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Baas, Jacobus
Born in the Netherlands in 1945, Jacobus Baas spent his early years in Rotterdam, surrounded by rich landscapes and cloud-laden skies made famous by the Dutch Masters throughout history. Bass arrived in the United States in his early teens with an interest in art already indelibly imprinted.
Babb, Joel
Realist painter Joel Babb creates cityscapes of Boston from photographs he has taken hovering over the city in a helicopter. The artist also paints the Maine coastline and woods as well as portraits and still life works. Babb was raised in the midwest and attended Princeton University with the dream of becoming a painter.
Babby, Angela
A recipient of the 2006 Southwestern Association of Indian Arts Fellowship, Angela Babby is a an artist whose specialty has become glass mosaics, although she also does acrylic and oil portrait and landscape painting, stained glass and decorative murals.
Babcock, Dean
Dean Babcock was born in Canton, Illinois on January 14, 1888. He was a pupil of John Vanderpoel, Robert Henri, and Helen Hyde. His work is in the collections of bookplates in New York State Library, Albany; Newark Public Library, Denver Art Museum, University of Denver Library.
Babcock, Ida
Painter. Born in Darlington, WI on Feb. 23, 1860. Ida Dobson was a pupil of George D. Brush, Wm Lippincott, and Chas F. Browne. By 1932 she had married Elmer Babcock and settled in Redlands, CA where she soon became active in the local art scene. She died there on March 15, 1942.
Babcock, William
An expatriate painter, noted for figure painting of peasants as well as Classical, Biblical scenes, mythology subjects, and still lifes, William Babcock was born in Boston, Massachusetts but lived most of his life in France.
Baber, Alice
Abstract painter, lithographer and feminist*, Alice Baber specialized in paintings of ovals, circles and free-forms that extolled the radiance of color. Born August 22, 1928 in Charleston, Illinois, the artist was dogged by ill-health as a child, forced to spend her winters in Florida to escape the harsh northern winters.
Baccari, Allesandro
Born in Naples, Italy on Nov. 20, 1890. Baccari was well educated in his native land and spoke 11 languages. In 1906 he arrived in the U.S. and entered Harvard University. By the 1920s he had a studio in San Francisco at 228 Grant Avenue and a home across the bay in Ross. Baccari died in San Francisco on Sept. 5, 1966.
Bacci, Edmondo
Edmondo Bacci was born on July 11, 1913, in Venice, Italy. He studied with Ettore Tiro and Virgilio Guidi at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice from 1932 to 1937. His first solo exhibition was held at the Galleria del Cavallino in Venice in 1945. In 1948 he participated in the Venice Biennale for the first of many times.
Bacerra, Ralph
Ralph Candido Bacerra was born in Garden Grove, CA on Jan. 23, 1938. Bacerra studied at Chouinard Art Institute and was chairman of the ceramics departmet at that school from 1963-71. He held the same position at Otis Art Institute from 1983-97. He died at his home in Eagle Rock, CA on June 10, 2008.
Bach, Robert
Robert Otto Bach was born in San Francisco, CA on Feb. 6, 1917. Bach studied at the CSFA and with Joseph Sinel. He was active in his native city as a commercial artist and member of The Thirteen Watercolorists until joining the Army in 1941. While stationed in Hawaii he taught landscape painting at the Honolulu Academy of Art.
Bachand, Andre
Andre Bachand (1917-1983) is a self made painter. Best know for old traditional houses and countryside landscapes. Graduate of the Technical school in Montreal in late 30"s, some study at Montreal fine arts school. He was a friend of Maurice Lebel and worked with Marcel Choquette and Mr.
Bacharach, Herman
An artist, illustrator and designer, Herman Bacharach illustrated books for Grossett and Dunlap and Houghton Mifflin including The Adventures of Pinocchio, 1927. He was also a collector of illustrated books, assembling over 275 volumes representing almost every major illustrator of the early 20th century.
Don Bachardy was born in Los Angeles on May 18, 1934. Bachardy studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and Slade School in London. For the past 50 years he has lived in Santa Monica, CA in the home that he shared with his life partner, the writer Christopher Isherwood.
Bachelor, Jeffrey
After years of working as a theatrical scenic painter, Jeffrey Batchelor had a broad command of many different styles, but when he decided to embark upon his fine art painting career, it was realism that proved to be his strong suit.
Bachli, Silvia
1956 Born in Baden/Switzerland 1976 - 1980 Studies at the Schule für Gestaltung in Basel and at the Ecole supérieur d'art visuel, Geneva 1993 Since then she has been a professor at the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe 2007 Hans Thoma Prize 2007 Lives in Basel and Paris
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Bacon, Francis

Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Anglo-Irish figurative painter known for his bold, austere, graphic and emotionally raw imagery.

