Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Arshile Gorky


Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Abstract Expressionist movement, Arshile Gorky [American, 1904-1948] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gorky_Arshile

, born, 1904, Turkish Armenia; died, 1948, Connecticut,
was born Vosdanik Adoian in the village of Khorkom, province of
Van, Armenia, on April 15, 1904. The Adoians became refugees from
the Turkish invasion; Gorky himself left Van in 1915 and arrived in
the United States about March 1, 1920. He stayed with relatives in
Watertown, Massachusetts, and with his father, who had settled in
Providence, Rhode Island. By 1922 he lived in Watertown and taught
at the New School of Design in Boston. In 1925 he moved to New York
and changed his name to Arshile Gorky. He entered the Grand Central
School of Art in New York as a student but soon became an
instructor of drawing; from 1926 to 1931 he was a member of the
faculty. Throughout the 1920s Gorky’s painting was influenced by
Georges Braque,
Paul Cézanne,
and, above all,
Pablo Picasso.

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The Liver is the Cock’s Comb

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Garden in Sochi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Bill Martin


Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist, Bill Martin [American, 1943-2008] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Martin_Bill

Bill Martin, an
internationally renowned artist, will forever be associated with
the “Visionary Art” movement. His paintings explored
the universe and portrayed it in its most spectacular, beautiful
forms. Bill’s intricately-painted images have captured the
imagination of millions of people around the world.

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Alexandre Hogue


Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the American_Regionalist movement, Alexandre Hogue [American, 1898-1994] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hogue_Alexandre

Artist and teacher,
Alexandre Hogue was born in Memphis, Missouri, on February
22, 1898, and grew up in Denton, Texas. After graduating from high
school in Dallas, he attended the Minneapolis College of Art and
Design and later worked as a commercial artist in New York City. In
1925 he returned to Dallas to devote himself to painting and for
several years made annual sketching trips to the Davis Mountains
and Big Bend country of Texas or to Taos, New Mexico, which he
first visited in 1920. His painting Studio Corner, Taos was exhibited
at the National Academy of Design in 1928. The following year he
mounted his first solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

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Procession of the Saint – Santo Domingo

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Desert Glare

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Avalanche by Wind

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Young Girl in Purple

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Jean-Antoine Watteau

Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 18th Century artist of the Rococo movement, Jean-Antoine Watteau [French, 1684-1721] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Watteau_Jean-Antoine

Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721).
A French rococo artist whose charming and graceful paintings show his
interest in theater and ballet, Antoine Watteau is probably best know for
his fetes galantes. These romantic and idealized scenes depict elaborately
costumed ladies and gentlemen at play in fanciful outdoor settings.

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The Embarkation for Cythera (detail)

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In Mezzetin’s Costume

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The Embarkation for Cythera

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The Delights of Life (detail)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ferdinand Hodler

Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Art Nouveau movement, Ferdinand Hodler [Swiss, 1853-1918] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hodler_Ferdinand

Ferdinand Hodler was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1853, the son of a carpenter. When he was five his father died and his mother remarried. At the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a landscape artist in Thun, and when he was 18 he studied painting with another in Geneva. This was a training that was thorough, rather than inspired, though it made him familiar with Hans Holbein the Younger, Rembrandt, and the landscapes of Camille Corot.

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The Chosen One

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Lake Geneva from Chexbres