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Steve Jenkins

March 03, 2021

Steve Jenkins was born in 1947 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his BFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and was employed at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati. He studied with Richard George in Cincinnati. Steve has been a teacher at Baker Hunt in Covington, Kentucky since 1990, and is a master colorist. He paints in oil. Steve is a full time painter and teacher.
      Exhibitions: Christ  Hospital Cintas Corp. Merrill Dow Barbara Bonar Law Offices Butler Art Institute Cincinnati Art Club Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati Dr. Frederick Arnold Arthur Anderson Student Financial Corp. Mary Ran Gallery 1st place prize, Duveneck Art Show, 2007 

Pauline Palmer

March 03, 2021

Pauline Palmer was one of Chicago’s early twentieth-century portrait and landscape painters who became one of the Midwest’s most active and energetic exponents of impressionism. Pauline studied at the Art Institute of Chicago between 1893 and 1898, including a one-month session with William Merritt Chase in 1897, and further temporary instruction with Frank Duveneck. Palmer enrolled in the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and the Académie Colarossi in Paris, where Raphaël Collin was one of her teachers, and studied privately with Richard Miller.  She made her debut in the Paris Salon of 1903. In 1923, she left the Chicago Society of Artists after works by three abstract artists were accepted for the annual exhibition. Palmer formed the Association of Chicago Painters and Sculptors, which represented the more traditional wing of the Chicago Society of Artists who followed her (Bulliet, 1939)

Walter Williams

March 03, 2021

Walter Williams was the accomplished son of the famous Welsh artist George Williams, the family of painters noted for their broad panoramic landscapes in the late Romantic era.  This painting is surrounded in its original Barbizon style frame which retains its bright and lively freshness even through these 140+ years.

Nicholas Poussin

March 03, 2021

Nicolas Poussin was the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, although he spent most of his working life in Rome. His work is characterized by clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. Until the 20th century he remained a major inspiration for such classically oriented artists as Jacques-Louis David, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and Paul Cézanne.

Ewart Pieters

March 03, 2021

Evert Pieters was born December 11, 1856 near Amsterdam. He was a painter of still lives, landscapes and seascapes. But in was in his depiction of Dutch interiors that he excelled. A lifelong career artist Pieters education was varied and extensive, studying in his native Holland but also in Antwerp, Bruges and Paris.  He even sojourned to London and Edinburgh during WWI.

After the Great War he returned to Holland and settled in Lauren, a popular artist’s retreat and colony where he continued his successful practice.

Ilio Giannaccini

March 03, 2021

Giannaccini was known for his  Italian country landscapes and nude figure paintings.  He was born and educated in Rome and attended the Academy del’ Arte in the 1920’s. He furthered his education in Genoa and developed his personal style there.  He launched  two exhibitions;  first at the Galleria Rotta in 1934 and then the Galleria Geri in Milan.  These show won him critical acclaim and sold successfully.

George Cooke

March 03, 2021

George was born in Maryland. Between 1826 & 1830, he made a copy in Paris of The Raft of the Medusa, a monumental painting by Théodore Géricault depicting a notorious incident following a shipwreck. Daniel Pratt commissioned many of Cooke’s paintings including the Interior of St. Peter’s Rome, a giant painting based on a smaller piece that Cooke previously painted during his travels in Europe. In 1867, Pratt donated Interior of St. Peter’s Rome to the University of Georgia, where it still hangs today. In 1849 in New Orleans, Cooke contracted cholera and died rapidly of the illness. Nearly twenty years after his death, the gallery in Pratville was found to be infested with dry rot and had to be torn down to prevent the spreading. As a result, all of Cooke’s work housed at the gallery wound up being destroyed. 

Karl Kustner

March 03, 2021

Carl Kustner was born into a farmer’s family in the German town of Guntersblum on the Western bank of the Rhine and received, through his own pluck and interest, a remarkably well rounded education that ranged from his agricultural roots, through  a business high school and ending in the Munich Art Academy under the tutelage of one of Bavaria’s most renown artists of the late 19th century, August Fink.  Kustner became involved with the Munich Secession Moment in the beginning of the 20th century, a forward looking  and loosely organized (they were artists, after all) art style based on progressive values.  Yet deeply conservative in orientation, his most cherished works are the landscapes which sprang from his childhood  memories.