Badillo, Noe
Education 2010 University of Arizona, Toward an MA, Art History, Certificate in Museum Studies 2009 University of Arizona, BFA Studio Art, minor Art History Magna Cum Laude, Leonardo da Vinci scholar, Honors in two areas of study 2007-2005 Studio of Osvaldo Romberg, Apprenticeship, Phi
Bahen, Matt
Matt Bahen is an artist living and working in Toronto. Since graduating the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2002, Bahen has been exhibiting his work consistently in Toronto, and has shown his work in New York, Alabama, Alberta and Massachusetts. His work addresses themes of war, conflict, history and compassion.
Bailey, Ken
Cats and dogs are fantastic subjects. While they appeal to people who appreciate the graphic form and historical connotation, they also attract animal lovers who share an emotional connection. Ken Bailey uses cats and dogs as subject matter in his work for several reasons.
Bailly, John

John Bailly (American, born 1968) explores the random nature of information and the manner in which we process it. Utilizing juxtapositions of diverse data and multiple historical references, Bailly’s work intends for us to reflect on the manner in which we conceptualize our realities. 

Bain, Bruce
Bruce’s interest in photography parallels his professional career which led him to reside in eight different countries over a period of sixteen years. Like many, Bruce started his photographic career documenting the peoples and cultures from the countries he resided in.
Baker, George
Noted for impressionist watercolor and pastel landscapes, George Baker was a well-known Indiana landscapist. He was born in Muncie and studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy. He exhibited at the Hoosier Salon and worked in the Richmond, Indiana area, belonging to the Richmond Group of artists.
Baker, Ann
Ann Baker was born and raised in Utah. She worked as a registered nurse for about 10 years and at one time lived with her husband Rodney on a desert cattle ranch in southern Utah. Winters found them eighty miles to the nearest town and the extreme isolation led them to Mississippi where her husband is a professor on the faculty of the Univ.
Bakos, Jozef
A significant contributor to modernism in the American Southwest, Josef Bakos was a member of "Los Cinco Pintores," Spanish for Five Painters, the first artist group in New Mexico devoted to modernism and bringing art to the people of New Mexico, those who worked in factories, mines, etc. so that they could have a greater appreciation of beauty.
Bakst, Leon
An internationally known stage designer for theaters in Russia and France, he began his career as an illustrator for magazines in St. Petersburg. Leon Bakst was born as Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg on May 10, 1866, in Grodno, Belarus, Russia. He went to school in St. Petersburg, and continued his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, also St.
Balciar, Gerald
Born and raised in northern Wisconsin, Gerald Balciar had an interest in animal art that was apparent from childhood. He works in marble and bronze, and in 1995 completed the tallest marble sculpture in the world. It was carved from a single piece of marble and installed at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

John Baldessari, (b. June 17, 1931, National City, California) is an American conceptual artist.

Baldwin, Helen
Helen Baldwin was born in Blayney, 8 December 1912, NSW she is an artist who has a love and understanding of Aboriginal people and Australia. Her time in Blayney was short, after 12 months her parents moved to Gulgong which used to be on our $10 note.
Baljeu, Joost
Born in 1925 in Middelburg. Lived and worked in Bussum, Amsterdam and the Hague. Studied at the Instituut voor Kunstnijverheidsonderwijs in Amsterdam. His examples were Van Gogh and Gauguin. In 1952-1953 he developed a preference for geometric abstract art.
Ballen, Roger
The art of Roger Ballen is impossible to forget. It goes deep. Gets at places we didn’t know were there. Maybe hoped weren't there. It makes us wild.
Balley, Delphine
Exhibition dates: 1st May - 4th June 2010 Hamish Morrison Galerie is pleased to present a solo exhibition by the French photographer Delphine Balley (*1974) in the gallery’s office space. In the series „L´album de famille“, which Balley has been working on since 2002, she presents family scenes that are both familiar and strange, almost unsettlin
Balthus, Balthasar
Balthus was born Balthasar Klossowski de Rola in Paris on February 29, 1908. Klossowski is a name that goes back for centuries in the Polish nobility, but he is also descended from the Gordons of Scotland, the most notable of whom was Lord Byron.
Baltz, Lewis


