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Françoise Nielly: Painting

Today’s blasts of colour are by French painter Françoise Nielly.  “Nielly grew up in the South of France where she lived between Cannes and Saint-Tropez – never far from the light, the color sense and the atmosphere that permeates the South of France.  This is coupled with her studies with her studies at the Beaux […]

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Juan Carlos Federico: Digital Assemblage

Juan Carlos Frederico is an Argentine graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Buenos Airies. Federico studied physics at the University of Buenos Airies in  1984 and began studying graphic design in 1986.  From 1992 to 1998 he taught Graphic Design at UBA and opened the design firm “Signum” in 1992. Federico became involved […]

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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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Robert Williams: Juxtapoz

Born on March 2, 1943, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Robert Williams is a well-known painter and founder of Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine. Williams studied painting at Los Angeles City College and at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California. Early in his career, Williams designed containers for the Weyehaeuser Corporation and was a […]

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Kris Kuksi: “Pneumatic” – Roq La Rue Gallery

Kansas based artist Kris Kuksi is exhibiting his mixed media sculptures alongside Travis Louie’s The Creature Show at Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle. This new body of work entitled Pneumatic shows Kuksi’s astonishing “post industrial rococo” assemblages. As a special treat will also be exhibiting several hyper intricate drawings. “Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim […]

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Al Farrow: Sculpture

American sculptor Al Farrow was born in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than thirty years. Farrow uses a wide variety of media from bronze to clay to assemblage. He “adopts the language of an historical period in his work, updating the imagery or materials to make […]