The Artist Birthday Series

Henri Matisse

Henri Matisse: painter, sculptor, printmaker Henri Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a revolutionary and influential artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style. “My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on sensitivity,… Read More Henri Matisse

The Artist Birthday Series

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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Feliks Topolski

Feliks Topolski: painter Feliks Topolski, RA (14 August 1907 – 24 August 1989) was a Polish expressionist painter and draughtsman working primarily in the United Kingdom. Feliks Topolski was born on 14 August 1907 in Warsaw, Poland. He studied in the Warsaw Academy of Art, and trained as an artillery officer. He later studied and… Read More Feliks Topolski

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Robert Fraser

Robert Fraser: art dealer Robert Fraser (13 August 1937 – 27 January 1986) was a British art dealer who was known for being posh, impeccably dressed, drug-obsessed, privately gay, charismatic and contradictory. His confident aesthetic vision and synergizing instincts launched careers and gave an international turbo-boost to Britain’s pop art movement, bringing rock ’n’ roll glamour to the gallery… Read More Robert Fraser

The Artist Birthday Series

Tamás Lossonczy

Tamás Lossonczy: painter Tamás Lossonczy (1904–2009) was a Hungarian abstract painter born in Budapest. He is considered by many critics to be one of the leading figures of modern art in Hungary of the 20th century. After graduation from secondary school, Lossonczy began law studies, but soon afterward took an entrance examination to the Hungarian… Read More Tamás Lossonczy