Category Archives: Art

Great Painter: Jacob Kainen

Jacob Kainen is a wonderful abstract painter whose work was introduced to me via my parents. I really don’t much about him; he was an American who started out painting portraits and dabbled in social realism, before finding his love … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Luc Tuymans

Belgian artist Luc Tuymans is widely seen as having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s. His sparsely-colored, figurative works speak in a quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling voice, and are typically painted from pre-existing imagery which … Continue reading

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Great Painter: David Hockney

In keeping with the British theme, I’m moving onto to Pop artist David Hockney. He’s been painting and making art since the 50’s, always evolving with the times. His newest thing: iPad paintings. For most of his life, he lived … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Euan Uglow

Predominantly a master of the human figure, British painter Euan Uglow was actually prolific in all three life studies: figure, still life and landscape. His method was meticulous, involving a great deal of measuring and correction to create images that … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Raoul Dufy

And to France we go. Raoul Dufy had a style of painting all his own. The French Fauvist painter captured the folly of everyday life in Paris. His paintings are painterly and illustrative, mostly done in watercolor-on-paper and thinned out … Continue reading

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From My Parent’s Basement

My paternal Grandmother in Ocean City. Photographed by my Grandfather. My Dad on the left and his sister-in-law, Betty After my Dad’s parents passed away in the early 80’s, our basement became the storage space for lots of their possessions … Continue reading

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Great Painter: Fairfield Porter

You’d be surprised to find out that most people think Fairfield Porter was only an art critic, and never produced his own work. The truth is that he was an extremely gifted painter, fascinated with depicting figures in nature. Like … Continue reading

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