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Blaustein, Alan
Alan Blaustein is a photographer with a singular focus. For the past twelve years, he has worked on a photographic series of public benches and their surroundings. His images evoke a contemplative mood, a sense of tranquillity and timelessness, while the benches themselves suggest community and social interaction.
Bleckner, Ross
Ross Bleckner grew up in Hewlett, Long Island, New York; drawing all the time without being aware that other artists existed. He was the middle child between two sisters; his father manufactures electronic parts He attended New York University where Sol Lewitt, Chuck Close and others were his teachers.
Jan Blencowe | Clinton, Connecticut USA Jan.blencowe@comcast.net www.janblencowe.com Practically born with a crayon in her hand, Jan Blencowe considers visual art her first language. She has been drawing and painting for as long as she has been talking.
Karl Blossfeldt was a photographer in fin-de-siécle Berlin. Blossfeldt’s photographs are devoted entirely to plant features: leaves, buds, seed pods, tendrils and twigs; drawing focus from their sinuous forms. In 1899, Blossfeldt began teaching design at the School of Decorative Arts in Berlin.
Bluemner, Oscar
Born near Hanover, Germany, Oscar Bluemner early followed in the architectural careers of his father and grandfather. In the early 1880s, he studied painting and architecture at the Royal Academy of Design in Berlin and then traveled to America hoping unsuccessfully for an architectural commission with the 1893 World Exposition in Chicago.
Bluhm, Norman

Norman Bluhm (March 28, 1921-February 3, 1999), was an American painter classified as an abstract expressionist, and as an action painter. His paintings are also related to Tachisme and Lyrical Abstraction.

Blum, Cheri
A young woman who cherished things with a feeling of age and history. An artist who celebrated beauty in imperfection.
Boberg, Oliver
Oliver Boberg Biography 1965 Born in Herten, Germany 1985 - 1986 Studies in Art History at the University of Würzburg, Germany 1986 - 1993 Studies in painting, Art Academy Nürnberg, Germany 2009 Kulturpreis der Stadt Nürnberg (Award) Lives and works in Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Boccioni, Umberto

Umberto Boccioni (19 October 1882 – 17 August 1916) was an Italian painter and sculptor. Like other Futurists, his work centered on the portrayal of movement (dynamism), speed, and technology. He was born in Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Bodner, Daniel
Education 1986-87 Studied at The Art Students’ League, New York 1985 B.A. in Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison Solo Exhibitions 1994 Librije Museum of Contemporary Art, Zwolle, Netherlands 1992 Galerie Over de Dam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bofarull, Marti
Marti Bofarull was born into a family of artists at the Molins de Rei in Barcelona, Spain in 1965. His grandmother, painter Carmen Sala, was his most important teacher.
Bohne, Marcus
Marcus Bohne was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. His earliest art influence came from the goofy but venerable Mad Magazine, particularly the movie parodies that were drawn by comic artist Mort Drucker.
Bolenz, Ulrike
Ulrike Bolenz is a German born artist living and working in belgium. She works after vido stills or photographs of human bodies transferred on transparent media and reworked in a very graphic way. She has won several prices in Europe. Her website : http://www.ulrikebolenz.de/

Ilya Bolotowsky (1907 – 1981) was a leading early 20th-century painter in abstract styles in New York City. His work, a search for philosophical order through visual expression, embraced Cubism and Geometric abstraction and was much influenced by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bonachea, Vicente
Vicente R. Bonachea graduated from San Alejandro Academy in Havana, Cuba in 1976.
Bondone, Giotto Di
Giotto (Giotto di Bondone) c.1266–c.1337, Florentine painter and architect. He is noted not only for his own work, but for the lasting impact he had on the course of painting in Europe. Giotto reputedly was born at Colle, near Florence. According to tradition, he was a pupil of Cimabue.
Bone, Craig
Craig Bone's extraordinary paintings capture the magnificent beauty of Africa's native wildlife in breathtaking detail. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe (formerly Salisbury, Rhodesia), Bone's earliest artistic inclinations were evidenced by cartoon drawings of his teachers.
Bonet, Jordi

Jordi Bonet (7 May 1932 – 25 December 1979) was a Catalan-born Quebec painter, ceramic artist, muralist, and sculptor.