Jerald Mironov

March 02, 2021

Jerald “Jerry” Mironov was born in 1950 in New York City and studied at the Art Students League as well as Parsons School of Design. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions, including at the David Findlay Gallery in New York, The National Academy of Science in Washington DC, the Eckankar International Invitational in Anaheim CA, and the Art Initiative in Tribeca, NY among others.

Tyler

March 02, 2021

Tyler is a remarkable artist who specialized in beautiful Flowers, fruit and abstract paintings. His use of palette knife allows for blending rich color directly onto the canvas. This heavy impasto style technique is well suited for his impressionistic and contemporary style. Light, color and texture are elements Tyler likes to use to create a vision. Tyler was born in Southern China. During his early years, he always had a passion for the Arts. At the age of 18, he enrolled in college at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Since Graduating, Tyler has been work as a full time Artist and has been awarded from different exhibits all over China. Tyler’s work is appreciated by many galleries as well as private collections in the United States. 

Ashelly Lee

March 02, 2021

Ashelly Lee’s given name is Eun Sil Lee. She was born in Ento, Jirin Providence on April 24th, 1970. Lee graduated from Yen Bein, Gilim University as a fine art major in 1995, and her paintings were displayed in 2005 at the Shanghai Art Exhibition, in 2006 at the Beijing Art Exhibition, and in 2007 at the Zuang Guang Art Exhibition. She specializes in still life paintings. She currently resides in Enjo, Hubei Province with her husband, who is also an artist.

Robbie Kemper

March 02, 2021

I opted out of group play time in kindergarten and drew airplanes and trees instead on that awful craft paper with those big clunky broken crayons.  By the third grade I drew the best tree in the entire grade.  By the fourth grade I was building model cars, airplanes and won the hobby contest at the local library.  In the summer of ’67 I took watercolor classes taught by a hippie who drove the students to a peaceful vista in his hot, rusty Rambler.  In the ninth grade I was lucky enough to have Richard Jarman as my art teacher. I was allowed to work on my own interpretation of the class projects.  Paint, light boxes, dimensional cities of the future.  Wonderful freedom.  Somewhere in this period regular visits back home to Cincinnati by my uncle Marcus Ratliff from New York opened my eyes.  Posters for NY gallery shows for Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and the likes of Jim Dine were delivered with each visit.  Mr. Jarman was right. Art can be anything you want to make.  >  At Walnut hills High School, that temple of left wing, radical thought and high achieving contributors to American culture I took art history classes as well as studio classes.  I took an interest in photography.  Never one with the patience for the exactness of figure or object drawing, I figured the camera was a pretty good alternative.  I built a darkroom for black and white processing and printing in my basement way before digital photography was even an idea.  >  College took me the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning as a graphic design major.  What a weird time: disco was dying out, punk was coming of age and Swiss influenced design was the preferred school of thought by my professors.  >  As a student, I had co-op intern jobs with studio photographers and design shops.  The magic of lighting, composition plus first hand looks into the business end of offset printing presses and the discovery of the dot.  >  After  graduation in 1980 I went to work for a former design professor and his partner in  small design studio.  Ahh, the real world at last.  After a year of trying to conquer the world with logo design, I moved on to work in an advertising agency as a designer.  Art took on movement and sound in the form of television and radio commercials.  I did my share of newspaper ads for banks with toaster give-aways too.  > Mid eighties, after three jobs and a year of freelance I landed with a boutique ad agency.  Copy, art and idea all merged and made sense.  The ad agency lived on with me at the creative and ownership helm and several name changes until the fall of  2012.  Too many logos, ads, commercials and brand inventions to begin to calculate.  >  Several years ago I took studio space at Pendleton Art Center.  I  have room to fling paint, stack canvas and be messy and create.  >  Fulfilled a lifelong heart pang and began teaching Design at Cincinnati State College. Ongoing art classes at the Art Academy Cincinnati in drawing and darkroom keep me fresh, but remind me that exactness is not my comfort zone in drawing or painting.  > I easily arrived in the world of abstract painting.  Comfortable here.  Getting better and evolving with each painting.  Photography and drawing are natural extensions for me.  Freedom in fast charcoal sketches and thoughtful in-camera compositions with a variety of cameras and formats. Enjoy a walk through my gallery, please get in touch if you’d like more information.

