Childe Hassam - San Pietro, Venice, 1883

Frederick Childe Hassam (1859-1935) Part I

Frederick Childe Hassam was born in his family home in a suburb of Boston in 1859. His father Frederick was a cutlery merchant and descended from a long line of New Englanders, while his mother Rosa was a native of Maine. He demonstrated an interest in art early in his life. He had his first lessons in drawing and watercolor while ... More

Ferdinand Hodler - Turnerbankett, 1878

Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918)

Ferdinand Hodler was one of the most famous Swiss painters of the late 19th and early 20th century. He was born in Bern, the eldest of six children. His father, Jean, made a living as a carpenter and his mother, Marguerite, was from a peasant family. When Hodler was eight years old, he lost his father and two younger brothers as a ... More

Eyvind Earle - Cattle Country, 1984

Eyvind Earle (1916-2000)

Eyvind Earle was an American illustrator, artist and author, famous for his contribution to the background illustration and styling of Disney animated films in the 50s of 20th century. Earle was born in New York, but his family moved to Hollywood when he was two years old. He began painting when he was 10 years old, and had his first ... More

Ernest Moulines - View Of Venise

Ernest Moulines (1870-1942)

Ernest Moulines was a French painter who was born in 1870. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Luxembourg Gardens' sold at Leonard Joel, Melbourne 'December Sunday Fine Art Auction ' in 2012. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push... More

Emilio Grau Sala - Sailers Near The Coast

Emilio Grau Sala (1911-1975)

Emilio Grau Sala was perhaps famous as a colorist in oil, watercolor and pastel and an illustrator. His works are fresh in color and freely drawn or constructed. In the French Salon “Comparaisons” he was a member of the group affiliated with Maurice Boitel, a painter in the art movement known as “La Jeune Peinture” of the School of ... More

Donald Hamilton Fraser - Venice, Grand Canal

Donald Hamilton Fraser (1929-2009)

Donald Hamilton Fraser is famous abstract landscape painter. As an adolescent, Fraser attended the Maidenhead Grammar School in Berkshire, England. In the late 1940s, he worked at the Sunday Times as an editorial trainee while completing his National Service. From 1949–52, Fraser trained at London's Saint Martin's School of ... More

Chu Teh-Chun - The Suddenly Rule, 1992

Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Part I

Chu Teh-Chun or Zhu Dequn was a Chinese-French abstract painter famous for his pioneering style integrating traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art. Chu and his schoolmates Wu Guanzhong and Zao Wou-Ki were dubbed the "Three Musketeers" of modernist Chinese artists trained in China and France. ... More

Charles Ephraim Burchfield - Winter, East Liverpool, 1927

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) Part I

Charles Ephraim Burchfield was an American painter and visionary artist, famous for his passionate watercolors of nature scenes and townscapes. The largest collection of his paintings, archives and journals are in the collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Burchfield's paintings are in the collections of ... More

Ernest Lawson - Shadows, Spuyten Duyvil Hill, 1910

Ernest Lawson (1873-1939)

Ernest Lawson (March 22, 1873 – December 18, 1939) was a Canadian-American painter and a member of The Eight, a group of artists who formed a loose association in 1908 to protest the narrowness of taste and restrictive exhibition policies of the conservative, powerful National Academy of Design. Though Lawson was primarily a ... More

Guy Rose - La Jolla Beach

Guy Rose (1867-1925)

Guy Orlando Rose was born March 3, 1867, in San Gabriel, California. He was the seventh child of Leonard John Rose and Amanda Jones Rose. His father was a prominent Californian senator. He and his wife raised their large family on an expansive Southern California ranch and vineyard. The San Gabriel Valley town of Rosemead bears ... More