7 Famous Impressionist Artists and Paintings

Famous Impressionist Artists

The famous impressionist artists in this list were rejected by the art critics of the day. Impressionism was a massive departure from the traditional realistic works at that time. More and more everyday scenes and people became their subject matter as opposed to the conventional works and portraits of upper class patrons. The style was … Read more

Édouard Manet Biography

Edouard Manet

Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) was a French modernist painter and has been widely credited for paving the way from realism to the impressionism movement. Many famous impressionist artists owe a debt of gratitude to Manet as his earlier work would inspire them to break free from traditional forms of art and the types of … Read more

10 Most Famous French Artists and Painters

Famous French Artists

The most famous french artists are house hold names in the art world and their art routinely sets new records at auctions every year. France has produced some of the greatest artists that have ever lived. From the 18th century it spear headed new styles of art that shocked the art world most notably impressionism … Read more

Ivan Bilibin Biography – The Visual Artist of History and Folklore

ivan bilibin

Ivan Bilibin was a Russian artist born in 1876 and is mostly remembered for his illustrative works of folklore. Art has been a cornerstone of human evolution and enlightenment. From the cavemen to modern-day illustrators, humans have come a long way in using narrative images to tell stories. Yet, most of us have a rather … Read more

Most Famous Artists and Painters of All Time

Famous Artists

What makes some artists famous and others fade into obscurity? The most famous artists are the ones that capture a time, a place, an idea or spear head a new artistic movement. Our list of famous painters contains some of the most genius minds to ever exist. Their art has stood the test of time … Read more

Edgar Degas Biography

Edgar Degas

Edgar Degas was perhaps one of the most purely talented of the impressionists of the late nineteen century — he had a feel for movement and composition that was both the product of intuition and a lifetime of study. During his life, Degas was often overshadowed by the other impressionists. It wasn’t until later that … Read more

Georgia O’Keeffe Biography

Georgia O'Keeffe

One of the most respected and widely regarded American artists of the of last century, Georgia O’Keeffe was a modernist painter who cannot be tied down to that period — her work seems as timeless, vibrant and inspiring as it was fifty years ago. Georgia O’Keeffe Georgia O’Keeffe was born November 15 1887 on a … Read more

Henri Matisse Biography

henri matisse

Henri Matisse was born in Cambresis France in 1869. He moved to Paris to study law in 1887, earning a degree and going to work as a law clerk and court administrator. Who would have thought he would go on to become Picasso’s chief rival? In the winter of 1889 when recovering from appendicitis, Matisse … Read more