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Pat Erickson ~ Figurative / Wildlife painter [Part 1]

Pat Erickson ~ Figurative / Wildlife painter (Part 1) || Pat Erickson ~ Figurative / Wildlife painter (Part 2)

American fine artist Pat Erickson from Everett, WA, grew up in Northern California. Since childhood her interests were equally divided between wildlife biology and art.
She entered college as a zoology major, but after a couple years the pull of her creative side led her to a Bachelors in Fine Art. She left California for Colorado in 1989 and started concentrating on both wildlife and western subjects for her pieces. She has since re-located to the Desert Southwest. She is well known for her highly detailed portrayal of both horses and other wildlife in watercolor and prismacolor pencil.
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Enric Torres Prat, 1938 ~ Figurative painter [Part 1]

Enric Torres Prat, 1938 ~ Figurative painter (Part 1) || Enric Torres Prat, 1938 ~ Figurative painter (Part 2)

Spanish painter and illustrator Enric Torres Prat living near the historical port city near the Mediterranean gave Prat immense artistic influence. He attended La Universidad de Belles Arts St. Jordi where he studied classical painting. Prat was quite gifted in drawing and color theory. The works of Enric can be found at numerous museums and private collections across the globe. He is often considered to be one of Europe’s “new old masters”.
As a “Student of the Masters”, he studied in the world’s most important museums and galleries, including El Prado, the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the British Museum, but the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam influenced him the most.
There, Enric was captivated by the paintings of Rembrandt, especially the dark and golden colors that distinguish the works of this great painter.

Pubblicato il 29/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Édouard Manet al Metropolitan Museum

Una presentazione delle principali opere di Édouard Manet nelle collezioni del Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York (NY)
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Edgar Degas al Metropolitan Museum

Una presentazione delle principali opere di Edgar Degas nelle collezioni del Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York (NY).
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Judy Drew, 1951 ~ Still life

Judy Drew is an Australian painter. For biographical notes and figurative works on Drew see: Judy Drew, 1951 ~ Figurative painter

Pubblicato il 28/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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William Glackens ~ Ashcan School painter (Part. 3)

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William Glackens ~ Ashcan School painter (Part. 2)

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William Glackens ~ Ashcan School painter

William James Glackens (1870-1938) was an Illustrator and an American Impressionist painter, one of the founders of the Ashcan School of American art, who is considered to be one of the most influential artists in the history of American Art.
Glackens reacted against the academic restrictions of his period, combining a vivid impressionism with a firm sense of structure in his work.
William Glackens was born in Philadelphia on March 13, 1870. After he completed high school (where John Sloan and Albert C. Barnes were his classmates), he became an artist-reporter for Philadelphia newspapers. He attended night classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, studying with Thomas Anshutz. Glackens shared a studio with Robert Henri; in 1895 they worked their way to Europe on a cattle boat. In Holland and Paris they studied the Dutch masters, Diego Velázquez and Francisco Goya. On his return to New York in 1896, Glackens worked for newspapers and commenced a long career as a magazine illustrator. McClure's Magazine sent him to Cuba in 1898 to cover the Spanish-American War, which he did brilliantly.

Pubblicato il 26/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Andrey Aranyshev / Андрей Аранышев, 1956

Андрей Аранышев is a unique painter known not only in Russia, but also in many countries of the world. It is possible to say, that to some extent his artistic gift passed to him from ancestors. His great-grandfather - Dmitry Mitrofanovich Kucherenko - was a well-known violinist and opened the first musical school in Yaroslavl. The brother of the great-grandmother - Grigory Vasilevich Sarenko - was the architect who has designed many famous buildings of Yaroslavl, including a building of former hotel "Bristol" and fire depot on the Red Square. The artist’s works are remarkable for interesting forms, harmony of color scale and a variety of images, especially the portraits. In each image individuality and mood are distinctly read through, whether it is a fabulous mythological hero - Dionisis, Silen, the goddesses, disposing a string of destiny, - or characters from real life or the artist’s imagination.

