“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 […]
Born in Laval, France on May 21, 1844, Henri Rousseau is considered to be the archetype of the self-taught artist and one of the first of the Naïve or Primitive artists. Following high school, Rousseau worked for a lawyer and studied law but joined the army in 1863 after committing a minor perjury. In 1868, […]
Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Fernando Chamarelli opened his solo exhibition “Lost Civilization” at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City, California on August 13, 2011. After initially drawing cartoons, caricatures and portraits Chamarelli eventually became involved in street art and tattooing and it is by merging these different mediums that he creates his art. “Chamarelli lives […]
Born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut, Annie Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970s and is one of the most sought-after portrait photographers today. The Leibovitz family moved frequently with her father’s duty assignments in the U.S. Air Force and Annie took her first photos when they were stationed in […]
Born in 1951, Piet van den Boog is a Dutch artist living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van den Boog studied telecommunicaitons at Delft Technical University and painting at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. A full time painter since 1994, van den Boog is influenced by Dutch painters including Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. In […]
This month, DAF is excited to be giving away a set of Naoto Hattori Trading Cards. Born in Japan, 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 […]
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From TED Talks – a great presentation from Dutch kinetic artist Theo Jansen who demonstrates his lifelike kinetic sculptures. “Jansen has been working for 16 years to create sculptures that move on their own in eerily lifelike ways. Each generation of his “Strandbeests” is subject to the forces of evolution, with successful forms moving forward […]
Ian Francis was born in 1979 in Bristol, England, and graduated from the University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. “Francis combines abstraction, figuration, and elements of both painting and drawing to create distinctly contemporary mixed-media works on canvas. He draws his inspiration from cinema, pornography, street culture, and images sampled […]
The latest pumpkin creations from Ray Villifane (featured) and Villafane Studios. Ray’s hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. Ray competed as one of four professional pumpkin sculptors, impressed […]
Japanese born pop surrealist painter Naoto Hattori has a new solo show – “The Magic Caravan” – at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Rome, Italy. “Hattori, the artist of the bizarre, reminds in a pop Surrealist way of Bosh and Arcimboldo. Fantastic creatures, animals and a world observed by thousands of eyes unveils the secret of […]
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