Reuven Rubin - Safed In Galilee, 1927

Reuven Rubin (1893-1974)

Reuven Rubin (Rubin Zelicovici) was born in Galaţi to a poor Romanian Jewish Hasidic family. He was the eighth of 13 children. In 1912, he left for Ottoman-ruled Palestine to study art at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Finding himself at odds with the artistic views of the Academy's teachers, he left for Paris, France, ... 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

Giovanni Boldini - The Return Of The Fishing Boats, Etretat, 1879

Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931)

Giovanni Boldini enjoyed a long and successful artistic career. Born in Ferrara, Italy in 1842 and trained on the Italian Renaissance masters from childhood with his religious artist-father, Antonio Boldini. He also studied under other accomplished artists, gaining a reputation even at that young age as an accomplished portrait painter. ... More

Georgia O`Keeffe - The Lawrence Tree

Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986)

Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant and intriguing artists of the twentieth century, known internationally for her boldly innovative art. Her distinct flowers, dramatic cityscapes, glowing landscapes, and images of bones against the stark desert sky are iconic and original contributions to American Modernism. Born on ... 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

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

Martiros Saryan - Notable Day In The Mountains 1926

Martiros Saryan (1880-1972)

“The land is similar to a living being, it has its own soul, and one would hardly find his own self, his own soul, without his homeland, without being in close touch with his native land…” Martiros Saryan was an Armenian painter, the founder of a modern Armenian national school of painting. He was born into an Armenian ... More

Salvador Dali - The Great Masturbator(1929)

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

Salvador Dali (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989) was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist, a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed ... More