Happy Birthday, Jan Lievens (October 24, 1607 – June 4, 1674) A Dutch painter whose career started at the age of 12. In 1620, he came to the attention of Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange, who purchased a painting that was subsequently presented to James I. Jan Lievens was a friend of RembrandtContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Jan Lievens”
“Painting and illustration cannot be mixed—one cannot merge from one into the other.” Newell Convers Wyeth aka N.C.Wyeth October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945 American artist and illustrator, creator of over 3,000 paintings and illustrator of 112 books. He is best known for his illustrations of Treasure Island, The Last of the Mohicans andContinue reading “Happy Birthday, N.C. Wyeth”
“The sixteen people around you in a rolling motor bus are in turn and at the same time one, ten, four, three; they are motionless and they change places; they come and go, bound into the street, are suddenly swallowed up by the sunshine, then come back and sit before you, like persistent symbolsContinue reading “Happy Belated Birthday, Umberto Boccioni”
“Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.” Childe Hassam October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935 American Impressionist Painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes.
“I create the painting in my mind, color gives me inspiration, passion is very important, so I am looking for radiance, with all my soul.” Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) French Rococo Painter
Han van Meegeren (1889 – 1947) Dutch painter and portraitist, who is reputed to be one of the most resourceful art forgers of the 20th century.