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Artist in Profile


At the beginning of each month from March 2013 to October 2015 we posted an article profiling a great artist. I suppose you could call this our deepspacearthistory section. Browse below for all of the previous months’ Artists in Profile.

Reunion en el Pentagon by Oswaldo Guayasamin

Artist in Profile (Oct ’15): Oswaldo Guayasamin

Oswaldo Guayasamin’s art captures the poverty, political oppression, racism, and class divided Latin American lifestyle.

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Monika Grzymala

Artist in Profile (Sep ’15): Monika Grzymala

Monika Grzymala is known for her installations that could arguably be described as a type of three dimensional drawing.

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Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of Venus

Artist in Profile (Aug ’15): Sandro Botticelli

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.

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Christ in the House of his Parents (1850)

Artist in Profile (July ’15): John Everett Millais

John Everett Millais was a technically brilliant English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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John Cage

Artist in Profile (June ’15): John Cage

John Cage worked during the Abstract Expressionism heyday honing his skills amongst the expanding American avant garde.

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Me and My Parrots

Artist in Profile (May ’15): Frida Kahlo

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.

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Jackson Pollock Signature

Artist in Profile (Apr ’15): Jackson Pollock

The “drip period” was responsible for the creation of some of the finest works by Jackson Pollock.

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Laurie Anderson

Artist in Profile (Mar ’15): Laurie Anderson

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.

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Kevin Spacey as Richard III by Jonathan Yeo

Artist in Profile (Feb ’15): Jonathan Yeo

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.

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The Potato Eaters, 1885

Artist in Profile (Jan ’15): Vincent van Gogh

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.

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Cy Twombly - The Four Seasons

Artist in Profile (Dec ’14): Cy Twombly

Cy Twombly is known for his graffiti-style painting and large-scale works such as “The Four Seasons” and “Fifty Days at Iliam”.

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Countess of Altamira and her Daughter

Artist in Profile (Nov ’14): Francisco Goya

Impressionism, Romanticism, Surrealism and Expressionism were later influenced by Francisco Goya who was by all accounts ahead of his time.

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