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Alice Vander Vennen was born in 1957 in Southwestern Ontario and now lives in Cobourg, Ontario. Vander Vennen completed her BA in Art Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and has studied visual art at the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has practiced as a professional artist since 1980, with exhibits […]
Part three of Artsy.net‘s great Art Market series. This short, four-minute video covers the motivation of patrons to fund artists and how the concept of art patronage has changed over time. The Art Market (in Four Parts): Patrons from Artsy on Vimeo. Patrons is the third installment of a four-part documentary series, preceded by Auctions and Galleries and followed by […]
Born on December 12, 1863, in the village of Ådalsbruk in Løten, Norway, Edvard Munch was a symbolist painter, printmaker and draughtsman, and his work is recognized as an important precursor of the Expressionist movement. In 1879, Munch studied engineering at Kristiania Technical College where he learned scaled and perspective drawing. He was absent much […]
Origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, stems from the Japanese verb oru (to fold), and the noun kami (paper). Thought to have originated in the 6th century, origami artists make geometric folds and crease patterns to create representations of objects and animals. Most Origami is created with Japanese washi, a strong paper, preferably […]
Today: the majestic photographs of Nick Brandt. Born and raised in London, England, Brandt studied film and painting at St. Martins School of Art. After college, he moved to California and became a well-known music video director for stars such as Michael Jackson (Earth Song) and Moby (Play). It was while directing “Earth Song” in […]
I paint in order not to cry.
Born on January 21, 1955, in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA 1976), in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Since his emergence in the 1980s Jeff Koons has blended the concerns and methods of Pop, Conceptual, and appropriation art with craft-making and popular […]
“Steve McCurry, recognized universally as one of today’s finest image-makers, is best known for his evocative color photography. In the finest documentary tradition, McCurry captures the essence of human struggle and joy. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for […]
Originally from Arkansas, Ryan Ketchum is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His paintings, which are produced through a process of sketching, repainting, covering, and taping, are precisely delineated landscapes inhabited by postmodern Byzantine icons. Ketchum’s abstract and figurative works combine acrylic, spray paint, marker, and inks to create striking […]
Born in San Juan, Peurto Rico in 1955, Rubén Miranda studied drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, receiving his B.A. in Art and Education in 1975. After graduation, he moved to Florida to study at Florida State University in Talahassee where he earned a Master’s degree in […]
Bathsheba Grossman is an American artist based in Santa Cruz, California who creates stainless steel and bronze sculptures using computer-aided design and 3D metal printing technology. Her sculptures are primarily mathematical in nature, often depicting intricate patterns or mathematical oddities. Grossman’s sculptures explore the region between art and mathematics. “My work is about life in […]
Born on June 15, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, Lillian Bassman is considered one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century. Bassman studied at the Textile High School in Manhattan, NY in 1933 and became an assistant painter at the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1934. In the 1940s, Bassman was working […]