Artists

Raphael Sanzio

Raphael Sanzio

Raphael Sanzio (Italian: Raffaello ), (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520) usually known by his first name alone, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. Together with...

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 in Vince, Italy. Leonardo's mastery in art, science and engineering have earned him a place among the most prolific geniuses of history. He was one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance, a period when the...

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero is a neo-figurative Colombian artist. He strives in all his work to capture an essential part of himself and his subjects through color and form. His work includes still-life and landscapes, but Botero tends to primarily focus on situational...

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), was the principal Austrian Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) painter and one of the founders of the Vienna Sezession (1898) although he resigned in1903. He was essentially a decorator and, form 1883 to 1892, he shared a studio for decorative painting...

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani

Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), was known as 'Modi' for short. He was born in Leghorn of a distinguished Italian-Jewish family and had his first training in Italy before going to Paris in 1906. He spent the rest of his life there, working at first in a manner...

Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne

Like Gauguin, Cezanne (1839-1906) began as an Impressionist, or maybe a pseudo-Impressionist. He exhibited in the first and third Independent Exhibitions of Impressionist Painters, but early on the believed that Impressionist Paintings were too airy and superficial....

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas

Degas, Edgar France (1834-1917)Edgar Degas, an Impressionist more interested in movement than in color, was born in Paris, the son of a banker who wished him to go into business. His hundreds of dancers-in oils, pastels, tempera, gouache, charcoal, pencil and...

Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot (1841-1895), was the fist woman to join the Impressionists - the other was Mary Cassatt. She met Fantin-Latour in 1859, and in 1860 was encouraged by Corot, who influenced her early work. In 1868 Morisot met Manet and in 1874 married his younger brother...

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), French Impressionist Painter. One of five children of a poor tailor, Renoir went to work at age thirteen in Paris as a decorator of commercial porcelains, coping the pictures of the rococo painter Boucher. He scrimped and saved to...

Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Claude Monet also known as Oscar Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (b. Nov. 14, 1840, Paris, Fr.--d. Dec. 5, 1926, Giverny), French painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist art movement. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist...