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Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis

Please Note: This post contains a sculpture of Cleopatra that reveals her breast which you may feel is unsuitable for your children. Please use your own discretion as a parent. “I am wedded to my art.” ~Edmonia Lewis Edmonia Lewis (pronunciation) was an artist...

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Learn more about Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt in this free art lesson. “Art is a line around your thoughts.” ~Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt (pronunciation) is one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century. His unique style combines elements of art...

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler

 “There are no rules. That is how art is born.” ~Helen Frankenthaler Helen Frankenthaler (pronunciation) was an American painter. She is associated with the Abstract Expressionist and Color Field movements. Her early works were influenced by Jackson Pollock's...

Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth

“One’s art goes as far and as deep as one’s love goes.” ~Andrew Wyeth Andrew Wyeth (pronunciation) was one of the best-known American artists of the 20th century. He was especially known for his paintings of the rural American landscape. Alvaro and Christina Early...

Camille Pissarro

Camille Pissarro

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” ~Camille Pissarro Camille Pissarro (pronunciation) was born on July 10, 1830, on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the Danish West Indies. His father was a French planter...

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"It is beautiful, the world, and life itself. I am glad I have lived.” ~ Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti (pronunciation) was born on May 12, 1828, in London, England to Gabriele Rossetti and Frances Polidori. His father was a political exile from...

Édouard Vuillard

Édouard Vuillard

“To say a thing is beautiful is simply an act of faith, not a measurement on some kind of scale.” ~Édouard Vuillard Édouard Vuillard (pronunciation) was a French painter and printmaker associated with the Nabis group of artists. He is noted for his intimate,...

Gustave Caillebotte

Gustave Caillebotte

"The very great artists attach you even more to life.” ~Gustave Caillebotte Born August 19, 1848, in Paris, France, Gustave Caillebotte (pronunciation) was part of an upper-class Parisian family. Most of his life was spent in France. He lived in a house in the city...

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

“To be an artist, one must never shirk from the truth as he understands it, never withdraw from life.” ~Diego Rivera Diego Rivera (pronunciation) was one of the most significant Mexican artists of the 20th century. He is best known for his large-scale murals which...

William Blake

William Blake

“If a thing loves, it is infinite.” ~William Blake William Blake was a British poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognized during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a formative figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age....

William Holman Hunt

William Holman Hunt

William Hunt was an English painter, one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and an important artist in the Victorian Era. Learn more in this free artist study. “The door of the human heart can only be opened from the inside.” ~William Holman-Hunt...

William Hogarth

William Hogarth

“I know of no such thing as genius, genius is nothing but labor and diligence.” ~William Hogarth William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, and engraver who lived in the 18th century. His work often satirized contemporary British society and was very popular...

Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone

Header “Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour.” ~Giotto di Bondone Giotto di Bondone (pronunciation), or simply Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence during the Late Middle Ages. He is considered the father of Western painting for his...

Robert Delaunay

Robert Delaunay

“Painting is by nature a luminous language.” ~Robert Delaunay Robert Delaunay (pronunciation) was a French artist who, with his wife Sonia Delaunay and others, co-founded the Orphism art movement. His later works were more abstract, and he became one of the key...

John Constable

John Constable

Header “I never saw in ugly thing in my life.” ~John Constable John Constable was an English Romantic painter. He is best known for his landscape paintings of the English countryside, particularly his hometown of Suffolk. Flatford Mill From A Lock On The Stour John...

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

“The function of art is to struggle against obligation.” ~Amedeo Modigliani Amedeo Modigliani (pronunciation) was an Italian painter and sculptor who is known for his unique, elongated style of portrait painting. Alice Modigliani was born in Livorno, Italy...

Joan Miro

Joan Miro

“The painting rises from the brushstrokes as a poem rises from the words. The meaning comes later.” ~Joan Miro Joan Miró (pronunciation) was a world-renowned Spanish artist, known for his unique and distinctive style of painting and sculpture, with works containing...

Franz Marc

Franz Marc

“I make the most outrageous demands on my imagination and leave aside everything else.” ~Franz Marc Franz Marc (pronunciation) was a German painter and printmaker best known for his influential role in the development of Expressionism. A prolific artist, Marc produced...