Fyodor Yakovlevich Alekseyev (Russian: Фёдор Яковлевич Алексеев) was a Russian artist and teacher of the late 18th - early 19th centuries. He is known as one of the founders and brilliant representatives of the Russian genre of urban landscape - the so-called "Russian veduta". In his paintings, he captured for posterity the old look of Russian cities in the smallest details. More than 50 masterpieces of his works were preserved; today they are used to study the history of Russia in the times of Alekseyev's lifetime.
As a student of the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts Fyodor Alekseyev was strongly attracted to the portrayal of architectural structures and landscapes that made him choose his favorite genre all his life. He also contributed to the development of Russian decorative art, for many years working on theatrical scenery.
For many years Fyodor Alekseyev taught at the Academy of Arts the theory of linear perspective in painting. He combined his teaching activity with painting landscapes until his death. Most of his paintings today are kept in the State Russian Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Jenny Fikentscher (born Nottebohm) was a German painter and graphic artist associated with the Art Nouveau movement. She studied at the School of Women Painters in Karlsruhe and later became part of the Grötzingen artist colony. Fikentscher married animal painter Otto Fikentscher and raised five children in an unconventional artistic household. She was known for her botanical motifs and lithographs, often featuring local plants. Fikentscher also created collectible images for the Stollwerck chocolate company.
Alexander Grigorievich Maksymenko (Russian: Александр Григорьевич Максименко) was a Soviet and Ukrainian painter of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is known as a painter, graphic artist, watercolorist, and art historian.
Alexander Maksymenko worked in the genres of still life, landscape, portrait, as well as in genre painting. His genre works cover themes of collective farm life, including "Masters of the Land" and "Innovators of Collective Farm Fields". For the latter work he received the Stalin Prize. The master actively participated in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. His works are in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, the Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II, as well as in other art museums and private collections.
William Matthew Prior was an American folk artist known for his portraits, particularly of families and children.
About 1,500 portraits are attributed to Prior. His works are in many museums and institutions around the United States including the Harvard Art Museums, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Gallery of Art.
Wäinö Aaltonen was a Finnish sculptor and painter of the first half of the twentieth century. He became famous as the author of monumental compositions symbolizing the independence of Finland.
Wäinö Aaltonen created monuments and busts, reliefs, medals, as well as landscape drawings and oil paintings. As a sculptor, he worked in granite and marble, and also used wood, terracotta, and bronze. In his works, he adhered to the late Art Nouveau style, sometimes resorting to Cubist techniques.
Pavel Efimovich Ab (Russian: Павел Ефимович Аб) was a Soviet artist. He is known as a painter, muralist, graphic artist, representative of the Leningrad school of painting.
Pavel Ab wrote portraits, historical paintings, as well as genre paintings, the heroes of which were contemporaries of the master. The artist was a member of such creative associations as the Association of Youth of the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia, the Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia, Lenizo, the Leningrad Union of Artists.
Vilmos Aba-Novák was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist of the first half of the 20th century. He is known as a representative of the so-called "Romanesque school" in Hungarian painting, working in a transitional style from Art Nouveau to Expressionism.
Vilmos Aba-Novak painted on everyday themes, raising social problems in the subjects of his paintings. The artist took characters from life, depicting real people in a grotesque manner. The creative heritage of the master also includes a large number of landscapes, portraits and self-portraits, as well as interiors.
Aba-Novák is also famous for his monumental works, which decorate public buildings and churches in Hungary.
Sultan Shamsutdinovich Abaev (Russian: Султан Шамсутдинович Абаев) is a Soviet and Russian artist of Chechen origin. He is known as a landscape painter and pedagogue.
Considered a St. Petersburg painter, Sultan Abaev also creates thematic paintings, still lifes and historical canvases dedicated to his homeland Chechnya, in addition to landscapes. He is a member of the Open Palm creative association of Caucasian artists.
