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

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Arshile Gorky


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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

Arshile
Gorky
, 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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Agony

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Self-portrait

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Garden in Sochi

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Bill Martin


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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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Autumn

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Crater

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Canyon

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Storm

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Alexandre Hogue


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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