Born on July 17, 1898 in Springfield, Ohio, Berenice Abbott is best known for her powerful black-and-white photographs of New York City in the 1930’s. Her pictures of buildings, houses, trains, warehouses and store fronts, provide an incredible record of New York City during that period. Abbott studied briefly at Ohio State University before traveling […]
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 […]
Born in 1970 in Utrecht, Netherlands, Eline Peek studied advertising and presentation techniques at Nimeto, Utrecht and autonomous design at the School of the Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. “People seeing the paintings of the Utrecht artist Eline Peek (1970) for the first time tend to shuffle by in shock or embarrassment or to […]
Born in 1981 in Toronto, Canada, Martin Wittfooth has a BFA from Sheridan College in Ontario, and an MFA from The School of Visual Arts in New York. “Wittfooth creates a world seemingly post-man. His sun-hazy apocalyptic scenes contain animals who are seemingly wild, yet forever changed by their encounters with humanity.” (from Roq La […]
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DAF favourite Joey Monsoon (featured) has a new exhibition at Lindsay Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. “Monsoon paints people who have been worn down by the lives they have lived, and that wear and tear shows in their eyes, their skin… even their posture. But as world weary as they are, he always treats them with […]
Creativity is intelligence having fun.
Greg “Craola” Simkins has a new show called “Inside the Outside” at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Born in 1975 in Torrance, California, Simkins “grew up with a menagerie of animals including a number of rabbits, which often emerge in his paintings. He began drawing at the early age of three and was inspired […]
Your weekly Art Quote! Share by clicking the social buttons on the left. See more Art Quotes here. (Photo © Wendy Campbell) All art is but imitation of nature. —Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Omnis ars naturae imitatio est.) from Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius) – Letter LXV: On the first cause, line 3. Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. […]
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In case you missed it (like I did), here are the latest gallery works from Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis‘ second solo exhibition in Greece (Feb. 15, 2011 – March 24, 2011) at A.Antonopoulou.Art Gallery in Athens. Vasmoulakis is generally known for his large-scale wall paintings he has created in the streets of Athens-GR as well […]
Born on March 12, 1918 (or 1920) in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine Marie Catherine Fried de Kooning was a painter, sculptor, draughtswoman, printmaker, writer, and wife of influential artist Willem de Kooning. De Kooning studied in New York at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School, the American Art School, the Academy School, and with Willem […]
Russian painter/collage artist Igor Skaletsky studied at the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute and began his adventures in collage only a few years ago. Skaletsky works as an illustrator and when possible he makes it a part of his professional work. He works in both digital and analogue techniques, but prefers traditional collage because […]