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Augustus Edwin John

Augustus Edwin John (1878 - 1961) - United States (Tenby)

Augustus Edwin John OM RA (4 January 1878 – 31 October 1961) was a Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a short time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. He was the brother of the painter Gwen John. "Augustus was celebrated first for his brilliant figure drawings, and then for a new technique......


Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell (1903 - 1972) - United States (Nyack)

Joseph Cornell (December 24, 1903 – December 29, 1972) was an American artist and film maker, one of the pioneers and most celebrated exponents of assemblage. Influenced by the Surrealists, he was also an avant-garde experimental filmmaker. He was largely self-taught in his artistic efforts, and improvised his own original style incorporating cast-......


Alexander Milne Calder

Alexander Milne Calder (1898 - 1976) - United Kingdom (Aberdeen)

Alexander Milne Calder (August 23, 1846 – June 4, 1923) (MILL-nee) was a Scottish American sculptor best known for the architectural sculpture of Philadelphia City Hall. Both his son, Alexander Stirling Calder, and grandson, Alexander "Sandy" Calder, became significant sculptors in the 20th century. Alexander Milne Calder was born in Aberdeen, Scot......


Zhang Daqian

Zhang Daqian (1899 - 1983) - China (Neijiang)

Zhang Daqian or Chang Dai-chien (Chinese: 張大千 pinyin: Zhāng Dàqiān 10 May 1899 – 2 April 1983) was one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. In addition, he is regard......


Berenice Abbott

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991) - United States (Springfield)

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991), née Bernice Alice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation in the 1940s to 1960s. Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and......


Dame Barbara Hepworth

Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903 - 1975) - United Kingdom (Wakefield)

Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth DBE (10 January 1903 – 20 May 1975) was an English artist and sculptor. Her work exemplifies Modernism and in particular modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence. Along with artists such as Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo, Hepworth was a leading figure in......


Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (1881 - 1962) - Russia (Nagaevo)

Cubo-Futurism, Fauvism, Futurism, Post-Impressionism

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova (Russian: Ната́лья Серге́евна Гончаро́ва, IPA: [nɐˈtalʲjə sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvnə ɡəntɕɐˈrovə] July 3, 1881 – October 17, 1962) was a Russian avant-garde artist, painter, costume designer, writer, illustrator, and set designer. She was a founding member of both the Jack of Diamonds, Moscow's first radical independent exhibiting g......


Karel Appel

Karel Appel (1921 - 2006) - Netherlands (Amsterdam)

Christiaan Karel Appel (pronounced [ˈkrɪstijaːn ˈkaːrəl ˈɑpəl] ( listen) 25 April 1921 – 3 May 2006) was a Dutch painter, sculptor, and poet. He started painting at the age of fourteen and studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in the 1940s. He was one of the founders of the avant-garde movement Cobra in 1948. He was also an avid sculptor and ha......


Rufino Tamayo

Rufino Tamayo (1899 - 1991) - Mexico (Oaxaca De Juarez)

Rufino del Carmen Arellanes Tamayo (August 25, 1899 – June 24, 1991) was a Mexican painter of Zapotec heritage, born in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Tamayo was active in the mid-20th century in Mexico and New York, painting figurative abstraction with surrealist influences. Tamayo's Zapotec heritage is often cited as an early influence. After his pare......


Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 - 1989) - United States (Floral Park)

Robert Mapplethorpe (/ˈmeɪpəlˌθɔːrp/ November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self......


Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning (1910 - 2012) - United States (Galesburg)

Dorothea Margaret Tanning (August 25, 1910 – January 31, 2012) was an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet. Her early work was influenced by Surrealism. Dorothea Tanning was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois. In 1926 Tanning attended Galesburg public schools. When she was attending high school Tanning "skipped" two grades, ......


Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886 - 1968) - Japan (Tokyo)

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (藤田 嗣治, Fujita Tsuguharu, November 27, 1886 – January 29, 1968) was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. He has been called "the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century". His Book of Cats, published ......


Jean Tinguely

Jean Tinguely (1925 - 1991) - Switzerland (Fribourg)

Jean Tinguely (22 May 1925 – 30 August 1991) was a Swiss painter and sculptor. He is best known for his sculptural machines or kinetic art, in the Dada tradition known officially as metamechanics. Tinguely's art satirized the mindless overproduction of material goods in advanced industrial society. Born in Fribourg, Tinguely grew up in Basel, but m......


