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Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white images of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.
Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century.
Pierre Auguste Cot (17 February 1837 – 2 August 1883) was a French painter of the Academic Classicism school. He studied under Leon Cogniet, Alexandre Cabanel and William-Adolphe Bouguereau. In 1863 he made a successful debut at the Salon, and from the 1870s, his popularity grew quickly.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made math-inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world; he was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the twenty-first century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world.
Lucio Fontana (19 February 1899 – 7 September 1968) was an Italian painter, sculptor and theorist of Argentine birth. He is mostly known as the founder of Spatialism. Born in Rosario, Argentina to Italian immigrant parents, he was the son of the sculptor Luigi Fontana. Fontana spent the first years of his life in Italy and went back to Argentina in 1905, working as a sculptor with his father, and then on his own.
Ilka Gedő (May 26, 1921 – June 19, 1985) was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. Her work survived decades of persecution and repression by the government. Ilka Gedő is one of the solitary masters of Hungarian art.
Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780 – August 23, 1849) was an American folk painter and distinguished religious minister of the Society of Friends (aka "Quakers"). He became a Quaker icon because of his paintings. His parents were Anglican. Isaac Hicks, his father, was a Loyalist who was left without any money after the British defeat in the Revolutionary War. His mother died when he was young and he was raised with Quaker beliefs, which had a great effect on the rest of his life.
George Inness (May 1, 1825 – August 3, 1894) was a prominent American landscape painter. One of the most influential American artists of the nineteenth century, Inness was influenced, in turn, by the Old Masters, and the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg, whose spiritualism found vivid expression in the work of Inness's maturity (1879–1894).
Anne-François-Louis Janmot (21 May 1814 – 1 June 1892) was a French painter and poet of Catholic parents who were deeply religious. He was extremely moved by the death of his brother in 1823 and his sisters in 1829. In 1831 he was admitted to the Eacute;cole des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and a year later, he won the highest honor, the Golden Laurel.
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (4 December 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first recognized purely abstract works. Born in Moscow, Kandinsky spent his childhood in Odessa. Kandinsky began painting studies (life-drawing, sketching and anatomy) at the age of 30 after attending school in Moscow for Law and Economics.
Roy Fox Lichtenstein (October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, among others, he became a leading figure in the new art movement. Inspired by the comic strip, Lichtenstein produced precise compositions that documented while they parodied, often in a tongue-in-cheek manner.
Joan Miró i Ferrà (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism. In numerous interviews, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and declared an "assassination of painting" in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
LeRoy Neiman (born LeRoy Leslie Runquist, June 8, 1921 – June 20, 2012) was an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events. Neiman was born in 1921 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She was best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".
Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children's books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
Qiu Ying (1494? – 1552) was a Chinese painter who specialized in the gongbi brush technique. He was born to a peasant family in Taicang (now Jiangsu Province) and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou. He painted with the support of wealthy patrons, creating images of flowers, gardens, religious subjects, and landscapes in the fashions of the Ming dynasty.
Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was a Flemish artist. He is considered the most influential artist of Flemish Baroque tradition. Rubens' highly charged compositions reference erudite aspects of classical and Christian history. Rubens specialized in making altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.
Alfred Sisley (30 October 1839 – 29 January 1899) was an Impressionist landscape painter who was born and spent most of his life in France, but retained British citizenship. He was the most consistent of the Impressionists in his dedication to painting landscapes.
Thomas John Thomson (August 5, 1877 – July 8, 1917) was a Canadian artist of the early 20th century. Over the course of his short career, he produced roughly 400 oil sketches on small wood panels along with around 50 larger works on canvas. They consist almost entirely of landscapes, depicting trees, skies, lakes, rivers and other nature scenes. His painting uses broad brush strokes and a liberal application of paint to capture the stark beauty and vibrant colour of the Ontario landscape.
Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. Little is known of Utamaro's life. His work began to appear in the 1770s, and he rose to prominence in the early 1790s.
Jacob van Strij (2 October 1756 – 4 February 1815) was Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman who was mainly interested in landscape painting, including mountain landscapes, winter landscapes and marines.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler (July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903) was an American artist, active during the American Gilded Age and based primarily in the United Kingdom. He was a leading proponent of the credo "art for art's sake". His famous signature for his paintings was in the shape of a stylized butterfly possessing a long stinger for a tail.
Xu Wei (1521–1593) was a Ming dynasty Chinese painter, poet, writer and dramatist famed for his artistic expressiveness. Revolutionary for its time, his painting style influenced and inspired countless subsequent painters.
Lan Ying (1585–1664) was a Chinese painter of landscapes, human figures, flowers and birds who was active during the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644).
Anders Leonard Zorn (18 February 1860 – 22 August 1920) was one of Sweden's foremost artists. He obtained international success as a painter, sculptor, and etcher. Among Zorn's portrait subjects were King Oscar II of Sweden, and American Presidents, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, and Theodore Roosevelt.