Claude Monet, I would say is the most well known and possibly most influencial Impressionist painter. He truly embodies the 'plein air' technique that is one of the main features of Impressionist painting. He painted...
Pierre-Auguste Renoir was a well known French Painter who started in the impressionist style then changed to a more formal one. His works gradually became recognized - he achieved fame as an artist.
Learn some interesting things about the Impressionist Artists without getting to bogged down in technical artistic language. This focuses more on their lives than analysing their paintings, although I give plenty of my...
This article provides biographies for artists Claude Monet and Edouard Manet, two giants of French Impressionism. The article then compares the significance of each artist and asks the question: who is better Monet or...
This article highlights career accomplishments and provides plenty of background information on Marcel Duchamp, one of the most influential modern artists of the twentieth century.
This is the story of Elizabeth Siddal, model for the Pre-Raphaelites and artist in her own right. She died tragically of an overdose of laudanum after her daughter was stillborn.
Grant Wood is best known for paintings of rural America in a style known as Regionalism. He died the day before his 51st birthday of pancreatic cancer. This is his story.
This is the story of an artist who didn’t begin her art till after her husband passed and she had free time on her hands. She was 71 and created Paper Mosaik botanical specimens: Mary Delany.
Some artists succumbed to sickness, sadness and drug addiction before their work was done. This is the story of Aubrey Beardsley who died of tuberculosis before his 26th birthday. He died too young.
This is a story of an artist whose style wasn’t at first appreciated or recognized for what it was. It took time but finally he achieved the recognition he deserved: Edward Hopper (1882-1967).