Pubblicato il 25/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Andrea Kemp, 1981 ~ Figurative painter

Andrea Kemp was born in Glenwood Spring, Colorado.

2001-2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Utah.
1999-2001 Lyme Academy of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.
"I began painting seriously around the age of 15, but before then I had always loved to create. Art was one of the few things that could hold my attention for a long period of time. Sketching was my frequent pastime. It is hard to remember exactly when painting became such a huge driving force in my life. It crept up on me in such a gradual way which makes it hard to remember the exact beginning. What I do know is that after meeting a few local artists, who were professionals locally and nationally, my love for painting and drawing became more of a reality".
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Judy Drew, 1951 ~ Figurative painter

Australian painter Judy Drew was born in 1951. Her passion for the Post-Impressionism period and the influence of Japanese art in the late 1880's, along with her creative sense of colour and form, allow Judy to create beautiful and modern work, even though Judy's work is contemporary she retains a touch of sentiment in all her pieces.

Pubblicato il 24/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Fyodor Antonovich Moller (1812-1874)

Фёдор Антонович Моллер was at one time a very famous painter. Born to a German Otto Friedrich, Russian artist Fyodor Antonovich Moller did not get lost in a generous talent for national culture of the mid XIX century. Son of a sailor high rank (and later Secretary of the Navy) by F. Moller and he was preparing for a naval career. The pupil of the Sea Cadet Corps already in 1826 was made ​​an officer. But the awakened interest in painting and undoubted talent of the young naval officer "forced" him to attend the Academy of Fine Arts, where he soon becomes one of the favorite students KP Bryullova.

Pubblicato il 22/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach ~ Symbolist and Art Nouveau painter

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (1851-1913) was a German painter and social reformer.
Diefenbach is a champion of reform of life , as the pioneer of naturism and the peace movement . His commune "Himmelhof" in Ober St. Veit (1897-1899) was one of the models for the students of his Gusto Graser reform founded settlements Monte Verita in Ascona. As a painter he is an independent representative of Art Nouveau and Symbolism.
Diefenbach was a son of the painter and art teacher at the high school Hadamar Leonhard Diefenbach.

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Pier Toffoletti, 1957 ~ Figurative painter

Italian painter Pier Toffoletti was born in the village of Torreano near Cividale in Northern Italy, surrounded by the art and antiquities of ancient Rome. Now he lives and works in Udine. Since he was a young boy, painting has been a passion and he drew inspiration from the tiles and frescos which were a part of his daily life.
In 1976 Pier earned a "Diploma di Maestro in Arte Applicata" (Certificate of Master in Applied Arts). While developing his unique medium and style he worked as Creative Director for his advertising agency, using his talented eye for developing and directing television commercials. Pier also worked with the Italian public broadcasting network (RAI) on a number of animation projects.
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Brian O'Neill, 1969 ~ Figurative painter

American painter Brian O’Neill is a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America and is proficient in a variety of mediums including oil, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. His work has been showcased in galleries across The U.S, Canada, Japan and England. O’Neill is most noted for his floral paintings and drawings and has been an avid gardener and nature enthusiast most of his life.
Brian is a graduate of The Ani Art Academy apprenticeship program where he studied under the guidance of acclaimed realism painter Anthony Waichulis. In the spring of 2013 O’Neill joined The Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop in Rochester, NY where he teaches fundamental drawing and painting skills. Brian has also found success in both realism and abstract painting with his dynamic and expressive Organic Abstraction work that connects the living subject matter of his still life and figurative paintings and expresses them is a bold and innovative manner.

