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Andrew R Butler

Born 15 May 1896 in Yonkers NY, Butler was a landscape painter and etcher. His monochrome work often featured the landscapes of New England, as well as many works in Arizona. He was a student at the Art Students League of Frank DuMond, Luis Mora, and Joseph Pennell, and exhibited at the Salons of America, […]

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Joan Miró

Born April 20, 1893 in Barcelona, Joan Miró is another of those artists that needs no introduction. But still hard to classify, if that is your thing. Choose between Fauvist, Surrealist, Expressionist or arguably even Cubist. This is: Horse, Pipe and Red Flower (from 1920)

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Kenneth Noland

Born April 10, 1924 in Asheville NC, Noland is one of those artists that defies classification. Considered one of the best-known American color field painters (though not as well-known as Rothko and Pollock) in the 1950s he was considered an abstract expressionist and in the 1960s as a minimalist. Do labels matter? Let us know

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Robert Cocke

Born April 1, 1950 in Salzburg, Austria, Cocke is best known for his inventive (surrealist?) landscapes and still life paintings. According to Wikipedia, “He emerged in the 1980s, producing expressionistic figurative paintings with a socio-critical dimension that drew on Chicago Imagism and Funk art”. Which might just be another way of saying his art wouldn’t

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Oscar Gieberich

Born March 25, 1886 in New York City, Gieberich was known for a mix of modernist landscapes, seascapes and still life paintings. This picture, “Composition No.2 of New York City”, combines two of those three features. He was very active in Cape Cod, forming the Provincetown Art Association there, and many of his works feature

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Henry Farrer

Born 23 March 1844 in London, Farrer was the younger brother of Thomas, a well-known pre-raphaelite painter. Unlike Thomas, Henry was largely self-taught. In his late 20s, his landscape work shifted to the tonalist style for which he is best remembered. He was a co-founder of the American Watercolor Society and, unusually for the time,

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Hans Hofmann

Born March 21, 1880 in Weissenburg, Germany, Hofmann was a highly influential Abstract Expressionist painter. He was active in the early twentieth-century European avant-garde movement taking a deep understanding and synthesis of Symbolism, Neo-impressionism, Fauvism, and Cubism with him when he emigrated to the United States in 1932. Hofmann was also one of the most

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Gregory Orloff

Born 17 March in Kyiv, Ukraine, Orloff began his early art training with painter Vyacheslav Korenev at the Kyiv Academy of Art. He then continued his studies in the United States, first in New York and later studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the city where he came to prominence. He exhibited portraits and

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