Mikhail Georgievich Abakumov (Russian: Михаил Георгиевич Абакумов) was a Soviet and Russian artist and teacher of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is known as a master of landscape painting.
Mikhail Abakumov in his works, according to critics, harmoniously combined the traditions of the Russian realistic school and impressionistic vividness of impression. One of the favorite themes of the master of landscape was the sky, which he usually painted from life.
The painter's works are in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in many Russian regional museums, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.
Giuseppe Abbati was an Italian painter of the second third of the 19th century. He is known as a painter who belonged to the group of Italian patriot artists called Macchialloli.
Abbati created paintings in a free style of painting with bright spots of color, characteristic of the Macchiaioli style. His works are characterized by a bold treatment of lighting effects. Characteristic of Abbati's artistic style is the luminous landscape scene seen through the doorway of a darkened interior. Some of the master's landscapes are executed in a strongly elongated horizontal format.
Berenice Alice Abbott was an American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation in the 1940s to 1960s.
Shafic Abboud, also known as Chafic Abboud, was a renowned Lebanese painter whose artistic journey led him from Beirut to the vibrant art scene of Paris in 1947. Embracing the modernist and abstract movements of the mid 20th century, Abboud honed his skills at the ateliers of prominent artists like Jean Metzinger and Fernand Léger. This exposure influenced his transition from figurative and landscape painting to his signature colorful personal abstractions. Despite his years in France, Abboud remained deeply connected to his oriental roots, drawing inspiration from oral storytelling and Byzantine icons.
Abboud´s creativity extended to ceramics, terracotta, carpets, and lithography. His exceptional talent garnered global recognition, with exhibitions in prestigious venues like Doha's Mathaf and Paris's Institut du Monde Arabe. In May 2012, Beirut Exhibition Center celebrated his artistic legacy in a comprehensive exhibition.
Jacobus Theodorus "Jacob" Abels was a Dutch painter. He was a pupil of the animal painter Jan van Ravenswaay. In 1826 Abels had visited Germany, and on his return settled at the Hague. He was especially noted for his paintings of moonlit landscapes. The Museum at Haarlem has works painted by him.
Ruth Davidson Abrams, a Jewish-American painter, left a lasting impact on the art world. As the art director at the Research Association of The New School and a lecturer at Parsons The New School for Design, she influenced aspiring artists.
Abrams gained recognition for her outer-space-themed paintings, notably "There Are Unknown Elements in the Universe as Old as Mankind" (1962). She actively engaged in art classes led by influential artists like Alexander Archipenko and William Zorach, known for their abstract approach. Despite being overlooked in a male-dominated era, Abrams' talent is now acknowledged. Her papers are preserved at the Yeshiva University Museum and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. She collaborated with renowned artists such as William Zorach, Alexander Archipenko, and John D. Graham.
Victor Ashotovich Abramyan (Russian: Виктор Ашотович Абрамян) was a Soviet and Russian artist of the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. He is known as a painter, a representative of the Leningrad school.
Victor Abramyan created portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre paintings. He participated in exhibitions from the early 1970s in Leningrad. Among his famous works are "Blockade everyday life", "Still Life with a Centennial", "Leningrad. 1942. Women on Guard in the besieged city", "Young Guests" and others.
Abramyan's works are in museums and private collections in Russia and many other countries.
Memet Abselyamovich Abselyamov (Russian: Мемет Абселямович Абселямов) was a mid-20th century Soviet artist of Crimean Tatar origin. He is known as a landscape painter.
Memet Abselyamov became famous in 1935 with his genre painting "Kolkhoznitsy Udarnitsy", which was awarded the All-Russian prize and acquired by the Moscow Museum of Folk Art. During his life in Tajikistan, where he came after the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, the artist created mainly landscapes, including the paintings "Night in the Crimea", "Crimean Cypresses", "Gurzuf. Where A. Pushkin visited", "Sunny Day", "Spring in Tajikistan", "The Last Ray" and others.
