What Italian painter, architect, and writer is best known today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, which was first published in 1550?
What British sculptor turned down a knighthood in 1951 because he felt “such a title might tend to cut me off from fellow artists whose work has aims similar to mine”?
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What American painter — best known for his genre paintings, paintings of scenes from everyday life, and portraits of people both famous and unknown — was a co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
What British advertising designer, poster artist, and illustrator won first place in a poster competition held by the London City Council in 1935, and from that point on freelanced as a graphic artist?
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Australian Dictionary of Biography~ http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mahood-marguerite-henriette-14706
Marguerite Mahood (1901-1989)~ http://www.artnet.com/artists/marguerite-mahood/past-auction-results
This French artistic revolutionary and pioneer of Dada eventually turned his focus to playing chess; although no longer considered to be an active artist, he continued to consult with artists, art dealers and collectors.
As a child, this artist became fascinated with the engraved illustrations in her grandfather’s books; as an adult, she made this medium her specialty, with detailed representations of both urban centers and rustic scenes.
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Helen Beatrix Potter was born on 28th July 1866 at 2 Bolton Gardens, in Kensington, London to a wealthy family. Both Beatrix’s parents lived on inheritances from the cotton trade and, though qualified as a barrister, her father, Rupert, focused much of his time on his passion for art and photography. He and his wife, Helen, enjoyed an active social life among a group of writers, artists and politicians and the family included many connoisseurs and practitioners of art. Helen herself was a fine embroiderer and watercolourist and Edmund Potter, Beatrix’s paternal grandfather, was co-founder and president of the Manchester School of Design.
Art lessons were provided but Beatrix found them barely tolerable. She politely rebelled, secretly worried that copying another artist would compromise her own originality, and hoped that she “wouldn’t catch it.” More to her liking were outings with her father, an
sometime amateur photographer, to the great art galleries of London which constituted her real artistic apprenticeship. Her education was limited only by her capacity to observe. Although she experimented with a variety of media, by 19 she had chosen watercolour and was rapidly perfecting her dry-brush technique.
The Beatrix Potter Society~ http://beatrixpottersociety.org.uk/
Beatrix Potter, Mycologist: The Beloved Children’s Book Author’s Little-Known Scientific Studies and Illustrations of Mushrooms~ http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/07/28/beatrix-potter-a-life-in-nature-botany-mycology-fungi/
“Beatrix Potter Artist and Illustrator” exhibition 2005~ http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2005/oct/08/art.booksforchildrenandteenagers
What Uruguayan-born American figural painter is known for his paintings and drawings depicting American life in the early 20th century, and Spanish life and society?
What American sculptor moved to California in 1955 where, in addition to his sculptures, he designed sets for TV studios and worked as art director for the Ernie Kovacs Show?
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Although this draftsman and painter left Germany in 1933, his art continued to disturb the Nazis, who labeled him “Cultural Bolshevist Number One”, destroyed works he’d left behind, and included others in their 1937 Degenerate Art exhibition.
During the German occupation of Luxembourg, this sculptor refused to register with the Nazi Culture Guild, and participated in the National Strike of 1942; he was arrested and imprisoned in the Neumünster Abbey, which today is home to his private collection.
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La Maison Verte accommodates up to 3 artists at the same time. The house comprises 3 individual bedrooms, 1 kitchen, 1 communal room, and a shared bathroom. The house is furnished and has available for your use kitchen utensils, dishes, sheets, bath towels, a washing machine and also internet connection and a telephone line. It will be understood that communal spaces (kitchen, living room, garden, bathroom) will be respected and put back in order after each personal use (replacing equipment used, washing-up, cleaning, etc…) For non-French speakers, English and Spanish are also spoken.
Studio/ workspace Live-work shared studio spaces in the house. According to their projects, artists can also work in the Botanical Garden.
Fees and support A contribution of 400 euros per month is asked of each artist and any accompanying person to participate in the running costs of the house. Once the artist is selected, we send a letter of invitation that allows each artist to find the funding necessary to come to the residency.