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Aalto, Alvar
Sometimes referred to as the Father of Modernism, Alvar Aalto, born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, was an architect and designer in Finland who made revolutionary contributions in building designs, furniture, textiles and glassware. He was an...
Aaron, Jessie
Born in Lake City, Florida, Jessie Aaron was a folk art wood carver whose subjects were animals, people and faces. He lived his entire life in Florida, primarily in Gainsville. Of mixed white, black, and Seminole Indian ancestry, he was one of...
Aaron, Joseph
Joseph Aaron utilizes his artistic versatility to capture the diversity of subject matter that is uniquely Californian. His plein-air California impressionism depicting the California coast, hills and floral brilliance is the foundation of his art...
Aaron, May Todd
One of Oklahoma's prominent artists, May Aaron was a long-time resident of Pawhuska, where she married a physician and raised a family. In the mid 1920s, she resumed her art career and did numerous Native American genre* subjects, particularly the...
Aba-Novak, Vilmos
Vilmos Aba-Novak (Hungarian: Aba-Novak Vilmos, til 1912: Hungarian: Novak Vilmos; March 15, 1894 – September 29, 1941 was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. He was an original representative of modern art in his country, and specifically of...
Abadi, Fritzie
Fritzie Abadi was born in 1915 in Aleppo, Syria. She studied at the Art Students League (ASL) in New York with Nahum Tschacbasov. Her specialty is collage and assemblage, "small environments." Her studio is in New York city. She is a member of the...
Abbett, Robert
Robert K. Abbett, noted as one of America's contemporary masters of sporting and wildlife art, was born in Hammond, Indiana in 1926 and is a graduate of Purdue University and the University of Missouri. After attending night and weekend classes at...
Abercrombie, Gertrude
Gertrude Abercrombie, a Chicago painter also deeply involved in jazz music, has worked with highly personal surreal images. She was a prominent surrealist in the 1930s through the 1950s in Chicago. She argued that technique was not as important as...
Abrams, BJ
B. J. Abrams was selected by the President Bill Clinton Library & Thea Foundation to participate in the "ART ACROSS ARKANSAS CAMPAIGN." Original paintings by several artists will be touring Arkansas public schools during the entire school year...
Abreu, Juan
Juan Abreu, writer, journalist and artist, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952. He has published three books: Libro de las exhortaciones al amor, Habanera fue and A la sombra del mar: Jornadas cubanas con Reinaldo Arenas. He is currently working on a...
Abreu, Pedro
Pedro Abreu (b. circa 1940s) is a priest of the Afro-Cuban religions/societies Palo Monte, Abakua, Arara, and the Masons. He is a world renowned devotee of "Saint Lazarus" ("Asojano") in the Arara Sabalu Tradition in Havana, originally from Matanzas...
Abril, Ben
Born in Los Angeles, California, Ben Abril is known for his paintings, primarily in watercolor, of California landmarks. He became an active painter who taught oil painting and belonged to art clubs in Laguna, Beverly Hills, San Gabriel, and Brea....
Acea, Francis
Francis Acea was born in Havana, Cuba, 1967. He graduated from the Havana Superior Institute of design in 1991. His early works include photography,painting and art direction for art magazines. His current works explore the notion of value in...
Aceves, Jose
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Jose Aceves became a painter, muralist, designer, and sculptor who exhibited widely in the area of El Paso, Texas, where he moved with his family during the Mexican Revolution. As an artist he was basically self taught,...
Acheff, William
Known for his highly realistic still lifes, often combining objects of the present and the past, William Acheff became a resident in 1973 of Hondo, near Taos, New Mexico where he has his studio in his home. He was born in Alaska and moved with his...
Acker, Michael
Mike Acker, known in the Midwest for his vibrant pastels and paintings, continues his explorations in acrylic and gold leaf. He combines abstraction with Asian themes to suggest peace and serenity. Acker was an enthusiastic member of the Arts...
Ackerman, Michael
Michael Ackerman is an american contemporary photographer living in Berlin. His first notable work, "End Time City" was made in Varansi. He had a new and approach on India. Michael Ackerman seeks – and finds – in the world he traverses,...