He was a member of such creative associations as "Krymkhudozhnik", the Union of Artists of the USSR, the Union of Artists of the Tajik SSR.
Angelo Accardi is a contemporary Italian artist. He grew up surrounded by both modern and traditional art. Although he studied fine art at the Art Academy of Naples, he never completed his training. Angelo Accardi illustrates surreal visions of everyday life under realistic backdrops of urban and natural landscapes. There is never a single meaning, but a whole story behind each painting. Ironic, striking, and playful, Accardi’s unique perspective and avant-garde style is a result of his diverse inspirations.
Andreas Achenbach was a German landscape and seascape painter in the Romantic style. He is considered to be one of the founders of the Düsseldorf School. His brother, Oswald, was also a well known landscape painter. Together, based on their initials, they were known as the "Alpha and Omega" of landscape painters.
Oswald Achenbach was a German painter associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting. Though little known today, during his lifetime he was counted among the most important landscape painters of Europe. Through his teaching activities, he influenced the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His brother, Andreas Achenbach, who was twelve years older, was also among the most important German landscape painters of the 19th century. The two brothers were humorously called "the A and O of Landscapes" (a reference to their initials matching a common German reference to the Alpha and Omega).
Lucas Achtschellinck was a Flemish landscape painter. He is counted among the landscape painters active in Brussels referred to as the School of Painters of the Sonian Forest who all shared an interest in depicting scenes set in the Sonian Forest, which is located near Brussels.
Otto Ackermann was a 19th-century German painter, mainly of landscapes. In 1897, he moved to Düsseldorf, where he remained until his death. He painted mainly landscape paintings of Belgium and the Netherlands, also working in printmaking on the same subjects. He was chairman of the local Düsseldorf Painters' Society and is mentioned in the diaries of Albert Herzfeld.
Peter Ackermann was a German painter and graphic artist. He became known for his alienation of architectural subjects. Ackermann was a representative of fantastic realism. The preferred subject of his work was classical Italian architecture, which he drew on site. He put together columns, portals and walls with machine parts, ruins and desolate parts of the city, which were piled up threateningly and thus alienated. In his etchings he showed references to the techniques of the old masters, his pictorial conception is compared with that of Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Canaletto.
Johann Adam Ackermann was a German landscape painter of the early 19th century. His best-known works are his winter landscapes and watercolours. Johann Ackermann was the brother of Georg Friedrich Ackermann, who also painted landscapes but with less success.
Albrecht Adam was a Bavarian painter of the first half of the 19th century. He is best known for the fact that as a member of Napoleon's Grand Army he took part in the campaign against Russia in 1812 as the official artist of the headquarters of the IV (Italian) Corps. Throughout the campaign, the artist made sketches and drawings, capturing many of the important events of the campaign. Later, many of these sketches became the basis for full-fledged paintings, and to subjects from the Napoleonic wars, which he witnessed, Adam addressed until the end of his very long life.
Albrecht Adam was also the author of memoirs, in which he described in detail the Battle of Borodino and a number of other key events of the War of 1812.
Benno Rafael Adam is a German animalist painter.
He began his fine art studies under the tutelage of his father, the balloonist painter Albrecht Adam. He masterfully depicted hunting dogs and horses, especially scenes of hunting wild animals. Benno Adam also illustrated several textbooks and manuals on livestock breeding.
Benno's son Emil Adam also became an artist.
Jean-Victor Vincent Adam was a French painter and lithographer.
Adam came from a dynasty of artists and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He painted views of various cities, including Russian Kazan and Yekaterinburg, as well as battle scenes from Napoleon's military campaigns. Collections of images of French military costumes prepared by Adam were published. His genre paintings with hunting scenes and animals are also known.
Heinrich Emil Adametz was a German expressionist painter.
Adametz studied in Hamburg and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. Influenced by Expressionism, he painted portraits, seascapes with ships, and still lifes. Later, the events of World War II took such a heavy toll on the artist's family that he was unable to recover from them for the rest of his life.
