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American, 20th century, male.

Born 2 September 1911, in Charlotte (North Carolina); died 12 March 1988, in New York.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, lithographer, screen printer, engraver, collage artist, newspaper cartoonist, illustrator, art theorist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures. Humorous cartoons, frontispieces, stage sets...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 1887, in Springfield (Ohio); died 1932.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Glenn O. Coleman began working as a newspaper illustrator in Indianapolis but moved to New York in 1905, where he studied under Everett Shinn and Robert Henri. He painted scenes of urban poverty which link him to the Ashcan School. During this period he collaborated with Sloan and Bellows, illustrating ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 20 March 1910, in North Plainfield (New Jersey).

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, print artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, figure compositions, genre scenes, street scenes. Murals, church decoration, religious furnishings.

Harlem Renaissance.

Allan Rohan Crite studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and then at Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. During the Depression, he worked for the Federal Arts Project. He lived in Boston since he was one year old. From the early 1940s, Crite set out to paint the life of the black community in Roxbury and South End, Boston. He also created a number of religious works for churches in the 1930s and illustrated religious books. In particular, he published two books of Negro Spirituals with Harvard University Press, ...

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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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American, 20th century, male.

Born 26 October 1901, in New York; died 11 March 1973, in Bridgewater.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, scenes with figures. Murals.

American Magical Realism.

Philip Evergood was born Blashki, his parents legally changed their name in 1914. He studied at Eton College in England (1915-1919) and at Cambridge (1919). In 1921 he decided to become an artist, leaving Cambridge at that point to become a pupil of sculpture under Havard Thomas at the Slade School of Art in London. On returning to New York in 1923, he studied painting under George Luks and William von Schlegell at the Art Students' League. He started engraving during that same year. Between 1924 and 1926 he visited the Paris studio of André Lhote and attended the Académie Julian under the guidance of Jean-Paul Laurens. In 1925 he made a study trip to the British Academy in Rome and spent several weeks painting in the south of France. In 1930 he studied engraving with Stanley Hayter, earning his living as a carpenter and sparring partner for professional boxers. He finally returned to the USA in 1931. Evergood taught in several American Universities: New York, Iowa, Minnesota. From 1934 to 1937 he was entrusted with the management of the easel painting section in the Works of Art Project of the Federal Art Project. He was a member of the American Artists' Congress, president of the Artists' Union, of the American Society of Painters, Sculptors and Engravers, etc....

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 11 February 1855, in Worcester (Massachusetts); died 1940, in Brookline (Massachusetts).

Painter, printmaker. Portraits, landscapes, religious subjects.

Ellen Day Hale was the only daughter of the theologian and writer, Rev. Edward Everett Hale. She was a pupil of Rimmer, W.M. Hunt and Helen M. Knowlton in Boston. She attended classes at the Pennsylvania Academy in ...

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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, 20th century, male.

Born 23 May 1941, in Washington DC.

Sculptor (wood/stone/bronze), draughtsman, engraver (wood), illustrator.

Martin Puryear studied biology, painting and illustration at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC, then took a degree in Art and Architecture at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1949, in Chicago.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Religious subjects, musical subjects.

Archie Rand first studied at the Chicago Art Institute and then at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles. He established his position as a contemporary artist while still a teenager, with his ...

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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....