Salustiano is a Spanish painter who lives and works in Seville.
Salustiano graduated from the University of Seville (Spain) and in the early 1990s was inspired by the works of the Renaissance masters. The artist depicts human beings in the classical Renaissance style, but hyper-realistically, on a monochrome background, focusing entirely on the personality and soul. Surrealism adds mystery and mystery, even ambiguity, to the models.
Salustiano's paintings are highly praised by connoisseurs of contemporary art. He has shown his paintings in exhibitions at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles, the Luma Museum in Chicago, and the Fostella-Malpartida Museum in Caceres. Various prestigious charitable organizations have invited him to collaborate on their projects: The Dalai Lama Foundation with the exhibition "The World Missing", Women Together International with the exhibition "Otras Meninas" and the Cisneros Foundation.
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.
Herbert Ritts Jr. was an American fashion photographer and director known for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures throughout the 1980s and 1990s. His work concentrated on black and white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculpture, which emphasized the human shape.
Richard van Bleeck was a Dutch Golden Age painter. He was born in The Hague. According to the Netherlands Institute for Art History, he was the pupil of Theodor van der Schuer and Daniel Haringh. He became a portrait painter and painted the portrait of the engraver Coenraet Roepel, before moving to London in 1733, where he stayed. He was the father of Pieter van Bleeck, who was born in the Hague, possibly moved with him to London and also became a portrait painter there.
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.
Guido Ubaldo Abbatini was an Italian painter of the first half of the 17th century. He is known as a painter and master of mosaics of the Roman Baroque school.
Guido Abbatini was the author of a number of paintings and mosaics for churches and monasteries in various Italian cities, including St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican. He also carried out commissions from private individuals.
Louise Abbéma was a French artist of the late 19th century and the first third of the 20th century. She is known as a painter, printmaker, illustrator and sculptor of the so-called "Belle Epoque" of European history and was considered "the official painter of the Third Republic.
As a painter, Louise Abbema worked primarily in portrait and thematic genres in oil and watercolor techniques. As a designer, she created decorative panels for theaters and administrative buildings. The artist also collaborated with art magazines, publishing drawings and articles in them.
Filippo Abbiati was an Italian painter of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. He is known as a painter of the Lombard school, one of the main representatives of the Baroque in Milan.
Filippo Abbiati was especially famous for his canvases and frescoes on the raw ground, created for churches.
Jussuf Abbo, originally Jussuff Abbu, was a Palestinian-Jewish artist active mainly in Germany.
In 1937 in Germany his work had been branded as "Degenerate Art" and removed from all public museums. Much of the work removed was later destroyed by the Nazi regime.
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.
Lemuel Francis Abbott was an English portrait painter. His most famous work is the portrait of Nelson, exhibited at the residence of the British Prime Minister.
During his artistic life Abbott created many portraits of famous people of the 18th century - naval officers, literati, officials, ladies of the world. He was one of the first to portray golfers.
Nuria Farre Abejon is a Spanish hyperrealist artist living and working in Barcelona, Spain.
Her often hyper-realistic works revolve around issues that concern her as a young woman: anxiety, melancholy, family, memories and identity. At first, Nuria created translucent paintings through which she represented the duality between life and death. Later she explored self-portraiture, and today Nuria tries to explore her present through photographs from her family album, through which she creates interesting visual oil collages.
Abdoulaye Diarrassouba, also known as Aboudia, is an American-Ivorian contemporary artist.
Aboudia began his artistic career early and has drawn attention for his expressive and emotional style. His work reflects the complex realities of the city and the experiences of locals during political and social crises. The painter often uses bright colours, rough strokes and abstract shapes to convey the violence, chaos and hope that are present in his subjects' lives.
Aboudia's artistic style mixes elements of graffiti, street art, African folk painting and contemporary art.
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.
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.
Michel Victor Acier was a French porcelain sculptor and model-maker who worked at the famous Saxon porcelain manufactory in Meissen from 1765 to 1779. With his work in the activities of the manufactory is associated with the period of neoclassicism. Michel-Victor was the maternal great-grandfather of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
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.
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.
Yevgeniya Mikhailovna Adamova (Russian: Евгения Михайловна Адамова) was a Soviet artist of the second half of the twentieth century. She is known as a painter, People's Artist of the Turkmen SSR.