Max Bill

Max Bill (1908 - 1994) - Switzerland (Winterthur)

Max Bill (22 December 1908 – 9 December 1994) was a Swiss architect, artist, painter, typeface designer, industrial designer and graphic designer. Bill was born in Winterthur. After an apprenticeship as a silversmith during 1924-1927, Bill took up studies at the Bauhaus in Dessau under many teachers including Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Oskar ......


Samuel John Lamorna Birch

Samuel John Lamorna Birch (1869 - 1955) - United Kingdom (Egremont)

Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch, RA, RWS (7 June 1869 – 7 January 1955) was an English artist in oils and watercolours. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time. Lamorna Birch was born in Egremont, Cheshire......


Graham Vivian Sutherland

Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903 - 1980) - United Kingdom (Streatham)

Graham Vivian Sutherland OM (24 August 1903 – 17 February 1980) was an English artist who is notable for his work in glass, fabrics, prints and portraits. His work was much inspired by landscape and religion, and he designed the tapestry for the re-built Coventry Cathedral. Printmaking, mostly of romantic landscapes, dominated Sutherland's work dur......


Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand (1928 - 1984) - United States (New York)

Garry Winogrand (14 January 1928 – 19 March 1984) was an American street photographer from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of U.S. life and its social issues, in the mid-20th century. Though he photographed in Los Angeles and elsewhere, Winogrand was essentially a New York photographer. He received three Guggenheim Fellowships to work ......


Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten (1880 - 1964) - United States (Cedar Rapids)

Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 – December 21, 1964) was an American writer and artistic photographer who was a patron of the Harlem Renaissance and the literary executor of Gertrude Stein. He gained fame as a writer, and notoriety as well, for his novel Nigger Heaven. In his later years, he took up photography and took many portraits of notable pe......


Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (1904 - 1983) - Germany (Hamburg)

Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983) :14 was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later he distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes. H......


Herbert Bayer

Herbert Bayer (1900 - 1985) - Croatia (Haag)

Herbert Bayer (April 5, 1900 – September 30, 1985) was an Austrian and American graphic designer, painter, photographer, sculptor, art director, environmental and interior designer, and architect, who was widely recognized as the last living member of the Bauhaus and was instrumental in the development of the Atlantic Richfield Company's corporate ......


Beatrice Wood

Beatrice Wood (1893 - 1998) - United States (San Francisco)

Beatrice Wood (March 3, 1893 – March 12, 1998) was an American artist and studio potter involved in the Avant Garde movement in the United States she founded and edited The Blind Man magazine in New York City with French artist Marcel Duchamp and writer Henri-Pierre Roché in 1917. She had earlier studied art and theater in Paris, and was working in......


George Maciunas

George Maciunas (1931 - 1978) - Lithuania (Kaunas)

George Maciunas (English: /məˈtʃuːnəs/ Lithuanian: Jurgis Mačiūnas November 8, 1931 – May 9, 1978) was a Lithuanian American artist. He was a founding member and the central coordinator of Fluxus, an international community of artists, architects, composers, and designers. Other leading members brought together by this movement included Ay-O, Josep......


Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini (1908 - 1996) - Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Leonor Fini (1907–1996) was an Argentinian surrealist painter, designer, illustrator, and author, known for her depictions of powerful women. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was raised in Trieste, Italy, her mother's home city. Custody battles often involved Fini and her mother in sudden flights and disguises. She moved to Milan at the age of ......


Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still (1904 - 1980) - United States (Grandin)

Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II. Still has been credited with laying the groundwork for the movement, as his shift from repr......


Louise Nevelson

Louise Nevelson (1899 - 1988) - Russia (Perislav)

Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine), she emigrated with her family to the United States in the early 20th century. Nevelson learned English at scho......


Jean Paul Riopelle

Jean Paul Riopelle (1923 - 2002) - Canada (Montreal)

Jean-Paul Riopelle, CC GOQ (7 October 1923 – 12 March 2002) was a painter and sculptor from Quebec, Canada. He became the first Canadian painter (since James Wilson Morrice) to attain widespread international recognition. Born in Montreal, Riopelle began drawing lessons in 1933 and continued through 1938. He studied engineering, architecture and ph......


Conrad Marca Relli

Conrad Marca Relli (1913 - 2000) - United States (Boston)

Conrad Marca-Relli (born Corrado Marcarelli June 5, 1913 Boston – August 29, 2000 Parma) was an American artist who belonged to the early generation of New York School Abstract Expressionist artists whose artistic innovation by the 1950s had been recognized across the Atlantic, including Paris. New York School Abstract Expressionism, represented by......


