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Morshedzadeh, Farbod
Farbod Morshedzadeh was born in Iran in 1974. In 2000, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Tehran’s Azad University, known at the time to be the centre for avant-garde painters and scholars, and whilst there had the opportunity to collaborate with such renowned artists as Nosratollah Moslemian and Bobak Etminani.
Moses, Anna Mary Robertson

Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), better known as "Grandma Moses", was a renowned American folk artist. She is most often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age. Moses had ten children but five died at birth.

Moshiri, Farhad

Farhad Moshiri (Shiraz, 1963) is an Iranian artist currently based in Tehran.

Moss, Olly
According to Moss’s bio he was born in 1987 in the UK, that would make him 22 and British. But despite these shortcomings his work has caught the eye of the New York times, the creators of Lost and the execs at Capcom and Urban Outfitters. Not to mention sold many-a-shirts over at Threadless.
Motherwell, Robert

Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from Stanford University in 1937 and completed one year of a philosophy Ph.D. at Harvard before shifting fields to art and art history, studying under Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University.

Mueck, Ron

Ron Mueck, a London based photo-realist artist and sculptor, was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958. He had no formal art training and went straight to work as a model maker and puppeteer for children's television and films, including Labyrinth.

Mueller, Janet M
Paintings by Janet Margaret Mueller are bold abstracts created with enormous energy. Though the images appear to be simple, the meaning behind them is oftentimes complex. Strokes may represent people; large circles with wild dashes depict the Light.
Muhambe, Ivan
Ivan Muhambe (Afroivan Arts)
Mundy, Clarence O.

Clarence O. Mundy was born of English parents in Valparaiso, Chile, on February 25, 1920. At a very young age he moved to Santiago, the capital of Chile, where he did his earlier studies at a Catholic school. In 1940, C.O. Mundy discovered his passion for painting.

Munier, Emile
Biography Emile Munier was born in Paris on June 2, 1840 and lived with his family at 66 rue des Fossés, St Marcel.
Muniz, Vik
Vik Muniz (Vicente Jose Muniz), born 1961, São Paulo, Brazil, is a visual artist living in New York City. Muniz became best known for his 1997 series Pictures of Chocolate and 2006's Pictures of Junk but he has worked in many materials (dust, caviar, diamonds, paper, earthworks and pigment to name a few) and has exhibited his work in major museum
Munro, Philip Ross
P H I L I P R O S S MUNRO BIO AND ARTISTS STATEMENT Philip Ross Munro is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and has a background in Engineering from McGill University in Montreal and in Digital Media from City College in San Francisco. Mr.
Murakami, Takashi

Murillo, Oscar

Oscar Murillo (born 1986, La Paila, Colombia) is a fine artist working within the painting tradition — one work from 2012 is a seven-metre-long painting which he made in the private museum of Don and Mera Rubell. Murillo carries out performance works in order to contextualize his paintings.

Murray, Nickolas

Nickolas Muray (15 February 1892 - 2 November 1965) was a Hungarian-born American photographer and Olympic fencer.

Murray, Elizabeth
Photo credit: Chuck Close Born in Chicago in 1940, Murray earned a BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Mills College in Oakland, California. A pioneer in painting, Murray’s distinctively shaped canvases break with the art-historical tradition of illusionistic space in two-dimensions.
Muss, Sandra

Sandra Muss’ body of work is inspired by the majestic qualities of nature. This first exhibition in Miami is a highly personal reflection of a journey that incorporates the mysteries of life, the magical characteristics of light, the brilliant sun, the moving power of water and the strength of the elements.

Muybridge, Eadweard

Nabil, Youssef

Youssef Nabil (born Cairo, 1972) observes his life as if he were in a cinema, watching and witnessing every minute of his own movie. He is fascinated by the idea that in cinematic stories the actors are playing a game in which nothing is real, and if they die in the film they don't actually die in real life.

Nadelman, Elie
A sculptor of abstract human figures, Elie Nadelman was one of the first Beaux-Arts* style trained sculptors to experiment with abstraction in figurative subjects. He applied aesthetic theories he learned in Europe to American subjects and popular culture.
Nakoneczny, Michael
Born in 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, Nakoneczny earned his MFA from the University of Cincinnati and his BFA from Cleveland State University. He shares his time in Evanston, Illinois and Fairbanks, Alaska. His work is represented by Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago. Nakoneczny's etchings can be found at Davidson Galleries in Seattle.
Nara, Yoshitomo

Yoshitomo Nara (born 4 January 1959 in Hirosaki, Japan) is a Japanese artist. He currently lives and works in Tokyo, though his artwork has been exhibited worldwide. Nara received his B.F.A. (1985) and an M.F.A. (1987) from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music.

