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Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Portrait Of Violet" By ~ Sir James Jebusa Shannon ~ 1862 - 1923.

Sir James Jebusa Shannon, although he was born in Auburn, New York in 1862, moved to London in 1878 to establish his career in England. He studied at the South Kensington School of Art under Sir Edward Poynter, before attracting the attention of the Royal Academy. Shannon later had the honor of becoming a full Academician.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

"Beneath The Cherry Blossoms" By ~ Adrien Moreau ~ 1843 - 1906.

Adrien Moreau was born in Troyes on April 18, 1843 and was a student of Isidore Pils (one of the early 19th century Academic artists). A classical artist by training, Moreau began exploring the subjects that would occupy him for the remainder of his life – genre and history painting. He exhibited his first work at the Paris Salon in 1868 and continued to exhibit there throughout the century.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Agreeable Tidings" By ~ Tito Conti ~ 1842 - 1924.

Tito Conti was born in Florence, Italy on September 3, 1842 and died in the same city in 1924. Conti is considered a master of genre from the Italian School.

Tito Conti is considered one of Italy’s most important 19th century figure painters. He is known for his precise attention to detail bringing each character to life. His works are filled with atmosphere and color. Conti’s
designed each canvas with precision which brought him fame and fortune.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Look At The Time" By ~ Gustave de Jonghe ~ 1829 - 1893.

Painter of genre scenes and portraits. Gustave De Jonghe was a pupil of his father, Jean-Baptiste De Jonghe, Navez and Gallait. Following the example of Alfred Stevens, he settled in Paris before 1860 and became the exquisite painter of elegant women and family life in the Second Empire. He distinguished himself by his talent and his reputation from 1863 onwards was undisputed. Disabled from
1882 on by a haemorrhage, he went to live in Brussels two years later. Sick and stricken with blindness, he eventually moved to Antwerp, where he spent the last years of his life.

"Jeune Fille", By ~ Francois Boucher ~ 1703 - 1770.

Fran├žois Boucher was born in the autumn of 1703, Rue de la Verrerie, 11th district of Paris, into the family of a modest painter and designer, Nicolas.
From his father Boucher received a broad artistic training and education, however Nicolas soon realized that his son would need the supervision of a more skilled artist to fully master his talents. Thus in 1720, when Boucher turned seventeen, he entered the studio of Fran├žois Lemoyne, a rising figure in art and soon to be a lead promoter of the Rococo genre.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"The Dark Lady" By ~ Anna Katrina Zinkeisen ~ 1901 ~ 1976.

The full extent of Anna's work during the Second World War is unclear, but by the middle of the 1940's it is known that Doris was touring Belgium, France and Germany in her capacity as war artist. In 1945 she arrived at Belsen Concentration Camp immediately after it's liberation, in time to document the movement of 28,000 former inmates, attempts to care for and rehabilitate them, and the aftermath of the operation in which 13,000 of them who were beyond help died.