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HANS DAHL (1849/1937), NORWEGIAN PAINTER

sun and smiling people in national costume HANS DAHL 1/3 – His talent was evident already when he was 16, but was after the military service he received artistic education. He was educated to become an official and became a lieutenant in 1871. His first performance was held in Düsseldorf in 1876. The painter, who from 1888 lived in Germany. …

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ANDERS ZORN (1860/1920), SWEDISH PAINTER – When it comes to the skills that need to capture the light and colors

Bequally equally skillful in watercolor, oil and etching ANDERS ZORN 1/3 – He was one of the most prominent Swedish artists, painter and sculptor, best known for his nude studies and portraits (especially of the common and working class). He was born in 1860 in Mora to a young unmarried peasant woman and his life was not easy, because he …

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PERCY TREZISE (1923/2005), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER

One man’s passion for Rock Art PERCY TREZISE 1/3 – He was a painter and writer, historian and documenter of Aboriginal rock art. He was born in Tallangatta (Victoria) in 1923 and is associated with Far North Queensland and the rock art galleries of the Cape York Peninsula. He attended a bush school and his interest in Aboriginal people began, …

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DONALD FRIEND (1915/1989), AUSTRALIAN PAINTER – The Duke of Bali

Driven by the feeling of the insufficiency of life DONALD FRIEND 1/3 – Born in Sydney in 1915, he was a mid 20th century painter, cartoonist and author. His diaries (he kept from the age of 13), show his determination to become an artist. At the age 17 he lived for some time with North Queensland family, beginning a series …

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KIM FUJIWARA (1957), AMERICAN PAINTER

Art as lifetime process of learning and passion KIM FUJIWARA 1/3 – His first portrait commission came from a customer, who saw his portraits, asking him to do one of him and his wife (from a not-so-good photograph). His influences were Marvel comic books, Monster movies, psychedelic rock posters, Creepy and Mad magazines. He was born and raised on the …

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FRED FELLOWS (1934), AMERICAN PAINTER

When art goes beyond contemporary scenes FRED FELLOWS 1/3 – He has won gold and silver medals in all media: painting, sculpture, watercolor and drawing. He has an active imagination and a God given talent for drawing. His grandfather was a civil industrial engineer in Ponca City. Born in Ponca City (Oklahoma), he lived his early years to the 101 …

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DAVID YORKE (1949), AMERICAN PAINTER

When figurative painting comes from photographs DAVID YORKE 1/3 – He lives in Florida. At a very young age he enjoyed expressing himself through design and craftsmanship. Following his brother’s career, he studied Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating in Advertising. His interest in the American West began shortly after graduation on a journey through several states of the …

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ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830/1902), AMERICAN PAINTER

Importance of subjects and mastery of pictorial technique ALBERT BIERSTADT 1/3 – He had been one of the first painters, who have artificially captured the greatness of the American West. In making his paintings he was inspired by photographs and artefacts collected during his travels. He was an US painter, born in Germany in 1830 and singer of the American …

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WINSLOW HOMER (1836/1910), AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

A spontaneous style, which creates the idea of immediate naturalness WINSLOW HOMER 1/3 – He was interested in painting man in difficult situations, in contact with nature, marine landscapes, fishermen and their families. He began painting as a self-taught artist, but since 1857 he began collaborating as an illustrator in several newspapers. Born in Boston in 1836, he became a …

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MARY CASSATT (1844/1926), AMERICAN IMPRESSIONIST PAINTER

Deep tenderness for her favorite subjects – children and women with children in ordinary scenes MARY CASSATT 1/3 – She was born in Allegheny (Pennsylvania) in 1844 to wealthy family of great culture. She had not focused her attention on landscapes, but on women in their family environment. She, one of the first women who decided to paint, challenging the …

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