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I am a self taught artist. and passion for collecting paintings & Photographs. Right from my child hood I have been drawing number of pictures, with lot of my own passion and interest only - still I need to learn a lot, - - my interest, passion has been helped me to improve my artistic skills, the same can be find in my PICTIFY Albums - with caption : "My pencil drawings" and "My MS Paint works" Most of my works have been completed...
Album: Entienne Adolphe Piot : French ArtistÉtienne Adolphe Piot (c. 1825 – c. 1910) was a French painter known for his portraits of beautiful young women. He exhibited in the Paris Salons from 1850 to 1909. Little is known about his life.
Étienne-Adolphe Piot was born in Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, France. He moved to Paris and studied under Léon Cogniet. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1850, so would probably have been born in the 1820s. In 1860 he was among the painters whose work was shown at the Exposition de Bourdeaux. In 1864 he was living in New York City, and that year exhibited a portrait at the National Academy of Design. In 1869 he was again living in Paris, at 21 quai Malaquais in the 6th arrondissement. Up to 1876 he exhibited under the name of Adolphe Piot. After then he began to also use the names Adolphe-Étienne Piot and Étienne-Adolphe Piot.
In 1873 Adolphe Piot was described as "a Parisian painter of some name in treating Italian subjects". He was very successful commercially, taking advantage of the increasing demand for portraits from wealthy Parisians. During the Belle Époque every debutante had to have her portrait painted, and Piot was skilled in making captivating portraits.[Piot became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1883. In 1890 he received an honorable mention for the work he exhibited at 1889 Exposition Universelle. His last Salon entry seems to have been submitted in 1909From: Kris Kary
Album: Howard Rogers (1932, American)Howard Rogers (born 1932) is an illustrator who specialised in drawing nude figures and cowboy scenes. Rogers grew up in San Diego, California, where his parents encouraged him to pursue his artistic talents at a young age. After Rogers finished high school, he took a job as a sign painter for three years. Rogers then served some time in the U.S. military and later returned home to work as the supervisor of a chain of supermarkets.
Determined to pursue his dream of becoming an artist, Rogers successfully applied for entrance into the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he met his wife, Bonnie Rogers. After his graduation of the college, Rogers moved to Detroit and became a commercial artist, mostly drawing cars for the automobile industry.
Several years later, Rogers and his wife, Bonnie, moved to New York City to work as an illustrator for various popular magazines, including Good Housekeeping, McCall's, Reader's Digest, Cosmopolitan, and others. He later worked as an illustrator for several book covers and movie posters.
Seeking a more "creative" experience, he and his wife decided to move West. There, Rogers began painting scenes involving horses, cowboys, and other "western" elements. He also continued to paint nudes.From: Kris Kary
Album: Wang Longjun ~ Chinese ArtistLong Li, male, born in Bengbu, Anhui in 1976, began to learn painting in middle school, graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts(Oil Painting Major) with excellent result in 2000. He is good at expressing still life, for example, part of his works whose themes are china expressed lively. Most of Long Li's works attended some exhibitions at abroad and gained success. Young Long Li abounds with confidence for his own art creation, and aspires to devote to painting all his life. Artworks Exhibition 1998 His oil painting WOMAN NUDE won the Silver Award in Work Exhibition of China Academy of Art.From: Kris Kary
Album: Daniel Graves - 1949 : American ArtistDaniel Graves, born in Rochester, New York in 1949, is an oil painter, etcher, and founder and director of The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy. Graves lives and works in Florencce, Italy, where he has made his permanent home since 1978.
Graves graduated from the Maryland Art Institute in 1972, where he studied with Joseph Sheppard and Frank Russell. He continued his education at the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Art with Richard Serrin, and then with Richard Lack in Minneapolis. That led to a teaching position at the Atelier Lack School of Fine Art. In the late 1970s Graves worked with Nerina Simi, who maintained a classical 19th-century studio in Florence.
