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Five Audacious Art Thefts

By guest author Tony Gibbs Over the years there have been many priceless pieces of art taken from their galleries. Some have been victims to the most organized planning and execution while other thefts have been far more open and direct. Here is a list of five audacious art thefts throughout history. 1. Cartel de […]

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Jean Paul Riopelle: 1923 – 2002

Born on October 7, 1923 in Montreal, Canada, Jean-Paul Riopelle is one of Canada’s most famous painters. Riopelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Montreal in 1942, and then at the École du Meuble, graduating in 1945. He studied with Paul-Émile Borduas under whose direction Riopelle created his first abstract painting. Riopelle was a […]

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Annie Leibovitz: Photography

Born on October 2, 1949,  in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970’s and is one of the most sought after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the US Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed […]

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: 1571-1610

Born in Milan, Italy on September 29, 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is considered one of the first great painters of the Baroque school and a revolutionary figure in European art. Caravaggio trained in Milan under the Lombard painter Simone Peterzano, a pupil of Titian – the leading painter of the 16th century Venetian school […]

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Stella Im Hultberg: Painting

Today’s Image is by Brooklyn, NYC artist Stella Im Hultberg.  Born in South Korea, raised in Seoul, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and later in California, she studied Industrial Design and worked as a product designer before returning to art. Check out more of her work at StellaImHultberg.com.