David Davidovich Burliuk

David Davidovich Burliuk (1882 - 1967) -

Post-Impressionism, Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Futurism, Cubo-Futurism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Abstract Art

David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian: Дави́д Дави́дович Бурлю́к 21 July 1882 – 15 January 1967) was a Ukrainian Futurist, Neo-Primitivist, book illustrator, publicist, and author associated with Russian Futurism. Burliuk is often described as "the father of Russian Futurism." David Burliuk was born in 1882 in Semyrotivka near the village of Riabushk......


Jörg Immendorff

Jörg Immendorff (1945 - 2007) -

Jörg Immendorff (June 14, 1945 – May 28, 2007) was a contemporary German painter, sculptor, stage designer and art professor. He was a member of the art movement Neue Wilde. Immendorff was born in Bleckede, Lower Saxony, near Lüneburg on the west bank of the Elbe . When he was 11 years old, his father left the family. This traumatic experience has ......


Anni Albers

Anni Albers (1899 - 1994) - Germany (Berlin)

Anni Albers (born Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann June 12, 1899 – May 9, 1994) was a German textile artist and printmaker. Anni Albers was born Annelise Else Frieda Fleischmann in Berlin of Jewish descent. Her mother was from a family in the publishing industry and her father was a furniture maker. Even in her childhood, she was intrigued by art a......


Cuno Amiet

Cuno Amiet (1861 - 1961) -

Cuno Amiet (28 March 1868 – 6 July 1961) was a Swiss painter, illustrator, graphic artist and sculptor. As the first Swiss painter to give precedence to colour in composition, he was a pioneer of modern art in Switzerland. Amiet was born in Solothurn, and was the son of the chancellor of the canton of Solothurn, Josef Ignaz Amiet (1827–1895). He at......


Xu Beihong

Xu Beihong (1895 - 1953) - China (Yixing)

Xu Beihong (Chinese: 徐悲鴻 pinyin: Xú Bēihóng 19 July 1895 – 26 September 1953) was a Chinese painter born in Yixing, Jiangsu province. He was primarily known for his Chinese ink paintings of horses and birds and was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the ......


Theodoros Stamos

Theodoros Stamos (1922 - 1997) - United States (New York City)

Theodoros Stamos (Greek: Θεόδωρος Στάμος) (December 31, 1922 – February 2, 1997) was a Greek-American painter. He is one of the youngest painters of the original group of abstract expressionist painters (the so-called "Irascibles"), which included Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko. His later years were negatively affected by his in......


Richard Long

Richard Long (1945 - 1974) - United Kingdom (Bristol)

Sir Richard Long (Bristol, 2 giugno 1945) è un fotografo e scultore britannico.È un artista visivo, esponente di primo piano della Land Art, movimento che si colloca nell'ambito dell'arte concettuale. Dopo il diploma, conseguito presso il West of England College of Art di Bristol, tra il 1966 e il 1968 frequenta a Londra la nota St. Martin's School......


Joan Mitchell

Joan Mitchell (1925 - 1992) - United States (Chicago)

Joan Mitchell (February 12, 1925 – October 30, 1992) was an American "second generation" abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. She was a member of the American abstract expressionist movement, even though much of her career took place in France. Along with Lee Krasner, Grace Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Shirley Jaffe, Elaine de Kooning, ......


Gustav Adolf Mossa

Gustav Adolf Mossa (1883 - 1971) - France (Nice)

Gustav-Adolf Mossa (28 January 1883 – 25 May 1971) was a French illustrator, playwright, essayist, curator and late Symbolist painter. Mossa was born 28 January 1883 in Nice, to an Italian mother, Marguerite Alfieri, and Alexis Mossa (fr), an artist, founding curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice (Nice Museum of Fine Arts) and organiser of th......


Henry Lamb

Henry Lamb (1883 - 1960) - Australia (Adelaide)

Henry Taylor Lamb MC RA (21 June 1883 – 8 October 1960) was an Australian-born British painter. A follower of Augustus John, Lamb was a founder member of the Camden Town Group in 1911 and of the London Group in 1913. Henry Lamb was born in Adelaide, Australia, the son of Sir Horace Lamb FRS, who was the professor of mathematics at Adelaide Universi......


Maurice Esteve

Maurice Esteve (1904 - 2001) - France (Culan (Cher))

Maurice Estève, (2 May 1904, Culan (Cher) - 29 June 2001), was a French painter. Maurice Estève was born in the French town of Culan (Département Cher) on 2 May 1904. In 1913 he moved to Paris with his parents, where he soon began his education as an artist. Estève worked for a year as designer in a textile factory in Barcelona 1923. During his vis......


