Akseli Gallen-Kallela, aka Axel Gallen

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, aka Axel Gallen

The Finnish painter, graphic designer and photographer Axel Gallen, who was later known as Akseli Gallen-Kallela, was born in Pori on April 26, 1865. His father died suddenly in 1879 when Axel was att …
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Adolph von Menzel

Adolph von Menzel

Adolph von Menzel was a realist painter and graphic artist. He was born in Breslau in Germany on December 8, 1815. At the age of 14 Adolph was working for his father, a former head teacher who in 1 …
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The Life of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Life of William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Born on November 30, 1825, William-Adolphe Bouguereau was a French artist and painter responsible for many famous works such as "The Birth of Venus" and "The Goose Girl". These pieces, and the vast ma …
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Niccolo dell'Abate - 1509-1571

Niccolo dell'Abate - 1509-1571

Nicollo dell'Abate was born in 1509 in Modena, Italy. Signore dell'Abate was most well known for his frescos and oil paintings, mostly done in a Mannerist style. Signore dell'Abate was trained under A …
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Anne Louis Girodet De Roussy Trioson

Anne Louis Girodet De Roussy Trioson

Romanticism was a powerful cultural force throughout the world. In French art, Romanticism reigned supreme for a large portion of the nineteenth century. Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson was one o …
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Andreas Achenbach

Andreas Achenbach

Andreas Achenbach lived a very long and distinguished life as an artist. He was born in 1815 and died in 1910, which was a particularly impressive lifespan for someone born in the nineteenth centur …
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Arthur Hacker

Arthur Hacker

Arthur Hacker was born in 1858, so he witnessed quite a few exciting changes in the art world and beyond. He was a British artist, and many newspapers in the United Kingdom continue to publish tribute …
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Antoine Coypel II (1521–1599)

Antoine Coypel II (1521–1599)

Antoine Coypel II was a French painter born in 1661. He died in 1722 at the age of sixty-one. Antoine Coypel II was indeed an artist that defied many of the popular stereotypes about the famous artist …
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William Morris Hunt (1824-1879)

William Morris Hunt (1824-1879)

Unlike many artists whose careers start in impoverished conditions William Morris Hunt came from one of the most eminent families in Vermont. They owned a lot of land there and co-founded the place. H …
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