Ansel Easton Adams was an American landscape photographer and environmentalist known for his black-and-white images of the American West. He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which favored sharp focus and the use of the full tonal range of a photograph. He and Fred Archer developed an exacting system of image-making called the Zone System, a method of achieving a desired final print through a deeply technical understanding of how tonal range is recorded and developed during exposure, negative development, and printing. The resulting clarity and depth of such images characterized his photography.
Robert Adams is an American photographer who has focused on the changing landscape of the American West. His work first came to prominence in the mid-1970s through his book The New West (1974) and his participation in the exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape in 1975. He has received two Guggenheim Fellowships, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize and the Hasselblad Award.
Richard Adams is a British artist and illustrator living and working in Sussex.
Adams received an honors degree in graphic design from Leicester Polytechnic and initially worked as an illustrator in London. Richard Adams creates all his paintings using chalk pastels, then fixes and impregnates with a special varnish that leaves an impenetrable surface. He depicts a variety of English landscapes and seashores, often inhabited by quirky characters and animals, as well as amusing domestic scenes. The artist successfully captures the humor and absurdity of everyday life in a bygone and contemporary English style.
Adams' work is regularly exhibited in London and other UK cities to great acclaim, and internationally in Sydney, Washington DC, Bremen and Madrid.
Hans Peter Adamski is a German painter and graphic artist who lives and works in Berlin and Dresden.
He studied at the Dusseldorf Academy of Art and served as professor and dean of the Dresden University of Fine Arts. Adamski is one of the most important representatives of the Neue Wilden ("New Wilden") movement of the 1980s. In addition to painting, he works in drawing, sculpture, paper, fabric and plaster.
Carl Adloff was a German landscape painter. He is known for his urban scenes, architectural compositions and winter views.
Carl Adloff studied painting at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts from 1833 to 1843, where he attended the landscape class of Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and the architecture class of Rudolf Wigman. His choice of motifs favoured the Dutch landscape, based on seventeenth-century Netherlandish painting. He often painted seascapes enveloped in a romantic mood of tranquillity in moonlight, morning and evening light.
Lucien Adrion was a French post-impressionist painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He is known for his depictions of the French countryside and beaches, as well as of Parisian life, including landscapes, still lifes, figures and landmarks.
Throughout his career, Adrion exhibited his work at the Salons in Paris, where he was praised for his ability to capture the movement and transience of city life.
Urs Aeschbach is a Swiss media artist working in various techniques. Nature is always a pictorial theme in Urs Aeschbach's paintings. Her main characters are mushrooms, woody plants, animals, jellyfish, as well as dogs and horses. The artist's paintings are inspired by photographs and illustrations. In addition to paintings, Eschbach creates art and construction projects, video works, as well as constructions and installations.
Taisia Kirillovna Afonina (Russian: Таисия Кирилловна Афонина) was a Soviet artist of the second half of the twentieth century. She is known as a painter, graphic artist, representative of the Leningrad school.
Taisia Afonina participated in exhibitions since 1940, creating portraits, landscapes, genre compositions, still lifes and etudes. At the beginning of her career she was interested in military subjects, and then delved into the genre of portraiture and lyrical landscape. Her style is characterized by tonal painting, the rendering of light and air environments and subtle coloristic combinations. In the 1980s she preferred the watercolor technique, painting flowers such as roses, daisies and tulips. Her works are in museums and private collections in Russia and other countries.
Jacques-Laurent Agasse is a Swiss animal painter.
As a young man he studied at the veterinary school in Paris and was well versed in equine anatomy. In 1880 he moved to London and began painting dogs and racehorses, as well as exotic animals such as giraffes and zebras, which he observed in London zoos. Later, Agasse began to paint landscapes, portraits, and genre scenes as well.
