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Baumeister, Willi
Willi Baumeister, 1889–1955, German artist. Influenced by primitive art and Miro's surrealism, Baumeister created abstractions that contain mechanical and organic forms. In later works (e.g., Reddish Relief with Sand, 1950; Baumeister Coll., Stuttgart) he included ideographic signs in his compositions.
Bawa, Manjit
Manjit Bawa was born in 1941 in Dhuri,Punjab.Bawa's older brothers encouraged him to pursue art. He studied fine arts at the College of Art, New Delhi between 1958 and 1963, where his professors included Somnath Hore, Rakesh Mehra, Dhanaraj Bhagat and B.C. Sanyal. "But I gained an identity under Abani Sen.
Bawayah, Raed
Raed Bawayah is a palestinian photographer born in Qatanna (Palestine) in 1971. He works in Paris an Palestine. His work has been shown in Arles
Bayer, Herbert
Born in Haag, Austria, Herbert Bayer had a 60-year career that included abstract and surrealist painting, sculpture, environmental art, industrial design, architecture, graphic design, lithography, photography and tapestry.
Ed Baynard's successful career in fine art has spanned almost 30 years, and it all began with his first one-person exhibition in Spain in 1970. Since that time, Ed has been the focus of 50 solo exhibitions throughout the world.
Bazile, Castera
Haitian painter born in Jacmel (Haiti) 1923 - Died 1965
Beach, Christine
For more than two decades after graduation, Christine Beach has ventured in book design, private collection murals and portraits. She has experience with a wide variety of mediums and she specializes in Watercolors. She is based in Stamford, Connecticut. Christine paints from her dreams, inspirations from nature, abstract ideas and emotions.
Beals, Sharon
Photographer Sharon Beals was born in Seattle, Washington in 1945. Having served an apprenticeship in photography, Sharon moved to San Francisco in 1979 where she began her commercial photography career. It was during this time that her personal work became increasingly dominated by pictures of cats and dogs.
Beamer, Billy Bob
Billy Bob Beamer's artwork usually occupies an area the physical size of a post-it note or two. The artwork unusually exists on a few planes...viewed from arm's length as an interesting image....viewed up close, like you might lean into a painting on a wall....and viewed under a glass for magnification, the unfolding begins.
Beard, James
Born in Buffalo, New York, James Beard was a self-taught artist known for children's portraits, often posed with domestic pets.
Bearden, Romare
The work of Romare Bearden embodies the black experience in 20th-century America. The influences which inspired Bearden throughout his lifetime were many and varied. He grew up in New York during the Harlem Renaissance in a household regularly visited by jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.
Beardsley, Aubrey Vincent

Becher, Bernd and Hilla

Bernd Becher (born August 20, 1931 in Siegen; died June 22, 2007 in Rostock) and Hilla Becher, née Wobeser (born September 2, 1934 in Potsdam) were a German artist couple, best known for their photographic images of industrial buildings.

Becker, Rick
Inspiration for my landscapes is drawn from the Karoo. There is something about the Karoo that resonates with my soul. The vast space, crisp skies, unusual rock formations and “koppies”, coupled with the solitude of the area enable one to find rest from the hectic and often destructive way of life considered the ‘norm’.
Bedia, Jose
Jose Bedia 1959 Born in Havana, Cuba 1976 School of Art of San Alejandro Havana, Cuba 1981 Superior Institute of Art Havana, Cuba 1982 Gran Premio del Salon del Paisaje Havana, Cuba 1986 Premio de la II Bienale de la Havana Havana, Cuba 1991 Emigrated to México 1993 Moved to the United States 1994 Guggenheim Mem.
Beecher, Ross Palmer
Ross Palmer Beecher is a Seattle mixed media artist who has developed a highly personal iconography based on American history, folk tales, colonial American art and aspects of contemporary American pop culture.
Beenteha, Majeed
Majeed, a self-taught aspiring photographer and filmmaker was born in Esfahan, Iran. His first foray into filmmaking was a short experimental piece entitled Cirque Shab (Night Circus), a film that dealt with the place and role of women in Iranian society.

Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm (August 24, 1872 – May 20, 1956) was an English essayist, parodist and caricaturist. Born in London, England at 57 Palace Gardens Terrace, Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was the youngest of nine children of a Lithuanian-born grain merchant.

Behrens, Howard
Howard Behrens' paintings are distinctively textured and brilliantly illuminated land and seascapes evoking memories of romantic interludes in exotic settings, often encompassing familiar architecture and promenades.
Bekaert, Piet
It is through his unique treatment of light that artist Piet Bekaert achieves his most remarkable images. His magnificent use of light produces paintings which are pristine, lush and mysterious. "Each object in the universe 'takes the light' in its own unique way.
Bell, Cecil
Cecil Bell was born in Seattle, WA in 1906, and he later moved to Staten Island, NY. It was in New York City where he found the inspiration for his work, the city and its people, focusing on daily life subjects. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League with John Sloan.
Bell, Charles
A photo-realist painter of large-scale still life, Charles Bell sought with his painting to bring pictorial majesty and wonder to the mundane. Much of his subject matter was vintage toys, gumball machines, and dolls and action figures, many of them arranged in classical poses. He was based in New York City and born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Bell, Larry
A minimalist sculptor, Larry Bell first created shaped canvases and then turned to sculpture in the early 1960s.
Bell, Alistair
Born in Darlington, England in 1913, Alistair Bell lived in Vancouver, BC from 1929 until his death in 1997. Bell was principally a self-taught printmaker who spent his life mastering the techniques of drypoint, etching, wood engraving and woodcutting.
Bellas, Bruce (of L.A.)

Bruce Bellas (1909-1974), better known as Bruce of Los Angeles, was a school teacher in Omaha Nebraska before he motored West.

Bellini, Giovanni
Bellini, illustrious family of Venetian painters of the Renaissance. Jacopo Bellini (yä'kôpô), c.1400–1470, was a pupil of Gentile da Fabriano. He worked in Padua, Verona, Ferrara, and Venice. Many of his greatest paintings, including the enormous Crucifixion for the Cathedral of Verona, have disappeared.
Bellows, Albert
Born on November 29, 1829, Albert Bellows would become an eminent American landscape and genre painter and a National Academician. He began as a student of architecture, then still in his twenties, he became principal of the New England School of Design. But before long he had to resign, in order to travel to Europe.
Bellows, George

George Wesley Bellows (August 12, 1882 - January 8, 1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, "the most acclaimed American artist of his generation".

Beloff, Andrea
Born on the East Coast and raised in Brazil and Argentina by Argentine parents, Andrea Beloff returned to the United States for a college education at the University of California at Santa Barbara. This is where she first became intrigued with the art of traditional Japanese papermaking.
Ben-David, Zadok

Zadok Ben-David (born 1949) is an Israeli artist working in London. Born in Beihan, Yemen, his family immigrated to Israel when he was an infant.

Bender, Sergei
Born in Russia, Sergei Bender was initially trained as an architect. A chance meeting with a gallery owner in London inspired him to make use of his design and drawing training, and he is now exclusively represented by this gallery, the Lucy B. Campbell Gallery in London. He divides his time between England and Russia.
Bendre, Narayan Shridhar
Bendre was born at Indore. In 1929, he took admission to the Holkar College, Indore and in 1933, he passed his B.A. examination from Agra University. In 1934, he passed his Diploma in Painting from the State School of Art, Indore. In 1945 he went to Shantiniketan and worked with Nandalal Bose, Ramkinkar Baij, and Binode Behari Mukherjee.
Benichou, Philippe
Philippe Benichou is a French-American artist currently living in Topanga, CA. Born in France in 1957, his mother, Arlette Oger, and his uncle, Jean Oger, were established artists in France. Philippe is also a highly respected figure within the performing arts field.
Benjamin, Karl
Painter Karl Stanley Benjamin was born in 1925. He studied at Northwestern University; University of Redlands, and Claremont Graduate School, California. His early oil paintings engaged both figurative and realistic imagery, and later became more abstract. After the mid-1950s, his paintings were more geometric with a hard-edged, abstract style.
Benjamin, Karl

Karl Benjamin (December 29, 1925 – July 26, 2012) was an American painter of vibrant geometric abstractions who rose to fame in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and subsequently produced a critically acclaimed body of work that explores a vast array of color relationships.

