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  • Maximillien Vanka (1890 - 1963)
    He studied at the Royal Academy of Beaux Arts from which he graduated in 1914 with first prize and gold medal. He later worked in Paris, London, Amsterdam and various cities in Italy. Maximillein V...
  • Mary "Mollie" Morgan (1863 - 1924)
    MARY "Mollie" BROWNSON. Affectionately known as Mollie, Mary Brownson studied art and painting under the famed sculptor, Gutzon Borglum. Mr. Borglum is noted most for his sculpting of the Mount Rushmor...
  • Earl Wesley Bascom (1906 - 1995)
    Earl W. Bascom was an American painter, printmaker, rodeo performer and sculptor, raised in Canada, who portrayed his own experiences cowboying and rodeoing across the American and Canadian West.He die...
  • John William Fox, (USA) (1846 - 1926)
    John W. Fox, a veteran of the Civil War and sexton of Salem United Brethren Church, for a long period of years, known familiarly to the children as well as older folks throughout the city as "Pappy" Fo...
  • unknown Daniels (deceased)
    Was an artist, now deceased, and lived in both Brussels and Paris.

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