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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 19 February 1946, in Washington DC.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, photographer, video artist, glassmaker, decorative designer. Theatre design.

AfriCobra Group.

Akili Ron Anderson attended the Corcoran School of Art and Howard University in Washington DC where he lives and works. He is a member of AfriCobra (African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists) founded in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...

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Margaret Moore Booker

(b El Paso, TX, Jul 30, 1940; d Hondo, NM, Jun 13, 2006).

Hispanic American sculptor and printmaker. He specialized in larger-than-life, vibrantly colored, fiberglass, and epoxy sculptures that celebrate humanity and reflect his Mexican American heritage. He was also an accomplished printmaker (lithographs and etchings) and draftsman (colored-pencil drawings). As the “Godfather” of Chicano art, the artist of working-class people and mentor to numerous Hispanic artists, he played an important role in bringing Chicano sensibilities into mainstream art.

Born the son of an illegal immigrant, Jiménez grew up in El Paso, TX, where he learned to weld, wire, and airbrush in his father’s neon-sign shop. After receiving a BFA in 1964 at the University of Texas at Austin, and a brief stay in Mexico City, he moved to New York City where he worked with Seymour Lipton (1903–1986) and found success parodying 1960s American pop culture in his work.

In the early 1970s he returned to the Southwest (eventually dividing his time between El Paso and Hondo, NM), where he gained success and controversy as a sculptor of outdoor figures. Drawing inspiration from the social realist Mexican and Works Progress Administration (WPA) murals, he combined large scale, color, and pose to create a dramatic and heroic effect in his work. Like the New Mexican ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 10 February 1860, in New York; died 22 February 1942, in Cresskill (New Jersey).

Painter, fresco artist, engraver. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Charles Rollinson Lamb trained at the Art Students League in New York, and later became its president. He was the brother of the Frederick Stymetz Lamb, and worked with him in the family's stained glass workshop, founded in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1870, in Chariton (Montana); died 11 February 1956, in Chicago.

Painter (glass), sculptor, engraver. Stained glass windows, designs for mosaics.

Thomas A. O'Shaughnessy, a pupil of Maratta, Willits and Mucha, studied in Paris and Dublin. He specialised in painting on glass for windows and mosaics....

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American, 20th century, female.

Born in Philadelphia.

Painter, engraver. Designs for stained glass.

Margaret Redmond trained at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, under John Henry Twachtman in New York, and under Lucien Simon and Emile René Ménard in Paris. She was a member of the Société des Artistes Indépendents and the American Art-Union....

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 29 January 1885, in Sharpsburg (Pennsylvania); died 1961.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator. Designs for stained glass.

Lawrence Saint was the pupil of William Merritt Chase, Cecilia Beaux, Henry Rankin Poore and William Sergeant Kendall and also studied in Europe.

He specialised in the decoration of stained-glass windows and illustrated a number of books....

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Native American (Tlingit), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in San Francisco.

Glass artist, printmaker.

Preston Singletary established himself as a glass artist after a long apprenticeship with master glassblowers in both North America and Europe. The honorary doctorate he received in 2010 from the University of Puget Sound was a culmination of years of training, started in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 25 September 1879, in Pittsburgh; died 1953.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

George William Sotter was a pupil of William Chase, Thomas Pollock Anshutz, Edgar Willis Redfield and Henry George Keller. He was active in Holicong, Pennsylvania and was a member of the Salmagundi Club. He was awarded various distinctions. His stained glass windows adorn many American churches....

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Richard J. Boyle

(b Cincinnati, OH, Aug 4, 1853; d Gloucester, MA, Aug 8, 1902).

American painter and printmaker. He began as a painter of window-shades but developed one of the most personal and poetic visions in American landscape painting, portraying nature on canvases that were, in the words of Childe Hassam, ‘strong, and at the same time delicate even to evasiveness’. His first artistic training was under Frank Duveneck, with whom he studied first in Cincinnati and then in Munich (1875–7). His absorption of the Munich style, characterized by bravura brushwork and dextrous manipulation of pigment, with the lights painted as directly as possible into warm, dark grounds derived from Frans Hals and Courbet, is reflected in such paintings as Venice Landscape (1878; Boston, MA, Mus. F.A.) and Landscape (c. 1882; Utica, NY, Munson–Williams–Proctor Inst.)

Twachtman became increasingly dissatisfied with the Munich style’s lack of draughtsmanship, so he went to Paris in 1883 to study at the Académie Julian. In the winter he concentrated on drawing, and in the summer he painted in the Normandy countryside and at Arques-la-Bataille, near Dieppe. ...