Benn, Ben
Ben Benn (1884-1983) Ben Benn was a pioneer American modernist whose independent style defied stylistic classification. Despite excursions into Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, Benn “seems always to have been a ‘subject’ painter.
Benoit, Rigaud
Rigaud Benoit (1911 – 1986) had become, well before his death, one of the three or four most highly prized Haitian artists. A native of Port-au-Prince, Benoit had been a shoemaker, musician, and taxi driver before making his living as a painter.
Benson, Lori
Artist, Mode,l Dancer, digital art photgraphy and pop art by artist Florida Lori Benson Lori Benson.com. Lori is a very ambitious and talented young lady who's energy has to be see to be believed!
Benson, Frank Weston
Sunlit summers spent along the rocky coast of Maine with his family inspired the acclaimed series of paintings for which Frank Weston Benson is best remembered.
Benton, Fletcher
Born in Jackson, Ohio, Fletcher Benton is considered one of the pioneers of kinetic sculpture.
Benton, Thomas
Likely the most important painter of the American Scene* movement, Thomas Hart Benton created a style and addressed subject matter that was uniquely American as well as specific to his state of Missouri, and that combined elements of modernism and realism. His signature painting was regionalist* genre, especially laboring figures.
Berenholtz, Richard
Richard Berenholtz received a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1974 and subsequently worked as a designer with I.M.Pei. During that time his hobby of photography became a passion leading to three one-man shows in New York galleries.
South African born, Zoe Beresford has worked in Los Angeles, New York, and the Caribbean. Living in London for the last 12 years, Zoe is extremely gifted and works in many different mediums, however watercolor is a favorite.
Berkowitz, Leon

Leon Berkowitz (1911–1987). Born in Philadelphia, Leon Berkowitz is best known as a Washington painter, having spent more than forty years in this city. Berkowitz studied at the University of Pennsylvania, the Art Students League in New York, and in Paris, Florence, and Mexico City.

Berman, Howard
At the suggestion of his speech therapist, at age 8 Howard was given his first camera, a polaroid. He enjoyed the instant gratification and the notion of non-verbal communication. As his speaking abilities greatly improved over the decades, Howard was able to convince people to pay him for his photographs.
Bernard, Daniel-Vincent
Born in Quebec Canada 1956 ....1975-1980: Worked with Jordi Bonet, Groupe PARA Manoir Campbell, Mont-Saint-Hilaire 1982-1985: Studied in Les Arts plastiques, Université du Québec à Montréal Profession: Painter, sculptor
Bernhardt, Katherine
Katherine Bernhardt (born 1975; Clayton, Missouri) is an internationally renowned artist based in Brooklyn, New York, United States.She has been showing her work internationally since 2000. She paints portraits of women based on pictures from glossy magazines and well-known consumer symbols using acrylics, acrylic paint, all in an expressionistic,
Bernini, Giovanni
Bernini, Giovanni Lorenzo or Gianlorenzo, 1598–1680, Italian sculptor and architect, b. Naples. He was the dominant figure of the Italian baroque. After receiving early training from his father, Pietro (1562–1629), an accomplished Florentine sculptor, Bernini worked mainly in Rome.
Berry, Allison
Allison Berry (b. 1969)
Berryman, Peter
Peter Berryman was born in New York City and raised in Arizona. He received his degree in art from the University of Arizona in 1967. He moved to Los Angeles, where for two years he worked as an apprentice in a bronze foundry. He traveled extensively in South America, Asia, and Europe, studying art and spirituality before settling in Australia.

Ingrid Berthon-Moine is a French artist currently living and working in London. Her practice employs a variety of media including video, photography, sculpture and text to examine themes relating to gender, technology and personal biography.

Bertoia, Harry

Harry Bertoia (1915 - 1978 ), was an Italian-born artist, sculptor, and modern furniture designer.

