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Marc Chagall – About the Artist

Marc Chagall (in 1921)

Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century” (though Chagall saw his work as ‘not the dream of one people but of all humanity’). An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. [read more]

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Erté – About the Artist

Romain de Tirtoff (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewellery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor.

In 1915, he secured his first substantial contract with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and thus launched an illustrious career that included designing costumes and stage sets. Between 1915–1937, Erté designed over 200 covers for Harper’s Bazaar, and his illustrations would also appear in such publications as Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Vogue. [read more]

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Nobu Haihara – About the Artist

Nobu Haihara

Nobu Haihara is a multi-talented artist who continues to expand his horizons by challenging his own creative instincts.

Well-known and successful at an early age, Nobu now has his work in the personal collections of President George W. Bush, Laker owner Jerry Buss and Hall-of-famers Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Jerry West, Jamaal Wilkes and the late Chick Hearn. He has been commissioned by Mao Daichi, Japanfs leading musical star; and by NBC and the FOX Network which have used his artwork in set-designs for “Ally McBeal”and “3rd Rock From The Sun”. Nobu has been honored with Exhibitions in New York, Sausalito, Beverly Hills, Hiroshima, Yamanashi and Fukuoka, Japan. [read more]

Artist image and summary courtesy haihara.com

Jim Dine – About the Artist

Jim Dine

Jim Dine (born June 16, 1935) is an American pop artist. He is sometimes considered to be a part of the Neo-Dada movement.

In 1962 Dine’s work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Edward Ruscha, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historically important and ground-breaking New Painting of Common Objects, curated by Walter Hopps at the Norton Simon Museum. This exhibition is historically considered one of the first “Pop Art” exhibitions in America. These painters started a movement, in a time of social unrest, which shocked America and the Art world and changed modern Art forever, “Pop Art”. [read more]

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Alexandra Nechita – About the Artist

Alexandra Nechita

Alexandra Nechita

Alexandra Nechita was born in Romania in 1985. She began drawing at the age of two. At seven, Alexandra was painting with oils and acrylics, and her first exhibition was a one-woman (child) show held at a Los Angeles public library when she was just eight years old.

Alexandra’s talent was instantly recognized as crowds came to see her amazing and often monumental paintings. She attracted the attention of art critics and the media who began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies – an artist who had mastered drawing and color, an artist who had created a visual language of her own, in a unique, lyrical, figurative, abstract manner. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy alexandranechita.com

Daniel Jean-Baptiste – About the Artist

Daniel Jena-Baptiste

Daniel Jean-Baptiste

Jean-Baptiste and his family moved to St. Lucia in 1995, his work reflecting the beauty of the island’s fish and flowers. Jean-Baptiste focuses in on his subject, magnifying its beauty and vibrant color. The translucency of the work allows light to further enhance the silk’s natural lustre. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy jean-baptiste.com

Robert Wyland – About the Artist

Robert Wyland

Renowned marine life artist Wyland changed the way people think about our environment when he started painting life-size whales on the sides of buildings in the 1980s. Wyland always thought big. And he never stopped.

Today, the Wyland name has become synonymous with the new generation of awareness about environmental conservation. Through his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, Wyland has inspired a generation about the importance of marine life conservation. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy wyland.com

Peter Max – About the Artist

Peter Max

Peter Max

Peter Max is a German-born American illustrator and graphic artist, known for the use of psychedelic shapes and colour palettes as well as spectra in his work. At first, works in this style appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms all across America. Max then became fascinated with new printing techniques that allowed for four-color reproduction on product merchandise. Following his success with a line of art clocks for General Electric, Max’s art was licensed by 72 corporations and he had become a household name. In September 1969, Max appeared on the cover of Life magazine with an eight-page feature article as well as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Ed Sullivan Show. [read more]

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Artist’s website petermax.com

Ronnie Cutrone – About the Artist

Ronnie Cutrone (July 10, 1948 – July 21, 2013) was a Pop artist best known for his large-scale paintings of some of America’s favorite cartoon characters, such as Felix the Cat, Pink Panther and Woody Woodpecker.