In 1984, along with Charles Cecil, he founded the atelier Studio Cecil-Graves. Seven years later, Graves went on to found the Florence Academy of Art, in Italy, which is dedicated to training artists in the humanist tradition. The school provides the highest level of instruction in classical drawing, painting and sculpture. Graves' vision of the Academy is its potential to train a select group of highly skilled Realist painters and sculptors. His philosophy, which underlies the Academy's curriculum and method of instruction, demands a return to discipline in art, to canons of beauty, and to the direct study of nature and the Old Masters as the foundation for great painting and sculpture. Under his direction, the Academy is a source of stimulation and healthy competition, in which an internationally varied group of students receives training from professional painters of different nationalities, in a city renowned for its artistic past.
In addition to many one-man shows, Graves and several of the academy’s roster of realist painters have had their work exhibited in many prestigious venues both in Europe and throughout the United States of America.From: Kris Kary
Album: Émile Munier (1840 – 1895)(born June 2, 1840 Paris, France; died June 29, 1895) French painter. Originally planning to become an upholsterer like his father, Emile Munier began his career at the Paris tapestry factory Les Gobelins. In the early 1860s he started training with his father-in-law Abel Lucas to become a painter, and in 1871 he abandoned his upholstery career to paint. In 1872 he studied under the tutelage of William Bouguereau, and exhibited his works at the Paris Salon from 1869 until close to his death in 1895. By the late 1870s Munier became well known for his signature subject matter depicting cupids and young children inspired by his own son and daughter, sitters in many of his works. In 1873 he met the American art agent George A. Lucas, who introduced his work to America, making him popular to wealthy clients both in Paris and abroad. Able to execute the human form and convey emotion effectively, Munier’s work appealed to the increasingly influential middle class as well who appreciated the cheerful and innocent nature of hisFrom: Kris Kary
Album: Emile Auguste Hublin (1830 – 1891, French Painter)A painter best-known for peasant genre scenes rendered in a Neoclassical style, Emile Auguste Hublin (1830–c. 1891) was born and raised in Angers, the historic capital of the northwestern French province of Anjou. In the late 1840s or early 1850s, he moved to Paris, where he trained with François Edouard Picot, a student of Jacques-Louis David. (Picot also taught Alexandre Cabanel, Jean-Jacques Henner, and Isidore Pils.) Hublin depicted his rural subjects in regional attire often revealing signs of wear. He thus demonstrated his accord with the Realism of Courbet and Millet. At the same time, he gave his figures the solidity of Classical sculpture, ennobling and preserving them for posterity before their world became obsolete. His images were extremely popular in London and Paris in his era but are little-known today.From: Kris Kary
Album: Hugues Merle (1823-1881) French PainterHugues Merle, born in southeast region of France, was a talented painter known for his idealized and sentimental genre themes, which were prominent during the middle of the nineteenth-century. Merle was accepted as a student at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he enrolled in the studio of Léon Cogniet (1784-1880). Works from early in Merle’s career reflect Cogniet’s influence. Many of his paintings were politically-charged pro‐Empire historical narratives or mythological history paintings — the kind that students at the École were trained to produce.
Later in his career, Merle developed his own painting style that distanced him from Cogniet. He transitioned away from heroic scenes that appealed to aristocratic tastes or political agendas, and began to paint for the upwardly mobile French middle classes. Merle painted images of domestic family life and narratives celebrating traditional French values. Rather than multi-figured scenes, he began to fill his canvas with one of two figures. As the figures grew, sometimes larger than life, they became more idealized with an emphasis on line over color.
He began exhibiting at the Salon in 1848 with remarkable success. He was awarded second-class medals in 1861 and 1863, and in 1866 he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. Since the Salons attracted over 300,000 people annually, they provided valuable exposure to exhibited artists. Merle’s achievements in the Salons of the 1860s provided him international recognition, particularly with American collectors. He built a very lucrative business painting portraits for the British and the Americans, and became known for his work as an interpreter of major literary romantic figures. Nathaniel Hawthorne, upon seeing a photo of Merle’s interpretation of the Scarlett Letter, is purported to have said: “It is the most true representation of my work I have ever seen.” Although Merle did not win the coveted Prix de Rome, he had the distinguished honor of entering the competition in 1849.
