Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini Art

Leonor Fini is widely agreed to be one of the most significant female artists of the twentieth century. Her lengthy career included not only paintings but graphic design, product design, theatre set design and book illustrations. Fini was born in 1907 in Bueno Aires and grew up in Italy, raised by her mother. She was […]

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Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau Art

Henri Rousseau was born in France in 1844. He achieved modest success at school overall, but fared far better in music and art. He left school and worked for a lawyer for some time, before joining the army in 1863 and serving for four years. When his father died in 1868, he moved to Paris […]

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Francisco Goya Art

Francisco Goya was a painter and etcher regarded as one of the finest artists ever to emerge from Spain. He was mainly active during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and his work is regarded as a substantial influence on expressionism, impressionism and romanticism. The artist was born in 1746, and it’s thought his […]

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Camille Pissarro art self-portrait

Camille Pissarro Art

The French landscape artist Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West Indies in 1830 and is noted for his contribution to Impressionist and Postimpressionist art. Known for his quote “it is absurd to look for perfection”, the artist started to experiment with art after moving to Paris at […]

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Andre Breton Art

André Breton Art

André Breton art provocateur extraordinaire was a surrealist writer and poet who is known as the father of the Surrealist art movement. Breton was born in 1896 in Normandy, and the most famous André Breton works include the Surrealist Manifesto (or Manifeste du Surrealisme), the novels Nadja and Mad Love (or L’Amour Fou). The artist […]

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Amedeo Modigliani Art

Amedeo Modigliani Art

Amedeo Modigliani was an Italian painter largely based in Paris whose career peaked in the early 1900s. The artist is known for his portraits of various Parisians, which were influenced by African art. Modigliani was Jewish, and was always open about his faith even at a time where anti-Semitism was rife in France. Many of […]

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Alphonse Mucha Art Muse

Alphonse Mucha Art

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech painter and decorative artist associated with the Art Nouveau movement. The artist was born in 1860 in the small town of Moravia. Legend has it that Mucha was able to draw before he was able to walk, and he was a musician and a choirboy during his childhood years. Although […]

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Jules Cheret Art Folies

Jules Chéret Art

Known as the “father of the modern poster”, Jules Chéret was born in Paris in 1836. Chéret was a graphic designer and poster illustrator seen as a pioneer of Belle Époque poster art and was born into a poor but highly-creative family. The artist started a three-year lithography apprenticeship at the age of 13, later […]

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