Bonheur, Isidore Jules
Isidore Jules Bonheur (1827-1901) Isidore Bonheur was born in Bordeaux, ( Gironde ), on May 15, 1827 and died in Paris in 1901. Isidore, the younger brother of Rosa Bonheur, began his studies of painting initially with his father, and subsequently at the Ecole des Beaux Arts.
Bonnard, Pierre

Pierre Bonnard (3 October 1867 – 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of Les Nabis.

Boos, Dan
Ohio-born artist, Dan Boos, has been studying and creating art since the age of four. Early in life, he was challenged with an inability to formulate words and to speak. His response to his disability was to substitute words with drawings. As time passed, he continued his study and practice of art.
Booth, Alvin
Biography 1959 Born in Hull, England 1989 Moved to New York, USA Lives and works in New York, USA Exhibitions 2003 OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, Duesseldorf, Germany (solo) 51 Fine Art Photography, Antwerp, Belgium (solo) Arte Fino, Zurich, Switzerland (group) 2002 Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic (group) Leipzig Mus
Bosch, Hieronymus
Bosch, Hieronymus, or Jerom Bos c.1450–1516, Flemish painter. His surname was originally van Aeken; Bosch refers to 's Hertogenbosch, where he was born and worked. Little is known of his life and training, although it is clear that he belonged to a family of painters.
Botero, Fernando

Fernando Botero Angulo (born April 19, 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist, self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, coming to prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958.

Bothwell, Dorr

Dorr Hodgson Bothwell

Botke, Jessie Arms
Jessie Arms Botke once described herself as a decorative artist with a flair for birds Born in Chicago in 1883, she she studied at Chicago's Art Institute and in 1911, Jessie moved to New York to pursue her artistic career. There, she worked in interior design and also created tapestries, friezes, and murals.
Botticelli, Sandro
Botticelli, Sandro c.1444–1510, Florentine painter of the Renaissance, whose real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi. He was apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi, whose delicate coloring can be seen in such early works as the Adoration of the Kings (National Gall., London) and Chigi Madonna (Gardner Mus., Boston).
Boubat, Edouard
Edouard Boubat Biography 1923 Born on 13th September in Paris. Lives in Monmartre 1938 Begins studies at the École Estienne 1946 Acquires his first camera, a 6 x 6 Rolleicord. His first photo is La petite fille aux feuilles mortes 1949 Shares a prize with Robert Doisneau at the Salon de la Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
Boucher, Carol
Q. When did you start painting? How did you get started showing art? A. Since childhood, I always enjoyed art projects, in school and at home. Public school teachers encouraged me to pursue art. In high school, my teacher urged me to put together a portfolio and to apply to art schools.
Boucher, Francois
Boucher (1703-1770), was a French court painter and decorative artist of the Rococo period who was influenced by Watteau and Tiepolo. Boucher's graceful and delicate style were well suited for his role as chief painter for the court of Louis XV.
Bouchet, Mike
2009 Where Do We Go From Here?
The work of Ton Bouchier is not about somebody else, but in the first place about himself and his relationship with the world. And because his world does not differ fundamentally from our world, we effortlessly recognize the situations his paints us.
Bouguereau, William Adolphe
Born in La Rochelle, France, William Adolphe Bouguereau began his studies in 1838 with Louis Sage, a student of renowned Romantic painter Ingres.
Bourgeois, Louise
A prolific artist, Louise Bourgeois created an immense body of work including prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture, the latter being the medium that brought her international attention. In fact, she was one of the first installation artists. She is also classified as an Abstract Expressionist because of her early activity in New York City.
Bourque, Pierre
It's tough to find two realms that are further apart than those of politics and visual art. Politics is an arena for bloodsport, littered with the shattered dreams and hopes of those who were either too naive, clueless, or thin-skinned to survive.
Boyce, Martin
Sculptor Martin Boyce, the third Turner Prize winner in a row to emerge from Glasgow, says he tries to capture the beauty in unloved everyday places. With Boyce's Turner triumph, those billing Glasgow as the second city of the British art scene may be doing the Scottish city a disservice. Boyce studied at the Glasgow School of Art in the late 198
Boyd, Banyan
Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts 1979 Selected Exhibitions: *indicates solo show Jan-Feb 2009 Coconut Grove Gallery, Coconut Grove, Florida Nov 2006 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Harmony Hall, Jamaica, West Indies March-Apr 2005 * New Paintings at The Kampong, Coconut Grove, Florida Nov 2002 * Dharma Studio, Coconut Grove, Flor
Bradford, Mark