Lewis Baltz (born September 12, 1945 in Newport Beach, California) is a visual artist and well known photographer who became an icon of the New Topographic movement of the late 1970s.

Bama, James
A native New Yorker, James Bama creates photo-real figures and paintings that capture the old "wild west." He keeps a very tidy studio from where he converts his many photographs into paintings whose surfaces are so smooth and satiny that some people refer to him as the "Vermeer of the West" (McGarry 30). He graduated from New York City's High Sc
Banerjee, Rina
The Indian born, New York City based artist Rina Banerjee has a love of materials, heritage textiles, fashion, colonial objects and furnishings, historical architecture, and their ability to disguise, animate, locate their inherent meanings in her art work.
Banks, Virginia
Virginia Banks, a native of Boston, was born in 1920. She received her bachelor degree from Smith College in 1941 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. After her marriage to Arthur W. Freidinger, a psychiatrist, she moved with him to Seattle in the mid-1950s.
Bankston, John
The childhood activity of coloring is beneath notice for most artists, but not for John Bankston, whose paintings and drawings evoke a world of cyberfiction, slave narratives, fairy tales and leather-bar fantasies played out inside the lines of a coloring book.

Banksy is the pseudonym of a prolific British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique.

Barber, Sam
A late 20th-century Impressionist painter, he grew up in New York and earned a scholarship to the Art Students League.
Barber & Osgerby, Edward & Jay

Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London.

Barbera, Jose
Jose Barbera was born in Valencia, Spain in October 1948. He began to paint at the age of 10. In 1957 he began his formal training in art. He attended the Art & Craft School in Valencia from 1960 to 1965, where he received a Certificate of Success in Art, and attended the Fine Arts High School in San Carlos, Valencia from 1967 to 1972.
Barchus, Eliza
Born in Salt Lake City, UT on Dec. 4, 1857. Eliza Lamb married John Barchus in 1880 and settled in Portland, OR where she studied with Wm S. Parrott. Her landscapes of well-known scenic spots of Oregon, Alaska, and California, such as Mt Hood, Mt Shasta, Yosemite, Muir Glacier, and Crater Lake, brought her great renown.
Bard, James
Born in New York City, eight years after Robert Fulton sent the first steamboat up the Hudson River, James Bard saw and reflected in his marine paintings the industrial development of shipping in America. He and his twin brother John Bard together painted more than 350 marine portraits, steamships and sailboats in the New York Harbor and on the Hu
Baril, Tom
In 1979, while still at the School of Visual Arts, Tom Baril began working as Robert Mapplethorpe’s printer. Having worked closely with that photographer, Baril soon established his reputation as a master printer. At the same time, however, he was quietly making his own photographs, carefully avoiding subjects close to Mapplethorpe’s.
Baris, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Baris is a Fine Art Photographer. Most of his photographs feature abstract imagery. Baris works with art consultants, commercial interior designers, architectural firms, other corporate clients and collectors.
Barker, Cicely Mary
Cicely Mary Barker (June 28 1895 - February 16 1973) was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies, in the shape of ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings. As a child she was greatly influenced by the works of the illustrator Kate Greenaway, whom she assiduously copied in her formative years.
Barloga, Dennis
Dennis Barloga's experience with photography began in 1966, when, as a Peace Corps member, he received the gift of a camera to document his time in the Polynesian islands of Tonga. He was immediately fascinated by the challenge. Upon his return to the United States, he began to study commercial photography at San Francisco City College.
Barnes, Evelyn
Evelyn Barnes has been exhibiting her fine art photography internationally since 1971. She is a master of the black and white craft, who specializes in gelatin silver prints, and unique, one of a kind hand-tainted gelatin, silver prints.
Barnett, Will

Will Barnet (born May 25, 1911) is an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds.