Merle is often compared to William Bouguereau. Born two years apart, they both graduated from the École de Beaux-Arts, were members of the French Academy and regularly exhibited at the annual Paris Salon. Their mutual fascination with mythical, allegorical and literary scenes, combined with their mastery of the human figure, made them competitors for the same pupils, positions, prizes and patrons.From: Kris Kary
Album: Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680)Italian architect and sculptor Giovanni Bernini created many famous landmarks in Rome during the 17th century and is considered the father of Baroque sculpture.
Born in Naples in 1598, Italian architect and sculptor Giovanni Bernini is widely considered the creator of the Baroque style of sculpture. He served eight different popes in his lifetime and contributed to a number of landmarks in Rome, including St. Peter's Basilica and the Fountain of the Four Rivers.From: Kris Kary
Album: Solomon J Solomon (1860-1927) British painterSolomon Joseph Solomon RA (16 September 1860 – 27 July 1927) was a British painter, a founding member of the New English Art Club and member of the Royal Academy.
Solomon's family was Jewish, and his sister, Lily Delissa Joseph (née Solomon), was also a painter. He made an important contribution to the development of camouflage in the First World War, working in particular on tree observation posts and arguing tirelessly for camouflage netting.From: Kris Kary
Album: Edwin Lord Weeks (1849 – 1903), American artistWeeks was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849. His parents were affluent spice and tea merchants from Newton, a suburb of Boston, and as such they were able to finance their son's youthful interest in painting and travelling. As a young man Weeks visited the Florida Keys to draw, and also traveled to Surinam in South America. His earliest known paintings date from 1867 when he was eighteen years old, although it is not until his Landscape with Blue Heron, dated 1871 and painted in the Everglades, that Weeks started to exhibit a dexterity of technique and eye for composition—presumably having taken professional tuition.
In 1872 Weeks relocated to Paris, becoming a pupil of Léon Bonnat and Jean-Léon Gérôme.
After his studies in Paris, Weeks emerged as one of America's major painters of Orientalist subjects. Throughout his adult life he was an inveterate traveler and journeyed to South America (1869), Egypt and Persia (1870), Morocco (frequently between 1872 and 1878), and India (1882–83).
In 1895 Weeks wrote and illustrated a book of travels, From the Black Sea through Persia and India, and in 1897 he published Episodes of Mountaineering.
Weeks died in Paris in November 1903. He was a member of the Légion d'honneur, France, an officer of the Order of Saint Michael (Bavaria), and a member of the Munich Secession.From: Kris Kary
Album: MARY QIAN, CHINA / USAMary Qian is a Chinese born American Impressionist Artist. In 1998, she earned her BFA in Fine Arts and Illustration from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. She originally hails from Shanghai, China.
She studied in traditional Chinese educational system focusing on the sciences while studying Chinese Calligraphy and painting on her own. She has always admired Chinese painters but she found herself attached to western artists and art styles. She always admired realism of Velazquez, Repin etc. Currently she resides in the US.From: Kris Kary
Album: William Holman Hunt ~ (English: 1827-1910)William Holman Hunt was born in London. His father, a warehouse manager, reluctantly allowed him to enter the Royal Academy schools in 1844, where he met John Everett Millais. Profoundly influenced by his discovery of John Keats and his reading of John Ruskin's Modern Painters in 1847, Hunt developed a new approach to painting which involved the expression of significant moral ideas in a completely natural manner. To this end he evolved an intensely realistic technique, using brilliant, clear colors on a white ground instead of the traditional dark underpainting. These new ideas are embodied in his illustration inspired by Keats's The Eve of St. Agnes.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Hunt, and Millais founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Despite Ruskin's defense of the brotherhood in the Times, the hostile reception of Hunt's paintings in the academy, for example, Christians Sheltering a Priest from the Druids (1850), almost caused him to abandon painting. However, with Ruskin's praise for the Light of the World and the Awakening Conscience (1853), Hunt began to gain recognition, and he turned almost exclusively to the portrayal of religious themes.
