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Andrea Mantegna (c.1431-1506) was an Italian Early Renaissance painter.
German Expressionist artist (1880-1916).
Simone Martini (c.1285-1344) was an Italian painter who was one of the most original and influential artists of the Sienese school.
(1869-1954) French painter, sculptor, and lithographer. Along with Picasso, Matisse is considered one of the two foremost artists of the modern period.
Hans Memling was a Netherlandish Northern Renaissance Painter (C.1435-1494).
This category lists pages and sites about the Lowell, Massachusetts born, outdoor painter Willard Metcalf (July 1, 1858 – March 9, 1925).
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(1884-1920) Italian painter, influenced by cubism and African art. Soon, however, he developed a unique style in painting characterized by an elongation of form, a purity of line, and a languorous atmosphere reminiscent of Florentine mannerism.
(1895-1946) Hungarian painter, designer, and experimental photographer. He turned to art after studying law. While living in Berlin he was one of the founders of constructivism, experimenting with photograms and translucent materials. As a professor in the newly opened Bauhaus from 1923 to 1928, he experimented with a form of kinetic art, which he called "light space modulators, a stunning array of motor-driven shapes that he illuminated to produce elaborate shadows on the nearby walls. He worked in Berlin until 1934 as a typographer and designer of stage sets. In 1937 he directed the Bauhaus School of Design in Chicago until it failed (1938). Thereafter he opened the Chicago Institute of Design, which he headed until his death. His greatest contribution to modern art lay in his teaching, which deeply influenced American commercial and industrial design.
1872-1944 Dutch painter, he developed a geometric, nonobjective style that he called neoplasticism.
Claude Monet was a French Impressionist painter that lived from 1840-1926. He is famous for his Haystacks and Waterlilly paintings.
Joseph Jacinto Mora (1876-1947) was an artist, photographer, and author.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, he soon moved with his family to the United States, where he spent his childhood in Boston. He studied art and worked in Boston as an artist and illustrator before moving west.
In the years 1904-1906, he lived with Hopi and Navajo Indians, where his photographs recorded a way of life that was soon to vanish from the American southwest. He later lived in Mountain View and Pebble Beach, California, working as an artist and author. His works include sculptures, dioramas, books with pen-and-ink illustrations about cowboy lore, and a series of illustrated maps (he called them "cartes") providing a light-hearted view of selected western cities, parks, and topics.
William Morris (1834-1896) was born in Walthamstow, Essex, the son of a wealthy city stockbroker. He was educated at Marlborough public school, then went to Oxford, where he met Edward Burne-Jones and Philip Webb, both of whom became lifelong friends. Both Morris and Burne-Jones intended entering the Church, but they gained inspiration from the writings of John Ruskin, and decided they wanted to become artists. Ruskin saw the work of Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as 'the dawn of a new era of art'.
Through Burne-Jones, he met Rossetti and other Pre-Raphaelite painters. Encouraged by Rossetti, Morris turned from architecture to painting, and was at the same time writing poetry. In 1859 he married Jane Burden, the archetypal Pre-Raphaelite beauty with brooding eyes, who appears in several of Rossetti's paintings. Early in their marriage they moved into 'Red House' in Bexleyheath, Kent, which had been designed for them by Philip Webb.
Here the Morrises and their friends conceived the idea of 'The Firm' in 1861. Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co, later to become Morris & Co, famous for its arts and crafts work. His greatest achievement as a designer was in the field of textiles and wallpapers.
In 1883 became a socialist and along with Walter Crane, Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling formed the Socialist League. Strongly influenced by the ideas of William Morris, the party published a manifesto where it advocated revolutionary international socialism.
Submit here only sites relating to stained glass by William Morris, or the William Morris Company.
Bartolomé Estéban Murillo (1618-1682) was a Spanish Baroque painter of religious and secular subjects, born in Seville.
Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) is an important and influential figure in the history of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and in the Victorian art world; painter, collector, dealer and benefactor, he was also an elusive and private man with a fascinating personal history.
On his 17th birthday John Ruskin arranged for his joining Edward Burne-Jones, another Ruskin protege, as his first studio assistant. He assisted Burne-Jones, painted glass and illuminating manuscripts for William Morris and copied for Rossetti.
In 1903 Fairfax Murray sold a collection of 260 Rossetti and 226 Burne-Jones drawings to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Next year he gave 35 Burne-Jones stained glass cartoons, and in 1907 he again sold them more than 300 Madox Brown, Millais and Sandys drawings at a low valuation, adding substantially to what is regarded as the greatest Pre-Raphaelite collection.
[Summary of Fairfax's biography from David Elliot's website]