After some attention as a book illustrator in the late nineties, Ohio based artist James Oberschlake returned to school and received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati in 2011. He is the founder and director of an online resource for American figurative art, called Figure50, which features one artist from every state in the US on a rotating basis. His time is currently divided by managing Figure50, painting nearly full time, and exploring the natural surroundings along the Ohio River. James recently returned from an extended visit to his wife’s home country Thailand, and suspects that the strange sights there will begin to filter into his new work. (Image left: James Oberschlake – Bestial, Oil and collage on board, 16 x 12)
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Born on May 21, 1471, in Nuremberg, Germany, Albrecht Dürer was a painter, printmaker, theorist, and one of the most important figures of the Northern Renaissance.
Dürer first trained in his father’s shop as a goldsmith. In 1486, he apprenticed with the painter Michael Wolgemut where he produced his first dated painting of his father in 1490. Upon completing his apprenticeship, Dürer followed the German custom of taking Wanderjahre where an apprentice learns skills from craftsmen in other areas. It is thought that his travels included the Netherlands, Cologne, and parts of Austria. He returned to Nuremberg in late 1494 and married Agnes Frey on July 7 of that year.