January 22nd, 2019
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance. He is regarded as one of the founders of French Impressionism, He was a superb draftsman, and particularly masterly in depicting movement, as can be seen in his rendition of dancers, racecourse subjects and female nudes. His portraits are notable for their psychological complexity and for their portrayal of human isolation.
February 19, 2019
Vincent Van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, still life, landscapes, and the French country side. His short and agonized life was expressed in his work. His spontaneous use of vivid colors, broad brushstrokes, and emotive subject matter made his work unique and recognizable the world over.
March 19, 2019
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish-born painter and sculptor who lived in France for most of his life. Picasso revolutionized the Art World, initially with his Cubist Works, and later, with his wide variety of ever changing styles. His experimentation with different theories, techniques, and ideas changed the way Art, Music, Literature, and Architecture would be interpreted forever after.
April 16, 2019
Willem de Kooning
Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) was a Dutch-American abstract expressionist artist who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He moved to New York City in 1927. In the post-World War II era, de Kooning painted in a style that came to be referred to as Abstract expressionism or “action painting.” He was a significant member of a group who became known as The New York School.