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Aalto, Alvar
Sometimes referred to as the Father of Modernism, Alvar Aalto, born Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, was an architect and designer in Finland who made revolutionary contributions in building designs, furniture, textiles and glassware.
Aaron, Joseph
Joseph Aaron utilizes his artistic versatility to capture the diversity of subject matter that is uniquely Californian. His plein-air California impressionism depicting the California coast, hills and floral brilliance is the foundation of his art.
Aaron, Jessie
Born in Lake City, Florida, Jessie Aaron was a folk art wood carver whose subjects were animals, people and faces. He lived his entire life in Florida, primarily in Gainsville. Of mixed white, black, and Seminole Indian ancestry, he was one of eleven children. He left school before finishing the first grade to support his family.
Aaron, May Todd
One of Oklahoma's prominent artists, May Aaron was a long-time resident of Pawhuska, where she married a physician and raised a family.
Aba-Novak, Vilmos
Vilmos Aba-Novak (Hungarian: Aba-Novak Vilmos, til 1912: Hungarian: Novak Vilmos; March 15, 1894 – September 29, 1941 was a Hungarian painter and graphic artist. He was an original representative of modern art in his country, and specifically of its modern monumental painting.
Abadi, Fritzie
Fritzie Abadi was born in 1915 in Aleppo, Syria. She studied at the Art Students League (ASL) in New York with Nahum Tschacbasov. Her specialty is collage and assemblage, "small environments." Her studio is in New York city. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists, Brooklyn Soc. Artists, ASL and AEA.
Abbett, Robert
Robert K.
Abercrombie, Gertrude
Gertrude Abercrombie, a Chicago painter also deeply involved in jazz music, has worked with highly personal surreal images. She was a prominent surrealist in the 1930s through the 1950s in Chicago. She argued that technique was not as important as ideas and developed a style emulating naive artists.
Abrams, BJ
B. J. Abrams was selected by the President Bill Clinton Library & Thea Foundation to participate in the "ART ACROSS ARKANSAS CAMPAIGN." Original paintings by several artists will be touring Arkansas public schools during the entire school year to open student's minds to the arts.
Abreu, Juan
Juan Abreu, writer, journalist and artist, was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952. He has published three books: Libro de las exhortaciones al amor, Habanera fue and A la sombra del mar: Jornadas cubanas con Reinaldo Arenas.
Abril, Ben
Born in Los Angeles, California, Ben Abril is known for his paintings, primarily in watercolor, of California landmarks. He became an active painter who taught oil painting and belonged to art clubs in Laguna, Beverly Hills, San Gabriel, and Brea. His paintings are at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and the U.S.
Abts, Tomma

Tomma Abts (born 1967) is a German-born visual artist who is particularly well known for her abstract oil paintings. Abts won the Turner Prize in 2006.[1] The artist currently lives and works in London, England.

Acea, Francis
Francis Acea was born in Havana, Cuba, 1967. He graduated from the Havana Superior Institute of design in 1991. His early works include photography,painting and art direction for art magazines. His current works explore the notion of value in contemporary capitalism. As of 2010 , Acea lives and works in Miami .
Aceves, Jose
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Jose Aceves became a painter, muralist, designer, and sculptor who exhibited widely in the area of El Paso, Texas, where he moved with his family during the Mexican Revolution. As an artist he was basically self taught, although he learned informally from his friends Tom Lea and Audley Dean Nicols.
Acheff, William
Known for his highly realistic still lifes, often combining objects of the present and the past, William Acheff became a resident in 1973 of Hondo, near Taos, New Mexico where he has his studio in his home. He was born in Alaska and moved with his family to San Francisco when he was age five.
Acker, Michael
Mike Acker, known in the Midwest for his vibrant pastels and paintings, continues his explorations in acrylic and gold leaf. He combines abstraction with Asian themes to suggest peace and serenity. Acker was an enthusiastic member of the Arts Incubator for five years and now has a studio in the West Bottoms.
Ackerman, Michael
Michael Ackerman is an american contemporary photographer living in Berlin. His first notable work, "End Time City" was made in Varansi.
Acostaneyra, Carlos
Carlos Acostaneyra. Artist Cubanamerican. living in Miami Beach, Fl.
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Adach, Adam

Adam Adach (b. 1962) obtained a veterinary degree in Warsaw before emigrating to France in the late 1980s. While abroad, he completed the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Lyon and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA) in Paris. He returned to Poland in 2006 and lives and works in Warsaw.

Adam, William
Known as "Professor" Adam, William Adam gave art lessons in his rose-covered cottage at 450 Central Avenue.
Adams, Charles
Young Charles Adams moved from Massachusetts to Denver in 1876 at the age of 18.
Adams, Norman
A prominent 20th-century British painter of religious subjects, landscapes, and butterflies,, Norman Adams did both small and large-scale work in abstract and realist styles. He was an elected member of the Royal Academy of London, and many of his religious paintings are in church collections in England. St.
Adams, Wayman
Wayman Adams is known for portraits of prominent persons including authors, painters, political leaders, etc. His portrait of Booth Tarkington brought him early recognition, and he was known as a "lightning" artist because his portraits were completed in one sitting. Ethnic types constitute one of the most intriguing aspects of his work.
Adams, Anselm

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. One of his most famous photographs was Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California.