Yevgeniya Adamova, who moved to Turkmenistan from Ukraine in her youth, was educated at the Ashgabat Art School. During the Great Patriotic War, she creatively expressed herself as a poster artist in the TurkmenTAG agency. The artist created thematic paintings dedicated to the life of the Turkmen people and portraits. She held the post of deputy chairman of the Union of Artists of Turkmenistan.
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.
Marc Adrian is an Austrian conceptual artist and filmmaker.
Adrian studied sculpture at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, from 1953 he became interested in cinema, kinetics, rhythmic interference, problems of optical structures, etc. Adrian is considered one of the pioneers of film-oriented media art. He specialized in kinetic objects, anti-cinema and computer art.
Marc Adrian has taught at various universities in Europe and lectured to American students.
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.
Rudolf Alexander Agricola was a German sculptor. In the 1930s he studied with Gerhard Marcks in Halle and in Stedel with Richard Scheibe. In 1937 he followed Richard Scheibe to Berlin as a graduate student. He worked there until the end of the Second World War and received several awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ismail Al-Sheikhly is a contemporary Iraqui artist. He belonged to one of the first art groups to appear in Iraq, 'La Societe Primitive', founded in 1950. The group later changed its name to 'The Pioneers' and kept it into the 1970s. Some of his works are influenced by Cubism, a movement which grew in popularity throughout the 1950s, and was the preferred artistic style of one of Al-Sheikhly's important contemporaries, Hafiz Drubi. Al Sheikhly’s early works are inspired by the Iraqi village life, though his later works are more focused on abstracted colour combinations and obscured backgrounds. Women feature highly as a central theme in his work. Painted in groups quite often, Al Sheikhly’s women are streamlined with oval faces and generic bodies and seem to always be in states of coming and going, whether that be to the mosque, to the souks, or to do some domestic task.
Craig Alan is an American artist whose work displays a technical sophistication as well as a rich imagination.
After moving with his family to New Orleans, Alan worked as a street artist in his youth, creating portraits. Through his exceptional talent and through his own research, he eventually developed an admirable understanding and sense of textures, compositions and colors. Today, Craig Alan represents a wide range of artistic styles, from book illustration to naturalistic oil painting and his Populus Art.
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.
Balthasar Augustin Albrecht was a German painter of the first half of the 18th century. He is known as a painter who worked in portrait, historical and religious genres.
Albrecht began his career in 1719. He was appointed court painter at the court of the Elector of Bavaria and inspector-custodian of the Picture Gallery in Munich. In addition to portraits and paintings, he created frescoes and altarpieces in churches in Munich and other German cities.
Antonio Ambrogio Alcati was an Italian academic painter, portraitist, master of frescoes and teacher. He studied painting at the Vercelli Institute of Fine Arts and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Ambrogio Alcati's work is also influenced by Impressionism.
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.
Richard Aldrich is a Brooklyn-based contemporary American conceptual artist and painter who exhibited in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Aldrich received his BFA degree from the Ohio State University in 1998. Although mostly abstract and casual, Aldrich's paintings also betray a distinctly literary sensibility, even as he targets what he has called the essential "unwordliness of experience." He addresses his own personal history and the way that humans organize information through the formal language of painting, freely citing various aesthetic tropes with humor and irreverence. Aldrich is best known for his loose, abstract compositions, moving freely from gestural mark-making, text-based printing, and cutting the canvas to reveal stretcher bars underneath.
William Alexander was a British painter, illustrator and printmaker.
He studied painting at the Royal Academy and became a very famous artist. In 1792-1794 he accompanied the official embassy to Peking of Lord George Macartney on behalf of the British government, where he documented the visit and made many drawings of the Chinese court. These depict various mandarins, merchants, members of the royal family and members of Chinese society. In 1805, William Alexander published Costume of China, an album illustrated with 48 color prints, which was a success with the public.
August Allebé was an artist and teacher from the Northern Netherlands. His early paintings were in a romantic style, but in his later work he was an exponent of realism and impressionism. He was a major initiator and promoter of Amsterdam Impressionism, the artist's association St. Lucas, and the movement of the Amsterdamse Joffers. Amsterdam Impressionism – sometimes referred to by art historians as the School of Allebé – was the counterflow to the very strong Hague School in the movement of Dutch Impressionism. As a professor at the Royal Academy of Amsterdam (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten) he fostered a cosmopolitan attitude toward art and the promotion and motivation of his students, and provided a significant stimulus to developments in modern art.
