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  • Lene Schneider-Kainer (1885 - 1971)
    Lene Schneider-Kainer, born Lene Schneider (1885 – 1971), was a Jewish-Austrian painter, daughter of the painter Sigmund Schneider. She started her art studies in Vienna, and continued in Munich, Par...
  • Albert Bloch (1882 - 1961)
    Albert Bloch (August 2, 1882 – March 23, 1961) was an American Modernist artist and the only American artist associated with Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider), a group of early 20th-century Europea...
  • Irma Virginia Cook (1899 - 1984)
    Artist, teacher, founding member of the Guild of Spartanburg Artists, the oldest artist organization in South Carolina.
  • August Charles Cook, Jr. (1897 - 1990)
    From : August Charles Cook (1897-1990), was born in Philadelphia, the child of a salesman and amateur artist (Charles Cook) and a mother who developed an appreciation of fine furniture craftsmanshi...
  • Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/217779809/james-may-rutter
    James May Rutter, Jr (1888 - 1960)
    Painter, Photographer, Cultural Leader. Studied at the Art Students League of New York of which he was vice-president in 1913-1914. Gave up painting in 1938 for photography. Member of The Gargoyle Club...

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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