Addams, Charles

Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly darkly humorous and macabre characters.

Addison, Robert
Robert Addison worked at Ficho & Corley art studio in the John Hancock Building (where he also lived) in the 1970's and 1980's. Although he was well-known for his nostalgic paintings of serene neighborhoods, along with his carousel series, he also provided art for the advertising world.
Adickes, David
Sculptor David Adickes is known for a major project titled Presidents Park in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he created 42 portraits bust of American presidents. Each sculpture is twenty feet tall, and their size was the subject of much protest and controversy. However, a court ruling allowed them to stay.
Adler, Samuel Marcus
Samuel Marcus Adler (1898 New York City - 1979 New York City) was an American artist. He studied at the National Academy of Design, with Leon Kroll and Charles Hinton. He was Professor of Art at New York University, and the University of Illinois.
Adriani, Camillo
Camillo Adriani was born in Massachusetts in the late 19th century. He studied art in Boston. Adriani was especially well known for his vibrant portrayal of New England snow scenes. Several of his paintings have been published in color reproductions.
Afsary, Cyrus
Known for lush still lifes, landscapes, and portraits in oil, he also works in watercolors and pastels. He began to get attention as an artist in the early 1980s as an artist who obviously loved the Southwest.
Agam, Yaacov

Yaacov Agam (Gipstein) (b. May 11, 1928) is an Israeli sculptor and experimental artist best known for his contributions to optical and kinetic art.

Agarwal, Ravi
Ravi Agarwal, an environmental activist, leader of the NGO Toxics Link and an independent artist who uses photography as a medium, became a familiar name in the art world when he represented India the 11th Documenta, Kassel, Germany in 2002. He started wielding camera at the age of 13 and since then it has been a faithful companion to him.
Agasse, Jaques-Laurent
Born in Geneva in 1767, Agasse was the son of one of the oligarchic families who governed the republic. He experienced a privileged upbringing spending his childhood summers on their estate in Crevin. While at the estate he developed his love for horses and farm animals and spent his days sketching and drawing.
Agasse, Jacques-Laurent
Born in Geneva in 1767, Agasse was the son of one of the oligarchic families who governed the republic. He experienced a privileged upbringing spending his childhood summers on their estate in Crevin. While at the estate he developed his love for horses and farm animals and spent his days sketching and drawing.
Agrifolio, Michael
Born: 1963, Middletown, N.J. Hometown: Miami Beach. Media: Painting, sculpture, photography, multimedia.
Aguilar, Catherine
Four young female designers – Emily Holyfield, Janie Markham, Jacqui Hearn and Catherine Aguilar form ‘Amaiua’ a creative collective aiming to create new and exciting artwork. The abstract range they have created exclusively for IKEA has aimed to simulate the simple screen-printing process.
Aguirre, Amber
In kindergarten, Amber made her first ceramic piece. It was a blue ashtray with her palm-print in it. From the moment she saw that a malleable piece of dirt could be turned into a rock hard waterproof item, she was hooked on clay.
Ahl, Henry
Born in East Hartford, Connecticut, Henry Ahl was a portraitist, muralist, and landscape painter whose work reflected his exposure to the Tonalist style of the Barbizon painters. From 1911, Henry Hammond Ahl did canvases and murals with religious themes and decorated numerous churches in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.
Ahn, Chul-Hyun
Chul-Hyun Ahn (American/Korean, 1971)
Aho, Paul
Paul Aho is an internationally recognized painter and printmaker who has lived in the Palm Beaches for over forty years, earning considerable recognition for his service to the community and work as an artist.
Ai, Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, (born 1957, Beijing) is a Chinese artist, curator, architectural designer, social commentator, and activist.

Aizenshtat, Alexander
Without doubt Alexander Aizenshtat is an outstanding artist, although he is not well known. In consequence of his primary occupation of teaching Torah, he is respectfully known as Rabbi Alexander. So, Aizenshtat is a rabbi, a teacher. He teaches Jews to be Jews who keep the Law.
Aizpiri, Paul
Paul Aizpiri has a unique style reminiscent of Edvard Munch. Roughness in his brushstroke and use of bold colors, allow each of his characters and situations come to life with raw emotion.
Akakce, Haluk

Haluk Akakçe (born 1970 in Turkey) is a contemporary artist living and working in New York and Istanbul whose work explores the intersections between society and technology through video animations, wall paintings and sound installations.

