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Alfred August Felix Bachmann | biography and paintings

Alfred August Felix Bachmann | biography and paintings (1863 – 1956)

Alfred August Felix Bachmann German Orientalist Painter Alfred August Felix Bachmann was born in 1863 in Dirschau. After high school education, he became a student of Max Schmidt at the Königsberg Academy of Art. Traveled to the islands of the North Sea, Sicily, Normandy, Portugal and Tenerife to improve their studies. He has been living in Munich since […]

Francesco Bacchiacca | biography and paintings

Francesco Bacchiacca | biography and paintings (1494 – 1557)

Francesco Bacchiacca Italian Renaissance period, mannerist Painter Francesco Bacchiacca was born in Florence in 1494. He took his first training from Perugino. Initially, Pontomo and Rosso Fiorentino followed the artistic line. He worked with Perugino towards Mannerism and was influenced by him. He stayed in Rome for a while. In 1540, he returned to Florence and […]

Dirck van Baburen

Dirck van Baburen | biography and paintings (1595 – 1624)

Dirck van Baburen Dutch Baroque painter Dirck van Baburen was born in Wijk bij Duurstede in 1595. His father was a Jasper van, Utrecht council. In 1611, he started taking painting lessons from Paulus Moreelse, a painter of portraits and historical subjects. Probably in later years he became an apprentice of the painter. In 1612 […]

Anton Azbe

Anton Azbe | biography and paintings (1862 – 1905)

Anton Azbe Slovak Realist Painter Anton Azbe was born in 1862 in Gorenja vas-Poljane. He began her art education in Ljubljana as a student of Janez Wolf. In 1882 he moved to the Kunstakademie Vienna and in 1884, to the Munich Academy. Here he went to the antique craft course and later to the General […]

Hendrick Avercamp

Hendrick Avercamp | biography and paintings (1585 – 1634)

Hendrick Avercamp Dutch Baroque Painter Hendrick Avercamp was born in 1585 in Amsterdam. She has difficulty speaking when she was a child. It is then noticeable that the expression drawing is stronger. At the age of 18, he came to Amsterdam and became a student of Pieter Isaacsz. In his works, the influences of Gillis […]

John James Audubon

John James Audubon | biography and paintings (1785 – 1851)

John James Audubon American bird scientist and painter John James Audubon was born in 1785 in the French colony Saint Domingue. He took painting lessons from Jacque Louis David in Paris. In 1803 he emigrated to America with his father. During the journey she suffered from jaundice and was treated at a hospital operated by Quakers. […]

Jean Michel Atlan

Jean Michel Atlan | biography and paintings (1913 – 1960)

Jean Michel Atlan French painter Jean Michel Atlan was born in Constantin, Algeria in 1913. A Jewish family member, he studied Philosophy at the Sorbonne University of Paris between 1930 and 1934. Due to the occupation of France by Germany, he lost his right to education and lived in solitude around Montparnasse. He was arrested […]

Balthasar van der Ast

Balthasar van der Ast | biography and paintings (1593 – 1656)

Balthasar van der Ast German Baroque painter Balthasar van der Ast was born in 1593 in Middelburg (The Netherlands). Balthasar van der Ast only worked on Still Life. He had been orphaned when his father, Hans, a wealthy widower, died in 1609. Balthasar then may have lived with his older sister Maria and her husband, […]

Jan Asselijn

Jan Asselijn | biography and paintings (1610 – 1652)

Jan Asselijn The Dutch Baroque painter Jan Asselijn was born in Dieppe in 1610. In 1621 he and his family passed from France to Amsterdam and became a student of Esaias Van de Velde. He then became a member of Schilderbent, founded by Dutch painters in Rome where he stayed for about 7 years. On […]

Anders Monsen Askevold

Anders Monsen Askevold | biography and paintings (1834 – 1900)

Anders Monsen Askevold Norwegian Romantic Landscape Painter Anders Monsen Askevold was born in Sunfjord in 1834. From 1847 until 1854, he became a student of Hans Leganger Reusch. He opened his first exhibition in Bergen. Painter worked with H. L. Reusch. In 1855 Germany went to Düsseldorf. From 1855 to 1858, he became a student […]