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.
Alessandro Allori, full name Alessandro di Cristofano di Lorenzo del Bronzino Allori, was an Italian painter of the Florentine school of late Mannerism.
Allori was one of the major artists of Florence in the late 16th century. He painted prostrate images and portraits. His son Cristofano Allori (1577-1621) also became an artist.
Cristofano Allori was an Italian painter of the late Florentine Mannerist school, painting mostly portraits and religious subjects. Allori received his first lessons in painting from his father, Alessandro Allori, but becoming dissatisfied with the hard anatomical drawing and cold coloring of the latter, he entered the studio of Gregorio Pagani. When still young he became a court portraitist for the Medicis, though many of his commissions were replicas of portraits by his predecessor Bronzino, or had participation by others.[citation needed. His pictures are distinguished by their close adherence to nature and the delicacy and technical perfection of their execution. His most famous work, in his own day and now, is Judith with the Head of Holofernes.
Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a Dutch painter who later settled in the United Kingdom and became a denizen there. Born in Dronryp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in London, England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A classical-subject painter, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean Sea and sky. Alma-Tadema was considered one of the most popular Victorian painters. Though admired during his lifetime for his draftsmanship and depictions of Classical antiquity, his work fell into disrepute after his death, and only since the 1960s has it been re-evaluated for its importance within nineteenth-century British art.
Nathan Isaiovych Altman (Russian: Натан Исаевич Альтман) was a 20th century Russian and Soviet Jewish painter, avant-garde artist, illustrator, muralist, graphic artist, sculptor, designer and stage designer. Nathan Altman created about 200 paintings of different genres, his creative range was unusually wide.
Nathan Altman was born in Vinnitsa into a poor Jewish family. He lost his parents early and was brought up by his grandmother. He began his painting and sculpture studies in an art school in Odessa and continued in a private studio in Paris. In France he became close friends with famous masters, in particular with Marc Chagall, and became interested in cubism.
Returning to Russia, Altman continued to create in an original manner, trying his hand at different genres (including advertising). He quickly rose to fame - his portrait of the poetess Anna Akhmatova was called a "milestone in art" by the critics.
The revolution of 1917 further strengthened Nathan Altman's position as a sought-after artist. His work became a notable phenomenon in the history of fine art of the USSR.
Manuel Álvarez Bravo was an Mexican visionary photographer whose work vividly illustrates the cultural heritage of Latin America. His unique perspective on life and superb photographic skills have inspired generations of photographers around the world.
Alvarez Bravo was known for his experiments with light and shadows, composition and form. His surreal photographs were often full of mystery and enigma, while also reflecting the difficulties and contradictions of Mexican society in the first half of the 20th century.
Alvarez Bravo's work marvellously combined aesthetic beauty with profound social context. His work is not only inspiring in its beauty but also a reminder of the importance of preserving peoples' cultural heritage and history.
Christoph Amberger was a German painter of the Renaissance. He is known primarily as a portrait painter and is considered one of the most prominent masters of this genre of his generation.
Amberger built his career in the city of Augsburg, which was then considered one of the cultural centers of Europe. He painted numerous portraits of Augsburg patricians and their wives, prominent scholars, and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. These works laid the foundation for the artist's success. Amberger also designed the high altar of Augsburg Cathedral.
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.
Jacopo Amigoni, also named Giacomo Amiconi, was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period, who began his career in Venice, but traveled and was prolific throughout Europe, where his sumptuous portraits were much in demand.
Antonio Amorosi was an Italian painter of the late Baroque period.
Amorosi studied in Rome in the studio of Giuseppe Ghezzi. He produced portraits and religious works, but he is best known for his genre paintings of bambocanti. The artist has a keen eye for the everyday lives of ordinary people, particularly children, whose world he depicts in a gentle and delicate manner. Among Amorosi's most characteristic and best works are "Boy with a Glass" and "Boy with a Dog", preserved in the Pinacoteca Comunale in Deruta.