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Peter Bell, 1969 - Impressionist Ocean garden

Peter Bell’s ethereal Impressionist style permeates his idyllic European coastal scenes. His brushwork and palette showcase the subtleties of light and atmosphere in gauzy skies, lush gardens, charming buildings and glistening waters. Born in Washington, D.C., Bell was educated at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the National Art School in his hometown. He was initially a department-store commercial artist and freelancer before devoting himself to full-time painting and teaching. Bell’s critically acclaimed work adorns numerous private collections and has received many awards.

Claude Fossoux, 1946 - En Plein Air painter

Claude Fossoux was born in Paris of a Savoyard father and a Parisian mother. After school, Claude obtained a grant to study at the Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris where he stayed for four years. During that time, he attended the studio of Chapelin-Midy and Pierre Caron. He was greatly influenced by the Impressionists, particularly Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir.

Paul Cezanne (1839-1906)

Paul Cezanne was a post-impressionist painter who created the bridge between Impressionism and Cubism, and is said to be the artistic father of both Matisse and Picasso.

Gianni De Conno, 1957 ~ Surrealist book illustrator


Born in Milan in 1957, Gianni De Conno continues to live and work in Milan.In 1990 Gianni received the Gold Plate of Italian Illustrators Annual, in 1998, 2000 and 2001 the Communication Arts Award of Excellence, in 2002 the Stepan Zavrel prize for Children's Illustrator and the Silver Medal of the President of the Italian Republic for artistic merits. Gianni De Conno is teaching in the main schools of illustration. He has illustrated and published numerous books for children.

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