Drouais was the successor to Nattier as the chief portrait painter at the court of Louis XV. He portrayed most of the leading figures o...
Herbert James Draper Herbert James Draper - best known for his dramatic and romantic pai...
Anton Einsle (1801 Vienna - 1871 ibidem) was a very significant Austrian portrait painter of the 19th century. At the age of 13 he bega...
T. C. Chiu T. C. Chiu was born in China and developed an interest in art when he was a young child. ...
Charles-Amable Lenoir (22 October 1860–1926) was a French painter . Like his mentor, William-Adolphe Bouguereau , he was an academic paint...
William Clarke Wontner 1857 - 1930 London, England William Clarke Wontner was a neo-classical ...
Louis Lie Perin-Salbreux (1753 Reims - 1817 ibidem) was the son of a cloth manufacturer in Reims, where he studied under Ganes, called ...
Internationally collected oil painting artist Marty Bell, born in 1931,emerged with new developments in her style and direction. Prope...
Herbert Schmalz was born in England to a German father - Schmalz is best known under that name, but changed his name to Carmichael in 19...
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Internationally collected oil painting artist Marty Bell, born in 1931,emerged with new developments in her style and direction. Propelled by her creative drive, vision and passion for unique beauty, her brushes produced even greater artistic expressions, appealing to a wide variety of contemporary and traditional tastes. Marty painted professionally since 1968. Although largely self-taught, early in her career she shared her talents for eleven years by teaching up to 40 students weekly. High popularity of her original paintings prompted the closing of her art school to concentrate on her own work. With increasing market demand, she began producing limited edition reproductions and later formed Marty Bell Fine Art, Inc. in 1987 as her publishing company. Marty has been honored by over 200 successful single or featured artist shows, has sold out more than 100 limited edition reproductions and sold over 2400 original paintings. Marty Bell passed away October 15th, 2003, after a year and a half struggle with cancer. She will be missed.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Vittorio Matteo Corcos - Conversations in the Garden of Luxembourg
Vittorio Matteo Corcos (Leghorn, October 4, 1859 - Florence, 1933) was an Italian painter. In 1880 he moved to Paris where he signed a two-week contract with the Goupil Art Gallery. From time to time he went to the studio of Léon Bonnat, portrait painter to the Parisian upper middle class and he successfully became part of elite art circles. For his own paintings he chose fashionable themes: female portraits, scenes of modern life, sophisticated interiors painted in vibrant colours and fluid brushstrokes.
Monday, July 30, 2012
George Elgar Hicks
Born on March 13, 1824 in Lymington, Hampshire, England, George Elgar Hicks was the second son of a wealthy magistrate, who along with fellow painter William Powell Frith, became amongst the most admired and popular painters of the Victorian era. Hicks parents encouraged him to become a doctor, leading him to study medicine at University College, London from 1840-1842. However after three years of "arduous and disagreeable study", Hicks began training as an artist. In 1843 Hick's attended Sass's Academy and by 1844 had entered the Royal Academy Schools. Hicks then married Maria Hariss in 1847 with whom he would eventually have eight children. In 1859, Hicks exhibited his first large genre painting at the Royal Academy, following Frith's recent commercial success in painting similar scenes. Hicks continued to paint genre scenes to much acclaim throughout the 1860's before shifting to historical scenes, literary scenes,and portraiture in the 1870's and 1880's. Hicks died a month before the declaration of World War I, in 1914. Paintings of his can be found in the Tate Museum in London.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Belgian, b. 1870
Misonne was a master pictorialist photographer, whose atmospheric landscapes and street scenes are among the finest pictorial depictions of such subject matter. He employed many process and techniques throughout his career and championed a highly diffused printing system and light quality. His photographs are among many important collections and anthologies on the history of pictorialist photography.