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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munich school_Herman Hartwich

Herman Hartwich_ Born July 8, 1853, in New York City_Died March 8, 1926 in_Munich. Herman was a German-American landscape and genre painter. He was initially taught how to paint by his father and later studied painting at The Academy of Fine Arts Munich_1881 to 1884. Much more than meandering through the history of Western Painting, this […]

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Post Munich School_Hans Purrmann

Hans Marsilius Purrmann _April 10, 1880_April 17, 1966_After studying with Franz von Stuck at the Munich Academy Hans moved to Paris where he became a friend and student of Henri Matisse whom he set up a painting school with. Typical of Purrmann’s style are colourful, sensitively painted landscapes, still lifes and portraits.

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Munich school_Franz von stuck

Franz von Stuck_February 23, 1863_August 30, 1928_was a German painter, sculptor, printmaker, and architect. Born at Tettenweis near Passau, Franz displayed an affinity for drawing early on. He attended the Munich Academy from 1881 to 1885, and in 1895, he began teaching painting at the Academy as a Royal Professor. He was well respected among young artists as […]

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Munich school_hugo Kauffmann

Hugo Wilhelm Kauffmann_7 August 1844_30 December 1915 Munich School German Painter. He obviously liked to hang out in taverns and certainly seemed to have been influenced by the Dutch Genre Painters notably Franz Hals. Kauffmann is known mainly for his folksy genre paintings, often set in taverns.  Once again these paintings were not highly thought of […]

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