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Joseph DeCamp | The Ten American painters Group

Joseph Rodefer DeCamp (1858-1923) was a founding member of the Ten American Painters, a group of primarily Boston-based Impressionists who sought to exhibit their works in intimate, aesthetically agreeable settings with like-minded artists. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio where he studied with Frank Duveneck. In the second half of the 1870s he went with Duveneck and fellow students to the Royal Academy of Munich. He then spent time in Florence, Italy, returning to Boston in 1883. DeCamp became known as a member of the Boston School led by Edmund Charles Tarbell and Emil Otto Grundmann, focusing on figure painting, and in the 1890s adopting the style of Tonalism.
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Abram Efimovich Arkhipov | Genre/En plein air painter

Aбра́м Ефи́мович Архи́пов (1862-1930) was a Russian realist artist, who was a member of the art collective The Wanderers as well as the Union of Russian Artists.
Abram Arkhipov made his name in the history of Russian art of the turn of the century as a sensitive, poetic artist who devoted all his talent to themes from peasant life.
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Albin Veselka, 1979 | Plein Air/Figurative painter

Born in 1979, Albin Veselka's interest in art came at an early age. He is very grateful to his parents who were instrumental in promoting his emerging talent. In 2006 Albin received his BFA from Brigham Young University Idaho. He credits the knowledgeable and student oriented faculty of the BYUI art department for giving him "the tools all representational artist must have to open the door to communicating in the visual arts".

Pubblicato il 25/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Terry Miura, 1964 | Plein Air/Figurative painter

Terry Miura was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from Art Center College of Design in 1990, Terry Miura headed out to New York City to pay his dues. He began his career as a freelance illustrator, creating imagery for such clients as Time, Newsweek, Rollingstone, and Sports Illustrated, to name a few.​
In between illustration assignments he painted and exhibited cityscapes, and continued his transition to becoming a full time painter after returning to the West Coast in 1996.

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Artem Cheboha Rhads, 1987 | Surrealist Digital painter

Артем Чебоха RHADS is a talented digital painter from South West of Siberia, Russia who currently based in Saturn, Encelad. Чебоха creates grand and surreal digital paintings of magical places. His fantastical paintings often show improbable events like flying whales and boats. These paintings made in classical style with a modern treatment conveys a sense of grandness and divinity.

Pubblicato il 24/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau | The two sisters, 1877

Wlliam-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) French painter, a dominant figure in his nation’s Academic painting during the second half of the 19th century. For biographical notes and earlier works by Bouguereau see Part 1.

Pubblicato il 23/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard | Rococo Era painter

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, (born April 5, 1732, Grasse, France-died August 22, 1806, Paris), French Rococo painter whose most familiar works, such as The Swing (1767), are characterized by delicate hedonism.
Fragonard was the son of a haberdasher’s assistant. The family moved to Paris about 1738, and in 1747 the boy was apprenticed to a lawyer, who, noticing his appetite for drawing, suggested that he be taught painting.

Pubblicato il 21/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau | Moissonneuse / The Harvester, 1875

In his own time, William-Adolphe Bouguereau [1825-1905] ⎆ was considered to be one of the greatest painters in the world by the Academic art community, and simultaneously he was reviled by the avant-garde.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Bouguereau see:
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Virgilio Tojetti | Genre painter

Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901), the son of the painter Domenico Tojetti, was born in Rome, Italy on March 15, 1849.
Tojetti was a pupil of his father and later studied in Paris with Gérôme and Bouguereau. He was a resident of San Francisco from 1871 until about 1883 when he moved to New York City. He became popular in the East as a painter of Genre scenes and frescoes. Tojetti died of Bright's disease in New York City on March 26, 1901.

Pubblicato il 19/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Céline Brossard, 1960 | Abstract Mixed media painter

Born in Montreal, Celine Brossard devotes herself completely to her career in painting from her studio in the Laurentians.
Astonishingly prolific, her creative energy takes her successively from the medieval era to present days through her feminine portraits in continuous metamorphose. Whether it be women trapped, models or urban, they are witnesses of their time vacillating between seduction and their profound worries concerning their hindered freedom.

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Andre Dluhos, 1940 | Abstract Palette Knife painter

Andre Dluhos was born 1940 in eastern Czechoslovakia, which is now Slovakia. Andre began to paint at eight years old. At fourteen he won his first art competition from the region’s 400 entries. He studied under celebrated artists and mentors at the Bratislava Art School and School of Fine Arts in Uherski Hradiste. Favoring portraiture, figure and landscape painting, his professional career as a painter began. Traveling and showing throughout Europe, in 1969 he decided to seek new opportunity and a new home in the United States where he now resides.

