Born in Normandy, France on April 21, 1904, Jean Hélion is recognized as one of the leading abstract painters in Europe during the 1930’s. Hélion moved to Paris in 1921 where he worked as an architectural apprentice until deciding to become a painter in 1925. He became a member of the Groupe Art Concret in […]
Melbourne, Australia based artist Jeremy Geddes, opened his first solo exhibition in the United States at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York last weekend. “exhale is a series of 17 paintings rendered in meticulous detail, an arduous process that combines scrupulous observation, fine brushwork and delicate layers of glaze. Geddes’ work generates a tension […]
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 […]
Born in 1978, Korean sculptor Yong Ho Ji has a BFA in sculpture from Hongik University in Seoul, and and MFA in fine art form New York University. “Meticulously layering cut strips of tire as the flesh for his “mutants,” Yong Ho Ji models his creatures after endangered animals, mythological beings, and humanoids akin to […]
Born in 1954 in Haarlem, Netherlands, Tjalf Sparnaay currently lives and works in Hilversum, Netherlands. A self-taught artist, Sparnaay is strongly influenced by the work of Vermeer, Rembrandt, Goings, and Bell. Sparnaay takes the subjects of his oils from everyday reality to create images that he calls Megarealism. Trivial items such as a fried egg, […]
In honour of the great Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday (April 15, 1452), DAF is replaying this interesting Ted Talk by Siegfried Woldhek on the “True Face of Leonardo”. A full biography of da Vinci is on the way – stay tuned.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
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Victor Vasarely was born in Pécs, Hungary on April 9th, 1906. Vasarely grew up in Piešťany, Slovakia and then Budapest where he studied at the ‘Mühely’ Academy which was known as the centre of Bauhaus studies in Budapest. In 1930, Vasarely moved to Paris where he worked as a graphic artist and creative consultant and […]
1. Mary Beale (1633 – 1699) – Portrait painter Mary Beale is considered to be the first professional female painter in England. Born on March 26, 1633, in Barrow, Suffolk, Beale was the daughter of Puritan rector and amateur painter John Cradock. Her mother, Dorothy, died when she was ten. Mary became acquainted with local artists, including Nathaniel Thach, Matthew […]
Takao Tanabe, considered one of Canada’s leading painters and printmakers, has shown work nationally and internationally for over sixty years. Though he studied in New York, Tokyo and London, it was his native area of the coast of western Canada that attracted and inspired him to move from the Abstraction painting of his youth to […]
Japanese born surrealist Naoto Hattori has released some new work in the form of affordable signed and numbered mini-prints. Hattori studied graphic design in Tokyo before moving to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 2000. As well as painting, he […]
Born in Gary, Indiana in 1966, Charles Grogg is an American contemporary artist and photographer. He currently resides in southern California where he produces fractured photographic images printed in silver and sewn through or in platinum and palladium on handmade Japanese washi which are restitched into whole images and frequently feature tethers, sutures or other […]