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Happy Birthday Da Vinci!

One of the most famous artists of all time, Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, was born on April 15, 1452 at Vinci in the region of Florence.  While he is perhaps most famous as a painter, Da Vinci was known to have an unyielding curiosity that persisted up until the end of his life […]

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Nom Kinnear King: Painting

Originally From The Norfolk Countryside, now living south in Hove, east Sussex Nom Kinnear King creates creates in oils imaginary female portraits. Her subjects are girls who roam from town to town in a patchwork old fashioned never world, where accordions and clarinets trail their steps, their joyful and curious behaviour shadowed by sweet melancholy. […]

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Daniel Castan: Painting

Born in 1959 in Dordogne France, Daniel Castan is a graduate of the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux. Previously a graphic designer, Castan worked with such organizations as UNICEF, Pierre Balmain, the UN, and  ZIPPO. It was not until the age of 40 that he picked up a paintbrush for his own enjoyment. Painting with […]

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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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Willem de Kooning: 1904-1997

Abstract Expressionist painter and sculptor Willem de Kooning was born on April 24, 1904 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. De Kooning worked for a commercial-art and decorating firm and studied at the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts at night.  He immigrated to the United States (illegally) in 1926 and worked as a house painter in New Jersey […]

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Hybrid Thinking @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

A selection of work from Jonathan Levine Gallery’s exhibition “Hybrid Thinking”. Curated by Wooster Collective’s Marc + Sara Schiller, the show show features work by: Dal, from Beijing, China (now based in Cape Town, South Africa); Herakut, a duo based in Frankfurt, Germany; Hyuro, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently based in Valencia, Spain; Roa, based in […]

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Sam Jinks: Hyperrealism

Sam Jinks currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia where he creates his hyper-realistic Sculptures out of Silicon. Jinks has a background in film and television effects but has been working on his own art full time for the last five years. Jinks has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia. His work […]