Pubblicato il 18/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Clarence Gagnon | En plein air painter

Canadian painter Clarence Gagnon 1881-1942 is best known for his rural Quebec landscape paintings and the illustrations for Louise Hémon’s novel Maria Chapdelaine. Gagnon was also an award winning printmaker, a passionate outdoorsman, and an active promoter of Quebec handicrafts.
Clarence Gagnon was born in a small village in rural Quebec. Although he trained and maintained a studio in Paris for much of his career, he never lost his love of the Laurentians and the Charlevoix region of eastern Quebec which inspired many of his paintings. Gagnon’s mother fostered his early interest for drawing and despite his father’s wishes that he enter business, he began studying drawing and painting in 1897 at the age of sixteen under William Brymner at the Art Association of Montreal.
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Carlo Dolci | Baroque Era painter

Carlo Dolci, byname Carlino (25 May 1616 - 17 January 1686) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence, known for highly finished religious pictures, often repeated in many versions.
He was born in Florence, on his mother's side the grandson of a painter. Although he was precocious and apprenticed at a young age to Jacopo Vignali, Dolci was not prolific. "He would take weeks over a single foot", according to his biographer Baldinucci. His painstaking technique made him unsuited for large-scale fresco painting.

Pubblicato il 15/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Miklós Ligeti | Impressionist /Realist sculptor

Miklós Ligeti (May 1, 1871 - December 10, 1944) was a Hungarian sculptor and artist. His sculptural style integrated elements of Impressionism and realism.
First a pupil of Alajos Stróbl in Budapest, later Ligeti learnt in Vienna. He produced mainly memorials and portraits. His major works include the statues of "Anonymus" (1903) erected in Budapest, "Fountain of Peace", "Mrs. Déry" and the "Cavallery Artilleryman Memorial", 1937. The latter two statues were damaged to such an extent in World War II that they had to be removed.

Pubblicato il 14/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Vittorio Gussoni ~ Figurative/Portrait painter

Vittorio Gussoni (1893-1968) nacque a Milano il 18 dicembre del 1893. Discendente da una famiglia d'artisti, apprese le prime basi del disegno dal padre. Successivamente si iscrisse all'Accademia di Brera dove fu allievo di Cesare Tallone prima della guerra e di Ambrogio Alciati dopo.
Nel 1922 espose per la prima volta alla Biennale di Brera e fu subito nominato socio onorario dell'Accademia.
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Frida Kahlo a Diego Rivera | La mia notte | Mi Noche, 1939

La mia notte è come un grande cuore che pulsa..
Sono le tre e trenta del mattino.

La mia notte è senza luna. La mia notte ha grandi occhi che guardano fissi una luce grigia che filtra dalle finestre. La mia notte piange e il cuscino diventa umido e freddo. La mia notte è lunga e sembra tesa verso una fine incerta. La mia notte mi precipita nella tua assenza. Ti cerco, cerco il tuo corpo immenso vicino al mio, il tuo respiro, il tuo odore. La mia notte mi risponde: vuoto; la mia notte mi dà freddo e solitudine. Cerco un punto di contatto: la tua pelle.
Dove sei?
Dove sei?

Pubblicato il 12/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Dang Can, 1957 | Landscape/Figurative painter

The Vietnamese painter Dang Van Can was born in 1957 in An Duc commune, Long Ho District, Vinh Long Province, the place is located along riverside of Mekong river in Vietnam. He showed an early talent in drawing and painting. He commenced to art works since 1976 with main job as a illustrator for local newspaper and magazine.
Dang Can is a member of Vietnam Fine Arts Association.
He has many paintings in Private Collection in many countries.

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Andrea del Sarto | Italian High Renaissance painter

Andrea del Sarto, original name Andrea d’Agnolo (Florence 1486-1530, Florence), Italian painter and draftsman whose works of exquisite composition and craftsmanship were instrumental in the development of Florentine Mannerism. His most striking among other well-known works is the series of frescoes on the life of St. John the Baptist in the Chiostro dello Scalzo (c. 1515-26).
As a well regarded Florentine artist, Sarto’s work contributed greatly to the naturalistic reformation of the Renaissance seen in later Mannerist painters. It is often said of his career that he was less ambitious, and therefore overshadowed by his contemporaries such as Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. His early work is marked by an individual style of non-idealistic and informal depictions of subjects, which use a sophisticated and emotional effect in tone and ambience.

