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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)

Posted by Elizabeth Goodman on 19th Jul 2019

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)

William Merritt Chase was born in Indiana in 1849, and he was the oldest of six children. When he was only twelve years old, his father tried to bring him into the women's shoe business, but Chase had decided, even then, that he desired to draw, and that the desire to draw had simply been born in him. After resisting his fathers commercial ambitions, William Chase found himself training with Barton S. Hays in 1867, and in two years was studying w…

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Pieter Brugel, the Elder (1515- 1569)

Posted by Elizabeth Goodman on 19th Jul 2019

Pieter Brugel, the Elder (1515- 1569)

Pieter Bruegal is considered one of the greatest Flemish painters of the 16th century, famous for his landscapes that were vigorous, and witty, often with scenes of peasant life that are particularly renowned for their irony. One of the best details about Pieter Brugel is that he signed and dated most of his landscape works, so his artistic evolution can be traced through his early landscapes, where he is showing his affinity with the low c…

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Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

Posted by Elizabeth Goodman on 19th Jul 2019

Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

Thomas Gainsborough is an English painter that gained his fame in the field of portraits. His career echoes the opportunities that were becoming apparent to a painter in this time period, as self-portraits became more and more popular. Gainsborough first established his practice in provincial cities, and by maintaining his close connections to London through his personal contacts, he regularly had his works displayed in exhibition venues that reg…

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Atkinson Grimshaw

Posted by Elizabeth Goodman on 11th Jul 2019

Atkinson Grimshaw

When he was 24 years of age, Atkinson Grimshaw (born John Atkinson Grimshaw) decided to follow his heart, and left his job as a clerk in order to become a painter. Born in 1836, this English man was a Victorian-era artist who was referred to, before and after his death, as an imaginative and remarkable painter.His first works were of fruits and birds, which were seen in an exhibit in 1862. It didn’t take a lot of time for his name to become…

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Jean-Léon Gerome

Posted by Elizabeth Goodman on 11th Jul 2019

Jean-Léon Gerome

Born in 1824, the French painter and sculptor Jean-Léon Gérôme was and is still able to captivate numerous of individuals with his works.At the age of 18, he decided to marry Marie Goupil, the daughter of Adolphe Goupil, an international art dealer. Jean and Marie moved to a house in the Rue de Bruxelles. This house was grand in size; it had a sculpture studio and a painting studio, where Jean tended to spend most of his time. In 1844, he…

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