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Augustus Edwin John
 

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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
 

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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
 

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


Alexander Milne Calder (August 23, 1846 – June 4, 1923) 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, Scotland, the s......
 
Zhang Daqian
 

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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
 

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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–1960s. Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and br......
 
Dame Barbara Hepworth
 

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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
 

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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. Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova was born on July 3, 1881, in Nagaevo (now in the Chernsky District of Tula ......
 
Dorothea Tanning
 

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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, ......
 
Robert Mapplethorpe
 

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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......
 
Rufino Tamayo
 

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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......
 
Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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 ......
 
Lawrence Stephen Lowry
 

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


Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA (1 November 1887 – 23 February 1976) was an English artist. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, Lancashire, where he lived and worked for more than 40 years, and also Salford and its surrounding areas. Lowry is famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England in the......
 
Samuel John Lamorna Birch
 

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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
 

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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......
 
Carl Van Vechten
 

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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. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the youngest child of Charles and Ada Van Vechten. :14 He graduated from Washington High School in 1898, and later the Univer......
 
Garry Winogrand
 

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


Garry Winogrand (14 January 1928 – 19 March 1984) was a street photographer from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of American 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 on pe......
 
Herbert Bayer
 

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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 ......
 
Karel Appel
 

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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......
 
Bill Brandt
 

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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 his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes.......
 
Beatrice Wood
 

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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 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 New York a......
 
Leonor Fini
 

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


Leonor Fini (1907–1996) was an Italian 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 17, ......
 
George Maciunas
 

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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......
 
Clyfford Still
 

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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......
 
Jean Paul Riopelle
 

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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......
 
Louise Nevelson
 

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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......
 
Bruce Conner
 

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Bruce Conner (1933 - 2008) - United States (Mcpherson)


Bruce Conner (November 18, 1933 – July 7, 2008) was an American artist renowned for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography, among other disciplines. Born in McPherson, Kansas, Conner was raised in Wichita, Kansas, attended Wichita University (now Wichita State University), and received his B.F.A in Art ......
 
Conrad Marca Relli
 

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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
 

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David Davidovich Burliuk (1882 - 1967) -
Post-Impressionism, Realism, Naive Art / Primitivism, Futurism, Cubo-Futurism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Abstract Art


David Davidovich Burliuk (Ukrainian and Russian: Дави́д Дави́дович Бурлю́к 21 July 1882 – 15 January 1967) was a Russian and 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......
 
Jörg Immendorff
 

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Jörg Immendorff (1945 - 2007) -


Jörg Immendorff (June 14, 1945 – May 28, 2007) was one of the best known contemporary German painters he was also a sculptor, stage designer and art professor. Immendorff was born in Bleckede, Lower Saxony. When he was 11 years old, his father left the family. This traumatic experience has been used to explain Immendorff's later feelings of inadequ......
 
Richard Long
 

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Richard Long (1945 - 1974) - United States (Chicago)


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 of......
 
Theodoros Stamos
 

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


Theodoros Stamos (Greek: Θεόδωρος Στάμος), (December 31, 1922 – February 2, 1997) was a Greek American artist. 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......
 
Xu Beihong
 

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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 ......
 
Peake Mervyn
 

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Peake Mervyn (1911 - 1968) - China (Kuling)


Mervyn Laurence Peake (9 July 1911 – 17 November 1968) was an English writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. The three works were part of what Peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the completion of which was prevented by his death. They are sometimes compared to the work of ......
 
Henry Lamb
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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. Born in Ge Gong Ling village (located in Meijiang district梅江区, ......
 
Frank Ernest Beresford
 

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


Frank Ernest Beresford (30 August 1881 – 1967) was a British painter from Derby, England. Frank Beresford was born in Derby in 1881 and had a long artistic education. He first studied at the Derby School of Art, then St John's Wood Art School, and finally at the Royal Academy Schools. His talent was rewarded with a travel scholarship that took him ......
 