Pubblicato il 18/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum ~ 3500 years of Art

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum of international stature in the centre of Copenhagen, founded in 1888 by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914) who created one of the largest private art collections of his time. It was named after his brewery, Ny Carlsberg, with the addition of "Glyptotek", meaning collection of sculpture.
The Glyptotek houses over 10.000 works of art divided up into two principal collections. The museum contains two main departments of ancient and modern art, offering a unique combination of art in impressive architectural surroundings.
- The Department of Antiquities houses excellent collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, providing a delightful stroll through 3500 years of art and history.
- The Modern Department focuses on Danish painting and sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as French art of the same period. Enjoy paintings from Denmark's Golden Age, and experience French Impressionism as well as more than 40 works by Gauguin. It is also possible to see the complete series of Degas' bronzes and 35 sculptures by Rodin.
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Zoey Frank, 1987 ~ Figurative painter

American painter Zoey Frank was born in Boulder, Colorado. Her early inclination to create was developed by a primary and secondary education in the Waldorf school system. After studying Renaissance art at the age of thirteen she knew she wanted to pursue a career as an artist, and began to daydream about being an apprentice in Raphael’s studio in the 1500s. Years later when she discovered Juliette Aristide’s Classical Atelier a Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, it resonated as the contemporary equivalent of the Old Masters’ studios - a place where she could learn the skills necessary to create powerful and lasting work.
Zoey completed four years of training in drawing and painting within the Atelier. She works primarily from life and is captivated by both the idiosyncrasies of the individual objects and people she paints, and the larger archetypes that they can represent. Some of her influences include Rembrandt, Vermeer, Sargent and Wyeth. She is currently working from her studio in Boulder.

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Peter Gric, 1968 ~ Magic Realism painter

Peter Gric is Austrian painter, drawer and illustrator originally from Czech Republic. In his art appear motives of futuristic landscapes and architecture, biomechanical surrealism and Fantastic realism. Gric is member of the art groups Libellule and Labyrinthe.
Peter Gric was born in 1968 in Brno, former Czechoslovakia. He was the only child of artists Ludmila Gric (1942, Pitín) and Jaroslav Gric (1937, Brno). They already supported his talent in painting and drawing, which he exhibited when he was young. In 1980 he traveled with his parents under the pretense described as vacation travel, they emigrated through Hungary and Yugoslavia to Austria.
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Giovanni Prini (1877-1958)

Lo scultore Giovanni Prini (1877-1958) nasce a Genova. Conclusi gli studi all'Accademia Linguistica di Genova esordisce esponendo una scultura in gesso dal titolo "La tentazione di S. Antonio" alla XLIII Esposizione di Belle Arti di Genova.
Si trasferisce a Roma alla fine del 1900 e qui conosce Duilio Cambellotti e Giacomo Balla.
La sua casa-studio di via Nomentana, animata dall'ospitalità della moglie, la poetessa Orazia Belsito, diviene presto luogo di ritrovo di giovani artisti come Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Duilio Cambellotti e Gino Severini.
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Vickie Wade ~ Figurative painter

Vickie Wade is a wife, mother, and passionate artist. She grew up in Puyallup, Washington and from 11 years of age painted at her grandmother’s easel. Vickie married her college sweetheart Jeff and her love and joy for him and painting grew strong. When their boys started school they moved to Nampa, Idaho to raise them in a rural setting. Teaching art classes was a delight and put Louie and Charlie through Christian education. Louie is a dentist and loving daddy to Samuel and Sydney. Charlie is a college graduate and an orthopedic rep working in Portland, Oregon. Inspired by loving family and friends, Vickie shares with you a bit of the fresh wonder in our world. Many of her realistic images focus on special nostalgic moments. Her desire is to bring you heartfelt joy and beauty through the paintings she creates.
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Jon Boe Paulsen, 1958 ~ Figurative painter

Born in Oslo Norway in 1958, Jon Bøe Paulsen has been oil painting for more than 35 years. Academically trained with degrees from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and Norwegian State Art Academy, Oslo. He is regarded by the Art Renewal Center (ARC) as an Associate Living Master. Jon Bøe Paulsen's fine art is dramatically deep in layers, always thought-provoking.

