Lev Tchistovsky - Nude (5)

Lev Tchistovsky (1902-1969)

Lev Tchistovsky was born in Pskov, Russia. Laureate in 1924 of the Fine Arts Academy of Leningrad with Savinsky and Eberling as professors, he left the Soviet Union in 1925. He studied two years at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome where he met Irene Klestova who was also studying there. She became his companion until his death. They came ... More

Fabian Perez - The Red Hat

Fabian Perez (1967)

Fabian Perez is an artist born in Buenos Aires Argentina. Recognized at international level as one of the best portrait painters of the century. He left his hometown Campana, at the age of 20 and began to travel the world in the searching of develop his artistic talent inherited from his mother. Over the years he has explored many ... More

Montague Dawson - Charles H Lunt

Montague Dawson (1890-1973)

Montague Dawson was a British painter who was renowned as a maritime artist. His most famous paintings depict sailing ships, usually clippers or warships of the 18th and 19th centuries. Montague Dawson was the son of a keen yachtsman and the grandson of the marine painter Henry Dawson, born in Chiswick, London. Much of his childhood ... More

Pál Fried - Portrait Of A Young Lady In Blue Dress

Pál Fried (1893-1976)

Pál Fried was a Hungarian artist. His oil paintings were usually of dancers, nudes, and portraits, and his subjects were almost always women, although he also painted Paris, seascapes, and cowboys and landscapes of the American West. He signed his paintings, as is usual in Hungarian, with his surname first as "Fried Pál". At times, this ... More

Amedeo Modigliani - Beggar Woman

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part II

The outbreak of World War I in 1914 increased the difficulties of Modigliani’s life. Alexandre and some of his other friends were at the front; his paintings did not sell; and his already delicate health was deteriorating because of his poverty, feverish work ethic, and abuse of alcohol and drugs. He was in the midst of a troubled affair ... More

Amedeo Modigliani - Reclining Nude (Also Known As La Reveuse) - 1917 - Pc - Painting - Oil On Canvas

Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) Part I

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter and sculptor, whose portraits and nudes—characterized by asymmetrical compositions, elongated figures, and a simple but monumental use of line—are among the most-important portraits of the 20th century. Modigliani was born into a Jewish family of merchants. As a child, he suffered from ... 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

Vincent Van Gogh - Wheat Fields With Stacks, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) part III

On January 31, 1890, Theo and his wife, Johanna, gave birth to a boy and named him after van Gogh. Around this time, Theo sold van Gogh's "The Red Vineyards" painting for 400 francs. Also around this time, Dr. Paul Gachet, who lived in Auvers, about 20 miles north of Paris, agreed to take van Gogh as his patient. Van Gogh moved to Auvers and ... More

Vincent Van Gogh - Starry Night Over The Rhone, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) part II

Van Gogh had a catastrophic love life. He was attracted to women in trouble, thinking he could help them. When he fell in love with his recently widowed cousin, Kate, she was repulsed and fled to her home in Amsterdam. Van Gogh then moved to The Hague and fell in love with Clasina Maria Hoornik, an alcoholic prostitute. She became his ... More