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  • Moritz Moses Larisch (1877 - 1956)
    His profession in his wedding record : photographer. He was already working as a photographer in 1904 (aged 17) in his "Atelier in Garten". Moritz Larisch eventually became an artist, who painted ima...
  • Elizabeth Osborne Hodson (c.1927 - 2013)
    Elizabeth Mavor From Telegraph Elizabeth Mavor, died aged 85. She wrote novels and biographies of unusual, adventurous women; her A Green Equinox was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1973, thoug...
  • Rita Agnes (1908 - 1970)
    Rita Angus (12 March 1908 – 25 January 1970), known as Rita McKenzie after 1941, was a New Zealand painter. Along with Colin McCahon and Toss Woollaston, she is credited as one of the leading fi...
  • George French Angas (1822 - 1886)
    George French Angas (25 April 1822 – 4 October 1886), was an English explorer, naturalist and painter who emigrated to Australia. His paintings are held in a number of important Australian publi...
  • Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (1828 - 1882)
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti From Wikipaedia (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882) was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William...

This project is designed to capture artists (painters) other than Contemporary Artists, New and Modern Masters, and Old Masters that are included in other geni.com projects:

Contemporary Artists http://www.geni.com/projects/Contemporary-artists/304

New and Modern Masters http://www.geni.com/projects/New-and-Modern-Masters/505

Old Masters http://www.geni.com/projects/Old-Masters/504

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting

Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a surface (support base). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action. However, painting is also used outside of art as a common trade among craftsmen and builders. Paintings may have for their support such surfaces as walls, paper, canvas, wood, glass, lacquer, clay, leaf, copper or concrete, and may incorporate multiple other materials including sand, clay, paper, gold leaf as well as objects.


Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction and other aesthetics may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the practitioner. Paintings can be naturalistic and representational (as in a still life or landscape painting), photographic, abstract, be loaded with narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.


A portion of the history of painting in both Eastern and Western art is dominated by spiritual motifs and ideas; examples of this kind of painting range from artwork depicting mythological figures on pottery to Biblical scenes rendered on the interior walls and ceiling of The Sistine Chapel, to scenes from the life of Buddha or other images of eastern religious origin.