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  • Raymond Steele Eaton (1811 - 1873)
  • Cleve Gray (1918 - 2004)
    Cleve Gray was as an American Abstract expressionist painter, who was also associated with Color Field painting and Lyrical Abstraction. He attended the Ethical Culture School in New York City (1924–...
  • Egon Shiele (1890 - 1918)
    Egon Schiele From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Egon Schiele Born Egon Schiele 12 June 1890 Tulln an der Donau, Austro-Hungarian Empire Died 31 October 1918 (aged 28) Vienna, Austro-...
  • Charles Rennie MacIntosh (1868 - 1928)
    Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was a Scottish architect, designer, water colourist and artist. He was a designer in the post impressionist movement and also the main represe...
  • Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807 - 1894)
    Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Born 8 February 1807 London, United Kingdom Died 27 January 1894 (aged 86) Nationality British Education St. Aloysius College Known for sculptor and natural h...

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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