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Sowell-Zak, Sowell-Zak
Elizabeth Sowell-Zak Artist Bio/Statement Elizabeth Sowell-Zak, is an artist experimenting in a multi-disciplinary practice (painting, sculpture, photography…etc,) whose work is inspired by the surrounding social and cultural environments of an academic influence as much as a bohemian existence, in the serenity of exterior landscape.
Spafford, Michael

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Speidel, Julie
Julie Speidel’s sculptures engage an extraordinary array of cultural influences, reaching back through antiquity to the stone- and bronze-age peoples of Europe, the early Buddhists of China, the indigenous tribes of her native Pacific Northwest, and on into twentieth-century modernism.
Spencer, Niles

Spender, Humphrey


Humphrey Spender (April 19, 1910 – March 11, 2005) was an English photographer, painter, architect and designer.

He went on to become a famous Fleet Street photographer and worked for the magazine Picture Post under the nickname 'Lensman'.

Sperber, Devorah
Devorah Sperber was born in 1961 and raised in Detroit, Michigan until the age of ten, when she moved to Denver, Colorado. From 1979 to 1981, she attended the Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, and in 1987, she received her BA from Regis University, Colorado.
Sperry, Robert "Bob"
Obituary by Robin Updike, Seattle Times Art Critic Copyright (c) 1998 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved. Robert Sperry, one of this region's most influential and respected ceramic artists, died Sunday after a long struggle with bone cancer.
Spooner, Robert
Robert states that his art is not about any one approach but is more about pushing and experimenting with various elements and techniques. The discoveries he makes along the way are what enable him to grow as a painter and fuel his desire to become a better artist. Robert Spooner was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1956.
Spurgeon, William
After attending art school and selling a few pieces back in the mid 70’s, William Spurgeon decided being a starving artist was not all that fun. He continued to paint and draw; he just had to get a job that also paid his bills. Spurgeon worked inside the homes of some very famous people.
Urban artist CS Stanley, (Indiana, USA) known for his delivery of pop imagery and commentary of today's political climate. http://www.csstanley.com
Phillip Stapleton My name is Phillip Stapleton, native of Lubbock, Texas. I am originally a master Stone Mason.
stapleton, phillip lee
Phillip Stapleton My name is Phillip Stapleton, native of Lubbock, Texas. I am originally a master Stone Mason.
Stark, Jen
Jen Stark (born 1983 in Miami, Florida) is a contemporary artist whose majority of work involves creating paper sculptures. She also works with drawing and animation. Her work draws inspiration from microscopic patterns in nature, wormholes, and sliced anatomy.
Steely, Rachel

Rachel Steely was always drawn to natural, organic objects and chooses to portray them with oil on textured surfaces. Often, she presents her subject in “dynamic still life” with a shift of time through movement or growth-decay.

Jay Steensma was born in 1941 in Moscow, Idaho. He received a BFA from the University for Washington (1962) and painted steadily for the rest of his life. Though primarily a painter, he also made sculptures, prints and photo-collages. Chalices, snakes, houses, clouds, and fish were some of his predominating subject matter.
Steichen, Edward J.

Edward J. Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. He was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work during its run from 1903 to 1917.

Stenger, John
Born in New York City, a nonconformist, artist and professional photographer. Stenger felt the call of the canvas from a very young age. Originally focusing on abstract Landscapes he later became interested in the work of the California pure expressionists, his present day work involves a blending of these two styles.
Stephan, John

John Stephan (1906-1995) devoted himself exclusively to disc paintings for the last three decades of his artistic career. These nearly square compositions, always just inches taller than they are wide, each comprise a central monochrome circle delineated from its ground by multiple bands of contrasting colors.

Stern, Irma

Irma Stern was born in 1894 in Schweizer-Reneke, Transvaal. She studied in Weimar and Berlin and had her inaugural exhibition in Berlin in 1919. On her return to South Africa, equipped with influences from German expressionism she had her first exhibition but that was dismissed as "immoral" and became subject to police investigation.

