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 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_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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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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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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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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