Wu Guanzhong

Wu Guanzhong (1919 - 2010) - China (Yixing)

Wu Guanzhong (simplified Chinese: 吴冠中 traditional Chinese: 吳冠中 pinyin: Wú Guànzhōng 29 August 1919 – 25 June 2010) was a contemporary Chinese painter widely recognized as a founder of modern Chinese painting. He is considered to be one of the greatest contemporary Chinese painters. Wu's artworks had both Western and Eastern influences, such as the ......


Lin Fengmian

Lin Fengmian (1900 - 1991) - China (Mei County)

Lin Fengmian (Chinese: 林風眠 November 22, 1900 – August 12, 1991), originally Lin Fengming (林凤鸣), was a Chinese painter and is considered a pioneer of modern Chinese painting for blending Chinese and Western styles. He was also an important innovator in the area of Chinese art education. He was one of the pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the......


Eugenio Cruz Vargas

Eugenio Cruz Vargas (1923 - 2014) - Chile (Santiago)

Eugenio Cruz Vargas (Santiago, October 2, 1923 – Olmué, January 18, 2014) was a notable Chilean poet and painter. His art was developed under the naturalistic landscape and abstraction, and his collection of poems under the concepts of surrealism and culminate in the literary creationism. ) His parents were Pedro Nolasco Cruz Correa and Maria Varga......


Frank Ernest Beresford

Frank Ernest Beresford (1881 - 1967) - United Kingdom (Derby)

Frank Ernest Beresford (30 de Agosto 1881 – 1967) fuen un pintor británico originario de Derby, Inglaterra. Frank Beresford nació en Derby en 1881 y tuvo una larga educación artística. Primero estudió en Derby School of Art, luego St John's Wood Art School, y finalmente en Royal Academy Schools. Su talento fue recompensado con una beca de viaje que......


Jacques Majorelle

Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) - France (Nancy)

Jacques Majorelle (March 7, 1886 – October 14, 1962), son of the celebrated Art Nouveau furniture designer Louis Majorelle, was a French painter. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Nancy in 1901 and later at the Académie Julian in Paris with Schommer and Royer. Majorelle became a noted Orientalist painter, but is most remembered for construc......


Jose Luis Cuevas

Jose Luis Cuevas (1934 - 2017) - Mexico (Mexico City)

José Luis Cuevas (February 26, 1934 – July 3, 2017) was a Mexican artist and was one of the first to challenge the then dominant Mexican muralism movement as a prominent member of the Generación de la Ruptura (Breakaway Generation). He was a mostly self-taught artist, whose styles and influences are moored to the darker side of life, often depictin......


Walasse Ting

Walasse Ting (1929 - 2010) - China (Shanghai)

Walasse Ting (Chinese: 丁雄泉, October 13, 1929 – May 17, 2010) was a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. He was born in Shanghai in 1929. He left China in 1946 and lived for a while in Hong Kong......


Brett Weston

Brett Weston (1911 - 1993) - United States (Los Angeles)

Brett Weston (originally Theodore Brett Weston December 16, 1911, Los Angeles – January 22, 1993, Hawaii) was an American photographer. Van Deren Coke described Brett Weston as the "child genius of American photography." He was the second of the four sons of photographer Edward Weston and Flora Chandler. Weston began taking photographs in 1925, whi......


George Rickey

George Rickey (1907 - 2002) - United States (South Bend)

George Warren Rickey (June 6, 1907 – July 17, 2002) was an American kinetic sculptor. Rickey was born on June 6, 1907 in South Bend, Indiana. At a 1985 retrospective show, he later recalled that as a very small child, he was fascinated by the window latches in his home. These latches, which can be found in many historic South Bend homes, operate co......


Fernando Cueto Amorsolo

Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892 - 1972) - Spanish Empire (Manila)

Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972) was one of the most important artists in the history of painting in the Philippines. Amorsolo was a portraitist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. Amorsolo was born on May 30, 1892, in Paco, Manila. Don Fab......


Leroy Neiman

Leroy Neiman (1921 - 2012) - United States (Saint Paul)

LeRoy Neiman (born LeRoy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events. Neiman was born in 1921 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the son of Lydia Sophia (née Serline), of Braham, Minnesota, and Charles Julius Run......


Benito Quinquela Martín

Benito Quinquela Martín (1890 - 1977) - Argentina (La Boca)

Benito Quinquela Martín (March 1, 1890 – January 28, 1977) was an Argentine painter born in La Boca, Buenos Aires. Quinquela Martín is considered the port painter-par-excellence and one of the most popular Argentine painters. His paintings of port scenes show the activity, vigor and roughness of the daily life in the port of La Boca. His birthday c......


