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Baltz, Lewis


Lewis Baltz (born September 12, 1945 in Newport Beach, California) is a visual artist and well known photographer who became an icon of the New Topographic movement of the late 1970s.

Bama, James
A native New Yorker, James Bama creates photo-real figures and paintings that capture the old "wild west." He keeps a very tidy studio from where he converts his many photographs into paintings whose surfaces are so smooth and satiny that some people refer to him as the "Vermeer of the West" (McGarry 30). He graduated from New York City's High Sc
Banerjee, Rina
The Indian born, New York City based artist Rina Banerjee has a love of materials, heritage textiles, fashion, colonial objects and furnishings, historical architecture, and their ability to disguise, animate, locate their inherent meanings in her art work.
Banks, Virginia
Virginia Banks, a native of Boston, was born in 1920. She received her bachelor degree from Smith College in 1941 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. After her marriage to Arthur W. Freidinger, a psychiatrist, she moved with him to Seattle in the mid-1950s.
Bankston, John
The childhood activity of coloring is beneath notice for most artists, but not for John Bankston, whose paintings and drawings evoke a world of cyberfiction, slave narratives, fairy tales and leather-bar fantasies played out inside the lines of a coloring book.

Banksy is the pseudonym of a prolific British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique.

Barber, Sam
A late 20th-century Impressionist painter, he grew up in New York and earned a scholarship to the Art Students League.
Barber & Osgerby, Edward & Jay

Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their eponymous studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London.

Barbera, Jose
Jose Barbera was born in Valencia, Spain in October 1948. He began to paint at the age of 10. In 1957 he began his formal training in art. He attended the Art & Craft School in Valencia from 1960 to 1965, where he received a Certificate of Success in Art, and attended the Fine Arts High School in San Carlos, Valencia from 1967 to 1972.
Barchus, Eliza
Born in Salt Lake City, UT on Dec. 4, 1857. Eliza Lamb married John Barchus in 1880 and settled in Portland, OR where she studied with Wm S. Parrott. Her landscapes of well-known scenic spots of Oregon, Alaska, and California, such as Mt Hood, Mt Shasta, Yosemite, Muir Glacier, and Crater Lake, brought her great renown.
Bard, James
Born in New York City, eight years after Robert Fulton sent the first steamboat up the Hudson River, James Bard saw and reflected in his marine paintings the industrial development of shipping in America. He and his twin brother John Bard together painted more than 350 marine portraits, steamships and sailboats in the New York Harbor and on the Hu
Baril, Tom
In 1979, while still at the School of Visual Arts, Tom Baril began working as Robert Mapplethorpe’s printer. Having worked closely with that photographer, Baril soon established his reputation as a master printer. At the same time, however, he was quietly making his own photographs, carefully avoiding subjects close to Mapplethorpe’s.
Baris, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Baris is a Fine Art Photographer. Most of his photographs feature abstract imagery. Baris works with art consultants, commercial interior designers, architectural firms, other corporate clients and collectors.
Barker, Cicely Mary
Cicely Mary Barker (June 28 1895 - February 16 1973) was the illustrator who created the famous Flower Fairies, in the shape of ethereal smiling children with butterfly wings. As a child she was greatly influenced by the works of the illustrator Kate Greenaway, whom she assiduously copied in her formative years.
Barloga, Dennis
Dennis Barloga's experience with photography began in 1966, when, as a Peace Corps member, he received the gift of a camera to document his time in the Polynesian islands of Tonga. He was immediately fascinated by the challenge. Upon his return to the United States, he began to study commercial photography at San Francisco City College.
Barnes, Evelyn
Evelyn Barnes has been exhibiting her fine art photography internationally since 1971. She is a master of the black and white craft, who specializes in gelatin silver prints, and unique, one of a kind hand-tainted gelatin, silver prints.
Barnett, Will

Will Barnet (born May 25, 1911) is an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting the human figure and animals, both in casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds.

Barney, Matthew


Barney, Frank
Frank A. Barney, artist, was born in Union Springs in the Finger Lakes area of New York State on December 7, 1862. In 1886 he moved to New York City and enrolled as a student in the Arts Students League. In the fall of 1889 Barney studied at William Merritt Post's studio in West Morris, Connecticut until the spring.
Barnum, Tracy
Raised in England, Africa and the Middle East, Tracy Barnum now makes her home in Houston, TX. These colorful beginnings exposed Tracy to a fascinating variety of cultures, all of which influenced her creatively.
Baron, Hannelore

Hannelore Baron (June 8, 1926–April 28, 1987) was born in Dilligen, Germany, to Jewish parents who owned a small textile shop. On Kristallknacht, she saw the shop destroyed, her home ransacked, and her father brutally beaten by a Nazi storm trooper with a hammer.

