Jim Holdaway: Modesty Blaise Illustrator

JIM HOLDAWAY: MODESTY BLAISE ILLUSTRATOR

Jim Holdaway (1927-1970) died of a heart attack a few months shy of his 43rd birthday. Like some other talented artists who died young,...

Vittorio Matteo Corcos, “peintre des jolies femmes”

VITTORIO MATTEO CORCOS, “PEINTRE DES JOLIES FEMMES”

Sogni - 1896 Vittorio Matteo Corcos (1859-1933) is perhaps best known for the above painting that can be viewed at Rome's Galleria...

 
 
 
Keith Ferris: Disciplined Aviation Artist

KEITH FERRIS: DISCIPLINED AVIATION ARTIST

If you have visited the Air and Space Museum on the Washington DC mall, you probably viewed the huge mural of U.S. Army B-17 bombers...

Molti Ritratti: Bernard Montgomery

MOLTI RITRATTI: BERNARD MONTGOMERY

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) is famous for winning the battle of El Alamein...

 
 
 
Amédée Ozenfant's Intellectualized Art

AMÉDÉE OZENFANT'S INTELLECTUALIZED ART

Amédée Ozenfant (1886-1966) seems to be best-known for creating the Purism movement of the early 1920s. His Wikipedia entry is here...

Michelotti's Grossly Exaggerated Presentation Drawings

MICHELOTTI'S GROSSLY EXAGGERATED PRESENTATION DRAWINGS

Giovanni Michelotti (1921-1980) was one of the leading Italian automobile stylists of his day. But he is perhaps less well-known than...

 
 
 
A Small, Very Nice Saint-Gaudens Sculpture

A SMALL, VERY NICE SAINT-GAUDENS SCULPTURE

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907) was one of America's best sculptors - regardless of era. His Wikipedia entry is here . The Seattle...

Saul Tepper Vignette Illustrations

SAUL TEPPER VIGNETTE ILLUSTRATIONS

Saul Tepper (1899-1987) is one of my favorite illustrators who worked in thick oil paints during the 1920s and early '30s. A number...

 
 
 
Ray Prohaska's Multiple Styles

RAY PROHASKA'S MULTIPLE STYLES

Ray Prohaska (1901-1981), was born Gracia Josef Prohaska near present-day Kotor in Montenegro. At that time, the city was called Càttaro...

In the beginning: Giovanni Boldini

IN THE BEGINNING: GIOVANNI BOLDINI

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) made a large number of flash-and-dash style society portraits, mostly of women, beginning in the 1890s....

 
 
 
Rubens Does Some Advertising

RUBENS DOES SOME ADVERTISING

San Francisco's Legion of Honor has on display through 8 September 2019 an exhibit titled " Early Rubens ". There were many works,...

Max Beckmann Self-Portraits

MAX BECKMANN SELF-PORTRAITS

Max Beckmann (1884-1950) is associated with Germany's post- Great War Neue Sachlichkeit movement. It favored harshly depicted, distorted,...

 
 
 
Garrett Price of the New Yorker

GARRETT PRICE OF THE NEW YORKER

Garrett Price (1897-1979) is best known - to me, at least - for his New Yorker cartoons. His career was more varied than that, however....

Ellen, Another Pyle

ELLEN, ANOTHER PYLE

Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle (1876-1936) was a highly successful illustrator whose career mostly took place 1920-1935. My criterion...

 
 
 
Pre-Rapahelites Up Close: Some Snapshots

PRE-RAPAHELITES UP CLOSE: SOME SNAPSHOTS

A large exhibit of Victorian art from Birmingham, England is touring the USA, currently parked at the Seattle Art Museum. Part of that...

A Tempest Called Ralph Barton

A TEMPEST CALLED RALPH BARTON

Ralph Waldo Emerson Barton (1891-1931) had a tortured mind and a short, tempestuous life that ended in suicide. Yet he was a talented,...

 
 
 
Charles Saxon: Bomber Pilot, New Yorker Cartoonist

CHARLES SAXON: BOMBER PILOT, NEW YORKER CARTOONIST

Charles David Saxon (1920-1988), born Charles David Isaacson in Brooklyn, was a 1940 graduate of Columbia University who later for...

Alma-Tadema Paints Something Non-Classical

ALMA-TADEMA PAINTS SOMETHING NON-CLASSICAL

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) is best known for his paintings of Classical scenes. I wrote in 2011 about the rise of prices...

 
 
 
Chiaroscuro and More: Joseph Wright of Derby

CHIAROSCURO AND MORE: JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797), Wikipedia entry here , is probably best known for his dramatic Chiaroscuro paintings in the manner...

Another Alma-Tadema Painting Up Close

ANOTHER ALMA-TADEMA PAINTING UP CLOSE

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1936-1912) was long neglected, but now some of his paintings are auctioned for tens of millions of dollars....

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

9/13/19

9/13/19

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Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Art

Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary Art

This piece combines painting and collage. I find the interplay of the rich colors and shapes mesmerizing. 8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Cradled Panel/Available $145 Read more ...

Encaustic Abstract Art, Mixed Media, Contemporary Painting, "DIEM" by Texas...

Encaustic Abstract Art, Mixed Media, Contemporary Painting, "DIEM" by Texas Contemporary Artist Sharon Whisnand

14"x11"x1.5" Encaustic on Cradled Board/Framed-Available $324 Read more ...

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape Art Painting,“RECALLING SPRING” by...

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape Art Painting,“RECALLING SPRING” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

11"x11" Mixed Media on Paper/Available $150 Read more ...

Mark Webster - Mask Cubed

Mark Webster - Mask Cubed

Mark Webster - Mask Cubed - Abstract Oil and Acrylic Painting. 8x10" Oil and Acrylic on Canvas. Check Availability MarkAdamWebster.com Read more ...

2086 Ruby Reflections

2086 Ruby Reflections

70 x 70 cm oil on canvas, available This is the largest still life I have ever painted and as a consequence I almost gave up on it! I have got some even larger canvases but I'm... Read more ...

"Field of Dreams" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist...

"Field of Dreams" Palette Knife Oil Painting by Contemporary Impressionist Niki Gulley

"Field of Dreams" ©2019 Niki GulleyThree 48" x 36" canvases to form a 48" x 90" triptych textured oil painting on wrap around canvas Field of Dreams is inspired from the... Read more ...

Winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Revealed

Winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 Revealed

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has revealed the winners of the prestigious Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019 competition, and as always, the winning... Read more ...

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape Art Painting,“RECALLING SPRING” by...

Contemporary Mixed Media Landscape Art Painting,“RECALLING SPRING” by Intuitive Artist Joan Fullerton

11"x11" Mixed Media on Paper/Available $150 Read more ...

9/12/19

9/12/19

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