City, for the American Bank Note Company in 1864-1865, and studied art in the same years at the Brooklyn Art Association and at the National Academy of Design; but he went to Paris in 1866 and became a pupil of Jean-Leon Gerome. Paris then became his headquarters. A trip to Egypt in 1873-1874 resulted in pictures of the East that attracted immediate attention, and his large and important composition, The Funeral Procession of a Mummy on the Nile, in the Paris Salon 1877, bought by James Gordon Bennett, brought him the Cross of the Legion of Honor. Other paintings by him were An American Circus in Normandy, Procession of the Bull Apis -now in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and a Rumanian Lady -in the Temple collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pubblicato il 19/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Nathan Brutsky, 1963 ~ VideoArt

Ukrainian painter Brutsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Since childhood he was engaged in different aspects of art: painting, sculpture and art-design. From the age of 10, he dedicates to art at least several hours daily. Nathan graduated Art School and Kiev College of Industrial design. Since his college years he was characterized by a deep understanding of art styles and uniqueness. After moving with his family in 1991, he had the opportunity for the wider and deeper studying of the West-European art and using this knowledge in his works. He created his own unique style which successfully combines the achievements of the great European artists of the first quarter of the 20th century, contemporary art viewing and contemporary art techniques. Delicate combination of energetic lines and colorful stains in Nathan's works creates feeling of happiness, calmness and bright living energy.

Pubblicato il 18/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Carol Carter ~ Impressionist watercolor painter

American painter Carol Carter received her MFA from Washington University, St. Louis. She received a MAA-NEA Fellowship in Painting and Works on Paper in 1994. Voted Best St. Louis Artist by The Riverfront Times in 2000. In 2002 her work was chosen for the cover of New American Painting magazine and in 2003, the US Embassy sponsored a solo exhibition of her work at the Teatro del Centro de Arte, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Ms. Carter has been visiting artist in Oslo and Stavanger, Norway, in 1999, 2001 and 2003. The Schmidt Art Center in Belleville, IL held a solo exhibition in 2006.

Pubblicato il 17/01/12 ed aggiornato il

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Elihu Vedder | Symbolist painter

Elihu Vedder 1836-1923 | American symbolist painter and illustrator

Elihu Vedder (February 26, 1836 - January 29, 1923) was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald's translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (deluxe edition, published by Houghton Mifflin).
Elihu Vedder was born February 26, 1836 in New York City, the son of Dr. Elihu Vedder Sr. and Elizabeth Vedder. His parents were cousins. His father, a dentist, decided to try his luck in Cuba, and this had a profound impact on Elihu Jr.'s childhood.

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