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Cath Riley, 1952 | Hyperrealist Illustrator


Cath (Catherine) Riley, was born in Keighley. She gained a first class honours degree in embroidery and a MA in fine art from Manchester Polytechnic and quickly gained attention for her three-dimensional art work.
In 1979, for example, George Melly purchased her mixed media collage, "The lady with the hat", for the Arts Council Collection, and other pieces have been acquired by Granada Television, North West Arts, and for Calderdale Museums and Galleries.


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Hermann Hesse / J. W. Waterhouse | Rosa purpurea


Ti avevo cantato una canzone.
Tu tacevi. La tua destra tendeva
con dita stanche una grande,
rossa, matura rosa purpurea.
E sopra di noi con estraneo fulgore
si alzò la mite notte d'estate,
aperta nel suo meraviglioso splendore,
la prima notte che noi godemmo.


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Shakespeare / Yves Pires | Tu sei per la mia mente, come cibo per la vita...

Yves Pires - French sculptor
Yves Pires - French sculptor

Tu sei per la mia mente, come cibo per la vita.
Come le piogge di primavera, sono per la terra.
E per goderti in pace, combatto la stessa guerra
che conduce un avaro, per accumular ricchezza.
Prima, orgoglioso di possedere e, subito dopo,
roso dal dubbio, che il tempo gli scippi il tesoro.
Prima, voglioso di restare solo con te,
poi, orgoglioso che il mondo veda il mio piacere.


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Peter McGowan | Romantic garden


Peter McGowan is an British painter🎨. He was born and raised in Yorkshire, England and still makes his home there. McGowan paints from his studio in the County that has inspired many great artists, including Henry Moore and David Hockney.
Light and its effects fascinate McGowan.
He works in several media, including oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels, to translate this interest to paper and canvas.


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Lucian Freud (1922-2011) | Figurative painter


Lucian Freud, Figurative Painter Who Redefined Portraiture, Is Dead at 88

By William Grimes, July 21, 2011 / The New York Times

Lucian Freud, whose stark and revealing paintings of friends and intimates, recast the art of portraiture and offered a new approach to figurative art, died on Wednesday night at his home in London. He was 88.
He died following a brief illness, said William Acquavella of Acquavella Galleries, Mr. Freud’s dealer.


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David Hockney, 1937 | Pop Art painter


David Hockney is a British painter🎨, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. As an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century.
He began this style of art by taking Polaroid photographs of one subject and arranging them into a grid layout. The subject would actually move while being photographed so that the piece would show the movements of the subject seen from the photographer’s perspective.


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Paul Hedley, 1947 | Watercolor / Figurative painter


British painter🎨 Paul Hedley was brought up in Chatham, Kent.
His relaxed style combines incisive observation and capable draughtsmanship, and he has produced these soft, subtle, almost sensuous paintings with a deft skill that must escalate him into one of the elite band of figurative artists in England today.


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Benjamin West PRA (1738-1820) | Neoclassical painter


American🎨-born Benjamin West was one of the most prominent artists in late eighteenth century London.
President of the Royal Academy (PRA) from 1792 until his death, he received many commissions from George III and other English patrons, and at the same time served as teacher and advisor to three generations of American artists in London.


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Francis Bacon (1909-1992) | Expressionist painter


Born to an British family in Dublin on 28 October 1909, Francis Bacon 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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Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) | Pre-Raphaelite painter


Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet PRA was an English painter🎨 and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London, at 83 Gower Street (now number 7).


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Charles Edward Hallé (1846-1914) | Genre painter


Charles Edward Hallé, sometimes given as Edward Charles Hallé, was an English painter🎨 and gallery manager.
He was a painter of history scenes, genre scenes🎨 and portraits.
Hallé was the son of Sir Charles Hallé, the German-born pianist and orchestra conductor, who emigrated to England during the revolution of 1848. His younger sister was the sculptor and inventor Elinor Hallé CBE.


