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Thank you and Goodnight
Well this is my final blog post.  I want to thank everyone who has supported me and read the blog over the last year.  This has been a wonderful experience, and I've learned a lot.  Sometimes I've written about an artist whom I'd never heard of before and d...

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Georges Seurat, La Parade du Cirque
Georges Seurat, La Parade du Cirque , 1887-88 39.25 x 59 in. Georges Seurat (1859-1891) was a French Post-Impressionist painter who greatly affected the direction of modern painting at the end of the nineteenth century.  Born in Paris, Seurat first studied ...

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Walk in the Woods
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, A Walk in the Woods , 1870 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French painter and one of the leaders of the Impressionist movement.  Born to a working class family in the city of Limoges, Renoir worked in a porcelain factory as a ...

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Rembrandt, Belshazzar's Feast
Rembrandt, Belshazzar's Feast , 1635 66 x 82.4 in. Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) was the greatest master of the Dutch Golden Age, and one of the most important painters in European art history.  Born in Leiden in the Dutch Republic, now the Netherlands, in...

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Corinne Michelle West, The WIz
Corinne Michelle West, The Wiz , 1976 78 x 48 in. Corinne Michelle West (1908-1991) was an American Abstract Expressionist artist artist, who often painted under the name Michael Corinne West.  Born in Chicago, she attended the Cincinnati Art Academy and gr...

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Harald Engman, Nyboder with figures, evening
Harald Engman, Nyboder with figures, evening , 1931 17 x 23 in. Harald Engman (1903-1968) was a Danish artist, best known for his resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark.  Little is known of his life, but he was a sailor and then spent time in New York...

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Laestrygonians, A House on the Esquiline Hill
Laestrygonians, A House on the Esquiline Hill, Rome, 50-40 BCE approximately 47 " high This Roman fresco from the first century BCE is in what's called the Second Style.  While the First Style created the illusion of an elegant marble wall, the Second Style...

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Francis Picabia, La Source (The Spring) , 1912 98 x 98 in. Francis Picabia (1879-1953) was a major French avant-garde painter and poet.  Born in Paris to a French mother and a Spanish-Cuban diplomat, Picabia honed his artistic skill to finance his stamp col...

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Mark Rothko, No. 7
Mark Rothko, No. 7 , 1964

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Karel Appel, Untitled
Karel Appel, Untitled , 1977 Karel Appel (1921-2006) was a major Dutch artist of the post-war period.  Appel produced paintings ,  sculpture , and  drawings , as well as poetry.  Born in Amsterdam, he produced his first painting at fourteen.  His uncle, an ...
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