inspirational Painters Series: Leon Bonnat

The inspirational painters series deals with painters who had a major influence on their students. These are painters and mentors who prized individual expression over technique. We judge these painters not so much on their output but on the mastery of their proteges. Leon Joseph Florentin Bonnat was one such Master Mentor. Leon Bonnat was born […]

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The Human Form As Art

The Crux III painting of a female figure with doves by Steven Kenny, 2013, oil on canvas, 24 x 60 inches

Steven Kenny was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1984. His final year of art school was spent studying independently in Rome. … In 1997 Steven dropped illustration in order to devote his full attention to the fine arts.

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The human form in the arts_Otto Greiner

Otto Was Born On 16Th December 1869 In Leipzig, Germany And Died On 24Th September 1916 In Munich. Greiner Was A Painter And Printmaker, He Started A Lithography Apprenticeship In Leipzig In 1884 And Also Took Drawing Lessons. Between 1888 And 1891 He Studied At The Akademie Der Bildenden Künste In Munich Under Sándor Liezen-Mayer. […]

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THE NUDE IN ART_ALBERTO ABATE

Alberto Abate_Italian_B. Rome, March 16, 1946_D. Rome, March 9, 2012 Alberto Abate was born in Rome on March 16, 1946, to a family of artists of Catania origin : his father, is the sculptor Carmelo Abate, his uncle, Alessandro Abate, is a painter, watercolourist and fresco painter. In the 1950s, Abbot attended the local Institute of Art in Catania: his masters were […]

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The Nude in art_Albert von keller

Albert von Keller_Swiss/German_B.27 April 1844_14 July 1920_Female figures are a prominent feature of his work. In 1865 Albert attended the Munich Academy of Fine Art for a short time. He made numerous study trips throughout Germany, France, Italy, and the Low Countries to study and copy Masterworks. From 1867 he apprenticed at several different studios […]

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THE NUDE IN ART_LOVIS CORINTH

Lovis Corinth_German_B. 21 July 1858_D. 17 July 1925 Corinth studied in Paris Munich, joined the Berlin Secession group, later succeeding Max Liebermann as the group’s president. His early work was naturalistic in approach. Corinth was initially antagonistic towards the expressionist movement, but after a stroke in 1911 his style loosened and took on many expressionistic qualities.

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The nude in art_casper ritter

Caspar Ritter _Swiss_B. February 7, 1861_Esslingen am Neckar_D. July 18, 1923_Ermatingen, Canton Thurgau. From 1882 he studied at the Academy in Munich with Alois Gabl, Ludwig von Herter, and Ludwig von Lofftz.  History has overlooked a great many painters from the German Academies and part of our mission is to right the ship. Far to much focus has been […]

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THE NUDE IN ART_HANS HASSENTEUFEL

Hans Hassenteufel_B. 27 January 1887, Hamburg_D. 15 August 1943, Munich. A German painter who specialized in female nudes. Hassenteufel took private lessons from Rudolf Jacob Zeller in Hamburg, followed by studies at a private painting and drawing school in Munich, operated by Walter Thor; then at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, where his primary professors were Peter Halm and Franz von […]

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MAX MELDRUM_Graman Inson_TonalisM

MAX MELDRUM_1875 – 1955 Max Meldrum (1875-1955), artist and teacher, studied at the NGV School before beginning work as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. He won the NGV Travelling Scholarship in 1900 and painted in Paris and Brittany for thirteen years before returning to Melbourne. In 1916 he founded an art school in the city, […]

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HUGH RAMSAY

Hugh Ramsay Hugh Ramsay (25 May 1877 – 5 March 1906) Australian Ramsay was born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved with his family to Melbourne in 1878. He joined classes at the National Gallery of Victoria at age 16 under Lindsay Bernard Halland became one of the most brilliant students ever trained there. Ramsay went to Europe in September […]

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