>  Formally speaking:  I’m Robbie Kemper, American artist, born 1957,  Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ruth Drucker

March 02, 2021

Drucker is internationally renowned for her book art, which touches on a variety of themes, especially the exploration of the conventions of narrative prose and the devices by which it orders, sequences, and manipulates events according to its own logic” as well as “the use of experimental typography to expand the possibilities of prose beyond the linear format of traditional presentation.

Her work has been exhibited at universities, libraries, galleries, and museums throughout the world, including Museum of Arts and Design, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, National Museum of Women in the Arts, New York Public Library, Scripps College, Walter Phillips Gallery, University of Virginia, Smith College, Yale University, Rutgers University, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Santa Cruz, Purdue University, University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin, Houston Public Library, San Francisco Center for the Book, SUNY, Victoria and Albert Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, Columbia University, Pomona College, Harvard University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Art Institute of Chicago, California College of Arts and Crafts, University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Istvan Kiraly Museum in Budapest, Barnard College, and Parsons School of Design.

A retrospective of Drucker’s work, titled Druckworks: 40 Years of Books and Projects by Johanna Drucker has been exhibited throughout the United States.

Atelier Pastels

March 02, 2021

Atelier Bert is a contemporary French art academy.  Paul Bert is the teacher and founder.

Marta Wiley

February 26, 2021

Growing up in Mexico, Marta Wiley was surrounded by artistic and creative influences. Not only was her grandmother an accomplished artist, the Mexican government referred to her as a “National Treasure” as well. Surrounded by the same natural and cultural beauty that inspired Diego Rivera and Frieda Kahlo, Wiley expertly channels what she sees and feels into her art. Though her talent was nurtured by her family when she was young, Wiley’s formal training began when she studied art, music, and philosophy at Magnet Preparatory School in Miami, Florida. Later, Wiley attended Los Angeles’ Otis Parson School of Design, (now Otis College of Art and Design), on a full scholarship.

During the mid-to-late 1990’s, Wiley’s extensive travels through Europe and Mexico continued to enrich her experience as a painter. From the lush landscapes of the Scottish countryside to the museums housing the works of the Old Masters, Wiley took the many lessons and insights she gleaned to heart, developing her “love of the line” and the “way of the eye”. A deep love of the artistry and spiritualism of India and Nepal has also influenced her work.

Wiley has shown her work at over 300 galleries as well as museums and trade shows, and her paintings can be seen globally in top movies “Mission Impossible”, “Along Came Polly”, and others. One-woman shows are held yearly in Mexico, Canada, Japan and New York, and she has been commissioned by collectors around the wold – private, public and corporate. Currently,she is able to produce and distribute original artwork, music, books, installation pieces, apparel, and other products.

M. William

February 26, 2021

The artist’s name is Ma Wei Jie, and his English or artist signature name is M. William. He was born in Yu Su, Jul Guang Providence on October 1979. He started painting ever since he was a little child, and he attended Jul Guang Providence Art Institute, and studied oil paintings. After graduating, he has been working as an artist since 1999, and many of his paintings were displayed in art exhibitions such as Jul Guang Providence Exhibition and Shenzhen Oil Painting Exhibition. He was given an award of excellence during the 2008 Shenzhen Oil Exhibition. His expertise is on painting impressionistic seascapes and landscapes. He is especially well known for his smooth and dynamic brushstrokes, and lively color compositions. He currently resides in Shenzhen, Guang Dong Providence with his wife and his daughter, and during his free time, he likes to hike and play soccer. 

Rene Vincent

February 26, 2021

René Vincent was a French illustrator. He worked in an Art Deco style and became famous for his poster designs. He was influential in the Art Deco movement in the period between the two world wars. His illustrations helped define advertising in the 20th century. Vincent was an illustrator for La Vie Parisienne, L’Illustration and Fantiso. He did work for the Saturday Evening Post and Harper’s Bazaar. His most recognizable work is the 1925 Porto Ramos Pinto poster. Vincent had a particular design style of distorting perspective and dynamism.

Hans Joseph Becker

February 26, 2021

Henry Becker, born in 1930 received his education near Dresden Germany at Niciun shortly after world war II. He pursued his art education in the Netherlands, Munich, and Italy. His works have been exhibited in many prominent art galleries in the USA & Europe including the Arnot Gallery in NYC.  He died in Munich in 2013.

