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of Vincent van Gogh - There has been much speculation
about famous artist Vincent van Gogh suffering later psychological trauma as a
result of being a "replacement child" and having a deceased brother
with the same name and same birth date ...
of Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali is considered as the
greatest artist of the surrealist art movement and one of the greatest
masters of art of the twentieth century. During his lifetime the
public got a picture of an excentric paranoid. His personality caused
a lot of ...
of Pablo Picasso - Before he struck upon Cubism, Picasso
went through a prodigious number of styles - realism, caricature,
the Blue Period, and the Rose Period. The Blue Period dates from
1901 to 1904 and is characterized by a predominantly blue palette
and subjects focusing on outcasts, beggars, and prostitutes ...
of Claude Monet - Claude's family was not very happy
about his vocation for painting. In 1860 he was drafted and had
to go to Northern Africa for two years. After his return from Africa
he went to Paris and took painting lessons at Gleyre's Artists studio in
of M. C. Escher - M.C. Escher produced work
that remains among the most widely reproduced and popular graphic
art of the 20th century. His brain-teasing prints use interlocking
shapes, transforming creatures, and impossible architectures to
challenge the viewer's perceptions of reality ...
of Ansel Adams - Ansel Adams was not only a masterful
photographic technician but a lifelong conservationist who pleaded
for understanding of, and respect for, the natural environment.
Although he spent a large part of his career in commercial photography,
he is best known for his majestic landscape photographs ...
of Gustav Klimt - Gustav Klimt was one of
the most innovative and controversial artists of the early 20th
century. Born in 1862 the son of an engraver, Klimt attended the
Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts) in Vienna for seven
years, met some famous artists ...
of Wassily Kandinsky - The famous Russian painter and graphic
artist Wassily Kandinsky was one of the great masters
of modern art and the outstanding representative of pure abstract
painting that dominated the first half of the 20th century ...
of Jack Vettriano - Born in Scotland in 1953 of Italian
parents, Jack Vettriano began his career as a mining engineer in
the Scottish coalfields, painting only in his spare time. In 1988,
Vettriano gave up his job as a mining engineer ...
of Alfred Alexander Gockel - Inspired by society, Gockel's
work can be divided into two major categories: unique art work,
mostly oil on canvas, and graphics. However, as a famous artist,
his work ranges from etching to serigraphy to aquarelles ...
of Leonardo da Vinci - Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian
painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. He was one
of the greatest minds of the Italian Renaissance, and his influence
on the painting of the following generations was enormous ...
of Henri Silberman - In his teenage years, Silberman
became fascinated by photography and has subsequently made a highly
successful career from his talent and skills, especially in the
field of New York urban landscapes ...
of Don Li-Leger - Don Li-Leger's paintings reveal the
artist's intimate knowledge and deep sensitivity to the often hidden
realms of nature. Born and raised in British Columbia, he has painted
since childhood, focusing initially on birds and animals of his
native province ...
of Georgia O'Keeffe - Georgia O'Keeffe was an American
artist born on November 15, 1887 in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. O'Keeffe
is chiefly known for her landscapes and paintings of desert flowers,
which are often interpreted as yonic symbols ...
of Leonetto Cappiello - The Italian born artist, became
famous in 1900 and created posters in Paris for over forty years.
Leonetto Cappiello started his career working as a caricaturist
of James Blakeway - James Blakeway uses unconventional
ways of getting the panoramic shot he desires. He has hung from
a helicopter and been suspended 800 feet in the air from a crane.
One of the world's premier skyline photographers ...
of Will Rafuse - His art has a universal appeal to those
who are looking to add a light hearted, witty image to their environment.
His famous work ranges from loveable animals to animated characters to
delectable pastries and cocktails, but his trademark style remains ...
of Alphonse Mucha - Like every aspiring artist of the
day, Mucha ended up in Paris in 1887. He was a little older than
many of his fellows, but he had come further in both distance and
time. A chance encounter in Moravia had provided him with a patron
who was willing to fund his studies ...
of Mark Rothko - Celebrated for his use of color, Rothko
developed a process in which he used thinned oils applied in layers
to attain the effect of translucent and luminous watercolor. For
extensive periods throughout his career Rothko taught at colleges
and universities ...
of Diego Rivera - At the young age of 10, Diego decided
he wanted to become an artist. So he began taking evening classes
at the Academy of San Carlos in Mexico City ...
of Erickson Kerne - Erickson spent years as a freelance
graphic artist compiling an arsenal from the innumerable and varying
demands exerted by his considerable clientele, the culmination of
this freelance experience is a style that bares rich evidence of
the hand ...
of Dennis Loren - Famous artists Dennis was born in Detroit in 1946.
After graduating from high school in 1964 he worked full time while
attending art classes until he was drafted in 1965. In the spring
of 1967 he was briefly stationed at the Presidio in San Francisco
of Henri Mastisse - Like many avant-garde artists in
Paris, Matisse was receptive to a broad range of influences. He
was one of the first painters to take an interest in primitive art
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