Barr, Paula
The New York Icon Series was a natural outcome from my ongoing love affair with New York City. says Paula Barr. "These images were inspired by Oriental space, Walt Whitman, and the masculine energy that goes into building skyscrapers." Fine art photographer, painter, and sculptor, Paula lives and works in New York City.
Barraza, Mayra
Mayra Barraza (El Salvador, 1966) has shown her work internationally since the nineties in spaces such as the II Bienal de Lima - Perú; Casa de América Latina in Lyon, France; Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno in Grand Canary, Spain; Museo del Barrio of New York; and The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Barrett, Joseph
Joseph Barrett was born in Midland, North Carolina, in 1936 and studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Barrett, now of Lahaska, Pennsylvania, has been painting his entire adult life.
Barrionuevo, Olivia
Olivia Barrioneuvo was born in Mexico, where she studied Communications at the University Autonomus of Guadalajara. Later, she decided to move to Europe, where she continued her studies, and also began experimenting with the medium of photography.
Barry, Lynda
Lynda Barry (born January 2, 1956) is an American cartoonist and author. Barry is best known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek. She garnered attention with her book, The Good Times are Killing Me, about an interracial friendship between two young girls. The book was made into a play. Her novel Cruddy (2000) was well received.[1] One!
Barth, Uta
Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception—how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves.
Bartlett, Dana
Dana Bartlett is known for his landscapes and plein-air views of California and the Southwest. In 1922, he served as President of the California Art Club, and he was founder and the first president of the California Watercolor Society. Born in Ionia, Michigan in 1882, Bartlett moved to New York City to study at the Art Students' League.
Bartlett, Doug
DOUG BARTLETT is a collaboration between artists Nick Morris and Dave Bowers. Working out of Torquay, Victoria, they produce wildly coloured neo pop art. The process is raw, free and unplanned. They slap down slabs of colour and layer images at random.
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Bo Bartlett became an artist in the large scale, grand style of American narrative painting, an interest and talent he pursued from his teen-age years.
Barton, Loren
Born in Oxford, MA on Nov. 16, 1893 in the home of her great-aunt Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross. Loren came to Los Angeles with her family as a child and received her art training at USC and the ASL of Los Angeles under William Lees Judson and Rex Slinkard. While in Europe in 1929, she met Perez Babcock whom she married.
Barton, Macena
A painter, Macena Barton was born in Union City, Michigan. She graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago* in 1924 and held one-woman shows there as well as at Knoedler Galleries and Findley Galleries in Chicago. At the Institute, she was much influenced by the teaching of Leon Kroll, who in turn was influenced by Social Realism*.
Bas, Hernan

Hernan Bas (born 1978 in Miami, Florida, United States) is an artist based in Florida. He graduated in 1996 from the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

Bas Nuevo, Luisa
Luisa Basnuevo was born in Cuba and came to the United States via Spain. Received a B.F.A from Florida International University and a M.F.A. from Yale University School of Art in 1991.
Baselitz, Georg
Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 1938) is a German painter who studied in the former East Germany, before moving to what was then the country of West Germany.

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Baskin, Leonard

Leonard Baskin (August 15, 1922 – June 3, 2000) was an American sculptor, book-illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher.

Basquiat, Jean Michel
Basquiat, Jean-Michel 1960–88, American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Born into a middle-class Haitian and Puerto Rican family, he was a 1980s art star whose rise and fall were rapid, dramatic, and emblematic of the era.
Bateman, Robert
A resident of Fulford Harbor, British Columbia, Robert Bateman became one of the foremost wildlife painters of the late 20th century. This statement is reinforced by the fact he was voted Favorite Artist by readers of "Wildlife Art" magazine in a millennium poll.
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Batoni, Pompeo
Pompeo Batoni was born in 1708, the son of a goldsmith of Lucca and one of the most ostentatiously wealthy and successful painters of the 19th century Roman school. He carried out monumental church commissions and painted religious and mythological canvases, many for eminent foreign patrons. One of his teachers was the Master Sebastiano Conca.
Battle, Sarah
Sarah Battle graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1991 having completed a MA course in printmaking. While she was still studying in 1987 Sarah joined First Eleven Studio, the London-based textile design group, creating fashion and furnishing designs for a worldwide market.
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Batty, Scott
Painter, writer, and singer with The Art of Skinlessness born in 1968 in Manchester, UK lives and works ion Paris. He is the founder of the "chic primitive" movement
Bauer, Rudolf
Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953) was one of the originators of non-objective painting. This particular brand of abstraction emphasized total absence of forms relating to the objective world. Bauer was born in Lindenwald, Germany (now Poland) and took up art-making from an early age.
Baum, Walter
Walter Emerson Baum, well known as the critic for the "Philadelphia Bulletin" and for his landscape work, was born in Sellersville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in 1884. His entire life was spent in Sellersville, where he painted landscapes of the local countryside, and cityscapes depicting the antiquated architecture of his and other local towns.
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.
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Bazile, Castera
Haitian painter born in Jacmel (Haiti) 1923 - Died 1965
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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.
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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.
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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.