Celal Esad Arseven | biography and paintings (1875 - 1971)

Celal Esad Arseven | biography and paintings (1875 – 1971)

Celal Esad Arseven Turkish Painter, Writer, Musician Celal Esad Arseven was born in 1875 in Istanbul. He is the son of the Grand Vizier Ahmed Esad Pasha. He learned watercolors from Ali Riza and Zonaro. In 1908 he was sent to Europe to exhibit the works of Turkish painters and to give concerts with his […]

Sophie Taeuber Arp | biography and paintings

Sophie Taeuber Arp | biography and paintings (1889 – 1943)

Sophie Taeuber Arp Swiss Dadaist Painter and Interior Designer Sophie Taeuber Arp was born in Davos in 1889. Upon the death of his father, he moved to Trogen with his mother and brother. From 1906 to 1910 He studied at the Textile Department of the Decorative Arts School in Gallen. Later, between 1910 and 1914 […]

Jean Arp | biography and paintings

Jean Arp | biography and paintings (1886 – 1966)

Jean Arp French Dadaist, Surrealist painter Jean Arp was born in 1886 in Elsass. Born in Germany but soon learning French, he was interested in German and French romantic poetry during his youth. From 1904 to 1908 he studied at the Weimar School of Art and at the Julien Academy in Paris. In 1911 he […]

Mordecai Ardon | biography and paintings

Mordecai Ardon | biography and paintings (1896 – 1992)

Mordecai Ardon Israeli Symbolist Painter Mordecai Ardon was born in 1896 in Tuchow, Austria. Between 1921 and 1924 he worked with Klee and Kandinsky in the Bauhaus. Ardon was particularly influenced by El Greco and Rembrandt. After graduating from the Bauhaus, he mastered painting technique under Max Doerner at the Academy of Decorative Arts in […]

Maxwell Armfield

Maxwell Armfield | biography and paintings (1881 – 1972)

Maxwell Armfield British Pre Raphaelite painter Maxwell Armfield was born in Ringwood in 1881. The artist grew up in Ringwood and Hampshire. She started studying painting at the Birmingham School of Art. He was influenced by students like Henry Payne and Joseph Southall and Pre Raphaelite paintings in local art galleries. He traveled to Italy. […]

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Giuseppe Arcimboldo | biography and paintings (1527 – 1593)

Giuseppe Arcimboldo Italian Mannerist painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo was born in Milan in 1527. From 1562 to 1591 he worked for the Habsburgs in Vienna. Beginning his career as a cartoon designer of stained-glass windows for the Milan Cathedral, Arcimboldo moved to Prague, where he became one of the favourite court painters to the Habsburg rulers […]

Jose Claudio Antolinez

Jose Claudio Antolinez | biography and paintings (1635 – 1675)

Jose Claudio Antolinez Spanish Baroque painter Jose Claudio Antolinez was born in Madrid in 1635. In his works of religious subjects, the artist created a famous type of Mary (Prado museum). Antolinez, a student of Francisco Rizi who uses bright and vibrant colors, was inspired by Velazquez and Dutch painters in paintings and portraits of […]

Richard Ansdell

Richard Ansdell | biography and paintings (1815 – 1885)

Richard Ansdell British painter Richard Ansdell was born in Liverpool in 1815. In 1835, he began studying painting at the Liverpool Academy Schools, where he will be managing later. “Waterloo Coursing Meeting” began to be recognized in the art circles. He opened a public exhibition in 1843 and memorized by other works. One of the […]

Albert Anker

Albert Anker | biography and paintings (1831 – 1910)

Albert Anker The Swiss Romantic Painter Albert Anker was born in Ins in 1831 and began to visit painting exhibitions in Neuchatel from early ages. Between 1845 and 1848 he took painting lessons from Louis Wallinger in Neuenberg. In 1851 he began studying theology in Bern. He then continued to work at Halle University in […]

Charles Angrand | biography and paintings (1854 – 1926)

