Another Faith Based Initiative - Julie Speed

Julie Speed: Painting

Born in Chicago in 1951 and raised mostly on the East coast, Julie Speed is a “quirky neo-Surrealist whose inspirations range from old master and Mughal painting to the 20th-century artist, John Graham.” (New York Times) Speed dropped out of Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1970s and began a period of travel. […]


Max Ginsburg: Retrospective

Born in Paris, France in 1931, Max Ginsburg is one of the most respected and highly accomplished realist painters today. Ginsburg and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York in 1933 in the middle of the Great Depression. “Growing up during these economic hard times,” Ginsburg says, made him aware of the struggles and suffering […]


Joan Miró: 1893-1983

Born on April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Joan Miró Ferra was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and decorative artist and a key figure in the history of abstract art. Miró studied business at the Escuela de Comercio and art at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios de la Lonja in Barcelona from 1907 to 1910. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



Gervasio Gallardo: Surrealism

Born in Barcelona in 1934, Gervasio Gallardo studied art in Spain and worked for several Spanish agencies before moving to Munich in 1959.  He then spent four years in Paris working with the Delpire Agency.  In 1963, he traveled to the United States where he met Frank and Jeff Lavaty who have represented him since […]

From Somewhere Else © Julia Rohwedder

From Somewhere Else: Julia Rohwedder

This week, I am taking Friday off instead of Sunday. So here is your “Sunday” image by German artist Julia Rohwedder. I’ve admired this piece for quite some time. It’s hard to believe Julia is only 18 years old. You can view more of her work on Deviant Art.  Enjoy!