Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Matthew Snowden

In Snowdonia, Acrylic on Canvas

Windy Day, North Beach, Iona
acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 cm

Edwin Dickinson

Edwin Dickinson (American, 1891-1978)

Jetty, Point Lookout, 1953
Oil on canvas, 51.1 x 58.7 cm.

Alfred Zoff

Alfred Zoff (Austrian, 1852-1927)

Strand in Belgien [Beach in Belgium], 1926
Oil on canvas, 18 x 32 cm.

Vera Rockline

Vera Rockline (Russian-French 1896-1934)

The Wrestlers (1919) 
oil on hessian

oil on canvas 34.75 x 26.25 cm

 View of Paris Rooftops
oil on canvas 33 x 41 cm

Vera Rockline in 1932, at the age of 36

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis (USA 1892-1964)

Summer Landscape #2 (1940) 
oil on canvas 20.3 by 31.1 cm

Sunday, March 29, 2015

William Samuel Schwartz

William Samuel Schwartz (USA 1896-1977)

Winter Evening (1924) 
oil on panel 40.6 x 30.5 cm

Jacques Villon

Portrait of Magda Pach, 1932-47

Z.Z. Wei

Lynn Pollard

“This piece is made with a special technique I developed. I dip paper into a vat of natural indigo dye and move it in ways to create the image–no paintbrush is used. The paper is dipped multiple times over a number of days to add complexity and to take advantage of the fact that the indigo vat is constantly changing. The paper has a deckled edge, and reflects the fact that it has been wet.”

Oscar Rabin

Oscar Rabin (Russian, born in 1928)

Bouquet of Flowers in Urban Landscape

‘I worked as if possessed, trying to paint slick, syrupy, ‘safe’ things which were easily within the reach of the understanding of the ‘powers that be’. I then destroyed these paintings one by one. I just couldn’t bear to look at them’. 

Soviet material life and its dramatic absurdity was for many years the central theme of Rabin’s creativity.
The artist’s favourite genres included landscape, still-life and interiors, continuing in the tradition of 1920’s European expressionism. Rabin uses a distortion of perspective, the principals of deformation and the destruction of large-scale relationships.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ernst Wilhelm Nay

Ernst Wilhelm Nay (German, 1902–1968)

Purple blue, 1957

Ernst Wilhelm Nay (1902, Berlin – 1968, Cologne) was a German abstract painter influenced by L'Art Informel.

Elie Anatole Pavil

Elie Anatole Pavil (Ukrainian 1873 – 1948)

La loge en teatre (1916) oil on board

Boutiques dans la Médina, Rabat (1935)
oil on board 8.25 x 10.5 in.

The theater

Eleanore Ray

Blue Hallway 2012 
Oil on Panel 5 x 4”

Co Breman

Co Breman (Netherlands 1865-1938)

Dutch Palmzondag, Laren (1914)

Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas (USA 1891-1978)

The Stormy Sea (1958)

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and the Washington Post described her as a force in the Washington Color School.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tadeusz Dominik

Tadeusz Dominik (1928–2014)

Landscape I, 1984

Ron Donoughe

Winter Dusk, 2014

Maria Ender

Maria Ender (Russia 1897-1942)

Flowers in a Vase (c. 1930s) 
watercolour on paper 36 x 27 cm

Ksenia Ender

Ksenia Ender (Russia 1895-1955)

 Les troncs d’arbre rouges Red tree trunks 
Aquarelle sur papier 19 x 26 cm Fin des années 1920

Landscape, Odessa (1923) 
pencil and watercolour on paper 24 x 32.5 cm

Konrad Krzyzanowski

Konrad Krzyzanowski (1872–1922)

Sunset over water (1920)

Jan Ciaglinski

Jan Ciaglinski (1858–1913)

Street in the port on the Gulf. On the journey to Constantinople, 1893

Kruz Porto Maurizio, morning. On the trip to Italy, 1894

Isaac Lazarus Israels

Isaac Lazarus Israels (1865 - 1934)

Two bathers on the beach, Viareggio

Hubert Malfait

Hubert Malfait (Belgian, 1898-1971)

Horse riding in the dunes (Promenade à cheval dans les dunes), 1958

Monday, March 9, 2015

Philip Naviasky

Philip Naviasky (UK 1894-1983)

French Harbour Scene (n.d.) oil on canvas 36.9 x 45.9

Head of a Girl (1927) oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm Leeds Art Gallery. UK

Philip Naviasky (1894[1]-1983) was a Leeds-based artist. Born to Polish-Jewish immigrant parents in 1894, he won a scholarship to the Leeds School of Fine Arts in 1907. 
In 1912, he was the youngest ever student accepted into the Royal Academy school. He went on to win a Royal Exhibition award and to study at the Royal College of Art, after which he spent his career in Leeds as an artist and art teacher at Leeds College of Art.

Peter Doig

Peter Doig (Scotland b. 1959)

 Untitled, 1991
oil on board 20 x 30.8 cm

The Painter’s Lake (1999)
oil on canvas 24 x 30.2 cm

Peter Doig (born 17 April 1959 is a Scottish painter.
One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002. In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, sold for $12 million at a London auction.

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (Russia 1878-1939)

Neighborhoods Khvalynsk (c. 1909), oil on canvas

Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin, Russian: Кузьма Сергеевич Петров-Водкин (1878 – February 15, 1939) was an important Russian and Soviet painter and writer.
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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Guy Maestri

Ball’s pyramid no.7, 2013, oil on Linen

Guy Maestri (born in Mudgee, New South Wales in 1974) is an Australian contemporary artist who won the 2009 Archibald Prize for a portrait of Australian singer and musician Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.
He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the National Art School in Darlinghurst in 2003 and was a finalist in the 2007 and 2008 Dobell Drawing Prize.
He is currently patronised by the Tim Olsen Gallery in Sydney, which lists the key themes in his work as "ecology, human folly and the violated landscape."

Georges Lemmen

Georges Lemmen (1865 – 1916) was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter. 

Heyst No.9 The Beach, 1891

La Chemise enlevée

Georges Lemmenv was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter. 
He was a member of Les XX from 1888.

Firmin Baes

Firmin Baes  (Belgian, 1874-1945)


Firmin Baes (born 1874 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium – died 1943 in Brussels, Belgium) was a Belgian painter.

Baes was the son of Henri Baes, a lecturer at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, and Héloïse Boly. He had two sisters, Alice and Irma. Baes was brought up in an artistically inclined family. He studied at the Académie Royale and was involved in an intellectual circle known as La Patte de Dindon, named after a cafe of the same name in the Grand Place, Brussels.

Fernand Toussaint

Fernand Toussaint  (Belgian, 1873-1956)

Paysage au bord de l’eau, Aquarelle sur papier, 1898

Fernand Toussaint (1873–1956) was a Belgian painter.

He was born in Brussels. He studied art with Jean-François Portaels and at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. At the age of eighteen he left for Paris to continue his studies there. He specialised in painting portraits of women, still lifes and city-scapes, in the Impressionist, Art nouveau, and Post-Impressionist styles.

He died in the Brussels suburb of Elsene.

Emil Nolde

Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956)

Emil Nolde (7 August 1867 – 13 April 1956) was a German Danish painter and printmaker. 
He was one of the first Expressionists, a member of Die Brücke, and is considered to be one of the great oil painting and watercolor painters of the 20th century. 
He is known for his vigorous brushwork and expressive choice of colors. 
Golden yellows and deep reds appear frequently in his work, giving a luminous quality to otherwise somber tones. His watercolors include vivid, brooding storm-scapes and brilliant florals.