Acostaneyra, Carlos
Carlos Acostaneyra. Artist Cubanamerican. living in Miami Beach, Fl. 
Adach, Adam
Adam Adach (b. 1962) obtained a veterinary degree in Warsaw before emigrating to France in the late 1980s. While abroad, he completed the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris. He...
Adam, William
Known as "Professor" Adam, William Adam gave art lessons in his rose-covered cottage at 450 Central Avenue. With a bright and colorful palette of both oil and watercolor, he specialized in views of the Monterey area such as sand dunes, cottage and...
Adams, Anselm
Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. One of his most famous photographs...
Adams, Charles
Young Charles Adams moved from Massachusetts to Denver in 1876 at the age of 18. A year later he began working at the Chain and Hardy bookstore, where he received encouragement for his artistic interests from Helen Henderson Chain, who had been a...
Adams, Norman
A prominent 20th-century British painter of religious subjects, landscapes, and butterflies,, Norman Adams did both small and large-scale work in abstract and realist styles. He was an elected member of the Royal Academy of London, and many of his...
Adams, Wayman
Wayman Adams is known for portraits of prominent persons including authors, painters, political leaders, etc. His portrait of Booth Tarkington brought him early recognition, and he was known as a "lightning" artist because his portraits were...
Addams, Charles
Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly darkly humorous and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, became the basis for...
Addison, Robert
Robert Addison worked at Ficho & Corley art studio in the John Hancock Building (where he also lived) in the 1970's and 1980's. Although he was well-known for his nostalgic paintings of serene neighborhoods, along with his carousel series, he...
Adickes, David
Sculptor David Adickes is known for a major project titled Presidents Park in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he created 42 portraits bust of American presidents. Each sculpture is twenty feet tall, and their size was the subject of much protest and...
Adler, Samuel Marcus
Samuel Marcus Adler (1898 New York City - 1979 New York City) was an American artist. He studied at the National Academy of Design, with Leon Kroll and Charles Hinton. He was Professor of Art at New York University, and the University of Illinois....
Adriani, Camillo
Camillo Adriani was born in Massachusetts in the late 19th century. He studied art in Boston. Adriani was especially well known for his vibrant portrayal of New England snow scenes. Several of his paintings have been published in color...
Afsary, Cyrus
Known for lush still lifes, landscapes, and portraits in oil, he also works in watercolors and pastels. He began to get attention as an artist in the early 1980s as an artist who obviously loved the Southwest. In 1988, he won the Robert Lougheed...
Agam, Yaacov
Yaacov Agam (Gipstein) (b. May 11, 1928) is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art.He trained at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, before moving to Zürich and then to...
Agarwal, Ravi
Ravi Agarwal, an environmental activist, leader of the NGO Toxics Link and an independent artist who uses photography as a medium, became a familiar name in the art world when he represented India the 11th Documenta, Kassel, Germany in 2002. He...
Agasse, Jacques-Laurent
Born in Geneva in 1767, Agasse was the son of one of the oligarchic families who governed the republic. He experienced a privileged upbringing spending his childhood summers on their estate in Crevin. While at the estate he developed his love for...
Agasse, Jaques-Laurent
Born in Geneva in 1767, Agasse was the son of one of the oligarchic families who governed the republic. He experienced a privileged upbringing spending his childhood summers on their estate in Crevin. While at the estate he developed his love for...
Agrifolio, Michael
Born: 1963, Middletown, N.J. Hometown: Miami Beach. Media: Painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia. Website: http://michaelagrifolio.com/michaelagrifolio.com/Welcome.html Philosophy: Art is experienced best in person - proportion, spatial...
Aguilar, Catherine
Four young female designers – Emily Holyfield, Janie Markham, Jacqui Hearn and Catherine Aguilar form ‘Amaiua’ a creative collective aiming to create new and exciting artwork. The abstract range they have created exclusively for IKEA has...