Akil, Khaled
IN COLLABORATION WITH LAHD GALLERY Born in Aleppo in 1986, Khaled is a self-taught Syrian photographer among the top emerging talents in his country. Focusing primarily on social, political, and sexual issues abound in the Middle East, Khaled aims to portray the 'contradictions' inherent therein, in 'a way that is acceptable to the general public
Born in La Habana, Cuba on September 2, 1978. A self-taught artist, muralist and interior designer.
Alan, Craig
Rough-hewn wood and a field of wild flowers - Craig Alan's inspirations translate into an art that holds the viewer like a mountain vista. The elemental quality of his art, like nature, is a full range of texture - the fabric that defines a content of subtle tension and intrinsic beauty.
Albers, Josef
Albers, Josef 1888–1976, German-American painter, printmaker, designer, and teacher, b. Bottrop, Germany. After working at the Bauhaus (1920–33), Albers and his wife, the textile designer and weaver Anni Albers, emigrated to the United States when Hitler came to power.
Albert, Yuri

Russian artist Yuri Albert, a Moscow Conceptualist who divides his time between Cologne and Moscow, presents the English-language version of his project 'I want to make a picture so everyone says 'Wow!'' (1986).

Albert, Ernest
A distinguished theatrical and scenic designer who also became a landscape painter and muralist, Ernest Albert worked in New York, St. Louis, and Chicago. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1857, and showing early talent, he received the Graham Art Medal* at age 15, while he was studying at the Brooklyn Art Institute.
Albert, Karl
Born in Halstead, KS on Sept. 12, 1911. Albert grew up in Wyoming and moved to southern California with his family in 1923. He began painting about 1930 while working as a postmaster in Oro Grande, a small town in the Mojave desert.

Laure Albin-Guillot (1879-1962) was a Parisian photographer.

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Alcantara, QUIM
QUIM Alcantara (Sao Paulo SP, Brazil – 1981) paints current issues like the global warming to make people think about it, but without forgetting the beauty of art so that they can enjoy the paintings.
Aldrich, George
One of South Bend, Indiana's best-known landscape painters of the 20th century, George Ames Aldrich became most associated with richly painted impressionist landscapes with water of Brittany and Normandy. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on June 3, 1872. His early art experience took place in the 1890's while living in Europe.
Meg Alexander is a Boston-based artist, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Alexander, John
Born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where he had first-hand knowledge of the tough life of steel workers, John White Alexander became one of the most prominent, fashionable artists in New York City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Alf, Martha

Alfonzo, Carlos

Carlos Alfonzo Born in Havana, (1950-1991). Noted Cuban-American painter utilizing multiple symbolic and iconic themes from his native homeland.

Alken, Henry
A keen huntsman, Henry Alken painted what he loved best: hunting and coaching scenes. The most famous of the Alken family of painters, Henry was born in London in 1785. When viewing his paintings, it is easy to see how they reflect his true knowledge of hunting.
Alkhas, Hannibal
Hannibal Alkhas (1930 – 2010) was a sculptor, painter and author. He was born in 1930 in Iran into an ethnic Assyrian and Christian family and spent his childhood and teenage years in Kermanshah, Ahwaz and Tehran.
Allen, W. Andre Allen
Willard Andre Allen is a self-taught artist from New England. Born in 1965, he is a graduate of the Art Institute of America where he received his Associate Degree in Advertising and Marketing . Andre never knew that he had talent in fine art.
Allen, Elizabeth
These words describe the work of Elizabeth Allen, a New Orleans native who calls New York City home for now.
Alliou, Michel
né le 2 novembre 1972 vit et travaille à bormes les mimosas(var) expositions personnelles (extrait) 2010 médiathèque municipale, le cannet des maures 2009 uGoT design by ToGu architecture, marseille 2008 la piaggia, miami beach (floride, usa) villa tamaris centre d’art, la seyne-sur-mer, direction : Robert Bonaccorsi 2004 - artiste à domicil
Allison, Vera
Born in San Francisco, CA on December 5, 1902. After earning a B.A. degree at UC Berkeley, Allison worked in commercial art for Foster & Kleiser (billboards). Following her marriage to artist George Gaethke in 1929, she lived in Berkeley. Working in gouache, she painted scenes of the area around her home and designed jewelry.
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, although born in Holland, settled in London and took British nationality in 1873. Like his Dutch contemporaries, Alma-Tadema mastered the art of genre painting, specializing in historical genre scenes. However, following a trip to Pompeii in the late 1860s, his style and ideas changed, turning more to the ancient world.
Almanza, Rene
Originally from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, where he was born in 1979, Rene Almanza graduated from the School of Visual Arts of the UANL (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León).
Alston, Charles
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Charles Alston was a long-time instructor at the Art Students League of New York and was known for his grasp of abstract design and his ability to express in his artwork the social forces that where shaping America at that time.
Alterera, Sebastian
Sebastian Alterera was born in New York City in 1964. Although his family was financially challenged, Alterera’s mother supplemented their income selling her amateur sculpture throughout Greenwich Village.
Altoon, John

Alvarez, Mabel
Combining both modernism and realism, Mabel Alvarez became a well-known 20th century West Coast female artist of portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. She was born in Waialua, near the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii, and moved to California with her family who had made vast amounts of money from buying and selling land in Honolulu.
Amaral, Lazaro
My work deals with my reaction to the world at the moment that I’m living . Whether it is expressing myself in my work or creating an environment, I don’t stay with one medium. Rather, I explore all of them. I do know that my skills in drawing and print making have brought me personal success in telling a story to the viewer.