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William Bouguereau

William Bouguereau: painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter and traditionalist. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States,… Read More William Bouguereau

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Erté

Erté Erté (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelry, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. Erté was born Roman Petrovich Tyrtov (Роман… Read More Erté

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RuPaul

RuPaul: Queen of Drag, author, actor, supermodel, recording artist, television host RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), known professionally by his mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, television personality, and recording artist. Since 2009 he has hosted and produced the drag queen reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he… Read More RuPaul

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Alice Trumbull Mason

Alice Trumbull Mason: painter Alice Trumbull Mason (1904–1971) was an American abstract painter. She became a staunch advocate of nonobjective art early in her career, and throughout her life she believed in its truthfulness over representational art. Born to an affluent family in Litchfield, Connecticut, Mason was a descendant of the American history painter, John Trumbull.… Read More Alice Trumbull Mason

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Paul Signac

Paul Signac: painter Paul Signac (1863-1935) was born in Paris, and he followed a course of training in architecture before deciding at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a painter. He sailed around the coasts of Europe, painting the landscapes he encountered. He also painted scenes of cities in France in his… Read More Paul Signac