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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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MARSDEN HARTLEY (1877/1943), AMERICAN PAINTER

Modern ideas and a               personal vision of art MARSDEN HARTLEY 1/3 – He was a pioneer of American modernism, whose knowledge of French avant-garde styles and close collaboration with innovative German painters led him to invent one of the most innovative painting styles of the early twentieth century. In addition to being a painter, he is also remembered as a …

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ALBERT HERTER (1871/1950), AMERICAN PAINTER

The artist with no theory of art and method ALBERT HERTER 1/3 – He was a superb muralist, and his respect for beautiful aesthetic arts and neoclassical techniques were cultivated in Paris and New York (but also appreciated at Palm Beache Santa Barbara). He, who was born in New York, came from a family of artists. He studied in New …

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ROBERTO MATTA (1911/2002), CHILEAN PAINTER

To make the invisible visible ROBERTO MATTA 1/3 – Born in Santiago of Chile in 1911, he decided to study architecture at the Universidad Católica de Santiago. After studying architecture in 1934, he moved to Paris, contacting intellectuals such as Federico García Lorca, André Breton and Salvador Dalí. He is one of the great pioneers of modernist abstraction, with epic …

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PAUL DELVAUX (1897/1994), BELGIAN PAINTER

The man that in 1934 had met Surrealism PAUL DELVAUX 1/3 – He was born in Antheit (Belgium), and studied architecture and decorative painting at the Royal Academy of Beaux-Arts in Brussels. His early paintings were primarily naturalistic landscapes and between 1920 and 1925 he completed about 80 such compositions. He was associated with the Surrealism art movement (although he …

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KURT SELIGMANN (1900/1962), SWIZZ/AMERICAN PAINTER

The first messages, from the spirit world   of the objects KURT SELIGMANN 1/3 – He was a monumental figure within the Surrealist movement (especially in America). Born in Basel (Switzerland), his first employment as was in a local printer’s shop, where he was involved to apply color to pictures on glass. In 1918 he started to participate in exhibitions, and …

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FRANCIS PICABIA (1879/1953), FRENCH PAINTER

Abstract planar compositions, colourful and rich in contrasts FRANCIS PICABIA 1/3 – Born in Paris on a January day, dying 74 years later in the same city and home, on a November day. This was the existential frame in which this French-born French painter and writer who had studied at the High School of Fine Arts lived. The beginning of …

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TOSHIYUKI ENOKI (1961), JAPANESE PAINTER

Exploring the content, from fantasy and myth TOSHIYUKI ENOKI 1/3 – He was born in Tokyo and had studies Arts and Design at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is a contemporary Japanese artist who works in the techniques of traditional lacquer painting (oil, acrylic, metal leaf and ink on canvas). With several different genres of traditional …

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LIU HONG YUAN (1976), CHINESE PAINTER

Her paintings look as if they are sculptured on the canvas LIU HONG YUAN 1/3 – She is a rare mixed media artist combining tradition and contemporary modernist trends. Her detailed works, consisted of every jewel worn by her lady, with the porcelains and fruit blossoms flowers on tables. This talented Chinese artist, was born in Baoding (Hebei Province). Her …

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GOPAL SWAMI KHETANCHI (1958), INDIAN REALIST PAINTER

GOPAL SWAMI KHETANCHI 1/3 – He hails from Sardarshahar town (in Churu district), and his father was a painter who worked as an art teacher. His appreciation of India’s history remains evident throughout his paintings. He grew up in Rajasthan and ventured into painting at the age of 15 (starting with portraits). He was inspired by the paintings of Leonardo …

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