Sternfeld, Joel

Stieglitz, Alfred
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, and schooled as an engineer in Germany, Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) returned to New York in 1890 determined to prove that photography was a medium as capable of artistic expression as painting or sculpture.
Stieglitz, Alfred

Still, Clyfford

Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904- June 23, 1980) was a leader in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II.

Stokes, Charles
Text from portions of Sheila Farr’s obituary, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: It's hard to think of a Northwest artist more gifted, mercurial and omnivorously creative than former Cornish College of the Arts instructor Charles Stokes. Or one whose style had a greater influence on his students. Known for his virtuosity with water-based paint, Mr.
Storrs, John

John Storrs (1885 - 1956) was a pioneer American modernist sculptor who was born in Chicago in 1885. In 1905, he traveled to Berlin to study singing, but he soon decided to become a sculptor.

Strachan, Tavares

Tavares Henderson Strachan (born December 16, 1979) is a contemporary, conceptual artist whose multi-media installations investigate science, technology, mythology, history, and exploration. He lives and works in New York City and Nassau, Bahamas.

Strachey, Henry

Henry Strachey (known as Harry) was an English painter and art critic.

He was born in 1863, the son of Sir Edward Strachey and was a cousin of Lytton Strachey.

Strand, Paul

Struth, Thomas

Thomas Struth (born 1954) is a German photographer whose wide-ranging work includes depictions of detailed cityscapes, Asian jungles and family portraits. He is one of Germany's most widely exhibited and collected fine art photographers. Struth currently lives and works in Berlin.

Stubbs, George

George Stubbs (25 August 1724 – 10 July 1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses.

Stuck, Franz
BIOGRAPHY German painter, sculptor, engraver and architect. From 1878 to 1885 he studied at the School of Plastic Arts in Munich, then at the the Munich Academy. He at first earned his living by illustrating various magazines. In 1892 was one of the founders of the Munich Sezession. His Symbolist period is of this decade.
Suarez, Alexandra
I have instinctively made Mandalas or circular symbols for as long as I can remember. Their creation transports me into a meditative state acting as a link into a higher plane of consciousness. All the existential questions a child asks are what I continue to ex-plore i.e.; Why do we exist? What are we? What is God?
Suba, Miklos
A Precisionist painter who found Brooklyn to his hard-edge tastes, Miklos Suba (1880-1944) arrived there from his native Hungary in 1924. His early training as an architect probably influenced his views of buildings and industrial scenes.
Sultan, Larry

Larry Sultan, (b.1946 -2009) a highly influential California photographer whose 1977 collaboration, “Evidence” — a book made up solely of pictures culled from vast industrial and government archives — became a watershed in the history of art photography.

Sultana, Jacques

Jacques Sultana is a French artist whose paintings of naked men are very well-realised—photo-realist almost—but like a lot of gay art don’t do much apart from say “here’s a naked man.”

Summers, William Edward
In architectural & design circles, South Vancouver Island resident William Edward Summers is recognized for his low key luxury custom houses and country retreats, which emphasize ultra-comfort, enhanced security and the use of nontoxic materials. His commercial design skills are best showcased in artistic high-concept projects.
Sundsten, Francesca
Francesca Sundsten (Born 1960) is an American artist. Born in Hemet, California, but moved to the Seattle area at the age of three. She has also lived in England, Malaysia, Boston, and San Francisco.

Créée en 1758, la Fonderie Susse est aujourd'hui
la plus ancienne fonderie d'Art de France.

Cette maison internationalement réputée
pour la qualité de ses fontes travaille
pour les artistes les plus prestigieux.

