Nicolas de Nicolay, Sieur d'Arfeville & de Belair was a French geographer and artist.
He traveled in Germany, Denmark, England, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey and served in the armies of most of these countries. Nicholas was the king's geographer, and in 1551 Henry II sent him to Constantinople to work on the d'Aramont embassy. This enabled Nicolas to see a world hitherto virtually unknown in the West. As a result of his work, Nicolas published Travels in Turkey (1567), which depicts the costumes of the peoples of the Middle East, representatives of various nationalities and ethnicities, including Turks, Greeks, Armenians, Jews, and pilgrims to Mecca.
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.
Antonio De Simone was an Italian marine painter.
He created many paintings depicting various ships at sea: frigates, yachts, sailing ships and steamships, in the storm and with the sails down. De Simone also painted historical battle scenes, such as his famous painting - "Bombardment of Alexandria", which is in the Royal Greenwich Museums.
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.
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.
Jan Leth Aagensen was a Danish artist. He made his name as a lithographer and later became known for his sculptures.
Jan Leth's formal training took place at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts under Professor Søren Hjort Nielsen from 1965 to 1969. His first exhibition took place in 1961 at Kunstnernes Forårudstilling (Spring Artists' Exhibition). He is a member of various art groups: Decembristerne, Kunstnersamfundet og Foreningen Danske Grafikere, the Association of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Association of Danish Painters Engravers.
Jan Leth has participated in various solo and group exhibitions, presenting paintings, sculptures, drawings, and installations in Denmark and abroad. He has received many honours and grants throughout his life. The Danish State gave him a lifelong economic grant in 1998. His work is represented in gallery collections in Denmark and internationally.
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.
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.
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.
Trey Abdella is an American artist who lives and works in New York. The challenges of living in a complex cosmopolitan city has served as the inspiration for his artworks, although the paintings themselves are not specifically about New York.
Trey Abdella’s art strives to resonate with human experiences and feelings. Abdella utilises simple universal iconography referenced from internet memes, movies and cartoons found in contemporary culture. He blends these icons with various aspects of anxiety he or his friends experienced from different scenarios encountered in daily life, portraying the underbelly of society. Abdella’s paintings express insecurity, embarrassment, fear, terror, disgust, unspeakable desires and emotions that we must conceal everyday in order to abide with social conventions and expectations.
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.
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.
Margitta Abels is a German artist known for her abstract paintings and mixed media works.
Margitta Abels has received numerous awards and honors for her work.
Abels' work is characterized by its use of color and texture to create complex and layered compositions. She often works with a variety of materials including acrylic paint, charcoal, and collage elements, and her work often incorporates textural elements such as sand and fabric.
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.
Anna Adelaïde Abrahams was a Dutch still life painter. Beginning in 1882 Abrahams showed her work in Levende Meesters (Living Masters) exhibitions throughout the Netherlands. She exhibited in Europe in Paris, Berlin, Düsseldorf and Brussels. She exhibited her work at the Palace of Fine Arts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. Abrahams was a member of the art association Ons Doel Is Schoonheid (Our Goal Is Beauty) and was on the board of the Pulchri Studio.
Marina Abramović is a Serbian conceptual and performance artist. Her work explores body art, endurance art, feminist art, the relationship between the performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. Being active for over four decades, Abramović refers to herself as the "grandmother of performance art". She pioneered a new notion of identity by bringing in the participation of observers, focusing on "confronting pain, blood, and physical limits of the body". In 2007, she founded the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI), a non-profit foundation for performance art.
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.
Carla Accardi was an Italian abstractionist painter associated with the Arte Informel and Arte Povera movements and a founding member of the art groups Forma (1947) and Continuità (1961). She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and Florence.
Carla Accardi was known for her innovative use of materials and her exploration of geometric shapes and vivid colours. One of her notable contributions was the introduction of the "tela intrecciata" (interwoven canvas) technique, in which she used strips of coloured canvas to create textured and layered compositions.
Accardi's work often exhibited a sense of rhythm and movement, a dynamic arrangement of forms and lines. Her compositions are characterised by a sense of balance and harmony and often incorporate elements of repetition and symmetry.
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.
Vito Acconci was an American artist, designer, and architect. He is best known for his pioneering work in the field of performance art and for his provocative installations that explore the relationship between the human body and space.
Acconci received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Holy Cross College in 1962. He later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Acconci became known for his groundbreaking performance works, which often involved the artist subjecting his own body to various forms of physical and psychological stress.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Acconci shifted his focus to installation art, creating immersive environments that challenged viewers' perceptions of space and their own bodies. He also worked as a designer and architect, creating public sculptures and buildings around the world.
Acconci's work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale. He received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to contemporary art, including the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture in 1995.
His legacy as an influential and provocative artist continues to be felt in the contemporary art world today.
Gilberto Aceves Navarro was a Mexican painter and sculptor and a professor at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas and Academy of San Carlos. There have been more than two hundred individual exhibits of his work, with his murals found in Mexico, Japan and the United States. He received numerous awards for his work including grants as a Creador Artístico of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte, Premio Nacional de Ciencias y Artes and Bellas Artes Medal from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.
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.
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.
Franz Ackermann is a German media artist.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, lives and works in Berlin and Karlsruhe.
Franz Ackermann's work includes drawings, watercolors, murals, paintings and installations, which he complements with photographic works, projections and architectural models. His works deal with the themes of tourism, globalization and urbanism and reflect the social changes and political problems caused by increasing globalization.
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.
Henri-Georges Adam was a French engraver and non-figurative sculptor of the École de Paris, who was also involved in the creation of numerous monumental tapestries. His work in these three areas is regarded as among the most extensive of the twentieth century.
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.
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.
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.
Terry Roger Adkins was an American artist. He was Professor of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.
Adkins was an interdisciplinary artist whose practice included sculpture, performance, video, and photography. His artworks were often inspired by, dedicated to, or referred to musicians or musical instruments; specific installations and exhibitions were sometimes labeled "recitals." Sometimes, these arrangements of sculptures were "activated" in performances by Adkins' collaborative performance group, the Lone Wolf Recital Corps.
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.
Giacomo Adolfi was an Italian Baroque painter who worked in and around Bergamo.
Born in Bergamo, Giacomo Adolfi was the older brother of the painter Ciro Adolfi and initially trained under his father Benedetto Adolfi. He executed a number of frescoes in churches and public buildings in Bergamo, including "The Crowning of the Virgin" for the church of the Convent del Paradiso and "The Adoration of the Magi" for the church of Sant'Alessandro della Croce in Bergamo.
Ciro Adolfi was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active in and around Bergamo.
He completed a number of fresco paintings in the churches and public buildings of Bergamo, including a Four Evangelists for the church of for Sant'Alessandro della Croce; a Deposition from the cross for Santa Maria della Grazie, and a Decollation of St. John for the parish church of Colognola.
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.
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.