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: Lovis Corinth


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, Lovis Corinth [German, 1858-1925] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Corinth_Lovis

Lovis Corinth, whose real name is Franz Heinrich Louis Corinth, is one of the most important exponents of German Impressionism. His artistic education began at the Königsberg art academy under Professor Otto Günther. Corinth accompanied Otto Günther on several journeys. In 1880 he went to Munich, where he continued his studies under Franz von Defregger and later under Ludwig Löfftz. His works of that period were influenced by the naturalist paintings of the Munich “Leibl-Kreis.” After a short stay in Antwerp, Corinth moved to Paris.


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Ecce Homo

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Das trojanische Pferd (The Trojan horse)

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Portrait of the Painter Fritz Rumpf

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The Youth of Zeus

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Georges Seurat


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Pointilist movement, Georges Seurat [French, 1859-1891] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Seurat_Georges

Three mini-bios:


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Woman Seated by an Easel

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A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

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Circus Sideshow

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Young Woman Powdering Herself

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Frederick Arthur Bridgman


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist of the Impressionist movement, Frederick Arthur Bridgman [American, 1847-1928] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Bridgman_Frederick_Arthur

Frederic Arthur Bridgman (born 1847; died 1928), was born in Alabama but came from a family with Northern roots which prompted the family back to Boston. The young Bridgman enrolled in art school in Brooklyn and showed formidable talent at the yearly exhibitions. He felt the call of Europe early on and in 1866 he set off for France. Bridgman arrived in Paris in 1866, entering the studio of Gerome at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After a trip to Algeria and Egypt in 1872 he turned his attention to North African subjects, emulating his master’s precise and colorful manner. Throughout his career, Bridgman’s primary concern was to depict the contemporary life of the natives and delve into their customs. He befriended many North Africans during the years he visited their countries and he became America’s preeminent Orientalist painter.


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Odalisque

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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: John Singer Sargent


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 19th Century artist, John Singer Sargent [American, 1856-1925] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Sargent_John_Singer

John Singer Sargent (born January 12, 1856 in Florence, Italy – died April 24, 1925 (age 69) in London), an expatriate American, he showed remarkable technical precocity as a painter. After studying with Carolus-Duran, he achieved a great reputation for his portraits, employing a style that could be seen as derived from Velazquez by way of Manet. Moving in the circle of the Impressionists, he came to know most of them, and they reacted to his work in varying ways. Degas, as might have been expected, was brutally dismissive; Pissarro, in sending his son to see him in London, where Sargent spent the major part of his working life, described him as ‘an adroit performer’; but with Monet he had a close and mutually profitable relationship. In the 1880s he began to paint landscapes that were overtly Impressionist in technique and approach, despite a certain superficiality. At this time he visited Monet at Giverny on several occasions, painting two memorable portraits of him: Claude Monet Painting at the Edge of a Wood (c.1885; Tate Gallery, London) and Claude Monet in his Bateau-Atelier (1887; National Gallery of Art, Washington). Although Monet was later to deny that Sargent was an Impressionist, this was unjust, especially in relation to some of his works in the 1880s and 1890s. Indeed, Sargent’s technique for painting large canvases out of doors, as evinced in Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose (1885-86; Tate Gallery, London), was to be of use to Monet in his larger compositions. Sargent persuaded Monet to exhibit at the New English Art Club, and at the Leicester Galleries in London.

By the turn of the century Sargent was recognized as the most acclaimed international society portraitist of the Edwardian era, and his clientele included the most affluent, aristocratic, and fashionable people of his time. Sargent chafed in later life at the limitations of portraiture, and around the turn of the century he worked increasingly at other subjects and in other mediums, particularly watercolor, in which he was extraordinarily gifted.


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Spanish Fountain

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Lady Agnew

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Paul Helleu Sketching with his Wife

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Muddy Alligators

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Andrea Mantegna


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Andrea Mantegna [Italian, 1431-1506] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Mantegna_Andrea

Mantegna, Andrea (1431?-1506). An Italian painter and engraver, Mantegna painted heroic figures, often using a dramatic perspective that gives the viewer the illusion of looking up from below. The effect is somewhat the same as looking up from ground level at statues mounted on a pedestal.


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The Agony in the Garden

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Calvary

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The Lamentation over the Dead Christ

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Judith with the Head of Holofernes