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Profiles

  • Karen Pence
    Karen Pence (born November 18, 1958) is an American educator, teacher, painter, and the First Lady of Indiana since January 14, 2013. She is married to Governor Mike Pence.
  • Catherine Lane Poole (1927 - 2014)
    For recent paintings, see www.catherinedupre.co.uk
  • Wilna Hervey (1894 - 1979)
    Wilna Hervey (October 3, 1894 – March 6, 1979) was an American silent film actress and artist.
  • David Hunter Strother, (USA) (1816 - 1888)
    Birth: Sep. 26, 1816 Martinsburg Berkeley County West Virginia, USA Death: Mar. 8, 1888 Charles Town Jefferson County West Virginia, USA Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Auth...
  • Valentine Prinsep, artist (1838 - 1904)
    Valentine Cameron Prinsep (Val) Born Calcutta 1838; died London 1904; married Florence Leyland in 1884. Second son of Thoby and Sara Prinsep, Val entered Haileybury College as an Indian Civil Service...

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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