Eric Huntley

February 24, 2021

Eric Huntley was known mainly for his oil paintings and showcased a deep love and talent for still life. He died in the year 1992.

Helen Zarin

February 24, 2021

Helen Zarin was born in Shiraz, Iran. Zarin remembers painting as early as the age of five. As a high school student, she studied with the well-known Persian artist and teacher, Saber. Later, she enrolled in the Art and Cultural Society, a national organization for gifted Persian artists. As a student of Art and Culture, she refined her skills in the various mediums of painting, in particular pastels and oil, at the same time earning a number of national awards. In addition to her art, Zarin continues to enhance her work with diverse cultural experiences. Now driven by an environment that celebrates her work, Helen has become more prolific than ever.

Roman Francis

February 24, 2021

Jose Miguel Roman Frances was born in Alcoy, Alicante (Spain).  At the age of fourteen he began to paint in the workshop of Gaspar Frances Rico. In 1965 he exhibited his first painting in the Salon de Otono in Alcoy. In 1976 he presented his first individual exhibition in Catalonia, beginning an extensive series of exhibitions. His work can be found in many important public and private collections in over 30 countries, including the United States, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Mexico and Canada. He has had more than 50 personal exhibitions and had participated in many collective exhibitions.  He has exhibited at El Greco, the Gaudi and the Castellon 120 in Madrid, the Sala Gabernia and Segrelles in Valencia, the Sala Llorens in Barcelona and the Benedito in Malaga, among others.

Alexys Henry

February 24, 2021

Alexys Henry was born in Arizona, she grew up in both Phoenix and New York, influenced by dramatic shifts in both cultural and physical environments. As a child, the long clear expanses of deep snow covered fields broken by rich patches of overgrown trees and half frozen streams, captivated her and continue to influence her imagery. Henry moved to Berkeley, California in 2002. The energy and history of the city are reflected in many of her abstract paintings.

Bill Quinn

February 24, 2021

American Abstract Expressionists, William Quinn graduated in 1953 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Then he headed for New York City, where the Abstract Expressionist movement was dominant, led by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell. Many of the recent works have white grounds in tension with aggressive, contrasting planes. Others have linear structures that seem to create a ‘real’ space, but then the lines dart back to surface, asserting the paintings’ two-dimensionality, sometimes suggesting landscape or figurative elements. As of 2001, William Quinn has also been living in the city of Vence, located in Southern France.

Brown, John Appleton 1844-1902

November 27, 2018

John Appleton Brown, born in 1844 in Newburyport, Massachusetts, was an impressionist painter in oils and pastels of seascapes and landscapes.

In 1865 Brown left his birthplace and went to Boston. The following year he traveled to Europe where he began his artistic training with oils in Paris where he studied the old masters in the Louvre. Landscape painter Emile Lambinet had influence on his style, but Barbizon painters Corot and Daubigney’s effect upon Brown would be more lasting.

Brown returned to Boston in 1868, and six years later married landscape painter Agnes Bartlett. In the fall of 1874, the couple returned to France where they painted at Ville d’Avray, Corot’s home. Returning to Boston in 1875, he became friends with artists
J. Foxcroft Cole and William Morris Hunt. Works by these Barbizon artists, and those who emulated their style, such as Brown, were popular and sold well. Because of his affinity for spring scenes and blossoming apple orchards, he was nicknamed “apple-blossom Brown”. The peak of his popularity was in the late 1880s, when Boston was first exposed to Impressionist landscapes.

With the exception of a trip to England in 1886, where he mingled with American painters John Singer Sargent, Edwin Austin Abbey, Frank Millet, and Charles Parsons, Brown’s paintings focused on New England landscapes for the reminder of his career. He spent time during summers at the home of Celia Thaxter on Appledore, located among the Isles of Shoals off the coasts of New Hampshire and Maine. Thaxter, a poet and essayist, was hostess over an artistic and literary salon that attracted not only Brown, but also such names as the Impressionist painter Childe Hassam, Arthur Quartley, Ross Turner, Ellen Robbins, and William Morris Hunt.

Walter Engelhardt, California Impressionist from Chicago

August 25, 2018

Walter Albert Engelhardt was born in Illinois on Oct. 25, 1893, the brother of artists Henry and William Engelhardt.  Walter was a resident of Hollywood, CA by the early 1920s.  He maintained a residence at 6231 DeLongpre and the Engel Art Shop at 6707 Hollywood Blvd.  He died in Los Angeles on Jan. 4, 1956.  Using a bright palette, he painted bold, decorative landscapes of southern California.

