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  • William Clifford Hoople (1893 - 1943)
    William Clifford Hoople (born October 20, 1893 in New York; died September 2, 1943 in New York "of a heart ailment"), married Marguerite (Marjorie) Landenberger (born October 24, 1893 in Pennsylvania; ...
  • Charles Sheeler (1883 - 1965)
    Charles Sheeler (July 16, 1883 – May 7, 1965) was an American painter and commercial photographer. He is recognized as one of the founders of American modernism and one of the master photograp...
  • Robertson Kirtland Mygatt (1861 - 1919)
    Robertson K. Mygatt or 'R.K.', (1861–1919) was an American landscape painter and etcher working at the turn of the 20th century. He is often associated with the Tonalist movement which was bei...
  • Maud Earl (1864 - 1943)
    Maud Alice Earl (1864-1943) was an eminent British-American canine painter. Her works are much enjoyed by dog enthusiasts and also accurately record many breeds. Maud Earl died in New York in 1943 an...
  • George Earl (1824 - 1908)
    ) George Earl (1824–1908) was a painter, primarily of sporting dogs and other animals. He was also the father of Maud Earl and Percy Earl, and the brother of Thomas Earl, all three of whom wer...

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.