Hunt was passionately determined to ensure absolute truth to nature in the rendering of his subjects. He painted most of the Light of the World outside by moonlight, and the Scapegoat (1854) was painted beside the Dead Sea on the first of Hunt's many journeys to the Holy Land in search of authentic settings for his biblical scenes.
In 1865 Hunt married Fanny Waugh; within a year, after the birth of their son, she died. In 1873 he married Edith Waugh. After about 1860 Hunt was acknowledged as a leading English painter, but he became increasingly isolated from contemporary trends by his long absences abroad and his continuing adherence to the ideals and realistic technique of the Pre-Raphaelite style. Following Rossetti's death (1882), Hunt began a vigorous defense of these ideals and of his role in their formation with a series of articles which culminated in his remarkable autobiography (1905-1906).
Although Hunt was obsessed throughout his life with light and its effect on color, his popularity was to a large extent founded on his vivid religious imagery, which received wide circulation in the form of engravings. The Miracle of the Sacred Fire (1899), painted in Jerusalem, shows the same scrupulous attention to minute detail which may have caused his eyesight to fail in the last years.
Hunt was awarded the Order of Merit in 1905, and his importance was recognized in a series of major exhibitions. He died on Sept. 7, 1910.From: Kris Kary
Album: Laszlo Gulyas ~ Hungarian painterBorn in Budapest, Hungarian painter Laszlo Gulyas graduated at the Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Laszlo continued his studies as a student of the Academy of Fine Arts between 1983-1987. He has been member of the National Society of Hungarian Artists since 1987. The artist developed his individual world of images and acquired the painting techniques of the early masters of painting under the influence of the universal art of Rembrandt.From: Kris Kary
Album: Giovanni Francesco Barbieri :: 1591-1666Giovanni Francesco Barberi (1591-1666) was nicknamed Guercino because he was guercio,or cross-eyed. Born in poverty in Cento, near Ferrara, he was largely self-taught, though he also served an apprenticeship. The glowing colorism and emotion of Lodovico Carracci's Holy Family with Saint Francisin Bologna influenced him profoundly, and Lodovico himself encouraged the young man. From 1614 to 1621, the year Pope Gregory XV summoned him to Rome, Guercino painted the altarpieces that are his most Baroque creations. With Lodovico's and Caravaggio's works pointing the way, Guercino brought the viewer into the painting's space, adding dramatic lights and darks and greater emotional intensity.
Throughout his career, Guercino's style underwent dramatic changes. In Rome he first felt pressured to paint in the popular classicizing style. Returning to Cento two years later, his dark shadows faded, strong movement disappeared, and details emerged distinctly in clear light. To "satisfy as well as he could most of the people, especially those who asked for paintings and had the money to pay for them, he had shown paintings in the lighter style," reported his first biographer. Guercino ran his Cento studio until 1642, when Guido Reni, who had loathed him, died. Guercino then moved to Bologna, taking over Reni's religious picture workshop and his role as the city's leading painter.From: Kris Kary
Album: Jean François de Troy : 1679-1752Jean-François de Troy (1679-1752) was born in Paris and was first taught by his father. He later attended lessons at the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture and sojourned in Italy from 1699 to 1706. He specialised in history painting and genre painting with erotically charged scenes, for which he became best known. He was one of the leading painters of the Parisian high society and was nominated, in January 1738, Director of the Académie Française in Rome where he died in 1752.
This painting is a good example of the gallant pieces fashionable in the 18th-century France. It depicts a secret rendezvous set in a romantic garden by a fountain while a maid interrupts the conservation with a dramatic gesture. This painting is one of the earliest ‘tableaux de mode’ by de Troy, a genre he is credited to be the inventor.From: Kris Kary
Album: Jeremy Mann, American painterJeremy Mann(b. 1979) graduated from Ohio University with a Cum Laude degree in Fine Art-Painting. Afterward, he ventured out to California where he earned his MasterÕs Degree with Valedictorian honors at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Since then, Mann has garnered substantial attention in the art world. Praised by critics and collectors alike, his work recently graced the cover of American Art Collector magazine.