Friedrich Ahlers-Hestermann was a German painter and art writer from Hamburg. He was a member of the Hamburgische Künstlerclub of 1897, as well as of the Hamburg artist's workshop of 1832 and pupil of the Académie Matisse in Paris. After the First World War, he was a co-founder of the Hamburg Secession.
Abdul Ghani Ahmad is a contemporary Malaysian artist. He is known as a watercolorist working in the styles of realism and abstraction.
Abdul Ghani Ahmad creates landscape and rural landscapes as well as abstractions. His work is characterized by photographic precision and detail. Some of the artist's best known works include the Pristine Nature, Journey and Flora of Malaysia series. He has also produced a series of postcards with views of Malaysia.
Ahmad is a member of various art organizations including the Asian Watercolorists Confederation and the Malaysian Artists Union.
John Ronald Craigie Aitchison was a Scottish painter. He was best known for his many paintings of the Crucifixion, one of which hangs behind the altar in the chapter house of Liverpool Cathedral, Italian landscapes, and portraits (mainly of black men, or of dogs). His simple style with bright, childlike colours defied description, and was compared to the Scottish Colourists, primitivists or naive artists, although Brian Sewell dismissed him as "a painter of too considered trifles".
His career-long fascination with the crucifixion was triggered by a visit to see Salvador Dalí's Christ of St John of the Cross in 1951 after it was acquired by the Kelvingrove Gallery.
Gapar Aitievich Aitiev (Russian: Гапар Айтиевич Айтиев) was a Soviet Kyrgyz painter, sculptor, stage designer and teacher. He is considered one of the first professional artists of Kyrgyzstan.
Gapar Aitiev created landscapes and genre canvases characterized by contemplative-poetic, epic imagery. He was also an author of monuments and sculptural portraits of Kyrgyz artists, created monumental panels, and designed plays.
The Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts is named after Aitiev.
Giuseppe Ajmone was an Italian painter and printmaker.
He studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and in 1946 was one of the signatories of the Realist Manifesto, also known as "Oltre Guernica.
Ajmone painted both landscapes and still lifes as well as semi-abstract figures.
Ivan Osipovich Akhremchik (Russian: Ива́н О́сипович Ахре́мчик) was a twentieth-century Belarusian Soviet artist. He is known as a painter and teacher.
Ivan Akhremchik worked in the genres of portrait, thematic painting, landscape and monumental art. He was one of the first Belarusian artists turned in his work to the theme of the establishment of Soviet power and socialist construction in Belarus. As a muralist, the artist participated in the creation of several pictorial panels for exhibitions and cultural institutions of Belarus.
Johannes Evert Hendrik Akkeringa was part of the second generation of the Hague School painters. Akkeringa is primarily known for his paintings and watercolours of women and playing children at the beach, women mending nets and intimate tea-time conversations.
Vladimir Ivanovich Akulov (Russian: Владимир Иванович Акулов) is a Soviet and contemporary Belarusian artist. He is known as a painter, graphic artist and teacher, a representative of the second wave of Belarusian avant-garde.
Vladimir Akulov in his work has developed a unique style under the influence of expressionism, cubism, primitivism, fauvism. He is a master of portrait, landscape, still life, compositions with symbolic and allegorical subjects, illustrations of literary works. During his career the artist created several cycles of portraits, including those of famous people.
Sabyrbek Mambetsadykovich Akylbekov (Russian: Сабырбек Мамбетсадыкович Акылбеков) was a Soviet Kyrgyz artist of the mid-twentieth century. He is known as one of the first professional Kyrgyz painters in the USSR.
Sabyrbek Akylbekov became famous for his lyrical emotional landscapes. He made a significant contribution to the development of Kyrgyz fine arts through his creative, pedagogical and public activities. His works have been exhibited at many levels, including republican, all-Union and international exhibitions.
The master's works can be found in the Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts named after G. Aitiev, the State Tretyakov Gallery and in museums of the CIS countries.