Per Krohg

Per Krohg (1889 - 1965) -

Per Lasson Krohg (18 June 1889 – 3 March 1965) was a Norwegian artist. He is most frequently associated with the mural he created for the United Nations Security Council Chamber, located in the United Nations building in New York City. Per Krohg was born in Åsgårdstrand, Norway, the son of painters Christian Krohg and Oda Krohg. The family lived in......


Mario Prassinos

Mario Prassinos (1916 - 1985) - Turkey (Constantinople)

Mario Prassinos (1916–1985) was a French modernist painter, printmaker, illustrator, stage designer, and writer of Greek-Italian descent. Prassinos was born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Turkey) in 1916, the son of Victorine and Lysandre Prassinos. In 1922, at the age of six, he immigrated to France with his family, who had escaped the bru......


Nikos Engonopoulos

Nikos Engonopoulos (1907 - 1985) -

Nikos Engonopoulos (Greek: Νίκος Εγγονόπουλος October 21, 1907 – October 31, 1985) was a modern Greek painter and poet. He is one of the most important members of "Generation of the '30s", as well as a major representative of the surrealist movement in Greece. His work as a writer also includes critique and essays. Nikos Engonopoulos was born in At......


Emil Filla

Emil Filla (1882 - 1953) -

Emil Filla (4 April 1882 – 7 October 1953), a Czech painter, was a leader of the avant-garde in Prague between World War I and World War II and was an early Cubist painter. Filla was born in Chropyně, Moravia, and spent his childhood in Brno, but later moved to Prague. Beginning in 1903, he studied at (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague), but he left the......


Mary Agnes Yerkes

Mary Agnes Yerkes (1886 - 1989) - United States (Oak Park)

Mary Agnes Yerkes, (/ˈjɜːrkiːz/ YUR-keez August 9, 1886 – November 8, 1989), was an American Impressionist painter, photographer and artisan. She was skilled in the media of oil, pastel and watercolor. Her professional career was cut short by the Great Depression, but she still continued to paint well into her nineties with a passion for her craft ......


Lawren Stewart Harris

Lawren Stewart Harris (1885 - 1970) - Canada (Brantford)

Lawren Stewart Harris, CC (October 23, 1885 – January 29, 1970) was a Canadian painter. He was born in Brantford, Ontario, and is best known as a member of the Group of Seven who pioneered a distinctly Canadian painting style in the early twentieth century. A. Y. Jackson has been quoted as saying that Harris provided the stimulus for the Group of S......


John Randall Bratby

John Randall Bratby (1928 - 1992) - United Kingdom (Wimbledon)

John Randall Bratby RA (19 July 1928 – 20 July 1992) was an English painter who founded the kitchen sink realism style of art that was influential in the late 1950s. He made portraits of his family and celebrities. His works were seen in television and film. Bratby was also a writer. John Bratby was born on 19 July 1928 in Wimbledon. Between 1949 a......


Nathan Oliveira

Nathan Oliveira (1928 - 2010) - United States (Oakland)

Nathan Oliveira (December 19, 1928 – November 13, 2010) was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor, born in Oakland, California to immigrant Portuguese parents. Since the late 1950s, Oliveira has been the subject of nearly one hundred solo exhibitions, in addition to having been included in hundreds of group exhibitions in important museums ......


Chu Teh Chun

Chu Teh Chun (1920 - 2014) - China (Xiao County)

Chu Teh-Chun or Zhu Dequn (24 October 1920 – 26 March 2014) was a Chinese-French abstract painter acclaimed for his pioneering style integrating traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art. Chu Teh-Chun enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art), where he studied under Fang Ganmin and Wu Dayu. He w......


Antonio Frasconi

Antonio Frasconi (1919 - 2013) - Argentina (Buenos Aires)

Antonio Frasconi (28 April 1919 in Montevideo, Uruguay – 8 January 2013 in Norwalk, CT, USA) was an Uruguayan - American visual artist, best known for his woodcuts. He was raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, and lived in the United States since 1945. Antonio Rudolfo Frasconi was born 28 April 1919 on a boat between Argentina & Uruguay and was raised in ......


Jean Hélion

Jean Hélion (1904 - 1987) -

Jean Hélion (April 21, 1904 – October 27, 1987) was a French painter whose abstract work of the 1930s established him as a leading modernist. His midcareer rejection of abstraction was followed by nearly five decades as a figurative painter. He was also the author of several books and an extensive body of critical writing. He was born at Couterne, ......


