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Yoko Tanaka: Painting/Illustration

Saturday’s image is by Los Angeles based painter/illustrator Yoko Tanaka. Tanaka has a BA in Law from Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan and a BFA in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.  Her work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe and she has won numerous awards for […]

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Naoto Hattori: Super-Bionics

Japanese born painter Naoto Hattori has a new solo exhibition at Copro Gallery in California. For this exhibition called “Super -Bionics”, “Naoto has painted deities, creatures of his thoughts and theories, alter egos and spiritual beings. Naoto says “Those creatures have never lived in my imagination before but since I have painted them, they have […]

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Stefan Thompson: Mixed Media

Canadian artist Stefan Thompson studied environmental science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. “Since studying environmental science, I have become increasingly aware of our impact on the environment. Realizing that as a painter I was still a part of the ecological problem was very difficult. After much experimentation and research I finally phased out the […]

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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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Bernardo Medina: Photography

Photographer and Architect Bernardo  Medina was born in El Salvador, Central America but has lived in Houston, Texas most of his life. A source of inspiration for his architectural projects, photography allows Medina to “play with the perception of the outside world…it’s structures, forms, colours, illusions, and clichés.” Medina uses mostly digital photographic equipment from […]

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Greg Simkins: Inside the Outside

Greg “Craola” Simkins has a new show called “Inside the Outside” at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Born in 1975 in Torrance, California, Simkins “grew up with a menagerie of animals including a number of rabbits, which often emerge in his paintings. He began drawing at the early age of three and was inspired […]

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Grant Wood: 1891-1942

Born on February 13, 1891, in Anamosa, Iowa, Grant Wood was an American artist best known for his paintings of the rural American Midwest. Wood studied at the State University of Iowa, the Minneapolis School of Design, and the Academie Julian in Paris.  Aside from painting, he worked in a variety of media, including lithography, […]