Abdul Qadir Al Rassam was an Iraqi painter of the first half of the twentieth century. He is known as a painter and graphic artist and is considered the founder of modern Iraqi painting.
Al Rassam, a military officer by training, studied drawing at the Military College in Istanbul. Returning to Iraq, he created landscapes, portraits and murals. His work is characterized by historical and ethnographic accuracy. The master, according to critics, contributed to the influence of the European academic school on the Iraqi art scene.
Saad Al-Tai is a contemporary Iraqi artist. He participated in several exhibitions in Baghdad and abroad. Al-Tai was a member of the Iraqi Impressionists Group. Despite the name of the group, Al-Tai was not categorically an impressionist, rather his style lent more towards cubist realism. For him, the colour of the painting was determined by its subject matter. Al-Tai is an award winning artist who, amongst other things, received Italian knighthood in 2005 in recognition for his efforts in fostering Iraqi-Italian cultural dialogue including founding and heading the Italian Language Department in 2002 at the College of Languages, Baghdad University.
Manuel Khristoforovich Alajalov (Russian: Мануил Христофорович Аладжалов) was a Russian and Soviet artist of Armenian origin. He is known as a painter, graphic artist, teacher and is considered one of the significant continuers of the traditions of the Russian landscape school of the first third of the twentieth century.
Manuel Alajalov in his works revealed the beauty of nature of central Russia. One of his favorite motifs were winter rural landscapes. The painter painted with thick pastose strokes, striving to preserve the impression of natural spontaneity and freshness of color.
Alajalov was a member of various creative associations, he was one of the founders of the Union of Russian Artists.
Jean-François Albanis Beaumont was a French landscape painter, engineer, traveler and geographer.
He studied engineering in Paris and worked on architectural structures at Chambérly. Beaumont later accompanied the Duke of Gloucester, William Frederick of Hanover on a grand tour of Germany, Italy, France, and Switzerland, making notes and detailed pictorial sketches of views along the way. In 1800 he published the illustrated books Journey to the Lepontine Alps from France to Italy and Description of the Grecian and Cottian Alps (1802 and 1806).
Pyotr Filippovich Alberti (Russian: Пётр Филиппович Альберти) was a Soviet and Russian artist of the second half of the twentieth century. He is known as a painter, a representative of the Leningrad school.
Pyotr Alberti created portraits, landscapes, genre paintings. He actively exhibited since 1951 in Leningrad, demonstrating his works along with the masters of his time. The artist had a broad writing and bright coloring, expressive stroke and used various techniques. He paid special attention to the study of nature. In the late period of his career, he became fond of still life paintings with favorite motifs such as peonies and watermelons.
Alberti's works are preserved in museums and collections around the world.
Kazimierz Alchimowicz was a Polish painter who is considered one of the last Romantics in Polish painting. Among other things, he illustrated Adam Mickiewicz's poem Pan Tadeusz with a series of twelve paintings (1898) and prints (1903). He was the elder brother of the Polish painter Hiacynt Alchimowicz.
Frederico Aguilar Alcuaz is a Filipino abstract painter, sculptor and ceramist, and master tapestry artist.
He studied painting at the University of the Philippines' School of Fine Arts, then lived and worked both in the Philippines and Spain, and in Brno, Czech Republic, he worked extensively on tapestries.
Alcuaz has earned international acclaim with his vivid abstract works in various genres and techniques, and he has exhibited extensively internationally.
Peter Alexander was an American artist who was part of the Light and Space artistic movement in southern California in the 1960s. He is notable for his resin sculptures from the 1960s and 1970s. He studied architecture in England before receiving both his BFA and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Alexander started as an architect, before developing a reputation in the 1960s for creating his sculptures.
Samuel Alken the Elder was a British painter, printmaker and illustrator.
