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  • Irving Alexander Block (1910 - 1986)
    "Born in Hollywood, California, Block was raised by parents who were both artists: her father was a painter and teacher and one-time special-effects technician and screenwriter for Hollywood and her mo...
  • Rev. Sir Nathaniel Bacon of Culford Hall, Suffolk (1585 - 1627)
    ) "In 1613, Bacon married Jane, the widow of Sir William Cornwallis, and mother of Frederick Cornwallis, 1st Baron Cornwallis. Bacon died at Culford Hall at the age of 42. He was buried there on 1 July...
  • Richard Gerstl (1883 - 1908)
    Richard Gerstl (September 14, 1883 – November 4, 1908) was an Austrian painter and draughtsman known for his expressive psychologically insightful portraits, his lack of critical acclaim durin...
  • N. C. Wyeth, Artist and Illustrator (1882 - 1945)
    Newell Convers Wyeth (October 22, 1882 – October 19, 1945), known as N.C. Wyeth, was an American artist and illustrator. He was the pupil of artist Howard Pyle and became one of America's greate...
  • Enoch Kelly Haney
    Enoch Kelly Haney (born November 12, 1940) is an American politician and internationally recognized Native American artist from Oklahoma, He served as principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklaho...

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.

this project is in HistoryLink 

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