Jose Luis Cuevas
 

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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......
 
Anni Albers
 

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


Annelise Albers (née Fleischmann) (June 12, 1899 – May 9, 1994) was a German textile artist and printmaker. She is perhaps the best known textile artist of the 20th century. 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......
 
Walasse Ting
 

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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
 

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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, while......
 
George Rickey
 

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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......
 
Benito Quinquela Martín
 

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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......
 
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
 

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902 - 2002) -


Manuel Álvarez Bravo (February 4, 1902 – October 19, 2002, age 100) was Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and is the most important figure in 20th-century Latin American photography. He was born and raised in Mexico City. While he took art classes at the Academy of San Carlos, his photography is self-taught. His career spanned from the......
 
Per Krohg
 

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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......
 
Leroy Neiman
 

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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 Runqu......
 
Mario Prassinos
 

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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......
 
Joan Mitchell
 

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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 and Sonia Gechtoff, ......
 
Nikos Engonopoulos
 

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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......
 
Mary Agnes Yerkes
 

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Mary Agnes Yerkes (1880 - 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
 

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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......
 
Nathan Oliveira
 

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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 hundreds of group exhibitions, in important museums and ......
 
Chu Teh Chun
 

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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 and his schoolmates Wu Guanzhong and Zao Wou-Ki were dubbed the "Three Musketeers" of modernist Chinese artists trained in China and F......
 
John Randall Bratby
 

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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......
 
Eugenio Cruz Vargas
 

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

 
Antonio Frasconi
 

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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. Frasconi was born 28 April 1919 on a boat between Argentina & Uruguay and was raised in Montevideo, Urug......
 
Patrick Heron
 

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


Patrick Heron (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was a British abstract and figurative artist, who lived in Zennor, Cornwall. Born at Headingley, Leeds in Yorkshire in 1920, he was the son of Thomas Milner Heron and Eulalie 'Jack' Heron (née Davies), the first of four children (Michael, Joanna and Giles). His father was a clothes manufacturer, pacif......
 
William Menzies Coldstream
 

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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......
 
Jean Hélion
 

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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, ......
 
Ralph Nicholas Chubb
 

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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......
 
John Hoyland
 

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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......
 
Milton Resnick
 

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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......
 
Lisette Model
 

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Lisette Model (1901 - 1983) -


Lisette Model (born Elise Amelie Felicie Stern November 10, 1901 – March 30, 1983) was an Austrian-born American photographer. Primarily known for the frank humanism of her street photography, exact details of Model's life remain unclear. What is known is that she was well-known and respected in photographic communities during her life.[according t......
 
Ludwig Bemelmans
 

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Ludwig Bemelmans (1898 - 1962) -


Ludwig Bemelmans (April 27, 1898 – October 1, 1962) was an Austria-Hungary-born American writer and illustrator of children's books. He is known best for the Madeline picture books. Six were published from 1939 to 1961 a seventh was discovered after his death and published posthumously in 1999. Bemelmans was born to the Belgian painter Lambert Beme......
 
Maryan S Maryan
 

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


Pinchas Burstein (1927–1977), later known as Maryan S. Maryan, was a Polish-born Jewish 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 undert......
 
Abraham Rattner
 

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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......
 
Robert Colquhoun
 

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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......
 
David Jagger
 

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


David Jagger, RP, ROI (born 1891, Kilnhurst, near Rotherham, Yorkshire – died 1958 London) was an acclaimed English portrait painter. He was a prolific portrait painter, renowned for his commissioned portraits of London's high society and British aristocracy, notable portraits include Robert Baden-Powell (1929), Queen Mary (1930 and 1932), King Geo......
 
Alfred Reginald Thomson
 

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


Alfred Reginald Thomson RA (10 December 1894 - 27 October 1979) was an English artist, 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 Britain from India he atten......
 
Wilfrid Gabriel De Glehn
 

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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......
 
Peggy Bacon
 

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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......
 
