21/02/15

Vlaho Bukovac | Daydreams, 1905

Vlaho Bukovac [French: Blaise Bukovac; Italian: Biagio Faggioni;] was born in Cavtat, near Dubrovnik on July 4, 1855.
He showed inclination to drawing in his early childhood, but because of his family's poverty he could not continue his education. At the age of eleven his uncle took him to the United States, where he spent four hard years. His uncle soon died. In 1871, he returned to Dubrovnik and embarked as an apprentice on a merchant ship that sailed on regular line Istanbul- Odessa-Liverpool.

19/02/15

Virgilio Tojetti | Sleeping Cupid, 1885

Italian-born American painter Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901) was born in Rome, 1851. He was an American visual artist who studied with his father, the painter Domenico Tojetti, and in Paris with Gérôme and Bouguereau. In 1870 he immigrated to America and spent much of the rest of his life living and working in San Francisco and New York City. He exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, National Academy of Design and the Brooklyn Art Association. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'Cupid's Whisper' sold at Doyle New York 'European, American, Modern and Contemporary Art' in 2010.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), A Child with an Apple



16/02/15

Benjamin Osro Eggleston | Young Woman in a Theater Box, 1891

A landscape painter in the tonal style, Benjamin Osro Eggleston [1867-1937] was born in Belvidere, MN and studied art at the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts under Douglas Volk. He also traveled to Paris where he completed additional studies. Upon his return he established a studio in Brooklyn from which he worked and traveled. From 1900-1920 he summered at the Old Lyme Art Colony and in the 1930's he spent his time in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He was a Member of the Salmagundi Club, Brooklyn Society of Artists, All American Artists and was President of the Brooklyn Art Club. He exhibited at the National Academy, Art Institute of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy, Boston Art Club, Paris Salons, the Carnegie Institute, Brooklyn Art Association and other venues.

Auguste Raynaud | Sphynx, 1882

Auguste Raynaud [1845-1887] was a popular 19th-century Genre and portrait painter. Born in Lyon, Raynaud moved to Paris and studied at the École des Beaux-arts. He began exhibiting at the Salon in 1877 and continued until his death in 1887.

Filippo Baratti | Orientalist painter

Filippo Baratti was born in Trieste, then a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Little is known of his early years, however in 1868 he was exhibiting at the Esposizione di Belle Arte in Milan. Baratti then moved to Turin, where he exhibited at the Società Promatirice di Belle Arte 1869-1872.

15/02/15

Claude Monet - The stroller, 1887

This painting of Suzanne Hoschedé in the meadows just south of Le Pressoir, Monet's home at Giverny, was probably made in the summer of 1887. She became Monet's preferred model in the period after the death of his first wife, Camille, in 1879, and before 1890, when he gave up plein-air figure painting. The model was the daughter of Alice Hoschedé, whom Monet married in 1892.

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