Sutherlin, Stephano
Wow where do I start I love the arts I live, breath and eat the arts It keeps me going everyday because no matter what happens I Can always pick up a camera and photograph real life or dip my brust in paint and create an imaginary one how cool is that? Peace Stephano
Swaminathan, Jagdish
Jagdish Swaminathan was born in Simla in 1928. His education in art consisted of short spells at the Delhi Polytechnic and later, in Poland. It was only in the late 50's that he started devoting his time completely to art.
Sweet, Stephanie
Stephanie A. Sweet, fine art painter, is currently residing in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Sweet attended the College for Creative Studies (CCS-CAD) earning a BFA in Fine Arts in 2001 while studying traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and drawing.
Swinden, Albert
Born in Birmingham, England, he moved to Chicago at age eighteen to study at the Art Institute. In the mid 1920s, he moved to New York where he studied at the National Academy of Design and the Arts Student League. He was a student of Hans Hofmann and developed a strong interest in Synthetic Cubism and Neoplasticism.
Sze, Sarah

Sarah Sze (born 1969) is a contemporary artist who lives and works in New York City.Sze uses ordinary objects to create sculptures and site-specific installations.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sze graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University in 1991. She then received a MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1997.

Szewczenko, Konstantin
Konstantin Szewczenko (1909-1998) was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1909. He studied at the Warsaw Academy of Arts, and took part in various international exhibitions in Warsaw and abroad. His paintings depict mostly Rabbis and other Jewish subjects.
Sznajderman, Marius
Marius Sznajderman was born in Paris, France in 1926. In 1942 he escaped to Spain with his parents and moved to Venezuela where he lived until 1949. His early training as a painter and printmaker was at the School of Fine Arts in Caracas. His teachers were the painter Ramon Martin Durban, Ventrillon-Horber and Rafael Monasterios.
Taebi, Afsaneh
Born in Kashan, Afsaneh Taebi spent her childhood years in Qom, Jiroft, Kohnouj, Bam and Sirjan. In high school Taebi began her courses in calligraphy and worked with such masters as Mohammad Mirzaee. As a teenager Taebi turned to photography and animation work and went on to participate in programs in the film studios of Kerman.
Tafoya, Janis
My name is Janis Tafoya... I live in Farmington, N.M., and have lived in this area most of my life. I started painting after retirement and it has become my sole passion...
tafoya, janis
My name is Janis Tafoya. I live in Farmington, New Mexico and paint in traditional oils. My creative outlet directs the artwork, expressing feelings and emotions that words cannot express....please enjoy my artwork and I hope that in this turbulent world, with so many changes and problems, that it will give you a sense of peace.
Tafoya, Janis
I live in Farmington, N.M., and have lived in this area most of my life. I started painting after retirement and it has become my sole passion...
Taggart, Ginette
Daniel and Ginette Taggart founded Les Ateliers Taggart in 1974. It began as a small studio in Bois Verna, Port-au-Prince. The team was responsible for countless innovations, and contributed greatly to what the best of Haitian arts and crafts is today.
Tahir, Abbas
I am syed Tahir Abbas Rizvi. I am artist. My art work is the story of my own personal journey. The work comes from dreams, visions, and exploring my own imagination. Artist doesn’t need to wait for inspiration. His inner self can make him paint anytime. Ideas come to my mind and color scheme & shapes are surroundings.
Taiga, Ike
To his contemporaries Ike Taiga was an eccentric marvel, an artist who lived according to the promptings of his own inner voice, indifferent to the worldly preoccupations of those around him.
Takahata, Sanae

Born in Maebashi City, Gumma Prefecture, Japan; Sanae Takahata began showing her work in Paris in 1977. In 1981 she moved to New York City and showed her work under contract with the Zoma Gallery. She has also shown her work in Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka and Kyoto. 

Takis, Vassilakis

Takis is a leader of the Kinetic movement and a precursor of Street Art Performance. Mainly working with light and magnetic energy, he gave form to series of 'Signals', 'Music Sculptures' and 'Tele- and Hydro-Magnetic Sculptures'.

Tallon, Roger

Roger Tallon
b. 1929 Paris

Tanguy, Yves

Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy (January 5, 1900 – January 15, 1955), known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter. Tanguy was born in Paris, France, the son of a retired navy captain. His parents were both of Breton origin.