Executed on medium to large-scale panels, each exciting work demonstrates the artist's unmistakable style. Working on wood panels provides a strong support, where Mann can utilize a number of techniques: staining the surface, wiping away paint with solvents, and applying broad, gritty marks with an ink brayer. Mann paints with confidence and flair. He addresses complex compositions with a mature eye and his colors are both vivid and atmospheric.
Living in downtown San Francisco, Mann paints his immediate surroundings with intimate, dynamic expression. A number of unique compositions are inspired from the city's pavement, where reflected street lamps and neon signs glitter in the rain. In each work, Mann imbues the city with drama, mood, and personality..
Ever ambitious, Mann covers a wide range of subjects beyond cityscapes: interior scenes of lone, young women as striking and restless as the city itself; a bold and intriguing self-portrait, masterful still life paintings, and pastoral scenes that recall the landscape of his hometown.
Mann's remarkable skill and range have made him an integral part of the gallery's strong stable of artists. His skill is unusually strong for a painter so young. We recommend Mann's work to you without hesitation. Prices for his work range from $1,250 to $40,000 depending upon size and complexity.From: Kris Kary
Album: Dante Alighieri :: 1265-1321( Italian Florentine poet)Durante degli Alighieri (c. 1 June 1265 – 13/14 September 1321), better known as Dante, was an Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work, The Divine Comedy (Divina Commedia), is considered as one of the greatest literary statements produced in Europe in the medieval period, and is the basis of the modern Italian language.From: Kris Kary
Album: Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee :: 1853 –1928) English PainterSir Francis Bernard Dicksee KCVO PRA (London 27 November 1853 – 17 October 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.
Dicksee's father, Thomas Dicksee, was a painter who taught Frank as well as his brother Herbert and his sister Margaret from a young age. Dicksee enrolled in the Royal Academy in 1870 and achieved early success. He was elected to the Academy in 1891 and became its President in 1924. He was knighted in 1925, and named to the Royal Victorian Order by King George V in 1927.
Dicksee painted The Funeral of a Viking (1893; Manchester Art Gallery), which was donated in 1928 by Arthur Burton in memory of his mother to the Corporation of Manchester. Victorian critics gave it both positive and negative reviews, for its perfection as a showpiece and for its dramatic and somewhat staged setting, respectively. The painting was used by Swedish Viking/Black metal band Bathory for theFrom: Kris Kary
Album: Thomas Gainsborough (British, 1727-1788)Thomas Gainsborough FRSA (14 May 1727 (baptised) – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker. He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He painted quickly, and the works of his maturity are characterised by a light palette and easy strokes. He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school. Gainsborough was a founding member of the Royal Academy.From: Kris Kary
Album: Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun : 1755-1842 : French PainterElisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, 1755–1842) is one of the finest 18th-century French painters and among the most important of all women artists. An autodidact with exceptional skills as a portraitist, she achieved success in France and Europe during one of the most eventful, turbulent periods in European history.
In 1776, she married the leading art dealer in Paris; his profession at first kept her from being accepted into the prestigious Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture. Nevertheless, through the intervention of Marie Antoinette, she was admitted at the age of 28 in 1783, becoming one of only four women members. Obliged to flee France in 1789 because of her association with the queen, she traveled to Italy, where in 1790 she was elected to membership in the Accademia di San Luca, Rome. Independently, she worked in Florence, Naples, Vienna, St. Petersburg, and Berlin before returning to France, taking sittings from, among others, members of the royal families of Naples, Russia, and Prussia. While in exile, she exhibited at the Paris Salons.