Samuel Alken studied at the Royal Academy School in London. In 1779 he published A New Book of Ornaments Designed and Engraved by Samuel Alken, and later established himself as one of the most distinguished engravers in the new technique of aquatint. Alken produced magnificent compositions of the British countryside, including moonlit night scenes. His works include engravings by George Morland, Richard Wilson, Thomas Rowlandson, and Francis Wheatley. In 1796 his plates of sixteen views of the lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland, after drawings by John Ames and John Smith, were published, and in 1798 a set of aquatint views of North Wales after drawings by the Rev. Brian Broughton.
His sons, Samuel Alken the Younger (1784-1824), Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851) and Samuel Henry Alken (1810-1894) also became artists.
Samuel Henry Alken the Younger was a British painter.
Samuel Henry Alken was the son of Henry Thomas Alken (1785-1851) and grandson of Samuel Alken Senior (1756-1815). Like his father, he usually depicted equestrian sporting scenes, but did so in sets. The most famous of the sets of paintings by Henry Alken, Jr. is a depiction of hunting at Belvoir Castle.
William Herbert Allen was an English landscape watercolour artist whose career spanned more than 50 years from the 1880s to the 1940s. He was invariably referred to as «W. H.» rather than by his given name. He produced several thousand watercolours, chalk and pencil sketches mainly of the landscapes, traditions and people of West Surrey and North-east Hampshire. In addition, he produced scenes of other parts of the British Isles and various parts of continental Europe. These works included commissions in Italy for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dublin, Edinburgh and Preston museums. He was made a member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1903 and the Royal Society of British Artists in 1904 and his work was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1927.
Darren James Almond is an English artist, based in London. He was nominated for the 2005 Turner Prize. He works in a variety of media including photography and film, which he uses to explore the effects of time on the individual. He uses "sculpture, film and photography to produce work that harnesses the symbolic and emotional potential of objects, places and situations, producing works which have universal as well as personal resonances"
Luis M. Alonzo-Barkigia is a contemporary Mexican artist. He studied at the Malmö Academy of Art (Sweden) and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was awarded the UIC Presidential Fellowship, the Larsen Fellowship for Studio Arts.
Jakob Alt was an Austrian landscape painter, graphic artist and lithographer. He studied painting at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts.
He travelled extensively through the Austrian Alps and the Danube regions, painting landscapes. For 5 years he lived and worked in Italy. During his travels the artist also collected an extensive herbarium, which is now preserved in the Provincial Museum of Lower Austria.
Albrecht Altdorfer was a German painter, engraver and architect of the Renaissance working in Regensburg, Bavaria. Along with Lucas Cranach the Elder and Wolf Huber he is regarded to be the main representative of the Danube School, setting biblical and historical subjects against landscape backgrounds of expressive colours. He is remarkable as one of the first artists to take an interest in landscape as an independent subject. As an artist also making small intricate engravings he is seen to belong to the Nuremberg Little Masters.
Carl Altena was a German painter. Carl Altena attended the Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1912 and took lessons from Prof. Willy Spatz (1861-1931). In 1914 he was drafted for military service and was taken prisoner in England in 1917. After his release, he settled in Mülheim an der Ruhr in 1919, became self-employed in 1925 and worked as a freelance artist from then on.
Otto Altenkirch was a German impressionist painter and stage designer. He studied at the Berlin University of the Arts and the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts.
Otto Altenkirch was one of the founders of the Künstlervereinigung Dresden, one of the artists who worked at the Dresden Museum and the Opera House.
For two decades one of his favourite subjects was the linden alley in Rheinsberg. In 1941 and 1943 his works were exhibited in the Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung (exhibition of Nazi-approved art in Munich).
Gustav Adolf Amberger was a German painter and graphic artist. He lived in Rome for two years and learned the painting trade from Peter von Cornelius. One of his first works was the painting The Oceanides. Amberger worked as a designer in the ribbon factory founded by Philipp Trüdinger. Around 1870 he was the court painter to the Landgrave of Hesse. In Antwerp he was a pupil of Joseph van Lerius and made numerous copies, of which Les deux voies is the best known.