Cutrone’s paintings are colorful, lively, and highly accessible. He was Andy Warhol’s assistant at the factory from 1972 until 1980, Warhol’s most productive years. During that time, as Cutrone worked with Warhol on paintings, prints, films, and concepts, he hit upon the style the critics called “Post-Pop.” And, along with Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga, danced onstage with the Velvet Underground and Nico as part of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable show. [read more]

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Adam Scott Rote – About the Artist

Adam Scott Rote

Adam Scott Rote

Adam Scott Rote is an award -winning painter whose work throughout the last decade has been influenced by architecture, fashion and classic cinema. Adam is a self- taught artist who studied early iconic artists including pinup legends Vargas & McGinnis as well as master realist painter Charles Bell, Hyper-realist painter Hajime Sorayama, who set the stage for the elegant and breath-taking style of his paintings. By utilizing acrylic paint, gouache, airbrush and watercolor pencils in unison with a brilliant emphasis on high contrast, Adam brings to life images of the past with an ultramodern feel. [read more]

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Alexandre Renoir – About the Artist

Alexandre Renoir

Alexandre Renoir

Alexandre Renoir, great-grandson of French Impressionist artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, was born in Cagnes-Sur-Mer in the south of France.

Alexandre graduated at the Victoria School for the Arts and Performance in British Columbia, Canada, and now teaches art himself. He describes his professional development as dedication to continuous learning, a trait he sees as essential for long-term success. “Your brain is like a muscle. You have to exercise to stay strong.”

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Allison Lefcort – About the Artist

Allison Lefcort

Allison Lefcort

”A bit of a star-gazer,” is how Allison Lefcort describes herself… painting since early childhood Lefcort has never lost sight of the stars. From Lefcort’s first exhibition in New York City, at the age of seventeen, to her most recent tour of Japan, Lefcort’s works have been displayed in some of the most prestigious museums and fine art galleries in the world.

In 1996 Lefcort was commissioned to create the portrait of then First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy www.allisonlefcort.com

Bill Mack – About the Artist

Bill Mack

Bill Mack

Sculptor Bill Mack has no mentors. There is nowhere to go to learn his sculpture techniques. No one teaches his sculpture technique. Sculptor Bill Mack works in such a rare art form that coming up with a name to describe it has been only slightly less arduous than creating the art itself. Bill Mack sculpture simply put is emotional elegance defined in sculpture. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy billmack.com

Dorit Levi – About the Artist

Dorit Levi

The artist Dorit Levi has a special and unique style all her own. The flow of colour and images the joy of life, and the movement of figures create a wondrous image for the viewer. Although each work has the clear mark of Dorit, in her works one can see the influence of Blovian artist Boulange, as well as cubists Picasso, Leger, and Braque. read more

Artist image & summary courtesy ldorit.com

Esther Myatlov – About the Artist

Esther Myatlov

Esther Myatlov

Esther Myatlov’s favorite media are oil on canvas and oil on wood. She layers several thin coatings of transparent color on her chosen surface, a technique that requires much accuracy and skill. In this way, she achieves a strong illumination of the painting from deep within. She then uses fiery colors and unambiguous contours to convey a joyous atmosphere, with an ethnic-mythological flavor.

Image & summary courtesy artist’s website (no longer available).

Gary Welton – About the Artist

Gary Welton

Gary Welton

Gary Welton was born in Brainerd, Minnesota. He was raised in a creative family environment of visual artists, singers and dancers. He received a BFA in studio arts from the University of Minnesota under the study of the New York School artist Peter Busa, Herman Somberg and Malcom Meyers.

