Arthur F Mathews

Born Oct 1, 1860 Wisconsin, Mathews was an American Tonalist painter after initailly training as an architect. Comfortable using oils, watercolours and gouache, he studied in California and Paris and was highly active in fighting for the rights of women to study art in the US.

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John Chapman Lewis

Born 29 Sep 1920 in Washington DC, Lewis was an abstract painter, a member of the Washington School of Color. Other than abstracts, he also painted cityscapes (and Roosters?) focusing on the mystical and emotional aspects of his subjects.

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Walter Darby Bannard

Born Sep 23 1934, New Haven CT, Bannard was probably best known for color field painting – alongside modernism, minimalism and formalism. Featuring in over 100 exhibitions, he was also a professor at Miami University. East of Eden #2

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Cleve Gray

Born 22 Sep 1918 in NYC, Gray started out as a landscape painter, served as a GI and sketched wartime destruction before meeting Picasso and Jacques Villon. Inspired by Cubism in later life his work tended more towards the abstract. Here’s: Active Void

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Help create the largest digital artwork in Switzerland

Digital Switzerland are staging a roadshow around Switzerland, until 23rd October, exploring “the technologies of AI-based art creation and the associated minting of NFTs.” The Zurich one takes place on 20th Sept: https://digitaltage.swiss/en/program/swiss-digital-days-2022-ai-art-generator-zurich/ The idea is to create the largest digital artwork in Switzerland, which will be auctioned off for

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Joseph Delaney

Born Sep 13 1904 in Knoxville, TN, Delaney was committed to opposing racial discrimination. Known particularly for panoramic crowd scenes, showing concern for the lives of common people, he also painted NYC where he lived. Union Square.

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Rex Brandt

Born Sep 12 1914 in San Diego, Brandt was inspired by the life and geography of the US West Coast. A keen sailor, he painted many pictures of boats as well as Californian landscapes – either as block prints, oil paintings or watercolours like: Cottonwood Mountains.

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Meyer Wolfe

Born 10 Sep 1897 Kentucky, Wolfe, best known as a sculptor but also produced painttings and lithographs of note. He worked in a local realist style that arose in the 30s as a response to European Modernism.

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Preston Dickinson

Born Sep 9, 1899, NYC, Dickinson was an early US adopter of cubist and futurist techniques, focusing on industrial subjects such as factories and granaries. Early works were imaginary but later he shifted to more realistic works. Here’s: Factory

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Looking for a gift for someone who loves art and/or art events?

Introducing the Connecting Art Gift Card. It’s valid for two years for anything on our Connecting Art website. You can buy it in conjunction with valid Connecting Art Coupons – so you can use your 5% Art Lunch coupon, for example. Click on https://connectingart.ch/product/gift-card/ to find out more.

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Shiko Munakata

Born 5 Sep 1903 in Japan, Munakata was known for his woodblock prints. A zen buddhist, local folk festivals were a key theme for him. Initially working in b/w he changed to colouring his work using a technique called urazaishiki.

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John Saccaro

Born 2 Sept 1913, Saccaro was an American abstract expressionist artist from the SF bay area. Think slashing, angular brush work and high contrast colours. @SFMOMA – do you have any of his work?

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Please welcome our latest Connecting Artist, Liz Zylinski

Liz Zylinski is an Australian artist based in Melbourne. She is fascinated by shape and form, the relationship between them and is constantly inspired by the world around her, urban and rural. A keen traveller, she is inspired by the varying architecture and landscapes around the world particularly of Europe.

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William Walton

Born in Illinois, Aug 20 1909, Walton was a journalist and abstract expressionist. Friends with both Hemingway and JFK, he served as a parachutist in WW2, and possibly as a spy in Russia after JFK’s death. Not dull. Here’s his view of wartime London.

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Gustave Caillebotte

Born 19 Aug 1848 in Paris to a wealthy family, Gustave was a lawyer, engineer and painter, of the realism/impressionism school. A bit of an enigma, he took up painting after fighting in the Franco-Prussian war. Here’s Pont de l’Europe.

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John Koch

Born 18 Aug 1909 in Ohio, Koch originally painted with impressionist tendencies but came to be known for highly realistic, light-filled pieces, often set in his own apartment in Manhattan and including himself in the painting. Here’s: Conversation.

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Larry Rivers

Born Aug 17 1923 in the Bronx, Rivers was considered by some to be the Godfather of Pop Art, one of 11 artists featured in the original Terrain Gallery exhibition. Living at the Chelsea Hotel put him right in the middle of the 60s/70s rock scene. Here’s: Woman reclining in

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Edwin Fulwider

Born Aug 15 1913, Indiana, Fulwider established a studio at the age of 25, devoting his time to painting and printmaking. While living in Northwest US, he became known for landscapes and industrial scenes – and trains; this is Sidelined.

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The Connecting Art Three Minute Talk with Alina Doering

Alina Doering is one of our Connecting Artists who will be presenting and discussing her art at The Art Lunch on September 4th. In this Three Minute Talk with Alina, we chat about her Zurich series of artworks and how people and body language influence her work.

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Claude Joseph Verner

Born 12 Aug (or 14 Aug -there’s some debate) 1714, Vernet was born in Avignon. After helping his father decorate sedan chairs, he moved on to become a fine, if immodest, landscape painter. Here’s one of his coastal scenes.

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Godfrey Kneller

Born 8 Aug 1646, Kneller was a leading portrait painter of his day, working for British and European royalty. His series “Beauties” hangs at Hampton Court. The Chinese Convert (1687) shows the first visit of a Chinese man to England, and was ordered by King James II.

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Emil Nolde

Born 7 Aug 1867, Nolde’s original surname was Hanson, he changed his name to that of his German birthplace. An expressionist, he was assocatied with Die Blaue Reiter and Die Brücke. This is: Sunflowers.

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Andy Warhol

Born Aug 6 1928, Pittsburgh PA. What needs to be said about Warhol? We’ve all seen the soup cans, the bananas, Marilyn and Jackie. Simply iconic. This is one of his later works, Vesuvius II

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Clagget Wilson

Born 3rd August 1887, Washington DC. Wilson served in the US Army during WW1 and on his return documented his experiences by painting them. Some of his paintings are harrowing, some titles too long for Twitter. Here’s: Raid On Our Trench

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David Hockney – Luzern

The Tate Gallery in London has trawled through its vaults and the result is the first comprehensive exhibition of David Hockney’s work to be shown in Switzerland. Entitled “Moving Focus” it covers many of Hockney’s classic themes: dual portraits, the iconic pool paintings as well as some of his more

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Please welcome our new Connecting Artist Chiara Badesso

Please welcome the latest artist to join Connecting Art, Chiara Badesso. Chiara is an Italian artist, based in Zurich, Switzerland. Chiara describes herself as experimental and curious, as she loves to combine modern and alternative techniques with classical methods.

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John Sloan

Born in Pennsylvania on Aug 2 1871, Sloan was a founder of Ashcan art – which represented fin de siecle political rebellion. Best known for capturing urban life and local neighbourhoods in NYC, he was a proper socialist artist. Here’s: Six o’clock, Winter

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George Grosz

Born July 26, 1893, Grosz was a German artist known mainlyfor his drawings and paintings of Berlin life in the 1920s. He was a prominent member of the Berlin Dada and New Objectivity groups during the pre-war years, settling in the US in 1938. Thisis “Untitled”

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