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  • Eugen Hersch (1887 - 1967)
    Eugen Hersch was born August 21, 1887. From 1905 through 1909 he studied at the Königliche akademische Hochschule für die bildenden Kunst zu Berlin. In 1910 he was awarded the first scholarship of the ...
  • Grandma Moses (1860 - 1961)
    Anna Mary (Robertson) Moses: September 7, 1860-December 13, 1961 Parents: Russell Robertson 1820-1901 and Margaret Shanahan 1840-c.1880 Husband: Thomas Moses 1862-1927 Children: Ten children, 5 l...
  • Robert Waldo Abbe, M.D. (1851 - 1928)
    Robert Abbe (April 13, 1851 – March 7, 1928) was an American surgeon and pioneer radiologist in New York City. He was born in New York City and educated at the College of the City of New York (S.B., ...
  • Oskar Schlemmer (1888 - 1943)
  • Robin Spark (1938 - 2016)
    Samuel Robin Spark (9 July 1938 – 6 August 2016) was a Scottish artist. He was the son of Sidney Oswald Spark and writer Muriel Spark. In 2014 he married Anthea whom he had known for some years and...

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.

this project is in HistoryLink