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Jefferson, Jack

Jack Jefferson (1921-2000)

"For me each painting is such a unique experience that I can’t worry about its degree of similarity to the last one … Intensity interests me very much,and I hope this is a bond that will give continuity to the paintings." —Jack Jefferson,1962

Jeffries, Sarah
Sarah Jeffries' early work took as her subject matter the politically fraught area of nature verses industry and the manipulation of the environment, the highly successful resulting body of work, referred to by the artist as the barren series, evoked contemporary concerns about our lackadaisical attitude to the environment. During 2006, this direc
Jenkins, Paul

Paul Jenkins (July 12, 1923 – June 9, 2012) was an American abstract expressionist painter.

He was born in Kansas City, Missouri where he also spent his youth. He met Frank Lloyd Wright who was commissioned by the artist's great-uncle, the Rev. Burris Jenkins, to rebuild his church in Kansas City after a fire.

Jenkins, Paul
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Paul Jenkins was early associated with Abstract Expressionism and noted for his experimentation with pouring paint onto canvases and for heavily impastoed, illuminated paintings with spiritual, metaphysical qualities that set him apart from many of his peers.
Jenney, Neil
Neil Jenney: The Bad Years, 1969-70," at the Gagosian Gallery uptown, is an outstanding exhibition whose title invites a snappy retort: Both of them? Still, in those two years Mr. Jenney helped put representational painting on a new course and established precedents for the art of the 1970's, 80's and 90's
Jian, Ling
An established Chinese artist, Ling Jian paints strikingly sharp and beautiful portraits with oil and acrylic on canvas. He studied at the Central Academy for Fine Arts in Beijing, and later worked as a lecturer at the professional school of art in Boshan, China. Jian currently lives and works in both Berlin and Beijing.
Jin, Guo
Guo Jin was born in 1964 in Chengdu, China. A graduate of Szechuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1990, he participated in countless successful solo and group exhibitions in China, South East Asia, USA and Europe. His paintings of cherubic children in costume and play are easily recognizable and have become a signature for his works.
John, Chamberlain

John Angus Chamberlain (born April 16, 1927) is an American sculptor.

Johnson, Rashid

Rashid Johnson (born 1977) is an African American socio-political photographer who produces conceptual post-black art.

Johnson first received critical attention when examples of his work were included in the exhibition "Freestyle", curated by Thelma Golden at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2001—when he was 24.

Johnson, Valencia
Hi, Welcome to my biography page of art. My name is Valencia and I am a self-taught artist. I have been doing art as a hobby since the age of 5yrs old. I've always love colors and the beauty of nature.
Johnson, Sargent Claude


Sargent Johnson's (1888-1967)was one of the first Californian African-American artists to achieve a national reputation.

Johnson, Seward
John Seward Johnson II (born 1930) also known as J. Seward Johnson, Jr. and Seward Johnson is an American artist known for his trompe l'oeil painted bronze statues, and a grandson of Robert Wood Johnson I (co-founder of Johnson & Johnson).
johnston, johnny
BLUfengr, brings to life all things unique in a way few artists ever do by offering extreme versatility and diverse variations in each of his works.
Jones, Rod
I spent 25 years of my life being a commercial photographer, always considering that at some point I would shift my energies back to my original desire to create art with paint. While photographing François Gilot and her husband Jonas Salk, François rekindled the muse and refocused my creative photographic outlet back to brush and canvas.
Jones, Jerry
Jerry Jones was raised in the rural community of Rawls Springs, MS. The artist spent his childhood exploring the beauty of nature in nearby creeks and woodlands and still finds inspiration in the form and color of everyday scenes. The word “express” means to “press out” as in pressing the petal of a flower to “press out” the fragrance”.
Jones, Fay
Fay Jones is one of the Northwest's most recognizable artists. Her imaginative paintings can be seen around the city in public and private collections and in numerous public spaces (e.g., the Westlake Metro Station).
Born in Sweden, her grandparents were famous circus artists and her father is Adelaide based sculptor, Ted Jönsson. Marie emigrated to Australia with her family in 1972, and embarked on a highly successful career 'diversion' as an international model.
Joseph, Jasmin
asmin Joseph's parents were very poor and he was never able to attend school. As a young man he worked in a brick factory. In 1948 Jason Seley, an American sculptor teaching at the Centre d'Art brought some work to the brick factory to be fired. When Jasmin saw the sculptures he was inspired to try some of his own.
Joslin, Russell
There are few contemporary American photographers as prolific in the genre of self-portraiture as Russell Joslin. His haunting, honest self-portraits effectively balance artistry and self-confession, thus creating a sense of intimacy for the viewer with his inner hopes, dreams and fears while being part of his veiled, cinematic otherworld.
Julie, Dostie
As a self-taught artist standing outside the mainstream of the art world, Julie Dostie's style of painting is an expression of her restless energy and constant travels. Throughout her travels she has been inspired to capture the beauty and presence of the moment.
Julien, Isaac

Isaac Julien (born 1960, London, England) is an installation artist and filmmaker.

