Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Victor Vasarely


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Op Art movement, Victor Vasarely [Hungarian-French, 1908-1997] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Vasarely_Victor

Victor Vasarely, Hungarian Viktor Vásárhelyi (born April 9, 1908, Pécs, Hungary. – died March 15, 1997, Paris, France), a Hungarian-born French painter of geometric abstractions who became one of the leading figures of the Op Art movement.


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Neptun 3

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Relief Noir et Blanc

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Pieter Cornelis Mondrian


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Neo-Plasticist movement, Pieter Cornelis Mondrian [Dutch, 1872-1944] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Mondrian_Piet

Piet Mondrian: Pure Abstraction.


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Composition with Yellow Patch

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Broadway Boogie Woogie

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Composition No. 10

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Composition No. III

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Oskar Kokoschka


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Oskar Kokoschka [Austrian, 1886-1980] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kokoschka_Oskar

Oskar Kokoschka (born 1886, Pöchlarn, Austria; died 1980, Montreux, Switzerland), was born March 1, 1886, in the Austrian town of Pöchlarn. He spent most of his youth in Vienna, where he entered the Kunstgewerbeschule in 1904 or 1905. While still a student, he painted fans and postcards for the Wiener Werkstätte, which published his first book of poetry in 1908. That same year, Kokoschka was fiercely criticized for the works he exhibited in the Vienna Kunstschau and consequently was dismissed from the Kunstgewerbeschule. At this time, he attracted the attention of the architect Adolf Loos, who became his most vigorous supporter. In this early period, Kokoschka wrote plays that are considered among the first examples of expressionist drama.


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Self-portrait (Fiesole)

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Lotte Franzos

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Die Windsbraut (The Bride of Tempest)

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Adolph Loos

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

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Amedeo Modigliani


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Amedeo Modigliani [Italian, 1884-1920] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Modigliani_Amedeo

During the early 1900s in Paris, the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, born July 12, 1884, died January 24, 1920, developed a unique style. Today his graceful portraits and lush nudes at once evoke his name, but during his brief career few apart from his fellow artists were aware of his gifts. Modigliani had to struggle against poverty and chronic ill health, dying of tuberculosis and excesses of drink and drugs at the age of 35.


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Cypress Trees and Houses

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Portrait of Max Jacob

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Study for The Cellist

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Nude – Caryatid

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Fernand Léger


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 20th Century artist of the Cubist movement, Fernand Léger [French, 1881-1955] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Leger_Fernand

Fernand Léger was born at Argentan, France, on 4 February 1881. Léger began his career as a an artist by serving an apprenticeship in architecture in Caen and working as an architectural draughtsman. In 1900 Léger went to Paris and was admitted to the École des Arts Décoratifs in 1903 and also attended the Académie Julian. The first profound influence on Léger’s work came from Cézanne, whose pictures Léger encountered at the large-scale Cézanne exhibition at the 1907 Salon d’Automne.


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Two Women Holding Flowers,

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Three Women

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Still Life with a Beer Mug

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The City

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Marsden Hartley


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist, Marsden Hartley [American, 1877-1943] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hartley_Marsden

Marsden Hartley (born January 4, 1877; died September 2, 1943), was a renowned American essayist, poet, and Modernist painter. He is perhaps best known for his Dogtown series of paintings, as well as for his book of poetry entitled Twenty-five Poems. Hartley was born into a large family in which he was the youngest of nine children. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, where his family stayed until moving to Cleveland, Ohio. While there, Hartley attended the Cleveland School of Art. At the age of 22, Hartley chose to study with William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) at the New York School of Art. Hartley also attended the National Academy of Design at one point.


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Carnelian Country

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Portrait of a German Officer

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New Mexico Recollections No. 12

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Lighthouse

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cy Twombly


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Expressionist movement, Cy Twombly [American, 1929-2011] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Twombly_Cy

Cy Twombly was born Edwin Parker Twombly, Jr. in Lexington, Virginia on April 25, 1928 and died on July 5th 2011 in Rome, Italy. As of 1947 Twombly studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, followed by the Washington and Lee University in Lexington in 1949–50.


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The Italians

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Leda and the Swan

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Leda and the Swan (detail)

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Untitled

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Ronald Brooks Kitaj


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 20th Century artist of the Pop Art movement, Ronald Brooks Kitaj [English, 1932-2007] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Kitaj_Ron_B

Kitaj, Ron B. (1932-2007).
American painter and graphic artist, active mainly in England, where he
has been one of the most prominent figures of the Pop art movement.


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The Autumn of Central Paris

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Cecil Court, London WC2

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If Not, Not

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Marynka Smoking