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Minjae Lee: Illustration/Painting

More great work from South Korean artist Minjae Lee (aka Greno89 on Deviant Art). To see more of Lee’s work, visit grenomj.com.  There’s also a good interview with the artist at FashionArtExpression.com.

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Iemza: Street Art

Cool stuff from France-based street artist Iemza who paints (mostly) monochromatic creatures in abandoned sites. To see more, check out Iemza’s photostream on Flickr.  (Photos by Thierry Gaude)

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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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Cake: Street Art

New York based artist Cake studied painting at the Pratt institute and began taking her art to the street about three years ago.  “Using Street Art as a therapy of watercolors and illustrative line drawings, Cake brings people from her life to the street, delicately addressing issues like illness, addiction and disconnection. With anatomical diagrams […]

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Franz Marc: 1880-1916

Born on February 8, 1880 in Munich, Germany, Franz Marc was a principal painter of the German Expressionist movement. The son of a professional landscape painter, Marc chose to become an artist after a year of military service interrupted his plans to study philology. Marc studied at the Kunstakademie in Munich under Gabriel von Hackl […]