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Walter Sickert (1860-1942) Post-Impressionist painter


Walter Richard Sickert🎨 was a British painter🎨 and printmaker who was a member of the Camden Town Group of Post-Impressionist artists in early 20th-century London.
He was an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the mid- and late 20th century.
Sickert was a cosmopolitan and eccentric who often favoured ordinary people and urban scenes as his subjects.
His work includes portraits of well-known personalities and images derived from press photographs. He is considered a prominent figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism.


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John William Godward (1861-1922) | Victorian-Era painter


John William Godward🎨 was a painter from England. He lived from 1861 to 1922.
He is best known for his numerous paintings of lovely young women in classical settings. Godward was one of the premier painters of the late Pre-Raphaelite/Neo-Classicist era, an era of painting which ended in the early Twentieth Century when the more modern styles of artists like Pablo Picasso🎨 became the focus of the art world. Godward🎨 was born in Wimbledon, England.
His father worked in the financial arena, and was said to be overbearing and strict with his son. Godward's parents did not approve of his decision to become an artist, and even went so far as to cut his image out of family portraits. Godward was known to be shy and humble. He was not one to socialize or self-promote.


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Walter Langley (1852-1922) | Genre painter


Walter Langley was an British painter🎨 and founder of the Newlyn School of plein air artists.
He was born in Birmingham and his father was a journeyman tailor.
At 15 he was apprenticed to a lithographer.
At 21 he won a scholarship to South Kensington and he studied designing there for two years. The sometimes highly ornate work is mainly in gold and silver and in a Renaissance style🎨.


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Ford Madox Brown (1821-1893) | Pre-Raphaelite painter


Ford Madox Brown was a British painter of moral and historical subjects, notable for his distinctively graphic and often Hogarthian version of the Pre-Raphaelite style.
Arguably, his most notable painting was Work (1852–1865). Brown spent the latter years of his life painting the twelve works known as The Manchester Murals, depicting Mancunian history, for Manchester Town Hall.
British painter Ford Madox Brown was born at Calais and trained at Antwerp, in Paris and at Rome, where he came into contact with the Nazarenes.


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William Turner (1775-1851) | Romantic painter


J.M.W. Turner, in full Joseph Mallord William Turner, (born April 23, 1775, London, England - died December 19, 1851, London), English Romantic landscape painter whose expressionistic studies of light, colour, and atmosphere were unmatched in their range and sublimity.
Turner was perhaps the greatest landscapist of the 19th century.
Although brought up in the academic traditions of the 18th century, he became a pioneer in the study of light, colour, and atmosphere.


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Tina Spratt, 1976 | Figurative painter


British painter🎨 Tina Spratt is best known for her paintings of the female figure, either in oils or pastel, her subjects are often lost in introspection, or surrounded by the fascinating textures of a myriad of fabrics.
"I have always been drawn to the female figure in my work", she has said, "and I hope to recreate the beauty and integrity of a simple, everyday intimacy".
With an emphasis on beautiful fabrics or domestic scenes , she is influenced by artists such as Andrew Wyeth🎨, Rembrandt🎨 and Vermeer🎨.


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Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922) | Pre-Raphaelite painter

Although his name is not commonly known, Edmund Blair Leighton's most famous works are among the most widely recognized paintings of the period.
His works of Godspeed (1900) and the Accolade (1901), can be seen in almost every poster shop around the world and are used as the epitome of medieval iconography. If one looks at the visual elements in Godspeed for example, it becomes evident that very few paintings encapsulate with such a strong a sense, the sensibilities of this genre.
The beautiful maiden on the steps of a stone castle, the knight in shining armor, the white steed, and the sense of immediate peril which threatens the subjects contentment almost define our modern day conception of Medieval legend and romantic sentiment.


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Richard Macneil, 1956 | Ballet dancers


Self-taught artist Richard Macneil paints diverse contemporary scenes with oil, joy, and lightness of heart.
His subjects include city scenes, couples, romance, shopping, outdoor scenes, weddings, flowers, children and Christmas. His vibrant work has a beauty that can lift any spirit.
Richard Macneil has always worked in the creative industry.


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