Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: James Swinnerton


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist, James Swinnerton [American, 1875-1974] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Swinnerton_James

Born in Eureka, California, James Swinnerton became a famous painter of desert landscapes following a successful career as an illustrator and cartoonist.


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Coldbrook Camp, San Gabriel Canyon,

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Grandview Hotel

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Index of 6 thumbnails

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Lathrop Missouri

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Georges Braque


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Georges Braque [French, 1882-1963] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Braque_Georges

Georges Braque (b. 1882, Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France; d. 1963, Paris), was born on May 13, 1882, in Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France. He grew up in Le Havre and studied evenings at the École des Beaux-Arts there from about 1897 to 1899. He left for Paris to study under a master decorator to receive his craftsman certificate in 1901. From 1902 to 1904 he painted at the Académie Humbert in Paris, where he met Marie Laurencin and Francis Picabia. By 1906 Braque’s work was no longer Impressionist but Fauve in style; after spending that summer in Antwerp with Othon Friesz, he showed his Fauve work the following year in the Salon des Indépendants in Paris. His first solo show was at Daniel-Henri Kahnweiler’s gallery in 1908. From 1909 Pablo Picasso and Braque worked together in developing Cubism; by 1911 their styles were extremely similar. In 1912 they started to incorporate collage elements into their paintings and to experiment with the papier collé (pasted paper) technique. Their artistic collaboration lasted until 1914. Braque served in the French army during World War I and was wounded; upon his recovery in 1917 he began a close friendship with Juan Gris.


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Still Life BACH

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Black Fish

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Fishing Boats

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Houses at L’Estaque

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Diego Rivera


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Social Realist movement, Diego Rivera [Mexican, 1886-1957] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Rivera_Diego

Diego Rivera, born December 8, 1886, in Guanajuato, Mexico, sought to make art that reflected the lives of the Mexican people. Now thought to be one of the leading artists of the twentieth century, Rivera began drawing as a child. He studied art at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts while in his teens and then traveled to Europe to live and work on his art. He had some success as a


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Detroit Industry, North Wall

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Flower Festival (Festival de las flores)

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The Flower Carrier

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The Maize Festival (La fiesta del maíz)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: M.C. Escher


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Op Art movement, M.C. Escher [Dutch, 1898-1972] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Escher_M_C

The Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972) was a draftsman, book illustrator, tapestry designer, and muralist, but his primary work was as a printmaker. Born in Leeuwarden, Holland, the son of a civil engineer, Escher spent most of his childhood in Arnhem. Aspiring to be an architect, Escher enrolled in the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem. While studying there from 1919 to 1922, his emphasis shifted from architecture to drawing and printmaking upon the encouragement of his teacher Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita. In 1924 Escher married Jetta Umiker, and the couple settled in Rome to raise a family. They resided in Italy until 1935, when growing political turmoil forced them to move first to Switzerland, then to Belgium. In 1941, with World War II under way and German troops occupying Brussels, Escher returned to Holland and settled in Baarn, where he lived and worked until shortly before his death.


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Three Spheres I

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Three Worlds

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Air and Water I

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Fifth Day of the Creation

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Natalia Gontcharova


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Natalia Gontcharova [Russian, 1881-1962] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gontcharova_Natalia

Natalia Sergeevna Gontcharova (Russian: Наталья Сергеевна Гончарова; June 4, 1881 – October 17, 1962) was a prominent Russian avant-garde artist (Cubo-Futurism), painter and costume designer. Her great-aunt was Natalia Pushkina, wife of the poet Alexander Pushkin.


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Rayonism, Blue-Green Forest

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The Cyclist

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Picking Apples

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Pillars of Salt

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Paul Delvaux


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Surrealist movement, Paul Delvaux [Belgian, 1897-1994] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Delvaux_Paul

Paul Delvaux was born on September 23, 1897, in Antheit, Belgium. At the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels he studied architecture from 1916 to 1917 and decorative painting from 1918 to 1919. During the early 1920s he was influenced by James Ensor and Gustave De Smet. In 1936 Delvaux shared an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels with René Magritte, a fellow member of the Belgian group Les Compagnons de l’Art.


