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Short, MJ
I started in commercial art. I worked in graphic studios and print shops for years. When I moved from California to Alabama I couldn't find a job in that field. I let my art fall by the wayside and took up photography. When my husband got sick I took up drawing again. I now have a complete studio with art work in a lot of local area.
Sickboy is the name of a street artist from Bristol, UK, known for his temple logo and his 'Save the Youth' slogan. Sickboy moved to London in 2007 and his street art became prevalent particularly in the East End boroughs of Shoreditch and Tower Hamlets.
Signac, Paul
Paul Signac (Paul Victor Jules Signac) was one of the principal French neo-impressionist painters of his time.
Sikander, Shahzia
Shahzia Sikander (born 1969) is an artist from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Sikander is a Pakistani American artist, now living in New York City, who specializes in Mughal miniature painting and Persian miniature painting. She has also created murals, installations, mixed-media works and performance art.
Over 40 years experiences Well known among celebrities for my Barack Obama portrait paint, and nude drawings. www.siloamfineart.com
Simmons, Laurie
Laurie Simmons is an American artist and photographer currently working in New York. Laurie Simmons was born in Long Island, New York, in 1949. She received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 1971.
Simon, Taryn

Taryn Simon (born February 4, 1975) is an American artist. Simon’s artistic medium consists of three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design. Her practice involves extensive research, in projects guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification.

Simpson, Drew

Drew Simpson

Born 1977, Milton Ontario

2001-2003, Toronto School of Art, Toronto
1999-2001, Ontario College of Art and Design

Sitoleux, Jacques

Jacques Sitoleux est né à Paris en 1930. De parents originaires du Loir et Cher. il passe toutes les vacances de son enfance dans la vallée de la Loire, près de Blois, dans le petit village de Sambin, dont les souvenirs nostalgiques seront une des principales sources d’inspiration du graveur.

Sivo, Michele
Skeir, Shawn
Shawn Skeir's artistic practice is based on his long-standing relationship with fine art, graphic design, and colour theory. His art is rooted in an emotional, urban-expressionist style that echoes the movements of light and colour.
Slater, Paul
Paul Slater is represented by the Medici, Contemporary Art Gallery in London. http://www.medicigallery.co.uk/artists/Slater.htm 1971 – 74 Educated in Maidstone College of Art - 1 st Class Honours Still living in the UK.
Sleigh, Sylvia

Sylvia Sleigh -professional name for Sylvia Sleigh Alloway (born May 8, 1916, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales died 24 October 2010 in Manhattan, New York City) was a naturalised American Welsh born realist painter. 

Sloan, John

John French Sloan (August 2, 1871 – September 7, 1951) was a U.S. artist. As a member of The Eight, a group of American artists, he became a leading figure in the Ashcan School of realist artists.

Slobodkina, Esphyr
Esphyr Slobodkina (September 22, 1908 - July 21, 2002) was a popular artist, author, and illustrator, best known for her classic 1940 children's book Caps for Sale. Esphyr Slobodkina (ess-FEER sloh-BOD-kee-nah) was born in Chelyabinsk, Siberia.
Smith, Jaune "Quick-To-See"

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (born 1940) is a Native American contemporary artist. Notably her work is held in the collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts,  the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Smith, Hassel Wendall

Smith, David

David Smith was born March 9, 1906, in Decatur, Indiana. During high school, he took a correspondence course with the Cleveland Art School. In 1924, Smith studied at Ohio University, Athens. He worked as an automobile welder and riveter in the summer of 1925.

Smith, Shinique

Born 1972 in Baltimore and currently living in Brooklyn, Shinique Smith's artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Smith works in a variety of artistic mediums, including painting, sculpture, collage, and video.

Smith, Isaac
Isaac Smith, of Dallas, was born and raised in Louisiana. The son of a farmer, he spent a lot of time playing in the swamps, which led to his familiarity and fascination with animals. He began carving in the mid-1970s. He "finds" animals in scavenged pieces of wood, then, using a hatchet, carves and finally paints them.
Smyth, Janet

California School of Fine Arts 1950's.

Alexander Snehotta of Kimratshofen is an artist from the traditional quarter-Haidhausen Au in Munich, where he also acts. Previously he lived and worked in the equally famous Maxvorstadt-Schwabing district. Born in 1969, he learned from earliest childhood to the artistic work of his father, a learned journals and sign painter.
Snelgrove, Walter

Walter Snelgrove (1924-1995), a California landscape painter, was the winner of many awards for his dramatic pictures of the Pacific Coast, Mr. Snelgrove was known for his colorful, spacious images and almost geometrical designs.

Soares, Aldo
Born near Porto, Aldo Soares lives and works in Paris. His family left the heat of Portugal in 1965 to settle in northern France. After mathematic studies, he joined the capital in 1981 for a job in the public service. In 1987, after 6 years of boredom, he quit his job, and the following year, Zoom magazine published a portfolio of his portra
Soca, Otalio

Otalio Soca is a contemproary American photographer based in Miami, Flrodia. He travels the world to create unified curations of varying themes: shoes, faces, bodegas, etc.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Sofortkredit, Charlotte
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Soldevilla, Lolo ( Dolores)
Lolo ( Dolores) Soldevilla ( 1911- 1971). Pupil of Zadkine and Jacobsen.
Solomon, Syd

Artist Syd Solomon (1917 -2004) was born near Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He began painting in high school. From 1935-38 he studied at the Art institute of Chicago. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, Solomon was enlisted to help create camouflage for the California coast around San Francisco.

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Sonsini, John
John Sonsini (born 1950) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Sonsini was born in Rome, New York, he is a painter working with oils. His best known work is portraits of Latino day labourers; Sonsini offered his subjects their usual wage in exchange for sitting for the paintings. He has also made work based on gay male erotica.

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (27 February 1863 – 10 August 1923) was a Spanish painter. Sorolla excelled in the painting of portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes. His most typical works are characterized by a dexterous representation of the people and landscape under the sunlight of his native land.

Soto, Jesus Rafael

Jesús Rafael Soto (June 5, 1923 - January 14, 2005) was a Venezuelan op and kinetic artist, a sculptor and a painter.

Soulages, Pierre

Pierre Soulages (born December 14, 1919) is a French abstractionist painter. He recently had a living artist's retrospective at the Pompidou Centre.

From an interview in Brooklyn, New York, January 2006,

Soutine, Chaim

Chaïm Soutine (January 13, 1893 – August 9, 1943) was a Jewish painter from what is now Belarus. Soutine made a major contribution to the expressionist movement while living in Paris.

Souza, Francis Newton
Francis Newton Souza (April 12, 1924 - March 28, 2002), commonly referred to as F. N. Souza, was an Indian artist. He was a founding member of the Progressive Artists' Group of Bombay, and was the first post-independence Indian artist to achieve high recognition in the West.
Sowell-Zak, Elizabeth
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
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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.