The Artist Birthday Series

Mark Demsteader

Mark Demsteader, painter Mark Demsteader (born 1963) is a British figurative artist. According to The Daily Telegraph, he is “one of Britain’s best-selling figurative painters,” and according to a great many people, he creates some of the most beautiful artwork by any artist alive today. (I, for one, completely agree…I find his work to be… Read More Mark Demsteader

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George Ault

George Ault: painter George Copeland Ault (October 11, 1891 – December 30, 1948) was an American painter. He was loosely grouped with the Precisionist movement and, though influenced by Cubism and Surrealism, his most lasting work is of a realist nature. Ault was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent much of his youth in London,… Read More George Ault

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Edward Burne-Jones

Edward Burne-Jones: painter Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet ARA (1833–1898) was a British artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, who worked closely with William Morris on a wide range of decorative arts as a founding partner in Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. Burne-Jones was closely involved in… Read More Edward Burne-Jones

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson: photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, (1908—2004) was a French photographer whose humane, spontaneous photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form. His theory that photography can capture the meaning beneath outward appearance in instants of extraordinary clarity is perhaps best expressed in his book Images à la sauvette (1952; in English, The Decisive Moment). Cartier-Bresson was… Read More Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley: illustrator, author Aubrey Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. His drawings in black ink, influenced by the style of Japanese woodcuts, emphasized the grotesque, the decadent, and the erotic. He was a leading figure in the Aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James… Read More Aubrey Beardsley