Julien graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1985, where he studied painting and fine art film. He founded Sankofa Film and Video Collective, and was a founder member of Normal Films in 1999.

Juvonen, Helmi
Helmi Juvonen (often referred to as “The Pearl of the North”) is an enigmatic figure in Northwest art history. She was born in Montana but raised in Seattle, and become fascinated with Northwest Indian art and ritual. During the war, she consulted on camouflage design with the Navy.
Kabakov, Ilya
Beginning his career as a children's book illustrator in the Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov became an internationally famous installation sculptor of the 20th century.
Kadish, Reuben
Printmaker, muralist, painter, sculptor. Born in Chicago, IL on Jan. 29, 1913. Kadish settled in Los Angeles in 1919 and studied at the Stickney School of Art and Otis Art Institute. He later taught at the Pacific Institute of Music & Fine Art and assisted muralist Siqueiros in Mexico and southern California.
Kahlo, Frida


Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.

Art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach (born 1953) lives and works in Amsterdam and is specialized in Dutch art. As a teacher and public educator he uses multimedia technology to present a rich tapestry of image and text information on Dutch art history both for the public at large and for fellow art historians.
Kallat, Jitish
Jitish Kallat is an Indian artist who works in varied media. He was born in 1974 in Mumbai (Bombay). He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art in Mumbai in 1996. Kallat's work incorporates varied media including painting, large-scale sculpture installations, photography, and video art.
Kandinsky, Wassily

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (4 Dec 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter, and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.

Kaneko, Jun
Jun Kaneko, born 1942, is a Japanese ceramic artist living in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. In 1942 he was born in Nagoya, Japan, where he studied painting during his high school years.
Kann, Frederick
Frederick Kann was born in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia in 1884. He studied architecture, painting, sculpture, and the applied arts at the Technical College of Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in both Prague and Munich. Kann became involved with the German Expressionist group Die Brücke, exhibiting with them in 1905.
Karamustafa, Gulsun

Gülsün Karamustafa calls herself an artist from Istanbul. As such she puts great emphasis on the location where the creative process takes place and that noticeably influences her artistic work. But this location was not always chosen freely.

Karolczak, Caitlin
Caitlin Karolczak (1984-) was born on Minnesota’s Iron Range. She received a BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2005). She resides in Minneapolis working as a professional artist and co-gallery owner of Spinario Design, a mid-century design and fine art gallery.
Karsh, Yousef

Yousuf Karsh, CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage,[2] and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Kasabov, Christo
Christo was born in Bulgaria in 1959, where he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, with a Master’s degree in painting and graphic design. In 1986, the year of his graduation, Christo joined the Union of Bulgarian Artists, with whom he regularly participates in group exhibitions around the world.
Katz, Alex

Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art movement. In particular, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Kaufmann, Isidor

Isidor Kaufmann (March 22, 1853, Arad - 1921) was an Austro-Hungarian painter of Jewish themes. Having devoted his career to genre painting, he traveled throughout Eastern Europe in search of scenes of Jewish, often Hasidic life.

Kawara, On

On Kawara (January 2, 1933 – July 10, 2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City since 1965. He has shown in many solo and group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1976.

Kawase, Hansui
Hasui Kawase (May 18, 1883 – November 7, 1957) was a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the chief printmakers in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. Kawase studied ukiyo-e and Japanese style painting at the studio of Kiyokata Kaburagi.
KAWS was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996.[2] After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds.
Keil, Peter
Peter Robert Keil was born in August 1942 in Züllichau I Pommern (now Poland). His father was killed in the early years of World War II. After the death of his father on the Eastern Front, mother and son set out to make their way through the chaos of battered Germany to West Berlin.
Kelley, Mike
Best known for his soft sculpture, especially worn and dirty soiled stuffed animals in sexual positions in cold, clinical settings, Mike Kelley has been a major figure in contemporary American art in the later half of the 20th century. A resident of Los Angeles, he was born in Detroit, Michigan, and from 1972 to 1976, studied at the University of
Kelly, James

James Kelly  (1913 - 2003)

Kelly, Ellsworth
Minimalist painter and sculptor, Ellsworth Kelly explains, "By removing the content from my work I shifted the visual reality of painting to include the space around it." Kelly was born May 31, 1923 in Newburgh, New York. He studied at Pratt Institute* Brooklyn, from 1941 to 1943.
Kenna, Michael

Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes.

Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard's printer.

