Dr. Evermor's Forevertron

Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

Ever think of escaping the frustrations of life – of going to that otherworldly place that upholds your idea of how things “should” be?  Then why not head down to Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron in Sumpter, Wisconsin and hitch a ride on his space capsule. Forevertron is the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world standing […]

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David Hockney: Painting/Photo Collage

Born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, David Hockney is a painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He is considered by many to be one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. From 1953-57, Hockney studied at the Bradford School of Art  and then at the Royal Collage of […]

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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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Francis Bacon: 1909-1992

Born on October 28th, 1909, in Dublin, Ireland, Francis Bacon was one of the most innovative, powerful and disturbing artists of the period following World War II. At a time when art was dominated by abstract styles, he painted the human figure and was one of the first artists to depict overtly homosexual themes. Bacon […]

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Joanna Kustra: Photography

At first glance, I thought these portraits were paintings but they are actually photos by Polish photographer Joanna Kustra. Born in 1984, this young artist studied linguistics and began taking pictures as a hobby.  Self taught, in a few short years, Kustra has turned her passion into a career. She currently lives and works in […]

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Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls

Photographer Nick Brandt currently has a solo exhibition on at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.  Entitled On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, “the collection of photographs represent Brandt’s ongoing photographic project, which is presented in a trilogy of books that memorializes the vanishing grandeur of the natural world of East Africa. The exhibition spans the […]