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Romare Bearden: 1911 – 1988

Born on September 2, 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Romare Bearden was a multi-talented artist and one of America’s foremost collagists.  Bearden’s family moved to New York City in 1914 in an attempt to distance themselves from Jim Crow’s “separate but equal” laws. Bearden initially studied at Lincoln University but transferred to Boston University where […]

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Man Ray: 1890 – 1976

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky on August 27, 1890 in Philidelphia, PA, Man Ray was an influential artist, best known for his avant-garde photography. He was a leading figure (and the only American) to play a  significant role in the Dada and Surrealist movements. Ray grew up in Brooklyn, New York and showed artistic ability at an […]

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Rufino Tamayo: 1899-1991

Born to a Zapotecan Indian family on August 26, 1899, Rufino Tamayo is one of Mexico’s most renowned painters. An orphan by age 12, Tamayo moved to Mexico City to live with his aunt who enrolled him in commercial school.  He began taking drawing lessons in 1915 and from 1917 to 1921, he studied at […]

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You Are A Marvel: Herakut

Nice short film by Jeremy Asher Lynch featuring Herakut. Quote by Pablo Casals. You are a Marvel – Herakut from Two Dollars Please on Vimeo.

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Andy Warhol: 1928 – 1987

Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker and a  pivotal figure in the formation of the  Pop Art movement. Warhol was the son of working-class Slovakian immigrants. His frequent illnesses in childhood often kept him bedridden and at home. During this time, he formed […]

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George Tooker: 1920 – 2011

Born on August 5, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, George Clair Tooker Jr. grew up in suburban Bellport, Long Island and took painting lessons from a family friend as a child.  Tooker  graduated from Harvard University in 1942 where he studied English Literature and continued to pursue his interest in art. Tooker was discharged from […]

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Georges Braque: 1882-1963

Born on May 13, 1882 in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France, Georges Braque was a major painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor of the 20th century. Along with Pablo Picasso, Braque was a key figure in the development of Cubism. He was also responsible for the introduction of many collage techniques including stenciling and combed false wood-grain effects. […]

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Angelina Wrona: Painting

“Angelina Wrona has been experimenting with various styles and media in her art for years. Earlier realist and folk art was rewarding yet not completely satisfying as darker, interesting and more peculiar ideas were beginning to form. Never interested in abstract art, her first exposure to Juxtapoz Magazine was like opening a door to the […]

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Ethan Murrow: Drawing

Boston based artist Ethan Murrow has a  B.A. from Carleton College and an M.F.A from The University of North Carolina. Murrow is Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty in Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Exhibiting across the United States and internationally, Ethan’s work is in collections around the world, including the […]