Pubblicato il 11/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Jules-Joseph Lefebvre | Academic painter

Winner of the coveted Prix de Rome in 1861, Lefebvre fulfilled his early promise both as a painter of meticulously executed portraits and nudes and as a teacher: during his long career, he earned three Salon medals, was appointed to the French Academy of Fine Arts, and attained the rank of Commander in the Legion of Honor.
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Willard Leroy Metcalf | The Ten American painters Group

Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. His family moved to a farm in Maine in 1863, but eventually returned to Massachusetts, purchasing a home in Cambridgeport in 1872. Metcalf's parents, themselves artistically inclined, early recognized their son's talents and encouraged his proper training. He served first as an apprentice to a wood engraver and later as a student of George Loring Brown (1814-1889), a portrait and landscape painter of considerable reputation at the time. Metcalf also took evening life drawing classes at the Lowell Institute and was the first student to receive a scholarship to the Museum of Fine Arts school, which he attended from 1877-1878.

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Igor Bitman, 1953 | Figurative painter

The Russian-born painter Игорь Битман, winner of the Prix Spécial du Jury van de Académie des Beaux-Arts and the Médaille d’Or of the Salon des Artistes Français surprises with a diversity of techniques in a special collection of paintings.
Few artists are able to master such a wide range of painting techniques as Bitman does. In doing so, he not only achieves a high level of artistry, but he also conveys his outstanding skills.

Pubblicato il 08/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Cornelis de Vos | Children portrait, c. 1600

Cornelis de Vos (1584-1651) was a Flemish Baroque painter, best known for his portraiture. He was born in Hulst near Antwerp, now in the Dutch province of Zeeland. Little is known of his childhood. Cornelis and his younger brothers Paul and Jan studied under the little-known painter David Remeeus (1559-1626). De Vos joined the guild of Saint Luke in 1608 at the age of twenty-four, later serving as its dean in 1628. When he became a citizen of Antwerp in 1616 he listed his occupation as an art dealer.

Pubblicato il 07/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Stanislav Brusilov, 1976 | Landscape painter

Станислав Брусилов was born January 6, 1976 in Moscow.
From 1987-1994 S. Brusilov studied at the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum. Graduated High School with honors. 
From 1994-2000 he studied at the Surikov Moscow State Academic Institute, the faculty of painting in the studio of Professor Zabelin. During studies at the Institute S. Brusilov was awarded first prize in painting competition conducted Surikov Moscow State Academic Institute . Drawings of the artist published into the album, "The best drawings of students Surikov Moscow State Academic Institute".
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Ambrogio Alciati | Romantic/Portrait painter

Born in Vercelli, Italy, in 1878, Ambrogio Antonio Alciati [1878-1929] moved with his mother and his sister to Milan in 1897 to attend the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where his teachers were Vespasiano Bignami, Giuseppe Mentessi and Cesare Tallone. Tallone helped him to perfect his portrait painting technique, and introduced him into wealthy Milan middle class society.

Pubblicato il 06/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Julius Sergius von Klever | Romantic painter

Юлийлий Юлиевич Клевер [1850-1924] painter and teacher. Born to German parents in Dorpat (now Tartu) in Estonia, 1850. Studied under Constantin von Kügelgen in Dorpat (1866-67) and under Sokrat Vorobyov and Baron Mikhail Konstantinovich Clodt von Jürgensburg at the Imperial Academy of Arts (1867-70, expelled). Founding member of the Society of Exhibitions of Works of Art (1874). Academician (1878), professor (1881). Organised the Russian sections at the Exposition Universelle in Antwerp (1885) and the Jubiläums-Ausstellung der Königlichen Akademie der Künste in Berlin (1886, gold medal).
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Giuseppe Tirelli, 1957 | Figurative sculptor

Giuseppe Tirelli was born in Tanzania and now lives and works in Piacenza, where he attended the Art Institute "Gazzola" in the late '80s. He began his personal artistic journey by fusing together classical sculpture with a contemporary, futuristic and cibernetic atmosphere. The great art critic Edward Lucie-Smith has placed Tirelli amongst the artists of "Neofigurative Italian sculpture".

Pubblicato il 05/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Wojciech Weiss ~ Expressionist/Colourist painter

Wojciech Weiss (1875-1950) was an Polish painter, draughtsman and graphic artist, a student, professor and Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, representative of the Expressionist Young Poland art movement and of the Colouristic tendencies of the 1920s and 1930s.
Weiss was born in Bukovina to a Polish family in exile of Stanisław Weiss and Maria Kopaczyńska. He gave up music training to study art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under Leon Wyczółkowski.

Pubblicato il 04/02/15 ed aggiornato il

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Mostafa Keyhani, 1954 ~ Impressionist/Plein air painter | Part 2

Mostafa Keyhani is an Iranian-born Canadian painter, known for working in the Impressionist style. For biographical notes on Mr. Keyhani, see Part 1.
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