William Menzies Coldstream

William Menzies Coldstream (1908 - 1987) - United Kingdom (Belford)

Sir William Menzies Coldstream, CBE (28 February 1908 – 18 February 1987) was an English realist painter and a long-standing art teacher. Born in Belford, Northumberland, in northern England, the son of a country doctor, Coldstream grew up in London where he was privately educated. He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art between 1926 and 1929. I......


John Hoyland

John Hoyland (1934 - 2011) - United Kingdom (Sheffield)

John Hoyland RA (12 October 1934 – 31 July 2011) was a London-based British artist. He was one of the country's leading abstract painters. John Hoyland was born on 12 October 1934, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, to a working-class family, and educated at Sheffield School of Art and Crafts within the junior art department (1946–51) before progressing to S......


Ralph Nicholas Chubb

Ralph Nicholas Chubb (1892 - 1960) -

Ralph Nicholas Chubb (8 February 1892 – 14 January 1960) was an English poet, printer, and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one that was anti-materialist and sexually revolutionary. Ralph Chubb was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. His family moved t......


Patrick Heron

Patrick Heron (1920 - 1999) - United Kingdom (Headingley)

Patrick Heron CBE (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was a British abstract and figurative artist, writer, and polemicist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall. Patrick Heron (b. 1920, Leeds, England d. 1999, St Ives, England) was a British artist and critic recognised as one of the leading painters of his generation. Influenced by Cezanne, Matisse, Braque......


Milton Resnick

Milton Resnick (1917 - 2004) - Russia (Bratslav)

Milton Resnick (1917-2004) was an American artist noted for abstract paintings that coupled scale with density of incident. It was not uncommon for some of the largest paintings to weigh in excess three hundred pounds, almost all of it pigment. He had a long and varied career, lasting about sixty-five years. He produced at least eight hundred canva......


Ludwig Bemelmans

Ludwig Bemelmans (1898 - 1962) -

Ludwig Bemelmans (born April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962 ) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published since 1939. Bemelmans was born to the Belgian painter Lambert Bemelmans and the German Frances Fischer in Meran, Austria-Hungary (now Italy). ......


Maryan S Maryan

Maryan S Maryan (1927 - 1977) - Poland (Nowy Sącz)

Pinchas Burstein (1927–1977), later known as Maryan S. Maryan, was a Polish-born Jewish post-expressionist painter. Born in Nowy Sącz, he was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. After the war, he spent the years 1945–1947 in Germany in the camps for displaced persons. In the years 1947 to 1950 he lived in Israel where he u......


Robert Colquhoun

Robert Colquhoun (1914 - 1962) - Scotland (Kilmarnock)

Robert Colquhoun (20 December 1914 – 20 September 1962) was a Scottish painter, printmaker and theatre set designer. Colquhoun was born in Kilmarnock and was educated at Kilmarnock Academy. He won a scholarship to study at the Glasgow School of Art, where he met Robert MacBryde with whom he established a lifelong homosexual relationship and profess......


Abraham Rattner

Abraham Rattner (1895 - 1978) - United States (Poughkeepsie)

Abraham Rattner (July 8, 1895 – February 14, 1978) was an American artist, best known for his richly colored paintings, often with religious subject matter. During World War I, he served in France with the U.S. Army as a camouflage artist. Rattner was born in Poughkeepsie, New York to a Russian-Jewish father and a Romanian-Jewish mother. He initial......


Alfred Reginald Thomson

Alfred Reginald Thomson (1894 - 1979) - India (Bangalore)

Alfred Reginald Thomson RA (10 December 1894 - 27 October 1979) was an English artist and Olympic Gold Medalist, most notable for being an official War Artist to the Royal Air Force during World War Two. Thomson was born in Bangalore in India where his father was a British civil servant. Thomson was deaf from birth and when the family returned to B......


Peggy Bacon

Peggy Bacon (1895 - 1987) - United States (Ridgefield)

Margaret Frances "Peggy" Bacon (May 2, 1895 – January 4, 1987) was an American printmaker, illustrator, painter and writer. Bacon was known for her humorous and ironic etchings and drawings, as well as for her satirical caricatures of prominent personalities in the late 1920s and 1930s. The aim of a caricature is to heighten and intensify to the po......


Bernard Fleetwood Walker

Bernard Fleetwood Walker (1893 - 1965) - United Kingdom (Birmingham)

Bernard Fleetwood-Walker , PPRBSA, (22 March 1893 – 30 January 1965) was an English artist and teacher of painting. Bernard Fleetwood-Walker (invariably known as B. Fleetwood-Walker) was born on 22 March 1893 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, a twin and one of five children. His father William Walker was an electrical engineer and co-inventor of the W......


