Born on February 3, 1894, in New York City, Norman Rockwell was one of the most popular and recognized American artists of his time. Rockwell had an interest in art early in life and at age 14, he enrolled at The Chase School of Art (currently The New York School of Art). In 1910, he […]
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Born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming, Paul Jackson Pollock was a key figure in the Abstract Expressionist movement. Pollock grew up in Arizona and California and began his painting studies at the Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles in 1928. In 1930, he moved to New York where he studied with Thomas Hart […]
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Born on January 21, 1955, in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA 1976), in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Since his emergence in the 1980s Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular […]
Fernando Hereñú (AKA Pulpo) was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recognized for his complex composition and a surrealistic style, his work has been featured in publications around the globe. Pulpo completed his graphic design studies at the University of Buenos Aires in 2002 and currently works as an illustrator and as the creative […]
Norval Morrisseau was born on March 14 or March 26, between 1931-1933, either at Sand Point Reserve near Beardmore, Ontario or Fort William, now part of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Morrisseau was a painter, carver, draughtsman, storyteller, teacher, Grand Shaman, and was dubbed the “Picasso of the North” by the French press. The first of […]
On June 7, 1848, Paul Gauguin was born in Paris to a French journalist and Peruvian mother. The family left Paris in 1851 for Peru, however Gauguin’s father Clovis, died on the voyage over. Gauguin’s early life experiences in Peru would later have a great influence on the imagery in his paintings. At the age of […]
It’s raining again and I was looking for a little something to boost my spirits when I came across this photo by Deviant artist iNeedChemicalX (aka Felicia). Check out more fantastic work by this young Romanian artist on Deviant Art.
The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.