Edward Hopper, Route 6, Eastham, 1941

Edward Hopper (1882-1967)

Edward Hopper was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life. H... More

Eyvind Earle - The Great Red Barn, 1985

Eyvind Earle (1916-2000) Part II

Earle returned to full-time painting in 1966, producing watercolors, oils, sculptures, drawings, scratchboards, and limited-edition serigraphs. These works were mainly not exhibited in his lifetime. Earle's work and distinct graphic styling has continued to inspire new generations of artists and animators, serving to influence the look of ... More

Chu Teh-Chun - Composition In Red, 1979

Chu Teh-Chun (1920-2014) Part II

Inspired by Nicolas de Staël's abstract landscape paintings, Chu abandoned figurative painting and adopted a unique style using bold strokes of colour which evoked Chinese calligraphy. His new style was immediately successful. In 1964, an exhibition of his works at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh brought him international ... More

Charles Ephraim Burchfield - Sunburst, 1929-31

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) Part III

After 1940 Burchfield's style changed, however, and by the mid-1940s he had abandoned realism, returning to his early interest in personal interpretations of nature. His paintings from this period convey a sense of wonder at the color, movement, and forms of nature, particularly in connection with the seasons. A notable example of his later ... More

Charles Ephraim Burchfield - Autumn Morning, Gardenville, New York, 1946

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) Part II

From 1912 to 1916 Burchfield attended the Cleveland School of Art. He returned to his home in Salem, Ohio, where he had an industrial job and in his spare time painted imaginative watercolors of nature. After military service in World War I, he worked as a wallpaper designer in Buffalo until 1929, when, having received critical acclaim and ... More

Rockwell Kent - Mirrored Mountain South Greenland, 1929

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971)

Rockwell Kent, though best known as an artist and illustrator, pursued many careers throughout his long life, including architect, carpenter, explorer, writer, dairy farmer, and political activist. Born in Tarrytown, New York, Kent was interested in art from a young age. These ambitions were encouraged by his aunt Jo Holgate, an accompl... More

Milford Zornes - Untitled (Cabins At The Lake0, 1968

James Milford Zornes (1908-2008)

James Milford Zornes - an American watercolor artist and teacher, who was born in rural western Oklahoma. His father found farming and stock raising in the area difficult, and when young Milford was seven moved the family to Boise, Idaho. Though his mother, a former schoolteacher, taught him to draw as a child, it was not until his ... 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

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