Style: Impressionist, Landscape, Abstract
Background: Nell Blair Walden Blaine was born on July 10, 1922 in Richmond, Virginia, he was an American landscape painter and watercolorist.
Education: Blaine studied at the Richmond School of Art and moved to New York City in 1942 to study painting with Hans Hofmann. In 1943, she was the youngest member of the American Abstract Artists group. In 1945, she studied with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17.
Achievements: She showed at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery starting in 1953. Blaine contracted polio in 1959 on Mykonos Island and used a wheelchair the rest of her life, but rehabilitated the use of her hands to paint. Her papers are held at Harvard University.
Nell Blaine – Interior at Quaker Hill
Nell Blaine – Studio Time
Nell Blaine – Three Friends at a Table
Nell Blaine -Green Table Cloth
Nell Blaine -Summer Interior with a Book
(24 July 1843 – 10 February 1932) Style:Impressionist Background: Eugene de Blaas, also known as Eugene von Blaas or Eugenio de Blaas was born on 24 July 1843 at Albano, nearRome, to Austrian parents. Education: His father Karl, also a painter, was his teacher. The family moved to Venicewhen Karl became Professor at the Academy in Venice. He often painted scenes in Venice. He became professor in … Continue reading
(January 14, 1864-February 5, 1929) Style: Realist, Landscapes, Still Life Background: Franz A. Bischoff was born on January 14, 1864 in Steinschönau, Austria (now known as Kamenický Šenov) in the Czech Republic. He immigrated to the United States as a teenager where he became a naturalized citizen. Education: While in Europe, his early training was focused upon applied design, watercolor and ceramic decorations. Achievements: After arriving … Continue reading
Style: Impressionist Background: Elmer Nelson Bischoff was born on July 9, 1916 in Berkeley, California. He was a visual artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bischoff, along with Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, was part of the post-World War II generation of artists who started as abstract painters and found their way back to figurative art. Education: He entered the University of … Continue reading
Style: Portraits Background: Sir Oswald Hornby Joseph Birley was born on 31 March 1880 in New Zealand. He was an English portrait painter in the early part of the 20th century. Education: Upon returning to England, he was educated at Harrow School, London and Trinity College, Cambridge. Achievements: He served in France in World War I, first with the Royal Fusiliers, later transferring to the Intelligence Corps, obtaining the rank of Captain … Continue reading
(1356-1399) Style: Renaissance, Religious Background: Giovanni del Biondo was a 14th century Italian painter of the Gothic and early-Renaissance period, active 1356-1399. Achievements: From tax records it is known that Giovanni del Biondo lived and flourished in Florence until his death. He specialized in religious-themed works, many of which have survived. The central panel of a triptych of his at the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence shows the Annunciation with Saint … Continue reading
Style: Contemporary Background: Ernst Billgren was born on November 18, 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. Education: He attended the Valand School of Fine Arts where he graduated in 1987. Achievements:He started exhibiting in Sweden and abroad in 1985. Many of his works are now part of public collections, such as that of the Malmö Museum, the Gothenburg Museum, the Museum … Continue reading
Style: Impressionist, Portraits Background: Anna Bilińska-Bohdanowicz (1857–1893) was a Polish painter, known for her portraits. She was born as Anna Bilińska, the daughter of a Polish doctor in Zlatopol, Ukraine, where she spent her childhood. Education: She lived with her father in Russia, before studying music and art in Warsaw. She went later to study at the Académie Julian in Paris. Achievements: She lived in France until … Continue reading
Style: Impressionist, Landscapes Background: Bierstadt was born in Solingen, Germany on January 7, 1830. He was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. In obtaining the subject matter for these works, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the … Continue reading