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August Giveaway: Business Cards from Digital Room

Our friends at Digital Room are sponsoring another great giveaway!  This month’s prize: 500 High Quality Business Cards – an important and essential marketing tool for any artist, photographer, or freelancer.  The lucky winner will have their choice of : 2 x 3.5”, 2 x 2” (square card) or 1.75 x 3.5” (slim card) 14 […]

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Marcel Duchamp: 1887-1968

Henri-Robert-Marcel Duchamp was born to a family of artists on July 28, 1887, near Blainville, France. Three of his siblings were successful artists and Duchamp was the grandson of painter and engraver Emile Nicolle. From 1904-05, Duchamp studied painting at the Académie Julian but by his own admission, preferred playing billiards. His early works were […]

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Damon Drummond aka Ultrajunk: Found Object Art

Damon Drummond aka Ultrajunk is a found object metal artist from Akron, Ohio, USA.  His passions are robots, rayguns, lamps, and anything with a vintage science fiction or future Victoran style. From kitchen stove burners, bicycle headlights, old table legs,  and other odds and ends, Drummond’s creations depend entirely on his daily finds at the […]

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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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Sakura – Art in Nature

Many believe (myself included), that nature is the ultimate form of art. It is in nature that we find an infinite array of colours, shapes, patterns, and motion, giving any artist an endless choice of subject matter. I have been gratefully reminded of this as the Japanese sakura (cherry blossom) trees have come into bloom.  […]

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Brian Dettmer: Textonomy

Some recent work by master book sculptor Brian Dettmer (featured). Dettmer currently has a solo exhibition entitled “Brian Dettmer Textonomy” at Toomey Tourell Fine Art in San Francisco. “In this exhibit, Dettmer continues his investigation of the book as both artifact and object- a kind of intersection of sculpture, information technology, poetic text and historical tract. Each […]

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J.C. Leyendecker: New Year’s Baby

J.C. Leyendecker created over 320 covers for the Saturday Evening Post, the most well known are his “New Year’s Baby” series which ran every year from 1908 to 1943.  To see the full collection of New Year’s Babies, visit the Saturday Evening Post website. Happy New Year Everyone!!