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Félix Ziem – French painter

Félix Ziem – French painter

Félix Ziem – French painter  Félix Ziem (26 February 1821 – 10 November 1911) was a French painter in the style of the Barbizon School, who also produced some Orientalist works. Biography He was born Félix-Francois Georges Philibert Ziem in Beaune in the Côte-d’Or département of the Burgundy région of France. His mother was […]

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel – French painter

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel – French painter

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel – French painter  Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (19 May 1839 – 25 February 1929) was a French painter. His paintings are exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes and the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. He specialized in historical genre paintings. At a 2012 Sotheby’s auction, one of his paintings, The […]

Adolf Schreyer – German painter

Adolf Schreyer – German painter

Adolf Schreyer – German painter  Adolf Schreyer (July 9, 1828 Frankfurt-am-Main – July 29, 1899 Kronberg im Taunus) was a German painter, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Biography He studied art first at the Städel Institute in his native town, and then at Stuttgart and Munich. He painted many of his favourite […]

Thomas Gainsborough – English painter

Thomas Gainsborough – English painter

Thomas Gainsborough – English painter Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. Along with his bitter rival Sir Joshua Reynolds, he is considered one of the most important British portrait artists of the second half of the 18th century. He painted […]

Vladimir Borovikovsky – Russian painter

Vladimir Borovikovsky – Russian painter

Vladimir Borovikovsky – Russian painter  Vladimir Lukich Borovikovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Луки́ч Боровико́вский, Ukrainian: Володи́мир Лýкич Боровикóвський, Volodýmyr Lúkyč Borovykóvs’kyj) July 24 O.S. (August 4, N.S.) 1757 – April 6 O.S. (April 18, N.S.) 1825) was a Russian painter of Ukrainian origin who dominated portraiture in Russia at the turn of the 19th century. Biography […]

William Hogarth – English painter

William Hogarth – English painter

William Hogarth – English painter  William Hogarth FRSA (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called “modern moral subjects”, perhaps best known being his moral series A Harlot’s Progress, A […]

Julian Alden Weir – American impressionist painter

Julian Alden Weir – American impressionist painter

Julian Alden Weir – American impressionist painter  Julian Alden Weir (August 30, 1852 – December 8, 1919) was an American impressionist painter and member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut. Weir was also one of the founding members of “The Ten”, a loosely allied group of American artists dissatisfied with professional […]

Edwin Lord Weeks – American artist

Edwin Lord Weeks – American artist

Edwin Lord Weeks – American artist Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903) was an American artist, noted for his Orientalist works. Life Weeks was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849. His parents were affluent spice and tea merchants from Newton, a suburb of Boston, and as such they were able to finance their son’s youthful […]

Alfred Stevens – Belgian painter

Alfred Stevens – Belgian painter

Alfred Stevens – Belgian painter(1823-1906) Alfred Émile Léopold Stevens (11 May 1823 – 24 August 1906) was a Belgian painter, known for his paintings of elegant modern women. Alfred Stevens was born in Brussels. He came from a family involved with the visual arts: his older brother Joseph (1816–1892) and his son Léopold (1866–1935) were […]

Gustav Klimt – Austrian symbolist painter

Gustav Klimt – Austrian symbolist painter

Gustav Klimt – Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other objets d’art. Klimt’s primary subject was the female body and his works are […]

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