Après avoir pratiqué la danse classique dans ses années de jeunesse, Ode Bertrand s’est dirigée vers les arts plastiques.
Betancourt, Carlos

 

Betancur, Santiago
In May of 2008, Colombian artist Santiago Betancur, left his birthplace of Medellin, Colombia, and settled in Miami's flourishing Wynwood Art District. The cultural adjustments and language barrier wore thin the artist's initial excitement for his new home.
Beuys, Joseph

Joseph Beuys (May 12, 1921 – January 23, 1986), was a German performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art.

Bhatacharjee, Bikash
Bikash Bhatacharjee (21 June 1940 – 18 December 2006) was an Indian painter from Kolkata in West Bengal. Through his paintings, he depicted the life of the average middle-class Bengali - their aspirations, superstitions, hypocrisy and corruption, and even the violence that is endemic to Kolkata.
Bianchi, Tom

Tom Bianchi (born 1945 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American writer and photographer who specializes in male nude photography.

Tom Bianchi is one of the most published visual artists and writers in the world.

Biello, Michael
“Biello draws upon his experiences…transforming them into vignettes that seem like updates of Federico Fellini.” Philadelphia Inquirer Michael Biello is an interdisciplinary artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the American Crafts Museum in New York and the World Crafts Council in Vienna. Biello’s diverse
Bierstadt, Albert
The imposing grandeur of Albert Bierstadt's monumental canvases inspired a generation of American landscape painters. Born in Germany, Bierstadt was raised in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He returned to Germany in 1853 to study at Dusseldorf where he refined his considerable technical abilities painting Alpine landscapes.
Biggio, Carolyn
Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1958, Carolyn Biggio grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her formal schooling earned her a Bachelor of Sciences degree; but she later took up studies in art with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art. Other classes with his followers deepened her commitment, and her career path shifted to painting. Ms.
Billings, Henry
A painter, illustrator, muralist and art teacher at Bard College from 1953 to 1935, Henry Billings was active for most of his career in New York City where his work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the grandson of John Shaw Billings, who was a Civil War Surgeon and the first director of the New York Public Library
Birchfield, Charles

Bischoff, Elmer
Elmer Bischoff, second child of John Bischoff and his wife, Elna (née Elna Nelson), grew up in Berkeley, California, the second-generation Californian son of a father of German descent and a mother of mixed Swedish-Ecuadoran origin. He entered the University of California, Berkeley in September 1934, completing his master's degree in May 1939, and
Bishop, Isabel
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Isabel Bishop was a leading painter and printmaker in New York City during the early and middle part of the 20th century. Her subject matter was urban life of common people in lower Manhattan, and she showed great sensitivity to individual personalities.
For many years "Black Forest" carvings were thought to have been produced in the Bavarian Black Forest of Germany, (a beautiful forested area near Freiburg that stretches down to the Swiss border and eastward), but it has now been established beyond all doubt that they were sole province of the Swiss.
Blaine, Nell
Nell Blaine, painter of still lifes and landscapes in brilliant colors, created abstract work that gives the appearance of being done in a carefree, totally lighthearted manner but in fact is the result of years of disciplined study. It is also an effect achieved after rehabilitation from polio, which nearly took her life.
Blake, Jeremy

Jeremy Blake (October 4, 1971 – July 17, 2007) was an American digital artist and painter. His work included projected DVD installations, Type C prints, and collaborative film projects.

Blake, William

William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Blanch, Arnold
Born in Mantorville, Minnesota, Arnold Blanch was a painter of scenes of social-realist American life with mystical overtones and a child-like seeming style. He was also a highly respected teacher, lecturer and visiting critic and was a spokesman for the art colony in Woodstock, New York. He was married to Lucile Blanch.
Blanchard, Antoine
Antoine Blanchard was born in France on November 15, 1910 in a small village near the banks of the Loire. He was the eldest of three children and his father, a carver, managed a small carpentry and furniture shop.
Blanco, Dionisio
Dionisio Blanco was born in San Cristobal , the 9th of October, 1953.