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Colijn de Coter

Colijn de Coter c. 1440-1445 – c. 1522-1532 was an early Netherlandish painter who produced mainly altarpieces. He worked primarily in Brussels and Antwerp in present-day Belgium. His name was sometimes given as Colijn van Brusele (Colijn of Brussels), indicating that he hailed from Brussels or at the least lived there most of his active life. He also signed several paintings with Coliin de Coter pingit me in Brabancia Bruselle  [ Read More ]

Simon Vouet

Simon Vouet (born Jan. 9, 1590, Paris, Fr.—died June 30, 1649, Paris) was a French painter and draftsman, who helped introduce the Italian Baroque style to France.Vouet formed his style in Italy, where he lived from 1612 to 1627. The use of dramatic contrasts of light and shade seen in such early works as his “Two Lovers” indicates that he began in Rome as a follower of Caravaggio. Works done  [ Read More ]

Jean-Leon Gerome

Jean-Leon Gerome was among the most officially honored and financially successful French artists of the second half of the 19th century. French painter, was born on the 11th of May 1824 at Vesoul (Haute-SaOne).He went to Paris in 1841 and worked under Paul Delaroche, whom he accompanied to Italy (1844—1845). On his return he exhibited The Cock-fight, which gained him a third-class medal in the Salon of 1847. The Virgin  [ Read More ]

Joseph Coomans

Joseph Pierre Olivier Coomans (1816-1889) was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1816 and was known as one of Belgium’s most celebrated 19th century painters of historic subjects, genre scenes and landscapes. Coomans was also a noted illustrator.He went to the Academies of Ghent and Antwerp and studied painting with three noted Belgium painters of historic genre: Nicaise De Keyser, Gustave Wappers and Pieter Van Hanselaere.He was a teacher Diana Coomans and  [ Read More ]

Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon was born in  1840 into a prosperous Jewish family in the City of London. He was the youngest  of eight children, of whom eldest brother Abraham and sister Rebecca were also  artists. Solomon would become the most famous of his artistic siblings,  befriending and working alongside Pre-Raphaelites Dante Gabriel Rossetti and  Edward Burne-Jones, fraternising with poet Algernon Swinburne, and exhibiting at  the Royal Academy and Dudley Gallery in  [ Read More ]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti is an English poet, painter and translator. He was born to a family of an Italian political immigrant Gabriel Rossetti, poet, scholar and revolutionary. There were three more children in the family: Maria (1827-76) who became an Anglican nun and author of a literary commentary A Shadow of Dante; William Michael (1829-1919), critic, civil servant and Pre-Raphaelite historian, and Christina Georgina (1830-94), English poet. The household  [ Read More ]

James Tissot

James Tissot-French painter, illustrator and etcher, born at Nantes(Born on October 15, 1836 – died on August 8, 1902). The artist spent his entire career in Britain. Early life Tissot was born on October 15, 1836 to a family of Italian descent in the port town of Nantes, France. His father, Marcel Théodore Tissot, was a successful drapery merchant while his mother, Marie Durand, assisted her husband in his business and  [ Read More ]

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Arsen Pochkhua-Georg

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Théodore Géricault

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Ivan Aivazovsky

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Franz Marc

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