Friday, August 30, 2013

Edward Cucuel

Edward Alfred Cucuel (1875 - 1954)

Autumn Sun

 Girl With a Straw Hat

The Bathing Place

Edward Cucuel (August 6, 1875, San Francisco - April 18, 1954, Pasadena, California), was an American-born painter who lived and worked in Germany.
In 1912 Cucuel successfully exhibited some of his works in Paris. His paintings resemble the French impressionists as to colour and motif. His favourite motifs are portraits of women and nudes in bright interiors, plein-air-representations with social scenes, and Bavarian landscapes.

David Patterson

House in the Meadow, soft pastel

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sara Harju

Sara Harju - Late Autumn

Paul Ranson

 Apple Tree with Red Fruit (c.1902)

Olivier Rouault


Kim Cogan

Kim Cogan

Karen Margulis

Among the Lupines Summer Meadow, oil painting

Josef Kote

Gustave Courbet

Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877)

The Desperate Man ‘self-portrait’ 1845

The Black Rocks at Trouville 1865-1866

The Waterspout, 1866, Oil on canvas, 43.2 x 65.7 cm

The Calm Sea, 1869. Oil on canvas, 23 1/2 x 28 3/4 in. (59.7 x 73 cm)

Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting. The Realist movement bridged the Romantic movement (characterized by the paintings of Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix) with the Barbizon School and the Impressionists. Courbet occupies an important place in 19th century French painting as an innovator and as an artist willing to make bold social statements through his work.
“ I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: 'He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty."

C. R. W. Nevinson

C. R. W. Nevinson - The Arrival, 1913

Alexi Zaitsev

Delphiniums Against Sky

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

John Ottis Adams (1)

John Ottis Adams (American, 1851-1927)

Flower Border

J. (John) Ottis Adams (July 8, 1851 – January 28, 1927) was an American impressionist painter and member of the Hoosier Group of Indiana painters.
He spent his youth in FranklinShelbyville, and Martinsville, Indiana and attended Wabash College for two years.
He studied art at the South Kensington School of Art in London for two years. He settled in Muncie in 1876 and opened a studio there in 1887 after spending seven years doing further art study in Munich with T. C. Steele and other members of the Hoosier Group. Adams was the central figure in the formation of an art school in Muncie, Indiana, where he later participated in forming the Art Students League of Muncie, after the Muncie Art School closed.
Adams later (with other members of the Hoosier Group) founded the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. He and his wife, Winifred Brady Adams, also a painter, lived and painted at The Hermitage in Brookville, Indiana along with T. C. Steele and his wife.

Together with William Forsyth, Adams also instructed American Impressionist artist Francis Focer Brown (1891–1971).

Richard Edward Miller

Richard E. Miller (American, 1875 – 1943)

Summer Reverie

Landscape, Provincetown

Standing nude

Reclining Nude

Richard E. Miller (March 22, 1875 – January 23, 1943) was an American Impressionist painter and a member of the Giverny Colony of American Impressionists. Miller was primarily a figurative painter, known for his paintings of women posing languidly in interiors or outdoor settings. Miller grew up in St. Louis, studied in Paris, and then settled in Giverny. Upon his return to America, he settled briefly in Pasadena, California and then in the art colony of Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he remained for the rest of his life. Miller was a member of the National Academy of Design in New York and an award winning painter in his era, honored in both France and Italy, and a winner of France's Legion of Honor. Over the past several decades, he has been the subject of a retrospective exhibition and his work has been reproduced extensively in exhibition catalogs and featured in a number of books on American Impressionism.

Mary Cassatt, Red Poppies

Mary Stevenson Cassatt (American, 1844 – 1926)

Red Poppies (1880)

Woman in a Lodge, c.1880


Mary Stevenson Cassatt (May 22, 1844 – June 14, 1926) was an American painter and printmaker. She lived much of her adult life in France, where she first befriended Edgar Degas and later exhibited among the Impressionists. Cassatt often created images of the social and private lives of women, with particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.
She was described by Gustave Geffroy in 1894 as one of "les trois grandes dames" of Impressionism alongside Marie Bracquemond and Berthe Morisot.

The Ten: Frank Weston Benson

Frank W. Benson (American, 1862 – 1951) 

Summer (1900)

Benson, a leading member of the group of American painters known as “the Ten”, taught in both Boston and New York and occasionally offered studio critiques to students at Rhode Island School of Design. 
In this painting, the light-filled view represents Benson’s daughters and niece on the cliffs near the artist’s vacation home on North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Rendered with the brilliant palette and broken brushstrokes of French Impressionism, it is based on sketches and photographs that captured the poses of these confident young women, personifications of beauty and optimism on a perfect summer day.

River Landscape, 1924

Head of a lady

Evening, 1925. Watercolor, gouache and graphite.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Michael Dubina (1)

lan Baruch

Mount Carmel Inclines, 1999

Konstantin Sterkhov (1)

Sea Meets Sky II, 2006

Ilya Repin (2)

Portrait of Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev

Portrait of Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev, 1905

Ilya Repin was a talented Russian painter of the Peredvizhniki School, who was held up by the Soviet government as an artist to be imitated by the new school of Socialist Realists. 
At the age of 22, Repin began his art career at the Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, the same time as the “Rebellion of the Fourteen,” when 14 young artists left the school after refusing to paint mythological paintings for their diplomas. These artists would later form the Society of the Peredvizhniki, which Repin joined in 1878. 
Repin and the free thinking “itinerants,” as they were also called, rebelled against the formal academy, insisting that art should reflect real life. As an art student, his travels took him to Italy, Paris and Impressionist Exhibitions, and although he was exposed to the vivid colors and quick brush strokes of the impressionist style, he remained true to his unique form of realism

Helen M. Turner

Countryside (also known as French Countryside) - circa 1920

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Frida Holleman (1)

Frida Holleman (1908-1999)


Eugène Louis Boudin, the king of the skies

Trouville, les jetées, marée haute

The Beach, Cloudy Sky (1885)

Deauville, the Dunes (1891)

Eugène Louis Boudin (French: [budɛ̃]; 12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors. Boudin was a marine painter, and expert in the rendering of all that goes upon the sea and along its shores. His pastels, summary and economic, garnered the splendid eulogy of Baudelaire; and Corot called him the "king of the skies".

Friday, August 2, 2013

Charles W. Hawthorne

Charles Webster Hawthorne (American, 1872 – 1930)

On Board The S. S. Alesia, circa 1928-1929

The House, Provincetown 1927-1930

Highland Lighthouse

Artist in Plein Air

Two Mesquite Trees, 1928



Charles Webster Hawthorne (January 8, 1872 – November 29, 1930) was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899.

He was born in Lodi, Illinois and his parents returned to Maine, raising him in the state where Charles' father was born. At age 18, he went to New York, working as an office-boy by day in a stained-glass factory and studying at night school and with Henry Siddons Mowbray and William Merritt Chase, and abroad in both the Netherlands and Italy.