Kenney, Leo
The painter Leo Kenney, born in Spokane, came with his family to Seattle in the 1930s. Seattle Art Museum director Dr. Richard Fuller gave him a solo show at the museum in 1949 -- when he was just 24 -- and he remains one of the youngest artists ever to have received this recognition.
Kenny, Sean
www.smklight.com Influenced by the Bible, Quantum Physics, Jungian Psychology and Philosophy, I have been exploring new ways to express my art. Ironically, it was one of my earliest explorations... light. Started it when I was 3, perfected it now, I am 43. Yet as I draw my sword, it is the sword of truth. Mind stretching....
Kent, Rockwell
Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, New York, the same year as fellow American artists George Bellows and Edward Hopper. His family heritage was German; Kent spoke the language from his childhood and throughout his life would form many close friendships with those of a German cultural background.
Kentridge, William

Kepes, Gyorgy
György Kepes (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, designer, educator and art theorist. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus (later the School of Design, then Institute of Design, then Illinois Institute of Design or IIT) in Chicago.
kessler, greg
Greg Kessler graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in 1987 and an MFA in 1990. Kessler had solo shows at the George Billis Gallery in New York, Adair Margo in Texas, and the Cy Katzen Gallery in Washington, D.C. among others.
Keyes, Josh
Josh Keyes' style is reminiscent of the diagrammatic vocabulary found in scientific textbook illustrations that often express through a detached and clinical viewpoint an empirical representation of the natural world.
Keyworth, Jones
Jones Keyworth was born in London in 1980, but spent her childhood in the Sussex countryside. She completed degrees in English Literature, Art, Creative Writing at Chichester University before going on to study Art History at Cambridge.
Khouja, Akram
Akram Khouja (Akh Graphique)
Kiefer, Anselm

Kielnhofer, Manfred

Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria in 1968.

Manfred Kielnhofer * January 28, 1967 in Haslach an der Mühl; is an Austrian painter, sculptor and Photographer. Life Kielnhofer visited the technical College Linz where he took his final exam in 1995. he was engaged with technique and design and art on building lead him to his special way of art. Since 2000 he lives as an free artist in Linz.
Kienbusch, William
William Kienbusch first painted in Maine in 1934, eventually taking up residence on Great Cranberry Isle in 1962. Born in New York City, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University, he studied at the Art Students League in New York with Raphael Soyer and John Sloan.
Kienholz, Edward


Edward Kienholz (October 23, 1927 – June 10, 1994) was an American installation artist whose work was highly critical of aspects of modern life.

Kienholz, Nancy Reddin

Nancy Reddin Kienholz (b 1943) first met Edward Kienholz in Los Angeles in 1972. Ed bought and sold used cars and traded handy work for a living until 1951, when he began work as an artist, using brooms instead of paintbrushes. 

Neither wife nor husband ever received formal art training.

Kim, Arnie
Creator of 12 inch tall Bruce Lee collectible action figures. Currently living in South Korea.
Kimmel, Keith
Feb 4, 2010 !! freakin' LIVE! (a live painting event by Keith Kimmel known as the art of kEith) | Broward County Historical Commission Grand Opening | 4 - 6 pm 301 S.W.
Kimura, Risaburo

Born 1924.

Risaburo Kimura was born in Yokusaka in Japan. He studied education and philosophy at the universities at Yokohama and Tokyo. In the 1960s he moved to New York and became an internationally recognized artist.

Kingman, Dong
Dong Kingman, the world-renowned artist and teacher, died in his sleep on May 12, 2000 at age 89 in his home in Manhattan. The cause was pancreatic cancer. He was a master of watercolor.
Kisling, Moise

Moise Kisling (January 22, 1891 – April 29, 1953) was a Polish painter.

Born in Kraków, Austria-Hungary, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków, where he was encouraged to travel to the center for artistic creativity in the early 20th century, Paris, France.

Kitaj, Ronald Brooks (R.B.)

Ronald Brooks Kitaj (29 October 1932 – 21 October 2007) (pronounced ki-TIE) was an American artist who spent much of his life in England.

Kitaj, Ronald
Ronald Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932. He took the additional name of his mother's second husband, Dr. Walter Kitaj, a Viennese Jew. At an early age, he developed a compassion for persons less fortunate and became dedicated to socialism, which had a lasting effect on his life and work.
Klee, Paul

Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss painter and a German painter.[a] His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism.

Klein, William

William Klein (born in New York, New York on April 19, 1928) is a photographer and filmmaker noted to for his ironic approach  to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.

Klein, Yves
Yves Klein was born in Nice, France on April 28, 1928. He was self-taught in art. He served in the French army while stationed in Germany. In 1962 he married Rotraut Uecker and they had a son, Yves, who was raised by his mother after his father's untimely death in 1962.
Klimt, Gustav
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects.
Kline, Franz

Franz Kline, born Franz Jozef Kline, (May 23, 1910 – May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist painters who were centered, geographically, around New York, and temporally, in the 1940s and 1950s; but not limited to that setting.

Kluge, Constantine
Born of Russian parents in Riga, he emigrated to Manchuria in 1919. There he studied the local dialect which deepend his fascination with Chinese calligraphy. Kluge graduated from the French College in Shanghai and at age 19 decided to travel to France to study architecture.