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John Trumbull: American Revolution

Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends out there! Today, I thought it appropriate to write a post on a prominent artist during the time of the American Revolution. One of the first important American painters, John Trumbull was born on June 6, 1756, in Lebanon, Connecticut. The son of a Governor, Trumbull […]

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John Dahlsen – Eco-Art

I’ve been thinking about eco-art again and am fascinated by artists who can turn trash into treasure. One of the most recognized and awarded of these is Australian artist John Dahlsen. Dahlsen studied art at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne College of Advanced Education, and for many years made his living […]

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Andrew Hem: Cold Water

Cambodian born (LA based) painter Andrew Hem has a new exhibition entitled “Cold Water” on now at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, California. His new paintings “explore the feeling of isolation we get when removed from those close to us – and the ensuing personal darkness that follows. As the viewer progresses through the paintings […]

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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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Christina Foard: Painting

Jacksonville, Florida based artist Christina Foard has a BFA in painting and art history. As well as creating her colourful large scale oils of aerial landscapes, figurative works, and abstracts, Foard is a Program Manager for Arts in Medicine at Shands Jacksonville Medical Centre, an interdisciplinary healing arts program serving patients, staff and visitors at […]

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Dig For Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies

DAF fave Kevin Titzer is curating and exhibiting in the group show Dig For Fire: Art Inspired by the Pixies which opens tonight at C.A.V.E. Gallery  (in association with Thinkspace) in Venice, California. The exhibition is the second in an ongoing series of music themed art exhibitions curated by Titzer. The first installment was in […]

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Katrin Fridriks: Mixed Media

Born in Iceland in 1974, Katrin Fridriks currently lives between Luxemburg and Paris. 

”Her work creates a visual universe and language combining Japanese calligraphy, abstract expressionism and graffiti-inspired aesthetics, all filtered through a concept of installation works with strongly contemporary color palettes.  Natural elements such as water, earth, air and fire, as well as cosmic […]