Barney, Matthew


Barney, Frank
Frank A. Barney, artist, was born in Union Springs in the Finger Lakes area of New York State on December 7, 1862. In 1886 he moved to New York City and enrolled as a student in the Arts Students League. In the fall of 1889 Barney studied at William Merritt Post's studio in West Morris, Connecticut until the spring.
Barnum, Tracy
Raised in England, Africa and the Middle East, Tracy Barnum now makes her home in Houston, TX. These colorful beginnings exposed Tracy to a fascinating variety of cultures, all of which influenced her creatively.
Baron, Hannelore

Hannelore Baron (June 8, 1926–April 28, 1987) was born in Dilligen, Germany, to Jewish parents who owned a small textile shop. On Kristallknacht, she saw the shop destroyed, her home ransacked, and her father brutally beaten by a Nazi storm trooper with a hammer.

Barr, Paula
The New York Icon Series was a natural outcome from my ongoing love affair with New York City. says Paula Barr. "These images were inspired by Oriental space, Walt Whitman, and the masculine energy that goes into building skyscrapers." Fine art photographer, painter, and sculptor, Paula lives and works in New York City.
Barraza, Mayra
Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, 1966) has shown her work internationally since the nineties in spaces such as the II Bienal de Lima - Perú; Casa de América Latina in Lyon, France; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Grand Canary, Spain; Museo del Barrio of New York; and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Barrett, Joseph
Joseph Barrett was born in Midland, North Carolina, in 1936 and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Barrett, now of Lahaska, Pennsylvania, has been painting his entire adult life.
Barrionuevo, Olivia
Olivia Barrioneuvo was born in Mexico, where she studied Communications at the University Autonomus of Guadalajara. Later, she decided to move to Europe, where she continued her studies, and also began experimenting with the medium of photography.
Barry, Lynda
Lynda Barry (born January 2, 1956) is an American cartoonist and author. Barry is best known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek. She garnered attention with her book, The Good Times are Killing Me, about an interracial friendship between two young girls. The book was made into a play. Her novel Cruddy (2000) was well received.[1] One!
Barth, Uta
Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception—how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves.
Bartlett, Dana
Dana Bartlett is known for his landscapes and plein-air views of California and the Southwest. In 1922, he served as President of the California Art Club, and he was founder and the first president of the California Watercolor Society. Born in Ionia, Michigan in 1882, Bartlett moved to New York City to study at the Art Students' League.
Bartlett, Doug
DOUG BARTLETT is a collaboration between artists Nick Morris and Dave Bowers. Working out of Torquay, Victoria, they produce wildly coloured neo pop art. The process is raw, free and unplanned. They slap down slabs of colour and layer images at random.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Bo Bartlett became an artist in the large scale, grand style of American narrative painting, an interest and talent he pursued from his teen-age years.
Barton, Loren
Born in Oxford, MA on Nov. 16, 1893 in the home of her great-aunt Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross. Loren came to Los Angeles with her family as a child and received her art training at USC and the ASL of Los Angeles under William Lees Judson and Rex Slinkard. While in Europe in 1929, she met Perez Babcock whom she married.
Barton, Macena
A painter, Macena Barton was born in Union City, Michigan. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago* in 1924 and held one-woman shows there as well as at Knoedler Galleries and Findley Galleries in Chicago. At the Institute, she was much influenced by the teaching of Leon Kroll, who in turn was influenced by Social Realism*.
Bas, Hernan

Hernan Bas (born 1978 in Miami, Florida, United States) is an artist based in Florida. He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Bas Nuevo, Luisa
Luisa Basnuevo was born in Cuba and came to the United States via Spain. Received a B.F.A from Florida International University and a M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art in 1991.
Baselitz, Georg
Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 1938) is a German painter who studied in the former East Germany, before moving to what was then the country of West Germany.

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Baskin, Leonard

Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.

Basquiat, Jean Michel
Basquiat, Jean-Michel 1960–88, American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Born into a middle-class Haitian and Puerto Rican family, he was a 1980s art star whose rise and fall were rapid, dramatic, and emblematic of the era.