Edan Hughes, “Artists in California, 1786-1940”  

William Bromley III, English Genre and History Painter

August 25, 2018

William Bromley was the son of an artist and grandson of an engraver. He began his artistic career as an engraver, but forayed into genre painting. He is best known for his portrayals of young children at play, often with pets, but often engrossed in the game of marbles, a popular pastime of Victorian children. He was influenced by the Scottish painter, Sir David Wilkie and Irish painter, William Mulready, both of whom were influenced by the Flemish School where emphasis was placed on telling a story based on scenes of everyday life. He was skilled at positioning his subjects in such a manner that concentrated their activity so that the meaning of his “story” was instantly conveyed. Bromley exhibited many of his paintings at Suffolk Street, The Royal Academy, and the British Institution.

Ref: This Biography courtesy of Bedford Fine Art, Bedford, PA

Charles Kellner, Chicago Colorist

August 25, 2018

Charles Kellner, born in Kasa, Czechoslovakia, became an early 20th Century Chicago painter, known for still lifes, landscape, portrait, and figure painting with portraits being the subjects that brought him the most renown.
He showed early art talent, but his parents were very poor and could not afford lessons for him. Upon settling in New York City as a young man, he worked in various factories during the day and attended art schools at night.

Then he moved to Chicago where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts and the Chicago Art Institute where he studied with Victor Higgins and Wellington Reynolds.

He served in the army during World War I, and after the armistice was part of the Topographical Department sent to Koblentz. There, seeing an opportunity to obtain more art education, he enrolled in the American Art School. After that, he studied at the American Art School in Paris, where he received a scholarship and won first prizes in landscape and portrait painting.

Returning to Illinois, he continued to paint subject matter that had stimulated him in Europe including the quaint villages of France. He had also been much influenced by the work of the Old Masters that he had seen in museums.
Source:
Exhibition pamphlet, “Exhibition of Portraits and Paintings by Charles H. Kellner, April 1938”, sponsored by the All Illinois Society of the Fine Arts, Chicago. Courtesy, Sidney C Hamper, Director, Vanderpoel Art Association.

Harry R. Townsend, Indiana Impressionist

August 25, 2018

Harry Townsend was born in Muncie, Indiana in 1885  and lived in Richmond most of his life.  He had a studio in Centerville, Indiana, six miles from Richmond and painted around the Whitewater River Valley with George H Baker and other artists in the Richmond, Indian circle.  His early art education included instruction at the Cincinnati Art Academy and the Boothbay Art School in Boothbay, Maine. For a brief period he was visiting instructor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Ref: AskArt

As a part of the Richmond community, Townsend exhibited annually at the Richmond Artists Exhibition. He importantly exhibited at the Hoosier Salon for 20 years as well. On top of winning a Hoosier Salon Purchase Prize (the Psi Iota Xi sorority award), his other awards-all from exhibits of works by Richmond artists-included: the Foulke Prize; the Lontz Prize; and the McGuire Purchase Prize in 1946. Finally, the artist and antique dealer was a member of the Richmond Arts Club, the Richmond Artist’s Association, and the old Richmond Palette Club, at which he one time served as its president. Ref: Fine Estate Art

Emile Saudemont

August 07, 2016

Emile Saudemont was an early to mid 20th century French painter specializing in scenes of Paris particularly the Montmartre arrondissement and the Sacre Coeur.

Luther Van Gorter

August 07, 2016

Born in Warren, Ohio, Luther Van Gorder along with Edmund H. Osthaus (1858-1928) and Wilder Darling

(1856-1933), were among the most distinguished painters of the Toledo area during the late nineteenth and

early twentieth century. He is best known for his views of Parisian flower markets.

 

While young, Luther Van Gorder worked for a Toledo newspaper, and then went on to study art in New York

City, and then Paris from 1894 to 1896. He continued to live abroad for five years, and then returned to

Toledo where he painted street scenes, landscapes, and illustrations.

 

His Parisian flower markets were a theme popular among Impressionist painters, but Van Gorder worked in

a more conservative way, emphasizing a muted, somewhat Tonalis palette.