Mark Bradford was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1961. He received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

Brady, Lee
A descendant of the innovative Civil War photographer Mathew Brady, Lee Brady has fittingly become an innovator with the camera himself. Through a voyeuristic lens focused on an ever fluid world, Brady’s new 21st Century Magic Realism captures in motion the sensuality of the human spirit.
Braemer, William
Exuberant, Vibrant and Prodigious are the recent words used by a New York City writer to describe William Braemer's unique talents. It would be hard to find anyone surprised by William's artistic success. Those who know the artist personally or professionally have come to expect nothing but grandeur and brilliance from this Cuban American artist.

Mr. Brainwash, often stylized as MBW, is the moniker of Paris-born, Los Angeles based filmmaker and street artist Thierry Guetta.

Brancusi, Constantin

Constantin Brâncuşi (February 19, 1876 – March 16, 1957) was an internationally renowned Romanian sculptor whose works, which blend simplicity and sophistication, led the way for numerous modernist sculptors.

Quiet and contemplative, Minnesota photographer Jim Brandenburg is one of the most accomplished and prolific wildlife photographers in the world.
Brandt, Federico
Venezuelan painter. In 1896 he began studying at the Academia de Bellas Artes, Caracas, under Emilio Mauri (1855–1908) and Antonio Herrera Toro. In 1902 Brandt travelled to Paris, where he attended the Académie Colarossi and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, as well as the studios of the painters Jean-Paul Laurens and Antonio de La Gandara.
Braque, Georges

Georges Braque (13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art movement known as Cubism.

Brauer, Bill
Bill Brauer has studied and utilized the concepts and techniques of Renaissance masters while adding a distinctly modern edge to each painting. The work is more about shape and placement than story telling. A single light source allows him to plan and control light and dark patterns in each piece.
Bravo, Claudio
Claudio Bravo was born in Valparaiso, Chile on November 8, 1936. He studied with Miguel Venegas from 1947 to 1948. He lived in Spain from 1961 to 1972; he moved to Tangier and has lived there since 1972. Bravo is a painter, draughtsman, sculptor and lithographer of exhaustive accurate realism.
Brenders, Carl
The artistic visions of Carl Brenders reflect his respect for nature. His precise and lively paintings capture the extreme realism of the birds, mammals and habitats he depicts.
Breton, Jules
Breton, Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis 1827–1906, French painter of rustic scenes and peasant life. His works frequently reflect a social and humanitarian concern. Breton was the author of two autobiographies.
Debra Bretton Robinson biography Debra Bretton Robinson is an artist residing in Chelmsford, MA and a participant in the vibrant Lowell, MA art scene. She grew up in Plaistow, NH and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.
Brevick, Janna

Jana Brevick
Metalsmith – Stylist
233-33rd Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112
206-852-0919 HQ@janabrevick.com

Bristol, Horace

Horace Bristol (November 16, 1908-1997) was a twentieth century American photographer, best known for his work in Life magazine. His photos appeared in Time, Fortune, Sunset, and National Geographic magazines.

Britto, Romero
Romero Britto (b.
Brizuela, Minerva
Minerva Brizuela was born in La Havana, Cuba in 1951. In her natal country she studied art with various profesors until she moved to Miami in 19XX. Minerva's signature are her Rooster fights painted in oil over canvas. She contributes constantly to various charitable organizations by participating in fundraisings and donating her time and talent.
Broodthaers, Marcel

Marcel Broodthaers (January 28, 1924 – January 28, 1976) was a Belgian poet, filmmaker and artist with a highly literate and often witty approach to creating art works.

