Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Gilbert Stuart


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 18th Century artist, Gilbert Stuart [American, 1755-1828] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Stuart_Gilbert

Gilbert Stuart was born on December 3, 1755, in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. He was born in the water-powered snuff mill that his father operated. Stuart showed such early promise as an artist that he traveled, with artist Cosmo Alexander, to learn his craft in England and Scotland in 1769. Unfortunately, Alexander died during their tour, and it was up to a 15 year-old Gilbert to work his way back to the U.S. Undaunted, he executed small commissions in his native Newport until he could travel back to England in 1775. This journey proved more successful than the first, and Stuart entered the studio of painter Benjamin West.


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James Monroe

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Portrait of Mrs Richard Yates

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John Quincy Adams.

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John Adams

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Roy Lichtenstein


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Pop Art movement, Roy Lichtenstein [American, 1923-1997] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Lichtenstein_Roy

Roy Fox Lichtenstein was one of the first American Pop artists to achieve widespread renown, and he became a lightning rod for criticism of the movement. His early work ranged widely in style and subject matter, and displayed considerable understanding of modernist painting: Lichtenstein would often maintain that he was as interested in the abstract qualities of his images as he was in their subject matter. However, the mature Pop style he arrived at in 1961, which was inspired by comic strips, was greeted by accusations of banality, lack of originality, and, later, even copying. His high-impact, iconic images have since become synonymous with Pop art, and his method of creating images, which blended aspects of mechanical reproduction and drawing by hand, has become central to critics’ understanding of the significance of the movement.


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In the Car

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M-Maybe he became ill…

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Whaam!

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Still Life with Crystal Bowl

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Dora Carrington


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Dora Carrington [British, 1893-1932] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Carrington_Dora

Dora de Houghton Carrington (born in Hereford, England, 29 March 1893; died near Newbury, Berks, 11 March 1932) was an English painter and decorative artist. She trained at the Slade School of Fine Art in London where she met John Nash, who aroused her interest in wood-engraving, and Mark Gertler, whose powerful figure paintings influenced her own approach to portraiture. She rejected Gertler as a lover and set up home with the homosexual essayist and biographer Lytton Strachey (1880–1932), first at Tidmarsh Mill then at Ham Spray, between Newbury and Hungerford, Berks. In 1921 she married Ralph Partridge, living with him and Strachey in a ménage à trois, surrounded mainly by literary friends and receiving little encouragement to exhibit. She turned instead to decorative work, emulating Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant but in a style more native in inspiration and more naive. She designed tiles and inn signs, experimented with painting on glass and tinfoil, decorated furniture and designed the library at Ham Spray.


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Dahlias

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Frank Prewett

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Gerald Brenan

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Portrait of E.M. Forster