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Artist in Profile


Bill Viola

Artist in Profile (Oct ’14): Bill Viola

Bill Viola has received numerous awards and honorary degrees such is the impact of his work. Through the realm of multimedia his work is available to all.

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Joseph E Widener by Augustus John, 1921

Artist in Profile (Sep ’14): Augustus John

Augustus Edwin John was an important Welsh painter, etcher and draughtsman renowned for his Post Impressionistic works.

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Anti-Mass by Cornelia Parker, 2005

Artist in Profile (Aug ’14): Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker is a sculptor and installation artist based in London. Her work is highly regarded internationally for its dark, humorous, complex, ironic style.

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Judy Chicago

Artist in Profile (June ’14): Judy Chicago

Judy Chicago always chooses to create thought provoking art often stirring up controversy with some of her images.

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See-Saw, Margery Daw

Artist in Profile (May ’14): Paula Rego

Born in Portugal in 1935, Paula Rego first started painting as a young child in Lisbon. Rego was part of “The London Group” with contemporaries Frank Auerbach and David Hockney.

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Self portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi

Artist in Profile (April ’14): Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi was the first woman to earn her living from art, the first to produce large scale religious and historical paintings, the first to adopt Caravaggism, and the first to be accepted into the Accademia dell’ Arte del Disegno in Florence.

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Plaster study for St John the Baptist Preaching cerca 1880

Artist in Profile (March ’14): Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin was born in a poor part of Paris in the Rue de l’Arbalete in 1840 and is revered as one of the most significant sculptors of the times.

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Screen Test: Nico

Artist in Profile (Feb ’14): Andy Warhol

Warhol is responsible for breaking through from the art gallery to the art of the everyday objects like his “non-art” Campbell’s soup cans and depictions of Marilyn Monroe.

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Relax

Artist in Profile (Jan ’14): Rafael Bueno Moron

Rafael Bueno Moron is a self taught artist from Cadiz in Andalucia, Spain whose artwork focuses on the economic crisis and the poor state of world.

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Venice: The Dogana (Customs Office) and San Giorgio Maggiore

Artist in Profile (Dec ’13): J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner was a multi-faceted artist renowned for his English romantic landscape paintings, water colours and prints.

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Gonkar Gyatso

Artist in Profile (Nov ’13): Gonkar Gyatso

Gonkar Gyatso is a Tibetan artist resident in the United Kingdom. Born in Lhasa he moved to London having been awarded a scholarship to the Chelsea School of Art and Design.

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - Boy with a Basket of Fruit

Artist in Profile (Oct ’13): Caravaggio

In common with many of his compatriots, Caravaggio born as Michelangelo Merisi was only recognised as a founding father of modern painting after his death.

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