John Everett Millais - The North-West Passage, 1874

John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He was a child prodigy who, aged eleven, became the youngest student to enter the Royal Academy Schools. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded at his family home in London, at 83 Gower ... More

Joseph Henry Sharp - Burial Cortege Of A Crow Chief

Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953)

Joseph Henry Sharp was an American painter and a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, of which he is considered the "Spiritual Father". Sharp was one of the earliest European-American artists to visit Taos, New Mexico, which he saw in 1893 with artist John Hauser. Sharp was born in Bridgeport, Ohio on September 27, 1859 to ... More

Jacob Hägg - Vega

Jacob Hägg (1839-1931)

Jacob (Jacques) Hägg was a Swedish naval officer and naval painter . He was born at Katthamra Farm in Östergarn on Gotland, but lived most of his life in Stockholm and Karlskrona. He was the son of the wood merchant Axel Hägg and his wife Anna Margaretha, born Lindström, and had a brother Axel Herman Hägg. Jacob Hägg married ... More

Edgar Degas - The Rehearsal - 1873-1874 Featured

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part III

By the later 1870s Degas had mastered not only the traditional medium of oil on canvas, but pastel as well. The dry medium, which he applied in complex layers and textures, enabled him more easily to reconcile his facility for line with a growing interest in expressive color. In the mid-1870s he also returned to the medium of etching, ... More

Edgar Degas - Racehorses In A Landscape - 1894 Featured

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part II

By the late 1860s Degas had shifted from his initial forays into history painting to an original observation of contemporary life. Racecourse scenes provided an opportunity to depict horses and their riders in a modern context. He began to paint women at work, milliners and laundresses. Mlle. Fiocre in the Ballet La Source, exhibited in the ... More

Edgar Degas - A Cotton Office In New Orleans 1873 Featured

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) Part I

Edgar Degas was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he rejected the term, preferring to be called a realist. He was a superb draftsman, ... More

Nude Model Laying V7

Paul Sieffert (1874-1957)

Paul Sieffert (1874-1957) is a painter of nudes, portraits and illustrator, born in Paris. Student of Jean-Léon Gérôme , Gabriel Guay and Albert Maignan, he has exhibited at the Salon since 1894, at the Society of Friends of the Arts in Bordeaux from 1910 to 1939. He got the First Grand Prix ​​of Rome in 1902, the Diploma of Honor ... More

Hermann Gustav Af Sillen - French Armored Arms Outside The French Riviera, 1888

Herman Gustaf af Sillén (1857-1908)

Hermann Gustaf af Sillen was a Swedish marine painter, who studied in Paris and Berlin, among other places. Hans Gude, the Norwegian artist and academy professor of landscape painting, was his teacher in painting. As with his teacher, marine pieces with a disturbed sea often made their way into Sillen’s artistic repertoire. His nexus ... More

Gottfried Lindauer - The Time Of Kai, 1910

Gottfried Lindauer (1839-1926)

Gottfried Lindauer was a Bohemian and later a New Zealand artist famous for his portraits, including many of Māori people. He was born Pilsen, Western Bohemia, Austrian Empire (now part of the Czech Republic). His father Ignatz Lindauer was a gardener. His first drawing experience were plants and trees. From 1855 Lindauer studied at ... More

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