Mr. Welton is the recipient of numerous awards and honors and his work has been selected for inclusion in the “Art in Embassies Program” in Reykjavik, Iceland. He is being reviewed by major museums and his work and process – focusing on painting directly from life, using dancers in motion as his primary subjects – has been featured in numerous articles, television and video productions. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy www.garywelton.com

Howard Behrens – About the Artist

Howard Behrens

Howard Behrens

For the past 25 years, Howard Behrens, the world’s most renowned palette knife artist, has had a romance with the sun. From the idyllic lakes of Italy to the intimate gardens of New England, the artist has danced with her, chased her, seen her in her many different moods. Behrens’ motivation comes from his strong passion to capture the “essence” of the places he visits around the world. The artist has been influenced by Monet, Van Gogh and Nicola Simbari, the Italian palette knife artist. Behrens attempts to express his love for the radiance of the sun’s gifts – shadow, light, color, and the subtle nuances of these elements. Many years ago, Behrens learned that the only way he can really achieve what he feels in his paintings is to create them using a palette knife for its boldness and control of color instead of a brush. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy www.howardbehrens.com

James Coleman – About the Artist

James Coleman

James Coleman

Coleman’s wonderful sense of color and ability to translate emotion into image molded his professional career as a fine artist, spanning over 26 years.

James Coleman didn’t need to go to Hollywood he was born there in 1949. He found his artistic niche at Walt Disney Studios as a background animation specialist for 22 years. Winnie the Pooh, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast came to life with James Coleman’s background images gracing the screen [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy jamescoleman.com

Martiros Manoukian – About the Artist

Martiros Manoukian

Martiros Manoukian

Martiros Manoukian, the Armenian artist now living in the United States, is one of an elite group of renowned artists who has had thousands of original works collected worldwide. He is one of the most successful artists in The Far East, United States and Europe. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions and received many honours and awards. “Beauty will not save the world, but the world should save Beauty”. This is the thought that motivates one of the most famous modern artists of our time. [read more]

Image & summary courtesy artist’s website (no longer active)

Michael Godard – About the Artist

Michael Godard

Godard’s world of art invites us in to his light-hearted perspective of life that surrounds us, mirroring our lives through martinis with animated olives, drunken grapes, dancing strawberries, including his own vices of gambling and the good life.
Godard’s unique portrayal of fun is an exciting combination of imagination and often subtle humor which evoke and engage the creative side in “Olive” us.
Paintings depicting drunken grapes, gangster olives, dancing strawberries, and flaming dice have taken the conservative art world and turned it on its heel redefining art as we know it with a new definition and of course a punch line. [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy www.michaelgodard.com

Patrick Guyton – About the Artist

Patrick Guyton

Patrick Guyton

Born in Pennsylvania in 1964, Guyton had the groundwork set for his artistic career at the age of 6.

In 1984 he attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he studied the fine arts, sculpture, and design theory. He graduated with an Associates Degree in Visual Communications. Since moving to Southern California in 1987, he has worked as a fine and commercial artist doing airbrush illustration, murals and signage.

In 1997 Guyton joined Linda Jones Enterprises/Warner Bros. as a background painter for legendary cartoonist and animator Chuck Jones…[read more]

Artist summary courtesy guytonfineart.com

Pino Daeni – About the Artist

Pino Daeni

Pino Daeni

PINO – Italian artist, Pino Daeni’s art and canvases elicit feelings of warmth, nostalgia, love and family. His paintings are often set on vibrantly sunny beaches on the Mediterranean where he grew up. Pino (born Giuseppe Dangelico) is noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects – a talent which has brought his artwork a worldwide following… [read more]

Artist image & summary courtesy pino-artist.com

Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann – About the Artist

Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann

Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann

Sharie Hatchett Bohlmann, a 50+ year veteran of the collectible art world, recognized the desire that we share to enjoy soothing landscapes & magic memories by creating those legendary scenes reminiscent of her special world travels. “I rarely put people in my paintings, because I want the viewer to feel my rooms with views are their own personal special places, to sit down & relax with a friend and savor the forever views.”…
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