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10/06/21

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Joe Bowler (1928-2016)

Born in Forest Hills, New York in 1928, Joe began to draw when he was three. His first illustration for a national magazine was published by Cosmopolitan when he was nineteen. While working as an apprentice at the prestigious Charles E. Cooper Studios, Inc. he had the opportunity to learn the craft from some of the finest artists in the profession.
At Cooper Studio, Joe was inspired by the illustrations he saw being done by the top artists in the field. During the day Joe’s time was spent cleaning palettes and brushes, matting paintings and running errands.
He did his own work in the evenings, sometimes working all night. After being there about six months, Coby Whitmore brought Joe an illustration for matting. Coby saw a sample illustration Joe had been working on the night before and asked if he could take it with him to Cosmo to show the Art Director.
Upon Coby’s return, he told Joe, Cosmo had bought the sample and to bill them for $1,000.


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James Nelson-Lewis, 1953

Before deciding to dedicate full time to painting, James Nelson Lewis has had years of professional experience as an illustrator, art director, designer, and University art instructor.
His painting is influenced by those experiences and time spent painting on location "en plein air".
The result is a sense of order, balanced by spontaneity and energetic palette knife and brushwork, direct and intuitive a poetic synthesis of simplification and expression.


01/06/21

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Hovsep Pushman (1877-1966) Orientalist painter

Hovsep Pushman [Armenian: Յովսէփ Փուշման] was an American artist of Armenian background. He was known for his contemplative still lifes and sensitive portraits of women, often in exotic dress.
He was most closely associated during his lifetime with the Grand Central Art Galleries, which represented him from its opening in 1922 until his death in 1966.

Life

Hovsep Pushman was born and grew up in the town of Dikranagerd in the Ottoman Empire, where his family, originally "Pushmanian", was in the carpet business. Pushman showed artistic ability early, and at age 11 was the youngest student ever admitted to Istanbul's Imperial School of Fine Arts.
In 1896, Pushman's family emigrated to Chicago, where he studied Chinese culture, immersing himself in Asian art, and began to teach at the age of 17. He then moved to Paris and studied at the Académie Julian under Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Tony Robert-Fleury and Adolphe Déchenaud.


24/05/21

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Csaba Markus, 1953

Csaba Markus is a Hungarian-American artist, painter, sculptor and publisher. As an artist, he primarily works in the field of printmaking, with a particular focus on etching and serigraphy.
His work also includes oil painting, drawing, glass art, photography and sculpture. Markus's painting titled "Pure Love" has been selected as one of the World's 10 most sensual paintings by Toronto Sun newspaper.

Life and work

Markus was born in Budapest, Hungary.
His mother is Szőllős Erzsébet and father Károly Márkus. His childhood in Hungary, where he frequented museums, is an influence on his work.
He is also influenced by avant-garde art and abstraction.
Markus began his career as a sculptor. At the age of fourteen, he and his work were featured on international public television. He became increasingly frustrated with teachers and the confines of communism, realizing his Renaissance-inspired emphasis on the individual conflicted with Hungarian communist beliefs.


18/05/21

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Edgar Allan Poe | To Helen / Ad Elena, 1848

Ti vidi una volta, una sola volta - anni fa:
non voglio dir quanti – non molti, tuttavia.
Era notte, di Luglio; e dalla grande luna piena
che, come la tua anima, ricercava, elevandosi,
un suo erto sentiero per l'arco del cielo,
piovve un serico argenteo velo di luce,
con sé recando requie, grave afa e sopore,
sui sollevati visi d'almeno mille rose
che s'affollavano in un incantato giardino,
che nessun vento – se non in punta di piedi - osava agitare.

Charles William Wyllie, RBA (British, 1859-1923) The Backwater

11/05/21

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Walt Whitman | Do not let / Non lasciare

Non lasciare che finisca il giorno senza essere cresciuto un po',
senza essere stato felice, senza avere aumentato i tuoi sogni.
Non lasciarti vincere dallo scoraggiamento.
Non permettere che nessuno ti tolga il diritto ad esprimerti,
che e' quasi un dovere.
Non lasciar cadere la tensione di fare della tua vita
qualcosa di straordinario.

Jon Bøe Paulsen, 1958 | The Blue Hour

10/05/21

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Martha Walter (1875-1976)

Martha Walter was an American impressionist painter.

Education

A Philadelphia native, Walter attended Girls High School.
She studied art at the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art (now the University of the Arts College of Art and Design) from 1895-98 and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
She was taught by William Merritt Chase. She won the school's Toppan Prize (1902) and Cresson Traveling Scholarship (1908).
In 1909 she also won the school's Mary Smith Prize for the best painting by a resident female artist.


09/05/21

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Theodore Wores (1859-1939) | Impressionist painter

Theodore Wores (August 1, 1859 - September 11, 1939) was an American painter born in San Francisco, son of Joseph Wores and Gertrude Liebke.
His father worked as a hat manufacturer in San Francisco. Wores began his art training at age twelve in the studio of Joseph Harrington, who taught him color, composition, drawing and perspective.
When the San Francisco School of Design opened in 1874, Wores was one of the first pupils to enroll.