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Updated on September 20, 2009

Successful and Unknown Artists

After reading all sorts of articles on famous painters and discussing a close friends collection of Chagall, I decided to display some of the paintings that I have in my home. One artist was a very successful commercial artist in London and the other very well known during the war. The third artist was not known at all, but I cherish her paintings and they remind me of her every time I look at them. 

Since I am a photographer and have been paid to shoot paintings and art in the past, I'm going to let you know that a lot of effort did not go into these photo's here because they are framed in my house and I did not want to mess with them. I just used my little digital camera. So, hopefully a "glimpse" will be enough to inspire you!

Edna Hart

My grandmothers sister Edna Hart was very successful at the time the famous artist Norman Rockwell was. I have a lot of her prints that I inherited, but the one I like most is hanging in my daughters room. I wish I could tell you more about her but I never knew her or much about her.

I wanted to display this painting because it is a treasure. You could just imagine how bad the war was because these children in the painting are so young. You would never see an image with a child holding a gun like this in todays art world. Some organization would definitely "cause a stir."

"Doing Their Bit"

By Edna Hart
By Edna Hart

Michael Page, England

Michael Page is one of the most talented artists I know personally. He was very successful in the commercial art world in London for many years. Now he is retired in East Sussex and still creating beautiful paintings because he loves too.

When I lived in England for the year, I took one of his art classes in Sussex and learned a lot. My paintings are still in England, but hopefully I can display them one day soon!

Michael Page was most famous for his artwork and paintings for huge corporate clients. He also created some of the original Star Wars posters and even did a Madonna album cover. When I went to his studio in London many years ago, it was like a museum with so much artwork all over the place! It was divine.....

Michael retired when the computer world took over because he was one of the artists that never made the transition to doing it all on the computer. He currently paints all sorts of styles in his home in East Sussex and people are always asking him for paintings instead of a regular wedding gift! I have a lot of his work and it is fabulous!

A Gift To My Son......

By Michael Page
By Michael Page

Carol Holt

Carol Holt was born in the South and wanted to be an artist and a fashion designer. Her expertise was in nudes and the human body. I have wonderful nude paintings of hers, but my favorite are on display here. I have many fashion books with her sketches in them and they were very "ahead of their time." It is sad to think that this talent never found it's place since she died at a very young age.

By Carol Holt
By Carol Holt
By Carol Holt
By Carol Holt


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      GPAGE 7 years ago from California

      Meteoboy I'm glad you like the Carol Holt paintings.......

      IslandVoice.....Thanks for stopping in......I'm glad you liked this hub!


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      Sylvia Van Velzer 7 years ago from Hawaii

      I think you know i love art and artists! I enjoyed this hub very much. Great job!

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      meteoboy 7 years ago from GREECE

      Very interesting hub. I have never heard for these artists. I prefer Carol Holt.Thank you for sharing.

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      GPAGE 8 years ago from California

      Thanx! ftgfmom.....glad to see you here!

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      ftgfmom 8 years ago

      Thank you for sharing. I liked the Edna Hart one also. Maybe before long you can get your pieces over here and you can share those too.

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      GPAGE 8 years ago from California

      Thank you Peggy and Shalini! Nice to see you here!

      Hello James! "Lovely" to see you too! So glad you liked the Edna Hart piece.

      Best, G

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thanks for sharing these - they're all so good but the Edna Hart one is special!

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I also liked the Edna Hart piece. The children are precious. Are you still painting? Would enjoy seeing what you create.

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      Wonderful works of human creativity! I like the Edna Hart the best. Thanks for sharing and please show me more. :)

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      GPAGE 8 years ago from California

      THANX LB!!!!!! Gx

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      Lilian  8 years ago

      Great pieces of Art! Would love to see more! XXL