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Andy Warhol: 1928 – 1987

Born Andrew Warhola on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Andy Warhol was a painter, printmaker, and filmmaker and a  pivotal figure in the formation of the  Pop Art movement. Warhol was the son of working-class Slovakian immigrants. His frequent illnesses in childhood often kept him bedridden and at home. During this time, he formed […]

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George Tooker: 1920 – 2011

Born on August 5, 1920, in Brooklyn, New York, George Clair Tooker Jr. grew up in suburban Bellport, Long Island and took painting lessons from a family friend as a child.  Tooker  graduated from Harvard University in 1942 where he studied English Literature and continued to pursue his interest in art. Tooker was discharged from […]

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Visit To Picasso: Paul Haesaerts

Visite Picasso is a classic documentary by dir. Paul Haesaerts which features the frequently used footage of Picasso painting on glass while a camera films him from the other side. The trick of filming thru glass allows the viewer to witness Picasso’s true genius as he paints his famous Torros with just a few well-placed […]

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Alphonse Mucha: 1860-1939

Alphonse Maria Mucha was born on July 24, 1860 in Ivančice, Moravia (now Czech Republic) and is known for his prominent role in shaping French Art Nouveau.  Mucha loved art as a child but studied on a choral scholarship at the Church of St Peter in Brno, the capital of Moravia.  In 1875, Mucha returned […]

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Edward Hopper: 1882-1967

Born on July 22, 1882 in Nyack, New York, Edward Hopper is considered to be one of America’s greatest realist painters of the twentieth century. Hopper studied illustration with the Correspondence School of Illustrating in New York City in 1899 and then at the New York School of Art between 1900 and 1906. He studied […]

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Four Hands Photo: Photography/Painting

These painterly and dream-like photographs are by Lisbon, Portugal based team José D’Almeida and Maria Flores of “Four Hands Photo”. To check out more of their work, including their paintings, visit FourHandsPhoto.com. (Note: Four Hands Photo’s website seems to be down.  In the meantime, you can check out more of their work on Empty Kingdom).

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Sebastien Feraut: Painting

More great work from Paris based artist Sebastien Feraut (aka Niark1). Feraut began his career in web design, eventually turning to freelance illustration, graphic design, and painting. His work can be seen in the music industry, street wear, print design, advertising, and custom toys. To see more of Feraut’s work, visit Niark1.com or check out […]

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Art-e-Facts: 5 Random Art Facts VI

1. The term Trompe-l’œil, (French for “that which deceives the eye”), is an art technique where the artist reproduces realistic images that fools the viewers’ eye into perceiving an image as three-dimensional. Artists have been creating Trompe l’oeil art since the discovery of perspective techniques dating as far back as 400 B. C. and it […]