Caravaggio Artist Profile

Caravaggio Artist Profile

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610), was an Italian painter active in Rome for most of his artistic life. During the final four years of his life he moved between Naples, Malta, and Sicily until his death. His paintings have been characterized by art critics as combining a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, which had a formative influence on Baroque painting.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Ivan Aivazovsky Artist Profile

Ivan Aivazovsky Artist Profile

Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky was an Armenian-Russian Romantic painter who is considered one of the greatest masters of marine art. He was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia in Crimea and was mostly based there.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Gustav Klimt Artist Profile

Gustav Klimt Artist Profile

Gustav Klimt, a name synonymous with artistic innovation and sensuous beauty, is one of the most celebrated figures in the history of art. His mesmerizing works, characterized by intricate patterns, sensuality, and a unique blend of symbolism and realism, have left an indelible mark on the world of art. Born on July 14, 1862, in Baumgarten, a suburb of Vienna, Klimt's journey from humble beginnings to becoming a leading figure of the Viennese Secession movement is a testament to his artistic genius and determination.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
George Bellows Artist Profile

George Bellows Artist Profile

George Wesley Bellows was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City. He became, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation".
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Koloman Moser Artist Profile

Koloman Moser Artist Profile

Koloman Moser, a luminary figure of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was a multifaceted artist and designer whose contributions left an indelible mark on the worlds of art, architecture, and decorative arts. Born on March 30, 1868, in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria), Moser's life and artistic journey were characterized by innovation, creativity, and a relentless pursuit of beauty and functionality.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Francis Picabia Artist Profile

Francis Picabia Artist Profile

Once known as "Papa Dada," Francis Picabia was one of the principle figures of the Dada movement both in Paris and New York. A friend and associate of Marcel Duchamp, he became known for a rich variety of work ranging from strange, comic-erotic images of machine parts to text-based paintings that foreshadow aspects of Conceptual art.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
William Blake Artist Profile

William Blake Artist Profile

William Blake's life and work serve as a model for how we think of contemporary artists today. His work was supported by a small, zealous group of supporters despite being overlooked by his peers and marginalized by the academic institutions of his time. He is now recognized as a model for the avant-garde artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whose creative spirit is in opposition to the culture's predominant mood.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Robert Delaunay Artist Profile

Robert Delaunay Artist Profile

Robert Delaunay's colorful and formally experimental paintings were a unique fusion of early-20th-century European artistic trends. His most famous works centered on the intellectually and visually stimulating world of Belle Époque Paris in which he and his wife, Sonia Delaunay (Terk), founded the Orphism movement.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Jean-Léon Gérôme Artist Profile

Jean-Leon Gerome Artist Profile

Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as academicism. His paintings were widely reproduced, so much so that he was arguably the world's most famous living artist by 1880.
May 21, 2024 — James Lucas
Mary Cassatt - Artist Profile

Mary Cassatt - Artist Profile

Mary Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania but lived much of her adult life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists.
May 20, 2024 — James Lucas
Albert Bierstadt Landscape paintings

Albert Bierstadt - Artist Profile

Bierstadt is today widely regarded as one of the greatest landscape artists in the United States, despite being criticized by critics in his later years for being excessive and unrefined; a man whose unique paintings depict the natural history of the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century.
May 20, 2024 — James Lucas
Suzanne Valadon Artist Profile

Suzanne Valadon Artist Profile

Suzanne Valadon (1865–1938) defied conventions as a self-taught artist. She became the first woman admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1894. Her subjects ranged from female nudes and portraits to still lifes and landscapes. Valadon’s richly colored depictions continue to inspire.
May 17, 2024 — James Lucas