The MACCHIAIOLI

THE MACCHIAIOLI The Macchiaioli was a group of Italian Painters active in Tuscany the second half of the 19thc. They deviated from the antiquated conventions taught by the Italian art academies and did much of their painting outdoors to capture natural light, shade, and colour. This practice relates the Macchiaioli to the French Impressionists who came to prominence […]

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Munich school_Wilhelm Trubner

Wilhelm Trübner_Extremely important transitional Munich School Painter influenced by Courbet and Manet. Or the Munich School was already under the spell of Velasquez, Vermeer, and Chardin. We hope we have helped you to appreciate the Munich School Painters and to see how much more depth, expression, and liveliness their paintings exhibited then those of the […]

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Munich School_Lovis Corinth

Lovis Corinth _21 July 1858_17 July 1925_His mature work realized a synthesis of impressionism and expressionism. We like Lovis Corinth mid-stream transitioning these two movements. Corinth was born Franz Heinrich Louis on 21 July 1858 in Tapiau, in Prussia. In 1876 he went to study painting in the Academy of Konigsberg.   In 1880 he traveled to Munich, which rivaled […]

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GEORGE DE FOREST BRUSH

George de Forest Brush_September 28, 1855_April 24, 1941_Grew up in Danbury Connecticut attended the National Academy of Design in New York and studied with Jean-Léon Gérome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where Abbott H. Thayer was also a student. George de Forest is for the most part Academically to slick for are taste and his figures look […]

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Harry Siddons Mowbray_August 5, 1858_1928_In 1879 Harry went to Paris and studied at the Atelier of Leon Bonnat, he studied with Bonnat until 1883. We are taking a hard look at Mowbray because he studied with Leon Bonnat who was an advocate of Vermeer and Velasquez and he seems to cross paths on a regular basis with the lineage […]

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Munich School_Lothar Fischer

Lothar Fischer_November 8, 1933_June 15, 2004_A German Sculptor.  Born in Germersheim, Palatnate, he studied under Heinrich Kirchner at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich. When we start to move into deconstruction and modernism we find ourselves drawn more toward figurative sculpture.

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Jerome Witkin

Jerome Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American Figurative Artist. Witkin has been succinctly characterized as “a virtuoso figurative painter whose work mixes elements of the old masters, social realism and Abstract Expressionism …”  Witkin was born in Brooklyn, New York, recognized as a prodigious talent, at fourteen he entered The High School of Music & Art New York, […]

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Munich shool_Gierymski

Ignacy Aleksander Gierymski_30 January 1850, Warsaw_d. 6–8 March 1901, Rome. He was a representative of Realism as well as an important precursor of impressionism in Poland.  Aleksander Gierymski completed Secondary State School nr III in Warsaw in 1867, and in the same year commenced drawing studies in Warsaw. Between 1868 – 1872 he studied at the Academy […]

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Munich School_Louis Frederick Grell

Louis Frederick Grell (November 30, 1887 – November 21, 1960) was an American figure composition and portrait artist based in the Tree Studio resident artist colony in Chicago. He received his formal training in Europe from 1900 through 1915 and later became an art professor at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1916 to 1922, and at […]

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Charles Paul and Emil Albert Gruppe

Charles Paul Gruppé _3 September 1860, Picton, Ontario_30 September 1940, New York City.   Between 1897 and 1913, Gruppé lived in the Netherlands, where he painted with the Hague School of art and acted as a dealer for Dutch painters in the US. He, his wife Helen, and their children returned permanently to America in 1913 ahead of […]

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