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Walter Girotto, 1953 | Figurative painter

Walter Girotto is an Italian painter ⎆, known for work in the Figurative style.
Girotto was born in a small northern Italian town called Rovigo and it was May 4th when his family moved to Turin -Italy, to seek their fortune.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Girotto see:
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Stephan Sinding ~ Adoration | VideoArt

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Thomas Reis ~ Figurative painter

American Award winning painter Thomas Reis began work as senior art director for JP Morgan Chase in New York City, shortly after receiving his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993. Two years later, he was illustrating for nationally-known publications, including Time magazine, Rolling Stone, the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Business Week, TV Guide, Barron's, Forbes and Smart Money. Corporate clients have included MGM, Dupont and Colgate. Throughout his career, Reis has also worked as a fine artist, producing work with all the refinement that one would expect from a classically trained painter. His paintings are represented in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the United States. Tom currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. (Text provided courtesy the Museum of Arts and Sciences.)
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Stephan Sinding | Romantic / Symbolist sculptor

Stephan Abel Sinding (1846-1922) was a Norwegian-Danish sculptor. He moved to Copenhagen in 1883 and had his breakthrough the same year. In 1890 he obtained Danish citizenship. In 1910 he settled in Paris where he lived and worked until his death in 1922.

Pubblicato il 10/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Mirjam Appelhof ~ Dreaming of another world

Dutch Artist Mirjam Appelhof living in the Netherlands. "I started with making images 4 years ago. I had a enormous urge to translate my inner feelings. Fortunate I found my way to translate it…the camera.My creations reflect movement because I believe that nothing is static ”there were the moment stops, movement continues in time“.
My favorite lens is the macro lens.I love to created worlds from little materials…
I give them a meaning. My work is mostly build up with different images. I put them together in Photoshop.
Everything you see I created myself. Sometimes I ”paint” on my images or use different materials. The figures you see are mostly me… I use the self-timer.
The little black man with the wings on the image opposites is a dragonfly.
Around this little black man I created a serie about 30 images.. I love to build new worlds

Pubblicato il 07/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Olga and Aleksey Ivanov ~ Egg tempera painters

The Ivanovs emigrated from Russia to the United States in 2002. There were a number of reasons for their move. “We were working with a New York art agency by that time, and due to bureaucracy it was nearly impossible to deliver our art to clients on time”, says Aleksey. “Also, the tremendous interest in our art in the U.S. gave us a clear message that this is the country where we want to create”. They heard about Colorado from a visiting American writer friend. After arriving in the states they headed west, and, finding the Colorado landscapes eerily similar to those in Mantegna’s paintings, they instantly fell in love with the state. Their studio and home are located just outside of Denver. “When we begin a painting it usually starts with a drive”, says Olga. “Then we will stop in a beautiful place and discuss it”.

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Anatoly Korobkin, 1974 ~ Figurative painter

Анатолий Коробкин was born in Krasnodar, Russia. Committed to the Russian realistic school, graduate of the of Ilya Glazunov Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, he aspires for absolute fidelity in reproducing the reality. Tackled various genres, for the most part it is portrait, landscape and historical painting. His works are in private and corporate collections of Russia, USA, France, Germany, Denmark, England and the museum Russian Academy of Painting. As a member International Federation of Artists.

Pubblicato il 05/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Olga Gouskova, 1974 ~ Figurative painter

Ольга Гуськова was born 28 July 1974 in Moscow, Russia. She grew up in Belarus.
1985-1992 Byelorussian Art lyceum, Minsk, Belarus
1992-1996 Byelorussian Academy of Arts, Design department, Minsk, Belarus
1996 immigrated to Belgium. Since 2002 she lives in Bruges and works as graphic designer.

Pubblicato il 04/05/14 ed aggiornato il

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Nico Vrielink, 1958 ~ Figurative painter

Nico Vrielink was born in Reusel in the south part of the Netherlands. He was educated at an Academie of Art in Belgium to become a teacher. But teaching wasn't his cup of tea and since 1984 he working as an artist. A year later, in 1985 Nico met his wife Jeane in Singapore. It was love at first sight and since the day he started painting her he never stopped doing so. By this time Nico has made more than 4000 paintings of Jeane.
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