Nauman, Bruce


Bruce Nauman is an American artist born in 1941 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Bruce Nauman has been recognized since the early 1970s as one of the most innovative and provocative of America’s contemporary artists. Nauman finds inspiration in the activities, speech, and materials of everyday life.

Navarro, Ivan
1972 Born in Santiago, Chile 1995 BFA, PUC University of Chile, Santiago, Chile Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY S O L O E X H I B I T I O N S 2009 "DIE," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York "Nowhere Man," Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris "Nowhere Man," Contemporary Art Center Towner, UK "Threshold," Chilean Pavilion, Arsenal, 53rd Venice Biennale 200
Neel, Alice
Text from aliceneel.com: Alice Neel was one of the great American painters of the twentieth century. She was also a pioneer among women artists. A painter of people, landscape and still life, Neel was never fashionable or in step with avant-garde movements.
Neiman, LeRoy

LeRoy Neiman (born June 8, 1921) is an American artist known for his brilliantly colored, semi-abstract paintings and screen prints of athletes and sporting events.

Neri, Manuel

Manuel Neri (born April 12, 1930) is an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker and a notable member of the "second generation" of the Bay Area Figurative Movement.

Neto, Ernesto

Ernesto Saboia de Albuquerque Neto (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1964– ) is a contemporary visual artist.

Nevelson, Louise

Louise Berliawsky Nevelson (born Leah Berliawsky; September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American artist Nevelson is known for her abstract expressionist “crates” grouped together to form a new creation.

Newman, Barnett

Barnett Newman (January 29, 1905 – July 4, 1970) was an American artist. He is seen as one of the major figures in abstract expressionism and one of the foremost of the color field painters.

Newton, Helmut



Nguyen, Thu
I was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Being very shy, I spent much of my childhood upstairs making quilts, doll clothes, and painting, instead of playing with other children. My painting won Best of Show prize at a 1974 children's exhibition in Saigon sponsored by UNICEF. In 1975, my family was split up.
Nicholas, Thomas
TM Nicholas was born in Rockport in 1963. His father, Thomas Nicholas, is a National Academician.

Benjamin Lauder "Ben" Nicholson, OM (10 April 1894 – 6 February 1982) was an English abstract painter.

Noguchi, Isamu

Isamu Noguchi (November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades, from the 1920s onward.

Noland, Kenneth
A veteran of World War II Noland took advantage of the G.I. Bill to study art at Black Mountain College in his home state of North Carolina.
Nolde, Emil

Jan Norsetter is a Wisconsin-based artist. Her art degrees (BS, MA, MFA) are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in printmaking. Since graduating she has concentrated on oil painting, particularly Plein air, landscapes, still life and rosemaling.
Noskowiak, Sonya

Sonya Noskowiak (25 November 1900 - 28 April 1975) was an American photographer and member of the famous San Francisco photography collective Group f/64 that included Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

Novak, Lydia
Lydia H. Darvas Artist's Statement As an American painter of fine art in the Contemporary Modernist and Abstract Expressionist Style, I incorporate into this style the portraits and caricatures of legendary and/or famous American personalities who have significantly contributed to American history and culture.
Novoa, Glexis

Glexis Novoa renders cityscapes and their instruments of conflict like peering into a curio cabinet and coming face-to-horizon with societal apocalypse in miniature. His graphite drawings on marble are almost voyeuristic in their detail. 

Novoa, Gustavo

Gustavo Novoa was born in 1941 into a family of lawyers in Santiago, Chile. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts followed by a year of law school, only to learn that a career behind a desk was not going to satisfy his quest in life.

Nucara, Renzo

Born on 1955 in Crema - Italy, Renzo Nucara is a member of Cracking Art Group.

The Cracking Art Movement began on 1993. The artists involved in this movement are advocates of a new philosophy which uses materials whose most creative means of expression is through petroleum/plastics.

O'Donnell, John
John O’Donnell was conceived on Halloween, born on his father’s birthday, and raised in Montana. He lives and works in Connecticut. He is the founder of the TPSSF (The Puberty Survivors Support Forum) and the inventor of “Installage” (installation + collage).
O'Keeffe, Georgia

O'Klein, Boris

Boris O'Klein, born Arthur Boris O'Klein, (Moscow, September 26, 1893 – 1985[1]), a French artist and cartoonist. An anthropomorphic artist, he is known for his numerous prints and watercolors of dogs getting up to mischief.

