His illustration work inflected his paintings, helping to shape his technique. JOHN FRENCH SLOAN started his career as an illustrator. Between 1892 and 1915, illustration was his primary means of support on newspapers and magazines. Bornin in a August day in Lock Haven (Pennsylvania), he moved to Philadelphia with his family at the age of five. Grewing up in a …Read More »
ZUBEIDA AGHA (1922/1997), PAKISTANI PAINTER – Without sincerity there is no true art.
The pioneer woman of non-traditional pictorial imagery. For her, without sincerity there is no true art. With an art scholarship in 1950, she enrolled at a school of arts in London, and later to the Ecole des Beau Arts, Paris. In her early work, she attempted to explore also surrealistic paintings. Creating paintings (that will enable future generations to share …Read More »
SAIRA WASIM (1975), PAKISTANI PAINTER – Watching visitors secretly, drawing their appearance.
Asian roots and shifting Identities. To explore social and political issues, her work uses the contemporary miniature form. Her work offers a voice against ignorance and prejudice, also through the use of caricature and satire. SAIRA WASIM she went to Lahore’s National College of Arts, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. Her art has been shown in …Read More »
ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (1563/1639), ITALIAN BAROQUE PAINTER – When art intertwines with life.
One of the more successful interpreters of Caravaggio’s style. His father was a Florentine artist who had moved to Pisa, the city where he was born on a day in July. What he has painted represents a creative synthesis in perfect balance between physical concreteness and abstraction. He knew the art of Rubens. In Genoa and London he was able …Read More »
SATURNO BUTTO (1957), ITALIAN SURREALIST PAINTER – Painting a human figure, to illustrate the story that you decide to tell.
A work focused on identity and content. The work of SATURNO BUTTO, born in Portogruaro (Venice), is characterized by his interpretation of sacred art. What you observe inside his paintings, is his creative and conflicting approach to Western religious iconography, compared to the human body. Within a conflict between transgression and ecstasy, living paintings and neo-Gothic altars, the artist’s surrealist …Read More »
COLIN UNWIN GILL (1892/1940), ENGLISH PAINTER – The most notable work as a war artist during the First World War
Painting Western WWI Front COLIN UNWIN GILL was born at Bexleyheath (Kent), and studied at the Slade School of Art. At the start of World War I he served on the Western Front, until he was back to England with gas poisoning in 1918. His first exhibited in 1914, and he showed works at the Royal Academy. He also taught …Read More »
NIGEL VAN WIECK (1947), ENGLISH REALISTIC PAINTER – When lights, shadows and colors turn a canvas into a realistic narration
A way of painting that prefers urban streets and interiors of houses He loves to create a concrete perspective, the one that always invites you to enter his painting. Stronger was his fascination with the work of Edward Hopper, in whom he perceived a kindred spirit. NIGEL VAN WIECK https://www.facebook.com/nigel.vanwieck has been living and working in New York, USA. His …Read More »
FRANCES HODKINGS (1869/1947), NEW ZEALAND PAINTER – A singular artist
I feel that if I had known what was before me, I should never have had the courage to begin FRANCES HODGKINS was born in Dunedin, the daughter of a lawyer and amateur painter. As a girl, she and her sister attended a private girls’ secondary school, demonstrating artistic talent early. After attended the Dunedin School, she became an art …Read More »
RITA ANGUS (1908/1979), NEW ZEALAND PAINTER – Between Byzantine and cubism art
Paintings clear and sharply-defined Her paintings are clear and sharply-defined. RITA ANGUS was influenced by Byzantine and cubism art, and also by the English painter Christopher Perkins. One of the most famous of 1936′ paintings is “Cass“, in which she portrayed the bare emptiness of the Canterbury landscape, using forms and unblended colours in a style remiscent of poster art. …Read More »
THOMAS WILMER DEWING (1851/1938), AMERICAN PAINTER –Elegant and refined women, placed in interiors or autdoors
Painting figures in tonal style early life experience brought him about a love of music (which would later influence many of his paintings). Painting figures in a tonalist style at a time when Impressionism was dominant, he became a artist influenced by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. As you can observe, his unique style approached the mysterious world of the French …Read More »