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Dream girl

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Crucifixion

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Nymphs Bathing

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Winter or buried city

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Hanna Höch


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Dadaist movement, Hanna Höch [German, 1889-1978] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hoch_Hanna

Hannah Höch, born Joanne Höch in Gotha, studied art in Berlin and worked as a pattern designer and writer on women’s handicrafts from 1916–1926. Her affair and artistic partnership with Raoul Hausmann, a Viennese artist, lasted from 1915 to 1922. Through Hausmann, she became part of the Berlin Club Dada, the German group of Dadaists, an artistic movement dating from about 1916 and also involved, after the first World War, with political radicalism. Höch herself expressed herself less politically than many of the others in the group. From 1926–1929 she lived and worked in Holland. She lived for some years in a lesbian relationship with Dutch poet Til Brugman.


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Hochfinanz (High Finance)

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Da Dandy

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A self portrait by the German artist Hannah Hoch

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Cut with the Dada Kitchen Knife through the Last Weimar Beer-Belly Cultural Epoch in Germany

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Joan Mitchell


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Joan Mitchell [American, 1926-1992] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Mitchell_Joan

Joan Mitchell (American artist, 1926–1992), has had her reputation increase dramatically in the past few decades, and she’s now considered one of the major Abstract Expressionists. The Chicago native received her formal training in the mid-1940s at that city’s Art Institute. After a year in Europe, she moved to New York, where she fell in with the Abstract Expressionists and was considered a “second-generation” member of that movement. She moved to France in 1955, spent most of her life there, and died in Paris. Mitchell often painted big, both in terms of the size of the canvas and the seemingly all-out, vigorous, somewhat aggressive style that exuded an energy not unlike Willem de Kooning’s work. Mitchell’s wild mark making took place within risky but exquisite, precise compositions that often evoked landscapes. The Whitney Museum in 2002 organized a traveling Mitchell retrospective. Her work is in many prominent museums throughout the world, including New York’s Whitney Museum and Museum of Modern Art, Washington, D.C’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Phillips Collection, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.


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Ici

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Untitled

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Champs

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Sunflowers

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: William Bailey


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Contemporary Realist movement, William Bailey [American, 1930-] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bailey_William

William Bailey was born in 1930 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, William Bailey is certainly American, but he has spent summers in his studio in the Italian countryside for more than forty years. The colors and feeling of Italy are important influences on his art. In American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Robert Hughes writes that Bailey’s “calm arrays of pots, jugs, eggs, and bowls make up an ideal form-world, Platonic in its removal from ‘the itch of desire.’ Nothing spills out, thrusts forward, or wants to be touched or possessed — the traditional solicitations of still-life painting, most materialistic of arts. They are as removed from touch (and as grandly articulate in their scale) as the facade of a fine quattrocento building, seen from the other side of the piazza … an extreme opposite to the American taste for works of art which bear the signs of their struggle, unedited, in their final form.”


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Still Life with Eggs, Bowl and Vase

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Still Life Hotel Raphael

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Migianella Still Life with Pitcher

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Table with Ochre Wall

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Max Ernst


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Dadaist movement, Max Ernst [German, 1891-1976] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Ernst_Max

Max Ernst (b. 1891, Bruhl, Germany; d. 1976, Paris), was born on April 2, 1891, in Bruhl, Germany. He enrolled in the University at Bonn in 1909 to study philosophy, but soon abandoned this pursuit to concentrate on art. At this time he was interested in psychology and the art of the mentally ill. In 1911 Ernst became a friend of August Macke and joined the Rheinische Expressionisten group in Bonn. Ernst showed for the first time in 1912 at the Galerie Feldman in Cologne. At the Sonderbund exhibition of that year in Cologne he saw the work of Paul Cézanne, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. In 1913 he met Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay and traveled to Paris. Ernst participated that same year in the Erste deutsche Herbstsalon. In 1914 he met Jean Arp, who was to become a lifelong friend.


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Index of 12 images

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Ambiguous Figures (1 Copper Plate, 1 Zinc Plate, 1 Rubber Cloth…)

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Dadaville

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Loplop Introduces a Young Girl