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  1. Bob Ross - Wikipedia

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    Robert Norman Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor and television host.He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

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  2. Vincent van Gogh - Wikipedia

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    Vincent Willem van Gogh ( Dutch: [ˈvɪnsənt ˈʋɪləm vɑŋ ˈɣɔx] ( listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of ...

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  4. Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath - Wikipedia

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    Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (6 May 1932 – 4 April 2020), styled Viscount Weymouth between 1946 and 1992, was an English peer and landowner, owner of the Longleat estate, who sat in the House of Lords from 1992 until 1999, and also an artist and author.

  5. William Bailey, Modernist Figurative Painter, Dies at 89 ...

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    Apr 18, 2020 · April 18, 2020. William Bailey, whose pristine, idealized still lifes and female nudes made him one of the leading figures in the return of figurative art in the 1980s, died on April 13 at his ...

  6. List of Russian artists - Wikipedia

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    Portrait Person Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900) seascape and landscape painter, portraitist The Ninth Wave, 1850 Storm, 1886 Brig "Mercury" Attacked by Two Turkish Ships, 1892 Fyodor Alekseyev (1753–1824) cityscape and landscape painter Red Square in Moscow, 1801 The Foundling Hospital in Moscow The view of Nikolaev Sara Alexandri (1913–) still life and landscape painter. Nikolay Anokhin ...

  7. Pieter Claesz - Wikipedia

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    Pieter Claesz was influenced by the artist movement 'Vanitas'. Legacy [ edit ] Claesz is registered in the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke as the teacher of his son, Nicolaes Berchem, in 1634, but Nicolaes preferred landscapes to still life painting and later after a trip his talent in music.

  8. List of Canadian painters - Wikipedia

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    The following is an alphabetical list of professional Canadian painters, primarily working in fine art painting and drawing.See other articles for information on Canadian art or a List of Canadian artists for other information.

  9. Edward Hopper - Wikipedia

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    Early life

    Hopper was born in 1882 in Nyack, New York, a yacht-building center on the Hudson River north of New York City. He was one of two children of a comfortably well-off family. His parents, of mostly Dutch ancestry, were Elizabeth Griffiths Smith and Garret Henry Hopper, a dry-goods merchant. Although not as successful as his forebears, Garrett provided well for his two children with considerable help from his wife's inheritance. He retired at age forty-nine. Edward and his only sister Marion att...

    Years of struggle

    After returning from his last European trip, Hopper rented a studio in New York City, where he struggled to define his own style. Reluctantly, he returned to illustration to support himself. Being a freelancer, Hopper was forced to solicit for projects, and had to knock on the doors of magazine and agency offices to find business. His painting languished: "it's hard for me to decide what I want to paint. I go for months without finding it sometimes. It comes slowly."His fellow illustrator Wal...

    Marriage and breakthrough

    By 1923, Hopper's slow climb finally produced a breakthrough. He re-encountered Josephine Nivison, an artist and former student of Robert Henri, during a summer painting trip in Gloucester, Massachusetts. They were opposites: she was short, open, gregarious, sociable, and liberal, while he was tall, secretive, shy, quiet, introspective, and conservative. They married a year later. She remarked: "Sometimes talking to Eddie is just like dropping a stone in a well, except that it doesn't thump w...

    Personality and vision

    Always reluctant to discuss himself and his art, Hopper simply said, "The whole answer is there on the canvas." Hopper was stoic and fatalistic—a quiet introverted man with a gentle sense of humor and a frank manner. Hopper was someone drawn to an emblematic, anti-narrative symbolism, who "painted short isolated moments of configuration, saturated with suggestion". His silent spaces and uneasy encounters "touch us where we are most vulnerable", and have "a suggestion of melancholy, that melan...

    Methods

    Although he is best known for his oil paintings, Hopper initially achieved recognition for his watercolors and he also produced some commercially successful etchings. Additionally, his notebooks contain high-quality pen and pencil sketches, which were never meant for public viewing. Hopper paid particular attention to geometrical design and the careful placement of human figures in proper balance with their environment. He was a slow and methodical artist; as he wrote, "It takes a long time f...

    Subjects and themes

    Hopper derived his subject matter from two primary sources: one, the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads, and street scenes) and its inhabitants; and two, seascapes and rural landscapes. Regarding his style, Hopper defined himself as "an amalgam of many races" and not a member of any school, particularly the "Ashcan School".Once Hopper achieved his mature style, his art remained consistent and self-contained, in spite of the numerous art tr...

    In addition to his influence (see § Influence), Hopper is frequently referenced in popular culture. In 1981, Hopper's Silence, a documentary by Brian O'Doherty produced by the Whitney Museum of American Art, was shown at the New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall. Austrian director Gustav Deutsch created the 2013 film Shirley – Visions of Realitybased on 13 of Edward Hopper's paintings. Other works based on or inspired by Hopper's paintings include Tom Waits's 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner, and a 2012 series of photographs by Gail Albert Halaban. In the book (1985, 1998) and traveling exhibition called Hopper's Places, Gail Levin located and photographed the sites for many of Hopper's paintings. In her 1985 review of a related show organized by Levin, Vivien Raynor wrote in the New York Times: "Miss Levin's deductions are invariably enlightening, as when she infers that Hopper's tendency to elongate structures was a reflection of his own great height." New wave band Orchest...

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    Oral history interview with Edward Hopper, June 17, 1959 from the Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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