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Ryan Larkin: Art and Animation

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1943, Ryan Larkin, grew up in Dorval, Quebec and studied with painter Arthur Lismer at the Ecole des beaux-arts de Montreal. The death of his brother in the 1950s affected Larkin, and he began drinking heavily in his teens. Larkin began working at the National Film Board in 1961 where […]

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Jaybo Monk: Painting

Born in Paris in 1968, Jeremy Baudouin, A.K.A. Jaybo Monk, is a French artist currently living and and working in Berlin, Germany. Jaybo ran away from home at the age of 14 eventually landing in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the early 1980’s where he spent time as a graffiti writer, street actor, and hip-hop musician.  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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Hopewalls: iNeedChemicalX (Felicia)

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.

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Allison Sommers: Potter’s Field @ Thinkspace Gallery

Brooklyn based artist Allison Sommers (featured) has a new exhibition on at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California. Inspired by historical wars including WWI & the American Civil war,  “Potter’s Field” includes Sommers’ signature style of miniature scale paintings composed of gouache on paper  with creatures, either employed as soldiers, beasts or nurses amongst, engaged […]