She was remarkable not only for her technical gifts but for her understanding of and sympathy with her sitters. This is the first retrospective and only the second exhibition devoted to Vigée Le Brun in modern times. The 80 works on view include paintings and a few pastels from European and American public and private collections.From: Kris Kary
Album: William Clarke Wontner (1857-1930)William Clarke Wontner (17 January 1857 Stockwell, Surrey - 23 September 1930 Worcester), was an English portrait painter steeped in Academic Classicism and Romantic.
Wontner was born in Stockwell, Surrey, the son of noted architect, designer and renderer William Hoff Wontner (1814–1881) and Catherine Smith.
Under the tutelage of his father, Wontner worked with John William Godward (1861–1922), a noted exponent of what became known as Greco-Roman style. The two were destined to become great friends.
Wontner was a relatively minor painter who was part of the neo-classical movement in England, led by Alma-Tadema. His style favoured seductively languorous women against classical or oriental marbled backdrops. His faithfully rendered fabrics draped over patently European models, somehow created an air of Orientalism. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1879, at the Society of British Artists and at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. When the Grosvenor Gallery closed in 1890, Wontner exhibited at the New Gallery.
Wontner married Jessie Marguerite Keene (1872–1950), daughter of Charles Joseph Keene, on 7 June 1894 at St. Dominic's Priory Church, Naverstock Hill in Hampstead. The couple had no children. Wontner was buried on 26 September 1930 at Ripple in Worcestershire.From: Kris Kary
Album: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1836-1912Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (January 8, 1836, Dronrijp, the Netherlands.- June 25, 1912 Wiesbaden, Germany) was one of the most renowned painters of late nineteenth century Britain.
Born in Dronrijp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky.
Universally admired for his superb draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, during his lifetime, he fell into disrepute after his death and only in the last thirty years has his work been reevaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century English art.From: Kris Kary
Album: AYDEMIR SAIDOV :: Hyper-realistic oil paintingAydemir Saidov (Russian-Born 1979)
Aydemir was born in 1979 in a small city in a southern part of Russia. His father Seyfulla Saidov was an award winning artist, member of the prestigious Union of Russian Artists, and leader of the local art community. His father attempted to ignite interest in art in his children, and encouraged any creative activities they wanted to be engaged in.
Aydemir from the beginning showed that he is the son of his famous father and at age three painted a green goat that is still in the family archives as one of the most important items, together with the father's medals and accommodations.From: Kris Kary
Album: Leon Jean Basile Perrault - French painter (1832-1908)Léon-Jean-Bazille Perrault (Poitiers 16 June 1832 – 1908 Royan) was a French academic painter.
He was born to a modest family. A student of William Bouguereau and François-Edouard Picot, he exhibited at the Salon from 1863 onwards, producing many genre works which were immensely popular. He was famous for his le petit naufragé (The little shipwrecked boy, 1874) and his paintings of children.
After 35 years of research, scholarship and dealing with the works of Léon Jean Bazile Perrault and witnessing the confusion over authenticity, I decided that rather than publishing a multi-volume catalogue, we would address the authenticity issues surrounding works by of Léon Bazile Perrault by creating a virtual Catalogue Raisonné for the artist's body of work of Léon Bazile Perrault was a prolific painter therefore this extensive project will be an ongoing.
The virtual catalogue's site will enable auction houses, collectors and owners of works by the of Léon Jean Bazile Perrault to either send their works by the artist to Dallas, Texas for review (preferable) or submit professional high resolution images (front, back and signature) of their painting(s) for an expert opinion. If a painting(s) is accepted, it will to be included in Catalogue Raisonné for the complete works of Léon Jean Bazile Perrault (1832-1908). A unique catalogue id number and an acceptance letter will be issued. Works that do not meet our criteria will be stored for future reference but not included in the Perrault catalogue raisonné.