Wilfrid Gabriel De Glehn

Wilfrid Gabriel De Glehn (1870 - 1951) -

Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (also sometimes spelt 'Wilfried') RA (1870 – 11 May 1951) was an Impressionist British painter, elected to the Royal Academy in 1932. De Glehn's father was Alexander de Glehn of Sydenham, London. Louise Creighton a British activist and author and Alfred de Glehn a French steam locomotive designer were Alexander's sister and......


Ivor Williams

Ivor Williams (1908 - 1982) - United Kingdom (London)

Ivor Williams (1908 – 1982) was a Welsh artist. He was born in London, the son of the Welsh painter Christopher Williams and Emily Appleyard (sister of the artist Fred Appleyard). He trained at the Central School of Art and Design and later the Slade School of Art, University of London where he was awarded first prize for portraiture. He shared wit......


Reginald Marsh

Reginald Marsh (1898 - 1954) - France (Paris)

Reginald Marsh (March 14, 1898 – July 3, 1954) was an American painter, born in Paris, most notable for his depictions of life in New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Crowded Coney Island beach scenes, popular entertainments such as vaudeville and burlesque, women, and jobless men on the Bowery are subjects that reappear throughout his work. He pa......


Norman Bluhm

Norman Bluhm (1921 - 1999) -

Norman Bluhm (March 28, 1921 – February 3, 1999), was an American painter classified as an abstract expressionist, and as an action painter. He was born on March 28, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied under Mies van der Rohe at the then Armour (now Illinois) Institute of Technology. After service in World War II with the USAAF he decided not to ......


Fred Uhlman

Fred Uhlman (1901 - 1985) -

Fred Uhlman (19 January 1901 – 11 April 1985) was a German-English writer, painter and lawyer of Jewish origin. Fred Uhlman was born in Stuttgart, Germany, into a prosperous middle-class Jewish family. He studied at the Universities of Freiburg, Munich and Tübingen from where, in 1923, he graduated with a degree in Law followed by a Doctorate in Ca......


James Purdy

James Purdy (1914 - 2009) - United States (Hicksville)

James Edward Purdy (December 19, 1858 – August 2, 1933) was an American photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Born in Saco, Maine, Purdy began his professional photography career in Wakefield, Massachusetts. In 1896, he opened his studio at 146 Tremont Street, Boston, with a partner named C. H. Howard. They decided that the business should f......


Fu Baoshi

Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965) -

Fu Baoshi (Chinese: 傅抱石), or Fu Pao-Shih, (1904-1965) was a Chinese painter from Xinyu, Jiangxi Province. He went to Japan to study the History of Oriental Art in the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1933. He translated many books from Japanese and carried out his own research. In painting itself, he brought Japanese visual elements to the Chinese ink ......


Huang Binhong

Huang Binhong (1865 - 1955) -

Huáng Bīnhóng (Chinese: 黃賓虹 1865-1955) was a Chinese literati painter and art historian born in Jinhua, Zhejiang province. His ancestral home was She County, Anhui province. He was the grandson of artist Huang Fengliu. He would later be associated with Shanghai and finally Hangzhou. He is considered one of the last innovators in the literati style ......


David Brown Milne

David Brown Milne (1882 - 1953) - Canada (Burgoyne)

David Milne (January 8, 1882 – December 26, 1953) was a Canadian painter, printmaker, and writer. David Milne was born in the southwestern Ontario, village of Burgoyne (near in 1882. He was the last of 10 children born to Scottish immigrant parents. His early education was in Paisley, followed by high school in Walkerton, Ontario he performed well ......


E.H Shepard

E.H Shepard (1879 - 1976) -

Ernest Howard Shepard OBE, MC (10 December 1879 – 24 March 1976) was an English artist and book illustrator. He is known especially for illustrations of the anthropomorphic soft toy and animal characters in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame and Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Shepard was born in St John's Wood, London. Having shown some pr......


Xie Zhiliu

Xie Zhiliu (1910 - 1997) - China (Wujin)

Xie Zhiliu (Chinese: 谢稚柳 1910–1997) was a leading traditional painter, calligrapher, and art connoisseur of modern China. He was a noted member of the Shanghai School of art. Xie and his wife Chen Peiqiu are one of the most famous couples in Chinese art. The government of Shanghai has opened a museum in Nanhui New City dedicated to them. Born Xie Z......


