Howard Church

Howard Church

Girl with Book

Oil on Canvas, 24 x 21 (in)

Howard Church

American

HOWARD CHURCH was born in Nebraska, near Sioux City, IA .During his lifetime he was a lithographer, painter and teacher. He received his BFA from Art Institute of Chicago; Masters and PhD from Ohio State University. His 1939 dissertation was on “Portrait Painting in a University Curriculum.” Howard Church was an art teacher at Morgan Park Military Academy, Morgan Park, IL, 1933-36; instructor at Vanderpoel Gallery, Ridge Park, IL, 1936-38. Most notoriously, Church was the head of Washburn College’s Art Department from 1940 until retirement.

Hilde Arnesen

Hilde Arnesen

Cold Mountains I

Oil on Canvas, 31.5 x 23.5 (in)

Hilde Arnesen

Norwegian
Practices/Born in Jevnaker, Norway

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Studied at Nydalen Kunstskole i Oslo

I have always been very creative. When I was a child I always stopped when something caught my attention. I see the beauty in many things and always take a lot of picture. When I started as an artist I mostly used pencils and drew portraits of humans and animals.After a while I started painting. I have always been interested in feelings, emotions and life after death. I paint landscape now but for me it is the importance of the light and the emotions we feel when looking at something beautiful. When I see something beautiful it is like a religious feeling something higher than me.
My painting mostly comes from inside, it is the feeling I have inside me after visiting places.

Xavier Nuez

Xavier Nuez

Veronique a Paris - Francoise Adnet

Alleys & Ruins no. 100 , Ghost Story

Photograph on Board, 24 x 30 (in)

Veronique a Paris - Francoise Adnet

Alleys & Ruins no. 87, Play

Photograph on Board, 24 x 30 (in)

Xavier Nuez

Born in Montreal
Practices in Chicago

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Born in Paris | Self taught | francoise-adnet.com

Françoise Adnet could be the poster child for a prolific body of work. Over her 70-year career, she produced more than 3,500 works of art. By comparison, predecessor Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) has roughly 1300 paintings to his credit and Van Gogh (1853-1890) a mere 900. She once said, “When I paint, I do not know how to stop.” Adnet was inherently talented. The daughter of Jacque and Luce Adnet, the former a renowned furniture designer best remembered for his contribution to French Modernism, she received no formal training in visual art, not even from her father. Her parents, instead, invested in musical training for Adnet who spent the early part of her adulthood performing concerts in Paris, Berlin, Dusseldorf and others. Her immense body of visual work, however, could be attributed to those years of music study. The rigors of musical training may be the root of her exhaustive efforts. As a young girl, Adnet found immense solace in the process of drawing and painting, therefore devoting all of her free time to creating, a habit which lasted a lifetime.

Miles Mathis

Miles Mathis

Miles Mathis

Oil on Canvas, 28 x 20 (in)

Miles Mathis

American
Practices in Bruges, Belgium

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Born in Amarillo, TX

Miles Mathis is an anachronism, a romantic artist who feels he doesn’t quite fit into the modern age. He describes his work as “unabashedly un-modern” and “completely antithetical to the concerns of modern art.” Mathis took great care to establish a link to the past in his art education. Using the now out of style method of copywork he learned techniques from the Old Masters he admires. But Mathis strives for more than technical skill in his work; he wants to create more than a literal or decorative rendering of a subject. He considers his work a personal expression of the aesthetic. For Mathis the human figure, more than any other subject, has the power to engage the viewer. He delights in the subtle play of light and shadow on reflective surfaces such as hair and skin to suggest mood. The face, for Mathis, is most important, as one of the most important parts of the human body. Over and over he can paint the same model, varying the experience by using pencil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, and oil.

Malcolm T Liepke

Malcolm T Liepke

Veronique a Paris - Francoise Adnet

Seated Profile

Lithograph, 24.5 x 23 (in)

Veronique a Paris - Francoise Adnet

Looking Elsewhere

Lithograph, 16 x 22.25 (in)

Malcolm T Liepke

American, 19253
Practices in New York

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Liepke worked as an illustrator for Forbes and Time

An American painter born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, but dropped out after a year and a half. He moved to New York and began studying on his own.

His art has been on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Forbes and Fortune. His artworks are now in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the Brooklyn Museum. Liepke’s work has been widely shown and exhibited in the Pastel Society of America, the American Watercolor Society, National Academy of Design and the National Arts Club. Liepke’s emphasis has been on figurative artworks. His paintings and drawings often focus on intimate moments of sensual pleasure and introspection. Malcolm T. Liepke has been selling out his exhibitions since his 1986 show at Eleanor Ettinger Gallery.

“I see a girl with her head a certain way, and I find it telling, emotional, and I want to communicate that certain truth.  That truth or emotion makes us feel less alone, more human. Everyone goes through life with their own problems, but we live in a pretty universal world. I’ve found that the more personal the piece, the more people connect with it.” – Malcolm Liepke