The Catalogue Raisonné is searchable by title or description, size, subject and date. The fee to summit an individual painting for an opinion and to be included is $350.00. Shipping artwork to Dallas and the return will be the responsibility of the owner.From: Kris Kary
Album: Conrad Kiesel (1846 - 1921), German painterMr. Kiesel was born in Düsseldorf, Germany on November 29, 1846. He was originally trained as an architect while studying at the Academy of Berlin where he discovered a new talent as a sculptor as an understudy with Fritz Schaper. He focused his talents as a sculptor and worked steadily under Mr. Schaper, who thought highly of Mr. Kiesel’s skill. Under the successful exhibition of several of his statues and bust, which garnered him considerable acclaim, he seems to have been seized with a sudden desire to become a painter. As an understudy, he learned his first techniques under the direction of the painter F. Paulsen. Mr. Kiesel than moved on to work under W. Sohn in Düsseldorf. Mr. Kiesel acquired his exquisite sense and technique for depicting fabrics and with vibrant brush strokes brought life to the bold colors and added luxuriant texture to the paint surface, complimenting the lace and the fabrics that adorn the figures. With the combination of his natural abilities in the art of painting and rigorous training under Mr. Sohn, Mr. Kiesel’s success was assured in this third medium as well. His technical skill, composition and coloring made him famous in his later chosen field. Mr. Kiesel would choose female beauties as one of his favored subjects and became an expert at genre pieces. He participated in the Berlin Academy exhibitions after 1870, as well as exhibitions in Munich and Düsseldorf. In 1885 he settled in Berlin as a portraitist and genre painter while at the same time maintaining his reputation as a sculptor. He attracted paintings commissions from Emperor Wilhelm II and obtained an honorable professorship of the Berlin Academy of Arts. Throughout his life, Kiesel submitted works at the Annual Great Art Exhibition in Berlin and the Glass Palace Exhibitions in Munich, eventually receiving a Gold Medal in the 1889 and 1890 in Berlin, Germany. In 1892, he became a member of the Academy in Berlin, Germany. In 1900 he received an honorable mention at the World Exhibition Universelle in Paris, France. Mr., Kiesel style is recognized for his depiction of beautiful young ladies not so much in the form of portraiture, but more as homage to feminine beauty, and the perfection of this beauty was heightened further by the remarkable finish and purity of tone in his paintings of perceived exoticism of Southern and Eastern peoples. In Mr. Kiesel’s handling of the figures, the stylistic influences of masters like John Singer Sargent are apparent. His work is collected throughout the world, and is represented in many public collections throughout Europe and United States. Mr. Kiesel died on May 28th, 1921.From: Kris Kary
Album: Károly Lotz : 1833-1904 :German-Hungarian painterAfter a childhood spent abroad Marastoni James Painter's school and began her studies in 1848. He later trained himself next to Henrik Weber, and in 1852 enrolled in the school of Viennese painter Karl Rahl. In 1850 the Viennese master's in addition to a number of wall and ceiling construction picture in participating. He was a regular participant in exhibitions in Vienna and Budapest, which is especially romantic in tone on people's life with pictures included. His works have been successful, many of them reproduced it appeared. Meanwhile, also worked on the mural tasks, including the Vigadó, the National Museum, the Opera House and interior decoration of the Academy. The dualism was one of the most sought-after decorator. Style of the 1880s on wards changed the Renaissance same manner oldottabbá bills roots, become lighter. Late Baroque works marked effect, and even then was already in the works of modern art currents, plein air and Art Nouveau style signs can be detected.From: Kris Kary
Album: Soren Emil Carlsen : American Painter : 1853-1932Soren Emil Carlsen (October 19, 1853 – January 2, 1932, New York City, U.S.) was an American Impressionist painter who emigrated to the United States from Denmark. He became known for his still lifes and while by some he has been described as "The American Chardin" he was in fact a far more sensitive aesthetically oriented artist. In an era when many artists succumbed to the pressure resulting from The Armory Show to follow modernistic "developments" Carlsen remained faithful to his inborn aesthetic sense continuing to create at an extremely high qualitative level. It is not a stretch to view him as one of the truly great American artists of the twentieth century. Later in his career Carlsen expanded his range of subjects and becoming known for landscapes and marines as well.
During his long career he won many of the most important honors in American art and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Design. For more than forty years he was also a respected teacher in Chicago, San Francisco and New York.From: Kris Kary