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Jean Arp: 1886 – 1966

Born on September 16, 1886 in Strasbourg (then part of Germany), Jean (Hans) Arp was a pioneer of abstract art and a founding member of the Dada movement.  After studying at the Kunstschule, Weimar from 1905 to 1907, Arp attended the Académie Julian in Paris. In 1909, Arp moved to Switzerland where in 1911 he […]

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Grandma Moses – Anna Mary Robertson Moses: 1860-1961

Born on September 7, 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses (aka Grandma Moses) was one of the most successful and renowned artists in America and possibly the best known American artist in Europe.  Born in a farming community in Greenwich, New York, Moses had little formal education and left home at the age of 12 to […]

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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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Henri Cartier-Bresson: 1908 – 2004

Born on August 22, 1908, in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered by many to be the father of modern photo-journalism. In 1927, Cartier-Bresson studied painting at the Lhote Academy in Paris under Cubist painter and sculptor André Lhote. He turned to photography in 1931 when he acquired a Leica 35mm camera – […]

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ART-O-MAT: Pocket Art

Many art lovers simply don’t have the budget to purchase original works of art.  Enter the Art-O-Mat – re-purposed cigarette vending machines that have been converted to sell pocket size original works of art. North Carolina artist Clark Whittington created the first Art-O-Mat in 1997 which he showed along side his paintings at a solo […]

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Dale Chihuly: Glass Sculpture

More incredible work by renowned American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly is most frequently lauded for revolutionizing the studio glass movement by expanding its original premise of the solitary artist working in a studio environment to encompass the notion of collaborative teams and a division of labor within the creative process. However, Chihuly’s contribution extends […]

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Joshua Burbank: Mixed Media

Born in 1968 in Los Angeles, California, Joshua Burbank currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.  Burbank has a BFA from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and studied sculpture with Argentine sculptor Aurelio Macchi. To see more of Burbank’s work, visit JoshuaBurbank.com.

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Ian Francis: Painting

Ian Francis was born in 1979 in Bristol, England, and graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. “Francis combines abstraction, figuration, and elements of both painting and drawing to create distinctly contemporary mixed-media works on canvas. He draws his inspiration from cinema, pornography, street culture, and images sampled […]