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Joseph Mallord William Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner was a British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist. Although renowned for his oil paintings, Turner is also one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. He is commonly known as "the painter of light" and his work is regarded as a Romantic preface to abstract

impressionism prior to its recognition in the early twentieth century.
Turner was born on 23rd April 1775 in London. His father, William Turner was a barber and wig maker. His mother, Mary Marshall, came from a family of butchers. In 1785, as a result of a illness in the family the young Turner was sent to stay with his maternal uncle, Joseph Mallord William Marshall, in Brentford, a small town on the banks of the River Thames. From this period read & see more...

Paul Jackson Pollock

Paul Jackson Pollock was born on January 28th, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming United States of the America as the youngest of five sons of Stella May McClure and LeRoy Pollock. He grew up in Tingley in Iowa. He was known as abstract expressionist and began era of abstract impressionism. Paul Jackson Pollock studied

art at Los Angeles' Manual Arts High School, from which he was expelled. With his brother Charles Pollock, he moved to New York City where they studied under Thomas Hart Benton at the Art Students League of New York. From 1938 to 1942 Pollock worked for the WPA Federal Art Project. That led to the appearance of many Jungian concepts in his paintings. In October 1945, Pollock married American painter Lee Krasner. In November read & see more...

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso was born the 25 October 1881. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century also known for co-founding the Cubist

movement. Pablo Picasso was born in the city of Málaga in the Andalusian region of Spain, he was the first child of Don José Ruiz y Blasco (1838–1913) and María Picasso y López.
Pablo Picasso showed a passion and a skill for drawing from an early age. According to his mother, his first words were "piz, piz", a shortening of lápiz, the Spanish word for "pencil". Pablo's family moved to A Coruña in 1891, where his father read more...

Lukas Halza

Lukas Hazla is a contemporary abstract impressionist born in Novy Bor, small city on the north of the Czech Republic surrounded by beautiful pine woods and sand rocks, on the 5th of October 1985. Lukas graduated on Secondary Industrial School of Machines and Electronic in Liberec, where he studied Electronic computer

systems. Then, he continued on his non artistic studies on Faculty of Mathematics and Physics Charles University in Prague where he studied Mathematical methods of information security. Lukas Halza is mostly self thought artist who still lives and paints in Prague. The size of his paintings range from very small to very large canvasses. Lukas also enjoys the game of kings - The Chess; currently as an amateur enthusiast. Lukas adores natural read & see more...

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt born July 14, 1862 was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings, murals, sketches, and other artistic objets.
Gustav Klimt was born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in Austria-Hungary, the second of seven

children - three boys and four girls. His mother was Anna Klimt. His father, Ernst Klimt the Elder, formerly from Bohemia, was a gold engraver. All three of their sons displayed artistic talent early on. Klimt's younger brothers were Ernst Klimt and Georg Klimt. Klimt lived in poverty while attending the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts (Kunstgewerbeschule), where he studied architectural painting until 1883. Klimnt and his brother Ernst with their read & see more...

Mark Rothko

Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz known as Mark Rothko was born September 25, 1903. Mark Rothko was an American abstract impressionist painter. Mark Rothko was born in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Governorate, in the Russian Empire - today Daugavpils in Latvia. His father, Jacob (Yakov) Rothkowitz, was a pharmacist and an intellectual

who initially provided his children with a secular and political, rather than religious, upbringing. Despite Jacob Rothkowitz's modest income, the family was highly educated ("We were a reading family," Rothko's sister recalled), and Rothko was able to speak Russian, Yiddish, and Hebrew. Fearing that his sons were about to be drafted into the Imperial Russian Army, Jacob Rothkowitz emigrated from Russia to the United States. Marcus read & see more...

Richard Pousette-Dart

Richard Pousette-Dart was an Abstract expressionist and part of his work can be considered as an abstract impressionist paintings. Richard was born the June 8th, 1916 in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States of America and grew up in Valhalla, New York. His father was also painter Nathaniel J.

Pousette-Dart and writer on art. In 1937 Richard moved to Manhattan. Where he served as assistant to the sculptor Paul Manship. In the 1940s, he was active in the avant-garde New York art world. In 1951 Richard moved to Rockland County in New York, where he lived with his wife Evelyn Gracey.
Their daughter Joanna Pousette-Dart is also a great abstract painter who regularly exhibits her paintings in important read & see more...

Milton Resnick

Milton Resnick was an abstract expressionist and abstract impressionist born January 7th, 1917 in Bratslav, Russia. When Resnick aged five in 1922 he and his family immigrated to the United States of America. They settled in Brooklyn, New York where Milton attended public school where a teacher re-named him from his given name

Rachmiel to Milton. Later in his life he will become one of the most important painters in abstract impressionism. At age 14, he entered Pratt Institute Evening School of Art in Brooklyn, where teacher suggested he switch to fine arts, so next year he enrolled in the American Artists' School in New York City where he studied with another Abstract Expressionist Ad Reinhardt as a classmate. Milton Resnick's father disapproved him from read & see more...

