Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hermann Linde


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, Hermann Linde [German, 1863-1923] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Linde_Hermann

Hermann Linde (1863–1926) was a classically trained German painter who was born and raised in Lübeck. He is the brother of the patron of the arts and art collector Dr. Max Linde. As early as 1904, he developed a relationship with Rudolf Steiner, who encouraged him to create a form of artistic expression for those on a spiritual path. Inspired by his experiences with Steiner’s ideas, Linde dedicated his artistic work to Anthroposophy. He participated in the creation of the stage sets for Steiner’s first mystery drama, The Portal of Initiation, performed in Munich in 1910. Later, during World War I, he helped paint the cupolas in the First Goetheanum.


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Girl Standing in a Veranda Wearing a Pochampalli Sari

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Portrait of the Artist

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First Goetheanum

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Lübeck town garden (Johannisstrasse 64)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: William Merritt Chase


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, William Merritt Chase [American, 1849-1916] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Chase_William_Merritt

William Merritt Chase (1849-1916), was an American painter who settled in New York in 1878 after five years of studying in Munich and became the most important American teacher of his generation. He taught at the Art Students’ League of New York and then at his own Chase School of Art, founded in 1896. The vigorous handling and fresh color characteristic of much of the best American painting of the early 20th century owes a good deal to his example. His pupils (whom he encouraged to paint in the open air) included Demuth, O’Keefe, and Sheeler. Chase was a highly prolific artist (his output of more than 2000 paintings included still lifes, portraits, interiors, and landscapes), and his work is represented in many American museums.


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A Friendly Call

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Terrace Prospect Park

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Alice Gerson Chase

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Azaleas

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Andrea del Sarto


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 16th Century artist, Andrea del Sarto [Florentine, 1486-1531] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sarto_Andrea_del

The Italian painter Andrea del Sarto (whose original name was Andrea d’Agnolo di Francesco di Luca di Paolo del Migliore) was born on July 16, 1486 in Gualfonda, Florence, as the son of the tailor Angelo die Francesco, for which he received the epithet Sarto (= tailor). Del Sarto was a goldsmith apprentice. His drawing skills attracted the attention of an unknown artist, who instructed Andrea del Sarto in painting and later sent him to Piero di Cosimo. As his student, he was influenced by the great masters of High Renaissance.


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The Annunciation

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The Holy Family with the Infant St. John

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Lamentation of Christ

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Portrait of a Young Man

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Edward Hopper


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the American Scene movement, Edward Hopper [American, 1882-1967] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hopper_Edward

Edward Hopper (1882-1967). His enigmatic depictions of America are indelibly etched in the memory of those viewing his work. Born in New York in 1882, Hopper showed early interest in art, particularly drawing, and went on to study illustration and painting. With their emphasis on truthful, contemporary subjects, his teachers Robert Henri and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the New York School of Art were vital to Hopper’s development as a realist. Hopper made three long visits to Paris between 1906 and 1910; yet, aside from admiring Impressionism, he was not attracted to modern art. Although he sold his first oil painting in the Armory Show in 1913, he continued to pursue commercial illustration as a career. In 1920 Hopper had his first one-person exhibition at the Whitney Studio Club in New York, and in 1924 he sold all of his works from a solo show at another New York gallery. This success allowed him to dedicate himself to painting. By the late 1920s, Hopper developed his mature style, characterized by depictions of lonely urban and small town scenes in which there may be only a few silent, solitary figures. Often he shows only the drab architecture, devoid of human life. Hopper.s vision of the American scene was one of alienation and anxiety. His life and art were remarkably consistent: a very private person, he endowed the figures in his paintings with a similar sense of detachment. Hopper divided his time between a small apartment in New York.s Greenwich Village and trips to New England, continuing to synthesize and distill his observations of contemporary life into hauntingly familiar scenes. Hopper died in New York in 1967.


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