Brooks, James

James Brooks (October 18, 1906 – March 9, 1992) was an American muralist, abstract painter and winner of the Logan Medal of the Arts. Brooks was a friend of Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner on Eastern Long Island. In 1947 he married artist Charlotte Park.

Brown, Judith


Judith Brown (born December 17, 1931; died May 11, 1992, New York City) was a dancer and a sculptor who was drawn to images of the body in motion and its effect on the cloth surrounding it. She welded crushed automobile scrap metal into energetic moving torsos, horses, and flying draperies. 

Brown, Cecily
Cecily Brown, born 1969 in London, is a British painter.
Brown, Alice Dalton
As a contemporary Realist using the medium of either oil on canvas or pastel on paper, Dalton Brown achieves beautifully detailed scenes of airy domestic views, breezy porch settings and dappled seascapes which inspire a romantic, meditative mood.
Brown, David Carter
As a contemporary Realist using the medium of either oil on canvas or pastel on paper, Dalton Brown achieves beautifully detailed scenes of airy domestic views, breezy porch settings and dappled seascapes which inspire a romantic, meditative mood.
Browne, Byron

George Byron Browne was born in 1907 in Yonkers, New York. He later dropped the name “George,” although his name occasionally appears as George-Byron Browne or George B. Browne. He attended the National Academy of Design in New York City from 1924 to 1928.

Mia Brownell was born in Chicago, Illinois to a sculptor and biophysicist. She has had solo exhibitions in major American cities including New York, Boston and Washington, DC.

Brueghel, Pieter
Bruegel, Brueghel, or Breughel, outstanding family of Flemish genre and landscape painters. The foremost, Pieter Bruegel, the Elder, c.1525–1569, called Peasant Bruegel, studied in Antwerp with his future father-in-law, Pieter Coeck van Aelst, but was influenced primarily by Bosch. In 1551 he became a member of the Antwerp Guild.
Buchanan, Beverly

Beverly Buchanan (b. October 8, 1940, Fuquay, North Carolina) is an African American artist. Buchanan is noted for her exploration of Southern vernacular architecture through her art.

Budd, David
David Budd attended the School of Architecture at the University of Florida at Gainesville from 1946 to 1948, and afterwards moved to New York. He joined the Art Students League in 1954, and frequented the Cedar Street Tavern, where he befriended fellow artists Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline.
Buddhi Solowenta VanRoos was born in Indonesia in 1962 of a Dutch father and Indonesian mother. Though educated in Amsterdam, he began his painting career at the age if 20 in Jakarta where he set up his first studio. From 1983-1985 he attended the National Academy of Art while participating in many group exhibitions.
Bueno, Pascual
Pascual Bueno was born in 1930 in the city of Barcelona. From a very young age he showed tremendous skill in drawing and painting. At 14, he entered the Provincial School of Master Painters in Barcelona, from which he graduated four years later. During those years, he combined his studies with decorative work at his father’s workshop.
Buffet, Bernard
Bernard Buffet was born in Paris, France on July 10, 1928. He entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1944 but worked mostly in solitude. He obtained an exhibition at the Gal. des Impressions d'Art in 1947 but attracted no attention. About that time he found his individual style and in 1948 won the Prix de la Critique jointly with Bernard Lorjou.
Buffet, Guy
I am not trying, says Guy Buffet, "to convey a message in my work.
Buller, Audrey
Birth/Death Lived/Active Often Known For - 1902 (Montreal, Canada) - 1984 (Little Compton, Rhode Island) New York mod figure-views, portrait, floral Methods * Easel Painting Styles * Abstract Figurative * Magic Realism * Realism/Representation/Realist Subjects * Figure/Figurative * Floral Motifs * Portrait * Still Life Associati
Burchfield, Charles

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (April 9, 1893 - January 10, 1967) is an American visionary artist. A watercolor painter from Ohio, Burchfield is known for his visual commentaries on the effects of Industrialism on small town America as well as for his paintings of nature.

Burden, Chris

Christopher "Chris" Burden (born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946) is an American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art.