Tansey, Mark
Mark Tansey (born 1949- in San Jose, California) is an American postmodern painter best known for monochromatic works, elaborate paintings incorporating hidden text, images and symbols and his invented "color wheel" approach to painting, in which a large, wooden wheel consisting of three rows of ambiguous words is spun—the results noted for Tansey'
Tàpies, Antoni

Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies (13 December 1923 – 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art theorist. He became one of the most famous European artists of his generation.

Tarassova, Anastasia
Née en Russie en 1981, dans une famille artistique, d'un père artiste, et d'une mère professeur de musique, Anastasia, très jeune prouve de sa créativité. Elle écrit des mises en scènes en apprenant le français en Russie. Elle joue du piano et fait de la danse classique.
Tarkhanov, Mikhail Mikhailovich (Tarkhan, Mykhailo Mykhailovych)

Ukrainian and Russian Soviet Avant-garde graphic artist. Born in Zen'kovo (Poltava Region, Ukraine). Lived in Ukraine, than in Moscow. Studied in VKhUTEMAS.

Taylor, John
Raised on the Connecticut seacoast, and now living in Southern California, John Taylor obsessively resurrects forgotten vessels of America's maritime fleet. Spontaneously using materials at hand, found, and brought to him, he seeks the tipping point between the reality of objects and their ability to act as a nautical time portal.
Tchaikof, Joseph

CHAIKOV, Iosif Moisevich [Joseph Tchaikov] (b. 1888-1952)

Jan te Wierik a great artist that left the world of art too early. The interest for his work is emerging out of every corner in the Netherlands. His works have an explosive impact on many. At the surface his work refers to a combination of CoBrA inspiration and childhood fables.
Teague, Donald
Born in Brooklyn, New York on Nov. 27, 1897, Donald Teague studied at the Art Students League in NYC under George Bridgman, Dean Cornwell, and Frank DuMond and, after serving in WWI, with Norman Wilkinson in England. He moved to California in 1938 and lived in Encino until 1949 when he settled in Carmel.
Teller, Jürgen

Jürgen Teller (born January 28, 1964) is a German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer.

Teller’s work, in books, magazines or exhibitions, is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his mostly autobiographical un-commissioned images.

Tennis, Whiting
Whiting Tennis’s early works chronicled the settling of Jamestown and infamous massacres of Native Americans, while recent paintings and sculptures reflect a nostalgic view of the abandoned detritus of the American experience inspired by rural outbuildings, make-shift shelters, and mountains of discarded junk. Tennis was born in Hampton, Virginia.
Teplica, David
Fine art Photography and Plastic Surgery may seem like very different careers, but for at least one individual, they are inextricably bound. David Teplica, MD, MFA received the Trustee's Scholarship to complete the Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ter Heijne, Mathilde
Born in Straßburg in 1969, Mathilde ter Heijne creates videos and installations showing a world full of conflict, unrest and violence.

1961 born in Rostov-on-Don

1978-82 studied at Rostov Art School

1988-90 member of Art or Death group

1991-93 curated Tryohprudny Lane Gallery (with K. Reunov), Moscow

Since 1994 curated Vperyod ("Forward!") Gallery

1995-98 run the project of "School of Contemporary Art"

Terman, Shelly
Shelly Terman Canton was a painter, printmaker, and illustrator known for her sensitive figural works. Born Michelle Terman, daughter of a concert pianist and a businessman in Chicago, Canton began drawing as a child. She studied for a year at the University of Iowa with printmaker Mauricio Lasansky (b.
Terpning, Howard
Born in Oak Park, Illinois and receiving his art education at the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and the American Academy of Art, Howard Terpning became one of the best known and financially successful members of the Cowboy Artists of America. He had an eight-year apprenticeship in commercial art in Chicago and then moved to New York City where he sp
Terrier-Hermann, Philippe

Philippe Terrier-Hermann est un artiste français né en 1970.