Odelade, Tunde
ABOUT ME I am a self taught artist that has lived in London since my early teens. Born in 1974 in Nigeria, I moved to London in 1988. After spending many years as a self employed pharmacist, I decided to make a commitment to my great passion of art in 2012. My paintings are inspired from the landscapes of London where I grew up.
Okamura, Arthur
Arthur Okamura was born in Long Beach, California, February 24, 1932. He was interned at the Santa Anita Race Track "Assembly Center" soon after Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan, on December 1, 1941. After 6 months, he and his family were transferred to Amache Relocation Center in Colorado, where they lived for three years.
Olaf, Erwin

Erwin Olaf (Erwin Olaf Springveld) (born 1959 Hilversum, Netherlands) is a photographer.

Oldenburg, Claes

Claes Oldenburg (b.1929)

One of the most popular 20th century sculptors, the Swedish-born American sculptor, painter and pop artist Claes Oldenburg began his career in New York where he participated in numerous Happenings with artists including Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow and George Segal.

Olitski, Jules
Color Field painter, Jules Olitski was a GI Bill student in Paris, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1951.
Oliveira, Nathan

Olsen, Otto
Otto Olsen is one of the more mysterious Danish artists. Olsen never received any training in arts nor was he from an upper class family. Olsen was from a normal working class family and both Olsen and his farther worked for many years as machinists in a factory.
Olugebefola, Ademola
"Ademola Olugebefola was a pioneer in creating a new image of Blackness in the 1960s and 70s. With his colleagues, he presented images of a new African, one that encompassed not just the continental entity but also the diasporic reality.
Omiros, George
For Greek photographer George-Omiros, photography hasn’t always been a profession. A marketing professional by training, George worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, pursuing photography as a hobby on the side.
Ondák, Roman

Roman Ondák (*1966 in Žilina, Slovakia) studied graphic design and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava from 1988 to 1994.

Ono, Yoko

Yoko Ono (born February 18, 1933), is a Japanese-American artist and musician who is most widely known for her relationship with John Lennon of The Beatles. When Yoko first met John Lennon, she was an artist exhibiting in the UK.

Onofre, João

João Onofre was born in 1976 in Lisbon, Portugal, where he continues to live and work. Primarily creating performance-based videos, Onofre also uses photography and text. Many of his pieces appropriate a historical artwork, a song or a film scene as a means of addressing the ways in which performance might affect its content.

Opalka, Roman

Roman Opałka (born 1931) is a Polish painter born in France.

Joe Oppedisano is a New York based fashion photographer and also well known for his iconic gay photo books. His most recent works include the books UNCENSORED, TESTOSTERONE, and KNOCKOUT!

A hard man is good to find!

Orensanz, Marie
Marie Orensanz a passé son existence créative à mi-chemin entre l’Argentine, son pays, et la France, qui lui a servi de refuge pendant les années de la dictature militaire. Son univers profondément conceptuel aborde les questions du sens des choses, du langage, de l’infini à travers des installations qui mettent en scène des fragments (de marbres,
Orlan, Mireille

Orlan (born Mireille Suzanne Francette Porte) is a French artist, born May 30, 1947 in Saint-Étienne, Loire.

Orloff, Chana

Chana Orloff (1888 -1968) was a Ukraine-born Israeli figurative sculptor.

Orlov, Irena
IRENA ORLOV Website: http://www.irenaorlov.com BIOGRAPHY Irena Orlov, innovative, contemporary fine artist, architect, designer, illustrator, photographer is known for creating captivating works which are full of energy. Extraordinary versatile in her mediums, Irena could never imagine life without art.
Orlyk, Harry
Harry Orlyk was born in Troy, New York in 1947. In 1971 after graduating college, he went on to graduate school at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln . Over the next nine years, he was influenced by several Nebraskan artists.
Orozco, Gabriel

Gabriel Orozco (born April 27, 1962) is a Mexican artist, called "one of the most influential artists of this decade, and probably the next one too."[1] He was born in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and educated in the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas between 1981 and 1984.

Oshima, Yumiko



Ossorio, Alfonso A.

Alfonso A.

Osuitok, Isaac
Little is known about Isaac Osuitok, other than he was the son of the great Inuit sculptor Osuitok Ipeelee, and that tragically, he took his own life at a young age. The only reason we even know this much about the artist is due to an earlier contact we made with John Houston, who was the leading expert on Inuit artwork.


Tom Otterness (b. 1952 in Wichita, Kansas) is an American sculptor whose works adorn parks, plazas, subway stations, libraries, courthouses and museums in New York---most notably in Rockefeller Park in Battery Park City and in the 14th Street/8th Avenue subway station---and other cities around the world.

Oursler, Tony

Tony Oursler (b. New York City, 1957) is a multimedia and installation artist.

Overbeeke, Aernout
Born May 17, 1951 in the Netherlands. Taught himself History of Art at the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Being expelled from high school made focussing on photography possible.