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  • Amrita Dalma Sher-Gil (1913 - 1941)
  • Al-Haj Maqbool Fida Husain (1913 - 2011)
    Internationally Acclaimed Artist (also known as Picasso of India) Wilaadat (Birth): 1st Muharram ul-Haraam 1332 AH (29th November 1913 AD) Wafaat (Death): 8th Rajjab ul-Murajjab 1432 AH (9th June 2...
  • James Augustus McLean (1904 - 1989)
    James Augustus McLean, artist and teacher, was born in Lincolnton, the son of James Thomas and Lilly Haynes McLean. After attending The University of North Carolina for the session of 1922–23, he was...
  • Mary Ann Bryan Mason (1802 - 1881)
    Mary Ann Bryan Mason, writer, was born in New Bern, the daughter of John Council and Mary Ann Fulford Bryan. The Bryan family had been prominent in North Carolina for many generations. Mary Ann was e...
  • John Mare (1739 - 1803)
    John Mare, painter, merchant, and politician, was born in New York City, the oldest child of John and Mary Bes Mare. His father was from Devonshire, England, and his mother was presumably of Dutch or...

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

Contemporary Artists

New and Modern Masters

Old Masters

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.

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