Aguirre, Amber
In kindergarten, Amber made her first ceramic piece. It was a blue ashtray with her palm-print in it. From the moment she saw that a malleable piece of dirt could be turned into a rock hard waterproof item, she was hooked on clay. Much later in...
Ahl, Henry
Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, Henry Ahl was a portraitist, muralist, and landscape painter whose work reflected his exposure to the Tonalist style of the Barbizon painters. From 1911, Henry Hammond Ahl did canvases and murals with religious...
Ahn, Chul-Hyun
Chul-Hyun Ahn (American/Korean, 1971) 
Aho, Paul
Paul Aho is an internationally recognized painter and printmaker who has lived in the Palm Beaches for over forty years, earning considerable recognition for his service to the community and work as an artist. He is a recipient of the Palm Beach...
Ai, Weiwei
Ai Weiwei, (born 1957, Beijing) is a Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and activist.Ai Weiwei was the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium, which was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog...
Aizenshtat, Alexander
Without doubt Alexander Aizenshtat is an outstanding artist, although he is not well known. In consequence of his primary occupation of teaching Torah, he is respectfully known as Rabbi Alexander. So, Aizenshtat is a rabbi, a teacher. He teaches...
Aizpiri, Paul
Paul Aizpiri has a unique style reminiscent of Edvard Munch. Roughness in his brushstroke and use of bold colors, allow each of his characters and situations come to life with raw emotion. Surely inspired by his Basque background, Aizpiri...
Akil, Khaled
IN COLLABORATION WITH LAHD GALLERY Born in Aleppo in 1986, Khaled is a self-taught Syrian photographer among the top emerging talents in his country. Focusing primarily on social, political, and sexual issues abound in the Middle East, Khaled aims...
Born in La Habana, Cuba on September 2, 1978. A self-taught artist, muralist and interior designer. Started practicing in the Empresa de Restauración de Monumentos, Oficina del Historiador de La Habana (office of historic restoration of monuments...
Alan, Craig
Rough-hewn wood and a field of wild flowers - Craig Alan's inspirations translate into an art that holds the viewer like a mountain vista. The elemental quality of his art, like nature, is a full range of texture - the fabric that defines a content...
Albers, Josef
Albers, Josef 1888–1976, German-American painter, printmaker, designer, and teacher, b. Bottrop, Germany. After working at the Bauhaus (1920–33), Albers and his wife, the textile designer and weaver Anni Albers, emigrated to the United States...
Albert, Ernest
A distinguished theatrical and scenic designer who also became a landscape painter and muralist, Ernest Albert worked in New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1857, and showing early talent, he received the Graham...
Albert, Karl
Born in Halstead, KS on Sept. 12, 1911. Albert grew up in Wyoming and moved to southern California with his family in 1923. He began painting about 1930 while working as a postmaster in Oro Grande, a small town in the Mojave desert. In 1933 he...
Albert, Yuri
Russian artist Yuri Albert, a Moscow Conceptualist who divides his time between Cologne and Moscow, presents the English-language version of his project 'I want to make a picture so everyone says 'Wow!'' (1986).Here Albert realises the dream of...
Albin-Guillot, Laure
Laure Albin-Guillot (1879-1962) was a Parisian photographer.Known for:Photographing microscopic specimens, plant cells, and animal organisms with her husband, who was a scientific researcher. Also known for her portraiture, nudes (male and female),...
Alcantara, QUIM
QUIM Alcantara (Sao Paulo SP, Brazil – 1981) paints current issues like the global warming to make people think about it, but without forgetting the beauty of art so that they can enjoy the paintings. His work is focused on contemporary politic-...
Aldrich, George
One of South Bend, Indiana's best-known landscape painters of the 20th century, George Ames Aldrich became most associated with richly painted impressionist landscapes with water of Brittany and Normandy. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on...
Alexander, John
Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he had first-hand knowledge of the tough life of steel workers, John White Alexander became one of the most prominent, fashionable artists in New York City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He did...
Alexander, Meg
Meg Alexander is a Boston-based artist, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work is in many private collections and has been exhibited at Allston Skirt Gallery (Boston), OH + T...