Charles Angrand French Pointilist painter Charles Angrand was born in 1854 in Criquetot-sur-Ouville. The artist studied painting at Peinture et de Desin Rouen in Rouen. Despite not being generally regarded as successful at Paris Beaux-Arts, he has a controversial reputation by interpreting his impressionism in his own technique. In 1875 he went to Paris and […]

Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico | biography and paintings (1387 – 1455)

Fra Angelico The Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico is estimated to have been born in Rupecanina around 1387. His real name is Guido di Pietro da Mugello. The name Fra Angelico was given to him by a Dominican god. The Dominican Church and Santo Domenico de Fiesole’s frescoes. Later he and his brother Beneditto painted […]

Sophie Gengembre Anderson

Sophie Gengembre Anderson | biography and paintings (1823 – 1903)

Sophie Gengembre Anderson French Preraphaelist painter Sophie Gengembre Anderson was born in Paris in 1823. Being the daughter of a Parisian architect, the artist began to work with portraits from early ages alongside Baron von Steuben. When the revolt of 1848 erupted, he went to America with his family and settled in Cincinnati. In 1854 […]

Michael Ancher

Michael Ancher | biography and paintings (1849 – 1927)

Michael Ancher The Danish Impressionist painter Michael Ancher came to the world in 1849 as a child of a merchant family in Rutsker. He studied at the Nielsen Drawing School in Copenhagen in 1870-71 and then went to the Art Academy. As a painter in 1874 (Paris and Italy) especially long journeys appeared. In 1884 he […]

Cuno Amiet

Cuno Amiet | biography and paintings (1868 -1961)

Cuno Amiet The Swiss Impressionist Painter Cuno Amiet was born in Solothurn in 1868. In 1884 he met his father’s friend painter Frank Buchser. Frank Buchser persuades Amiet to become a painter despite his father’s objection. In 1886, with his friend Paul Demme, he went to receive academic training in Munich. In 1887 he met […]

Friedrich von Amerling

Friedrich von Amerling | biography and paintings (1803 – 1887)

Friedrich von Amerling The Austrian academic classical painter Friedrich von Amerling was born in 1803 in Vienna. From 1815 to 1824 he worked at the Vienna Art Academy. His teachers were historian Hubert Maurer and Carl Gsellhofer. From 1824 until 1826 he was in art academy in Prague. In 1827 he moved to London and […]

Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval

Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval | biography and paintings (1808 – 1885)

Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval French Academic Classical Artist Eugene Emmanuel Amaury Duval was born in 1808 in Montrouge. From 1825 onwards, the artist studied painting and drawing from the French painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres. In 1830, he experienced his first mixed exhibition with a child portraiture. He continued to exhibit his portraits until 1868. […]

Albrecht Altdorfer

Albrecht Altdorfer | biography and paintings (1480 – 1538)

Albrecht Altdorfer The German Renaissance painter Albrecht Altdorfer was born in Regensburg in 1480. Albrecht Altdorfer started giving his first works since 1506. He is the principal representative of the Danube school. He is the first European painter to treat Landscape painting as a separate species. Beginning with his first works, he found intuitive harmony […]

Rudolf Ritter von Alt

Rudolf Ritter von Alt | biography and paintings (1812 – 1905)

Rudolf Ritter von Alt Austrian painter Rudolf Ritter von Alt was born in 1812 in Alservorstadt. He took his first education beside his father. Ritter von Alt studied at the Vienna Academy between 1825 and 1832, and since 1826 he was in the landscape class of Josef Mössmer. Josef Mössmer is a Vedutismo landscape painter. He […]

Jakob Alt | biography and paintings

Jakob Alt | biography and paintings (1789 – 1872)

Jakob Alt The German painter Jakob Alt was born in Frankfurt in 1789. Jakob Alt received his first education in Frankfurt (where he was born) from the miniaturist Johann Peter Beer. From 1811, he studied painting history at the Vienna Academy, Friedrich August Brandt and Martin von Molitor. During this period he worked as a […]

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema | biography and paintings (1836 – 1912)

Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema Dutch-born British Academic Classicist painter Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema was born in Holland in 1836, studied at the Academy of Antwerp in Belgium, settled in England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. The artist, working on classical objects, is famous for his luxury-themed paintings on the collapse […]

