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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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Visit To Picasso: Paul Haesaerts

Visite Picasso is a classic documentary by dir. Paul Haesaerts which features the frequently used footage of Picasso painting on glass while a camera films him from the other side. The trick of filming thru glass allows the viewer to witness Picasso’s true genius as he paints his famous Torros with just a few well-placed […]

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Alphonse Mucha: 1860-1939

Alphonse Maria Mucha was born on July 24, 1860 in Ivančice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) and is known for his prominent role in shaping French Art Nouveau.  Mucha loved art as a child but studied on a choral scholarship at the Church of St Peter in Brno, the capital of Moravia.  In 1875, Mucha returned […]

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Edward Hopper: 1882-1967

Born on July 22, 1882 in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper is considered to be one of America’s greatest realist painters of the twentieth century. Hopper studied illustration with the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City in 1899 and then at the New York School of Art between 1900 and 1906. He studied […]

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Kazuhiko Nakamura: Surreal Cyberpunk

Inspired by surrealism and cyberpunk styles of art, Japanese artist Kazuhiko Nakamura is drawn to 19th century machine designs and armor, among other stylistic aspects of that time period. His work is created in a portrait style, while still containing a puzzle-like quality. Born in Hyogo, Japan, in 1961, Nakamura began making digital art in […]

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Rai Cruz: Illustration

Sunday’s image is by 24 year old Phillipine artist Rai Cruz. To see more of his stunning work visit, his profile on Deviant Art.

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Ray Villafane: Pumpkin Carving

Happy Halloween everyone! Today’s artist is American sculptor Ray Villafane.  Villafane was born on March 5, 1969 in Queens, New York and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and Education from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Villafane is a toy sculptor by trade working with companies such as Bowan Designs, DC […]