Mark George Tobey

Mark George Tobey, the senior of the 'mystical painters' was born in Centerville, Wisconsin on the 11th of December 1890. He was author of densely structured compositions differing philosophically from most Abstract Impressionist painters. His work was widely recognized throughout the United States and Europe.

Senior in age and experience, he was friend and mentor. Tobey was mostly self-taught after early studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. Tobey lived in the Seattle, Washington area for most of his life before moving to Basel, Switzerland in the early 1960s with his companion, Pehr Hallsten. Tobey was the youngest of four children. His parents were George Tobey, a carpenter and house builder, and Emma Cleveland Tobey. The father carved animals read & see more...

Paul Bennett

Paul Bennett is a contemporary abstract impressionist specialising in exceptional semi-abstract seascape/landscape paintings and also unique portraiture. The two themes are very different in mood and style, but both are made from using a mix of traditional techniques and more unconventional painting methods.

Paul Bennett endeavours to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. Paul Bennett is a great admirer of photography and photorealism and appreciates the technical ability to produce such works.
Paul Bennett's seascape and landscape paintings are not tied into any specific region or time, they are an eclectic synthesis of place, weather and season as original visual read & see more...

Samantha Keely Smith

Samantha Keely Smith, a contemporary abstract impressionist, was born in Harlow, Essex, England. She is now New York-based artist. She moved to the United States as a child with her family. Samantha grew up for the most part in New Jersey and partially in Michigan. She started her College Education at the School of Visual

Arts in New York. She also attended the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey where she earned her BFA in Painting, with Honors. Since 1999 Samantha Keely Smith has exhibited her work in several venues, including her Solo Exhibition at the prestigious ACA Galleries in 2005, which comprised an overview of her work from 1999 to 2005 and included 20 paintings. The translucent layers of paint, contrasting soft read & see more...

Cody Hooper

Cody Hooper an American contemporary abstract impressionist grew up in Texas and now lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cody Hooper was given the opportunity to study under Southwest watercolor artist, Barbara Hughes, for several years. This set his foundation as an artist, and throughout his early years he focused

primarily on realistic watercolors. After many years of painting in watercolors, Hooper moved forward, experimenting with abstracts in various mediums. This pushed him to expand his horizons and tap into new areas of painting he had not yet explored. There was an obvious freedom and personal expression with abstraction and it was then that he really began to flourish. "Most of my artistic inspiration comes from nature and textured materials. read & see more...

Cara Gonier

Cara Gonier is contemporary award winning landscape artist on Boston's North Shore. She paints beautiful impressionist landscapes from more abstract point of view. Her work has been featured in solo, invitational and juried exhibitions. Represented in private and corporate collections in the US. Cara's work has been

described as atmospheric, meditative and evocative alluding to landscape in minimal detail while keeping the viewers interest with subtle flux in tones and textures.
Cara Gonier's statement: "I can describe my artistic process as a balance of planning and intuition influenced by my studies as a classical vocalist. I use music as a catalyst for visualization and movement as I work along the surface read & see more...

Lou Jordan

Lou Jordan is contemporary master of watercolor, light filled landscapes, skyscapes and Lyrical Abstracts. She studied fine arts at Smith College in Northampton and New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Lou Jordan lives in New Orleans near bayou St. John. She is an inspiring teacher, workshop presenter and art-show judge.

Lou Jordan has sold over 300 paintings in the past ten years from her Bancroft home and gallery. She paints luminous veils of transparent watercolor, night-sky and reveries over near by bayou and collages full of color and geometry Lou Jourdan's paintings were shown in solo shows in New Orleans, Covington and Bay St. Louis. Her painting can be also found in The Upstairs Gallery in Bay St. Louis MS, Lagniappe Gallery read & see more...

Anne Stahl

Anne Stahl is contemporary artist born in Germany, 1968. Collections of Anne Stahl can be found in Barclays Bank Ireland, Hart Howerton in San Francisco, BBC Northern Ireland and many others. She is also Co-Founder of CorkStop Studios. Anne Stahl showed in Atmodsphere, California 2012, Steynberg Gallery, and many

other galleries. Her painting style is kind of a heavy abstract impressionism.
Anne Stahl Statement: My work is inspired by the natural world. Its beauty and its cruelty. Its hostility and its hospitality. Its paradoxes and its contrasts. When looking at nature, one can't help but see its destruction at the hands of humans. It is virtually impossible to find unspoiled nature. Our planet's ecological read & see more...

Abstract Impressionism

Abstract Impressionism is the art of abstract painting, in which the artists express themselves through the use of colours with no need of objective representations. In Abstract Impressionism, soft brush strokes build large areas, which exhibit control of the entire painting expressing the artist's mental focus on inner emotions and wisdom.

and wisdom. All Impressionist paintings (even abstract) express lyrical and thoughtful qualities, peace of mind and inner calmness. These paintings are similar to the paintings of Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Armand Guillaumin, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh.

But of course: abstract. In Abstract Impressionism, it is not rate that an artist finishes his paintings and only after that, he begins to find a suitable name or just numbers it. Traditional impressionists on the other hand, know from the beginning what they are going to paint. An abstract Impressionist can act in a certain emotion read more...