Reginald Marsh
 

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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......
 
Bernard Fleetwood Walker
 

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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......
 
Ivor Williams
 

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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......
 
Norman Bluhm
 

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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 ......
 
Paul Lucien Maze
 

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Paul Lucien Maze (1887 - 1979) - France (Le Havre)


Paul Lucien Maze (21 May 1887 – 17 September 1979) was an Anglo-French painter. He is often known as “The last of the Post Impressionists" and was one of the great artists of his generation. His mediums included oils, watercolours and pastels and his paintings include French maritime scenes, busy New York City scenes and the English countryside. He......
 
Jacques Majorelle
 

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Jacques Majorelle (1886 - 1962) -


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......
 
Alfred Jensen
 

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Alfred Jensen (1903 - 1981) - Guatemala (Guatemala City)


Alfred Julio Jensen was an abstract painter. His paintings are often characterized by grids of brightly colored triangles, circles or squares, painted in thick impasto. Conveying a complex web of ideas, often incorporating calligraphy or numerical systems, they are frequently referred to as "concrete" abstract art. After his death in 1981, the Gugg......
 
Fred Uhlman
 

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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......
 
David Brown Milne
 

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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......
 
Fernando Cueto Amorsolo
 

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Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (1892 - 1972) - Philippines (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 in May 30, 1892 in Paco, Manila. Don Fabi......
 
Huang Binhong
 

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Huang Binhong (1865 - 1955) -


Huáng Bīnhóng (黃賓虹) (1865-1955) was a Chinese art historian and literati painter born in Jinhua in Zhejiang province. His ancestral home was She County in 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 of ......
 
Xie Zhiliu
 

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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......
 
E.H Shepard
 

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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......
 
Gustav Adolf Mossa
 

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Charles Henri Ford
 

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Charles Henri Ford (1908 - 2002) - United States (Brookhaven)


Charles Henri Ford (February 10, 1908 – September 27, 2002) was an American poet, novelist, diarist, filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist. He published more than a dozen collections of poetry, exhibited his artwork in Europe and the United States, edited the Surrealist magazine View (1940–1947) in New York City, and directed an experimental ......
 
Robert Tatin
 

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David Jones
 

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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......
 
Dadamaino
 

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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.......
 
Keith Henderson
 

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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......
 
Lucy Elizabeth Kemp Welch
 

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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......
 
Alberto Morrocco
 

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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......
 
William Russell Flint
 

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William Russell Flint (1880 - 1969) -


Sir William Russell Flint RA (4 April 1880 – 30 December 1969) was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera, and printmaking. Flint was born in Edinburgh on 4 April 1880 and was educated at Daniel Stewart's College and then Edinburgh Institution. From 1894 to ......
 
John Ward
 

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John Ward (1912 - 1981) -


John Bryan Ward-Perkins, CMG, CBE, FBA (3 February 1912, Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom – 28 May 1981, Cirencester, United Kingdom) was a British Classical architectural historian and archaeologist, and director of the British School at Rome. He was the eldest son of Bryan Ward-Perkins, a British civil servant in India, and Winifred Mary Hickman. Wa......
 
James Purdy
 

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James Purdy (1914 - 2009) -


James Otis Purdy (July 17, 1914 – March 13, 2009) was an American novelist, short-story writer, poet, and playwright who, since his debut in 1956, published over a dozen novels, and many collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages and in 2013 his short stories were collected in The Compl......
 
Nestor Cambier
 

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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......
 
Kenneth Hayes Miller
 

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Kenneth Hayes Miller (1876 - 1952) -


Kenneth Hayes Miller (March 11, 1876 – January 1, 1952) was an American painter, printmaker, and teacher. Born in Oneida, New York, he studied at the Art Students League of New York with Kenyon Cox, Henry Siddons Mowbray and with William Merritt Chase at the New York School of Art. His early works were influenced by the paintings of his friend Albe......
 
 
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