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Kenneth W. Prescott

American painter, printmaker and sculptor. He trained at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH (1948–53), and under Albers family, §1 at the Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, CT (1953–5). In his paintings of the late 1940s and early 1950s he depicted everyday city life, as in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 11 October 1891, in Cleveland (Ohio); died 30 December 1948, in Woodstock (New York), committed suicide.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, printmaker, lithographer. Genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views.

Precisionism (or Cubist Realism).

George Ault grew up in London where his father worked in ink manufacturing and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and St John's Wood School of Art. He returned to the USA in ...

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Cecile Johnson

American installation artist, painter, printmaker and sculptor. Bartlett studied at Mills College, Oakland, CA (1960–63), and at the Yale School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT (1964–5). The progressive approach to modern art taught at Yale and the nearby thriving art scene of New York were instrumental in her early development (...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1913, in Hollywood, Los Angeles; died 30 June 2004, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Painter, printmaker.

After architectural studies, Fred Becker discovered New York and its jazz clubs, where he made a living from drawing their customers. In the 1940s, he frequented S. W. Hayter's studio, Atelier 17, where he met a great many European artists, including Salvador Dalí, with whom he collaborated....

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M. Sue Kendall

American painter and lithographer. He was the son of George Bellows, an architect and building contractor. He displayed a talent for drawing and for athletics at an early age. In 1901 he entered Ohio State University, where he contributed drawings to the school yearbook and played on both the basketball and the baseball teams. In the spring of his third year he withdrew from university to play semi-professional baseball until the end of summer ...

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Martin H. Bush

American painter, draughtsman and etcher. Bishop moved to New York in 1918 to study at the New York School of Applied Design for Women and from 1920 at the Art Students League under Guy Pène du Bois and Kenneth Hayes Miller. During these years she developed lifelong friendships with Reginald Marsh, Edwin Dickinson and other figurative painters who lived and worked on 14th Street, assimilating these influences with those of Dutch and Flemish painters such as Adriaen Brouwer and Peter Paul Rubens, whose work she saw in Europe in ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 1842.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features, engraver, decorative designer. Portraits, landscapes, military subjects, seascapes, harbour views, scenes with figures. Decorative panels.

Charles Codman trained with John Ritto Pennimans as a painter and designer of ornamental architectural features, and settled in Portland in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 10 January 1890, in Reading (Pennsylvania); died 1942.

Painter, engraver, architect.

Miles Boyer Dechant was a pupil of George Walter Dawson.

Dechant, David Mitchell: Miles Boyer Dechant: An American Impressionist, Rock of Eye Press, 2002.

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 30 October 1872, in Omaha (Nebraska).

Painter, engraver, decorative designer.

Edmond Ellis was also an architect. He decorated the interiors of public buildings, notably the Protestant episcopal church of Fordham, and private houses. He produced etchings.

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in Santa Barbara (California).

Born 1962, in Baltimore (Maryland).

Painter, engraver. Architectural views.

Lawrence Gipe creates low-angle views of sky-scrapers, trains and towns, combined with words written in bright red, inspired by historic documents or the magazine Fortune. He is fascinated by the urban universe and its growth, and he has developed his images, this time views of aeroplanes, borrowing them from the cinema. He shows his works in solo exhibitions, such as in New York in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver.

John Himmelfarb is an architecture graduate from Harvard University. He is an exponent of Abstract Expressionism whose development of line has been described as 'dramatic'. His often calligraphic drawings and paintings spring from jazz rhythms or an allusive imagery. Himmelfarb is best known for the gigantism of his 'works in progress' executed in full view of the public, much in the way of a performance. He has benefited from grants from the National Education Association and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He has shown his works in solo exhibitions mostly in the Midwest but also at the University of Connecticut, Fairfield, and at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Christchurch, New Zealand....

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American, 18th century, male.

Born 1708, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 8 May 1767, in Boston.

Engraver, painter.

Thomas Johnston produced many ex-libris and architectural drawings.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1932, in Los Angeles.

Painter, sculptor, lithographer.

Finish Fetish.

Craig Kauffman studied at the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California from 1950 to 1952 and then at the University of California in Los Angeles from 1952 to 1956...

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Fridolf Johnson

American painter, printmaker, illustrator, writer, and sailor. He first studied architecture but turned to painting, studying in New York at the schools of William Merritt Chase and of Robert Henri. In his realistic landscapes, the most famous of which related to his long sojourns in such remote and rugged places as Alaska, Tierra del Fuego, and Greenland (e.g. ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 13 June 1884, in Stanford (Connecticut); died 3 September 1972, in Stanford (Connecticut).

Painter, engraver. Landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, boats.

Herbert Lespinasse studied in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts, attended the Bateau-Lavoir studio, met Juan Gris who introduced him to cubism, and spent some time in St-Tropez. His compositions, depicting coastal scenes, boats and skyscrapers, combine rigorous drawing with a degree of chaos. In 1909 he became an associate of the Salon Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and exhibited there and at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Tuileries....

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American, 20th century, male.

Active in USA, naturalised in 1906.

Born 1892, in Ludvinovka (Ukraine); died 1973, in South Orange (New Jersey).

Painter, lithographer, graphic artist. Urban cityscapes, architecture, figures.

Precisionism.

Louis Lozowick attended the Kiev art school in Ukraine, before emigrating to the USA in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active since 1983 active in France.

Born 1948, in Augusta (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, mixed media. Architectural views.

MacKendree studied philosophy and then visual arts at Georgia State University. He left the USA in 1975 to set up in Greece, and then in ...

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Pauline I. A. Bullard

American painter and printmaker. He studied at Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts, receiving his BFA in 1961, and from 1961 to 1963 at Yale University School of Art and Architecture in New Haven, CT. Settling in New York in 1963, in the following year he produced his first single-panel monochromatic paintings, such as ...

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Ilene Susan Fort

American painter and printmaker. He attended Stevens Institute in Hoboken, NJ, and worked briefly as an architect before studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1899 to 1901 under Thomas Pollock Anshutz and Hugh Breckenridge (1870–1937). His education was supplemented by five years of travel in Europe where he was exposed to avant-garde trends. While abroad, he made etchings of notable and picturesque sites, for example ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 17 January 1845, in New York; died 29 June 1918, in Ridgefield (Connecticut).

Painter, engraver, architect, writer.

Mitchell studied in Paris with Boulanger, Jules Lefebvre, Albert Maignan and Brunet-Debaines. In 1883 he founded Life Magazine.