Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921)

Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921)

Abbott Handerson Thayer was an American naturalist and teacher who painted portraits of mostly figures, animals and landscapes. He is also well recognized today for his paintings of ethereal angels …
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Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

This famous French Impressionist portrayed a very wide range of subjects- notably landscapes, still life paintings, and other domestic scenes, as well as a very large amount of portraits. Berthe Mo …
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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899)

Alfred Sisley was an incredibly famous expressionist painter who was born in Paris on October the 30, 1839 from the family of a well-to-do businesswoman, and when he was growing up he was preparing …
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Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec (1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec (1864-1901)

Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec is an especially eccentric individual. As an aristocratic, alcoholic dwarf with a louche, devil- may-care lifestyle, Toulouse- Lautrec found his art style in ways that we …
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Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943)

Chaim Soutine was born Jewish in Germany in 1843 as the tenth of 11 children in an extremely poor family and was beaten for drawing- which was forbidden, as he was Jewish. Soutine offered to draw a …
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Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827)

Charles Wilson Peale (1741-1827)

Charles Wilson Peale is best known for his portraits of the American Revolution, and founder of the first ever major museum in the early United States, but realistically, painting was only one face …
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William Merritt Chase (1849-1916)

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 …
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Pieter Brugel, the Elder (1515- 1569)

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 particular …
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Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788)

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-port …
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Atkinson Grimshaw

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 wa …
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Jean-Léon Gerome

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 daug …
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