Alf, Martha
What more can be said about Martha Alf’s art that has not already been said? Suzanne Muchnic commented, “Her silent likenesses of fruit look so vulnerable, it seems that noise could shatter them.” Peter Clothier wrote that her early cylinders of...
Alfonzo, Carlos
Carlos Alfonzo Born in Havana, (1950-1991). Noted Cuban-American painter utilizing multiple symbolic and iconic themes from his native homeland."In Cuba I was a well known artist. I had found a formula --swarms of little figurines and the...
Alken, Henry
A keen huntsman, Henry Alken painted what he loved best: hunting and coaching scenes. The most famous of the Alken family of painters, Henry was born in London in 1785. When viewing his paintings, it is easy to see how they reflect his true...
Alkhas, Hannibal
Hannibal Alkhas (1930 – 2010) was a sculptor, painter and author. He was born in 1930 in Iran into an ethnic Assyrian and Christian family and spent his childhood and teenage years in Kermanshah, Ahwaz and Tehran. In 1951, Hannibal Alkhas moved to...
Allen, Elizabeth
These words describe the work of Elizabeth Allen, a New Orleans native who calls New York City home for now. A nomad by nature, Elizabeth floats through life like the Tennessee Williams heroine she adores, cultivating an image of mystery and grace...
Allen, W. Andre Allen
Willard Andre Allen is a self-taught artist from New England. Born in 1965, he is a graduate of the Art Institute of America where he received his Associate Degree in Advertising and Marketing . Andre never knew that he had talent in fine art....
Alliou, Michel
né le 2 novembre 1972 vit et travaille à bormes les mimosas(var) expositions personnelles (extrait) 2010 médiathèque municipale, le cannet des maures 2009 uGoT design by ToGu architecture, marseille 2008 la piaggia, miami beach (floride, usa)...
Allison, Vera
Born in San Francisco, CA on December 5, 1902. After earning a B.A. degree at UC Berkeley, Allison worked in commercial art for Foster & Kleiser (billboards). Following her marriage to artist George Gaethke in 1929, she lived in Berkeley....
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, although born in Holland, settled in London and took British nationality in 1873. Like his Dutch contemporaries, Alma-Tadema mastered the art of genre painting, specializing in historical genre scenes. However, following a trip...
Almanza, Rene
Originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where he was born in 1979, Rene Almanza graduated from the School of Visual Arts of the UANL (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León). He began working during his adolescence as a visual artist; first in graphic...
Alston, Charles
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charles Alston was a long-time instructor at the Art Students League of New York and was known for his grasp of abstract design and his ability to express in his artwork the social forces that where shaping America...
Alterera, Sebastian
Sebastian Alterera was born in New York City in 1964. Although his family was financially challenged, Alterera’s mother supplemented their income selling her amateur sculpture throughout Greenwich Village. Her dedication to her artwork - despite...
Altoon, John
John Altoon (November 5, 1925 - February 8, 1969), an American artist, was born in Los Angeles, California to immigrant Armenian parents. From 1947–1949 he attended the Otis Art Institute, from 1947 to 1950 he also attended the Art Center College of...
Alvarez, Mabel
Combining both modernism and realism, Mabel Alvarez became a well-known 20th century West Coast female artist of portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. She was born in Waialua, near the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, and moved to California with...
Amaral, Lazaro
My work deals with my reaction to the world at the moment that I’m living . Whether it is expressing myself in my work or creating an environment, I don’t stay with one medium. Rather, I explore all of them. I do know that my skills in drawing...
Amick, Robert
Robert Amick was born in Canon City, Colorado amidst cowboys, prospectors and Indians. He studied law at Yale and practiced law for two years before becoming an artist. He worked as a printmaker, illustrator and painter. His paintings of landscapes...
Amino, Leo
Dedicated to making abstract sculptured objects from plastic materials, Leo Amino was especially focused on materials that convey transparency . He often worked with resin, especiallly after World War II when plastic had been developed as a...