Robert Tatin

Robert Tatin (1902 - 1983) -


Edward Theodore Compton

Edward Theodore Compton (1881 - 1960) -

Edward Theodore Compton, usually referred to as E. T. Compton, (29 July 1849 – 22 March 1921) was an English-born, German artist, illustrator and mountain climber. He is well known for his paintings and drawings of alpine scenery, and as a mountaineer made 300 major ascents including no fewer than 27 first ascents. Compton was born in Stoke Newingt......


Lucy Elizabeth Kemp Welch

Lucy Elizabeth Kemp Welch (1869 - 1958) -

Lucy Elizabeth Kemp-Welch (20 June 1869 – 27 November 1958) was a British painter and teacher who specialized in painting working horses. She is best known for the paintings of horses in military service she produced during World War One and for her illustrations to the 1915 edition of Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. Lucy Kemp-Welch was born in Bournem......


David Jones

David Jones (1895 - 1974) -

Walter David Jones CH, CBE (known as David Jones, 1 November 1895 – 28 October 1974) was both a painter and one of the first-generation British modernist poets. As a painter he worked chiefly in watercolour, painting portraits and animal, landscape, legendary and religious subjects. He was also a wood-engraver and designer of inscriptions. As a wri......


Hans Feibusch

Hans Feibusch (1898 - 1998) -

Hans Feibusch (15 August 1898 – 18 July 1998) was a German painter and sculptor of Jewish heritage who lived and worked in Britain from 1933 until his death. He is best known for his murals, particularly in Anglican churches. In all he worked in thirty Anglican churches (28 as a muralist, and two—including Ely Cathedral—as sculptor only) and produc......


Gyorgy Kepes

Gyorgy Kepes (1906 - 2001) -

György Kepes [ˈɟøɾɟ ˈkɛpɛʃ] (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, photographer, designer, educator, and art theorist. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus (later the School of Design, then Institute of Design, then Illinois Institute of Design or IIT) in Chicago. In 1967 He founded ......


Dadamaino

Dadamaino (1930 - 2004) -

Eduarda Emilia Maino, known publicly as Dadamaino (2 October 1930 – 13 April 2004) was an Italian painter. She was a member of the Milanese avant-garde of the 1960s. Dadamaino first completed a medical degree before taking up art at the end of the 1950s. She frequented a group of young artists who followed Lucio Fontana and the spatialism movement.......


Cesare Maggi

Cesare Maggi (1881 - 1961) -

Cesare Maggi (Rome, 1881 – Turin, 1961) was an Italian painter. Born into a family of actors, Maggi embarked on classical studies at his father’s wish but also took up painting at a very early age, first with the Livornese artist Vittorio Matteo Corcos in 1897 and then with Gaetano Esposito in Naples. His debut in Florence at the Esposizione Annual......


Lawrence Stephen Lowry

Lawrence Stephen Lowry (1887 - 1976) - United Kingdom (Stretford)


Keith Henderson

Keith Henderson (1883 - 1982) -

Keith Henderson OBE RP RSW RWS ROI (17 April 1883 – 24 February 1982) was a Scottish painter who worked in both oils and watercolours, and who is known for his book illustrations and his poster work for London Transport and the Empire Marketing Board. He had a long professional career that included periods as a war artist in both the First World Wa......


Alberto Morrocco

Alberto Morrocco (1917 - 1998) -

Alberto Morrocco OBE FRSA FRSE RSW RP RGI LLD (14 December 1917 – 10 March 1998) was a Scottish artist and teacher. He is famous for his landscapes of Scotland and abroad, still-life, figure painting and interiors, but perhaps his best known works are his beach scenes and views of Venice. Morrocco was born in Aberdeen in 1917, the son of Domenic An......


David Jagger

David Jagger (1891 - 1958) - United Kingdom (Kilnhurst)


Nestor Cambier

Nestor Cambier (1879 - 1957) -

Nestor Cambier (1879–1957) was a Belgian artist and draftsman whose portraits were compared favourably with those of John Singer Sargent but who now is largely forgotten. He also painted landscapes, city and interior views, still-lives, murals and stained glass, and also produced numerous pencil and chalk drawings. He was born in Couillet (now part......


Hsiao Chin

Hsiao Chin (1935 - 2000) -


Liu Haisu

Liu Haisu (1896 - 1994) -

Liu Haisu (Chinese: 刘海粟 pinyin: Liú Hǎisù 16 March 1896 – 7 August 1994) was a prominent twentieth-century Chinese painter and a noted art educator. He excelled in Chinese painting and oil painting. He was one of the four pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the title of "The Four Great Academy Presidents" . His original given name was Pan, co......


John Ward

John Ward (1912 - 1981) -


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