Oswaldo Guayasamin’s art captures the poverty, political oppression, racism, and class divided Latin American lifestyle.
Monika Grzymala is known for her installations that could arguably be described as a type of three dimensional drawing.
Sandro Botticelli was a draughtsman and painter and in the course of his life time became one of the most revered and acclaimed painters in Italy.
John Everett Millais was a technically brilliant English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
John Cage worked during the Abstract Expressionism heyday honing his skills amongst the expanding American avant garde.
Considered to be one of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo was a political activist who began painting after a severe injury acquired in a bus accident.
The “drip period” was responsible for the creation of some of the finest works by Jackson Pollock.
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most daring, creative and renown pioneers. Primarily known for multimedia presentations, she takes on many other aspects of performer as poet, film maker, electronics wizard, instrumentalist, photographer and vocalist.
Jonathan Yeo is acclaimed as one of Britain finest portrait painters. Self-taught, he is particularly well known for his paintings of politicians, actors, artists, performers and even the Russian Mafia.
Vincent van Gogh is hailed as one of the great masters of the art world, yet during his life time he only sold a single painting.
Cy Twombly is known for his graffiti-style painting and large-scale works such as “The Four Seasons” and “Fifty Days at Iliam”.
Impressionism, Romanticism, Surrealism and Expressionism were later influenced by Francisco Goya who was by all accounts ahead of his time.