Washington Allston

Washington Allston | biography and paintings (1779 – 1843)

Washington Allston American Romantic Painter and Poet Washington Allston was born in 1779 in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. The artist received his first education at Newport Robert Roger’s School in 1787. He entered Harvard University in 1796 and graduated successfully after four years. He went to London and became a student of Benjamin West at […]

Cristofano Allori

Cristofano Allori | biography and paintings (1577 – 1621)

Cristofano Allori Italian Baroque Artist Cristofano Allori was born in Florence in 1577. He took his education from his father, Alessandro Allori. Cristofano Allori moved away from Manierism during the developmental period and was interested in Bologna School. Allori, a contemporary of Caravaggio, painted under the influence of the wife of Cosimo di Medici, who […]

Henry Thomas Alken | biography and paintings

Henry Thomas Alken | biography and paintings (1785 – 1851)

Henry Thomas Alken English painter Henry Thomas Alken was born in 1785 in Soho, Westminster. The son of painter Samuel Alken, the artist took his first education from his father and worked as a book painter in various newspapers in London. He paid attention with his unique works. He received graphics and miniature lessons from […]

John White Alexander

John White Alexander | biography and paintings (1856 – 1915)

John White Alexander American Symbolist Artist John White Alexander was born in 1856 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. John White Alexander began working as illustrator and political cartoonist at Harper’s Weekly in New York from 1874. During this time, he met famous illustrators such as Thomas Nast, Edwin Austin Abbey, Joseph Pennell and Howard Pyle. In 1877 […]

Mariotto Albertinelli

Mariotto Albertinelli | biography and paintings (1474 – 1515)

Mariotto Albertinelli Italian Renaissance artist Mariotto Albertinelli was born in Florence in 1474. Mariotto Albertinelli, a student of Casimo Roselli, proved his ability to draw antique objects in the garden of the Medici family. It was Fra Bartolomeo’s workshop companion and assistant. He built a workshop together in 1494. The styles looked so similar to […]

Josef Albers

Josef Albers | biography and paintings (1888 – 1976)

Josef Albers Josef Albers, a German-born American Abstract Expressionist painter, was born in 1888 in Bottrop. After studying in Berlin Academy of Fine Arts (1916-1919), Essen and Munich Art Academy (1919) 1920) he entered the Bauhaus School in Weimar. (1920-1923) Here he taught basic lessons and painting on glass at the workshop (1923-1933). If during […]

Francesco Albani

Francesco Albani | biography and paintings (1578 -1660)

Francesco Albani Italian Baroque Artist Francesco Albani was born in 1578 in Bologna. He took his education from Dutch painter Denys Calvaert. Later he became a student of Lodovico Carracci. He was the lead student of Carracci. The artist completed around 45 works at the Carracci School. He worked on pastoral figures in ancient mythology. […]

Ivan Aivazovsky

Ivan Aivazovsky | biography and paintings (1817 – 1900)

Ivan Aivazovsky Russian-Armenian Romantic painter Ivan Aivazovsky was born in Feodosia (1817). Aivazovsky’s childhood was spent in poverty on the outskirts of the city facing the beautiful Feodosia Bay and the ruins of an ancient Greek fortress. Young Ivan was mesmerized by the grandeur of the view and the heroic stories told about the Greeks […]

Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano

Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano | biography and paintings (1827 – 1891)

Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano Spanish romantic painter Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano was born in Sevilla (1827). His first education was taken from his father Antonio Cabral Bejarano. In addition, Queen Elizabeth II became an honorary artist. Later he received a professorship title at the Faculty of Fine Arts (Santa Isabel de Sevilla Fine Arts Academy). […]

Jacques Laurent Agasse

Jacques Laurent Agasse | biography and paintings (1767 – 1849)

Jacques Laurent Agasse Swiss landscape painter Jacques Laurent Agasse was born at Geneva (1767). His first instruction in the public art school of that city. Whilst still under twenty he went to Paris, in order that there, in the veterinary school, he might make himself fully acquainted with the anatomy of the horse and other animals. […]

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