Józef Pankiewicz (1866-1940) | Impressionist painter

Józef Pankiewicz (29 November 1866 in Lublin - 4 July 1940 in La Ciotat) was a Polish🎨 impressionist painter, graphic artist and teacher who spent much of his career in France.
From 1884 to 1885, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw under Wojciech Gerson and Aleksander Kamiński.
After obtaining a scholarship, he went to Saint Petersburg to study at the Imperial Academy of Arts.
In 1889, he and his studio partner Władysław Podkowiński went to Paris to participate in the Exposition Universelle and he was awarded🎨 a silver medal for his painting of a vegetable market.
While there, he was influenced by the impressionists🎨 and, when he returned to Poland in 1890, attempted to introduce the latest French trends there.


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George Spencer Watson | Romantic / Portrait painter

George Spencer Watson R.O.I., R.P., A.R.A., R.A. (8 March 1869, in London - 11 April 1934, in London) was an English🎨 portrait artist of the late romantic school who sometimes worked in the style of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Career
He studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1889, and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1891.
He won Royal Academy Schools Silver Medals in 1889 and 1891, and the Landseer Scholarship in 1892.
He was elected to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) in 1900, Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) in 1904, Associate of the Royal Academy in 1923, and a Member of the Royal Academy (RA) in 1932.


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Antonio Ambrogio Alciati (1878-1929)

Alciati, Antonio Ambrogio - Nato a Vercelli il 5 sett. 1878, studiò pittura a Vercelli con G. Costa, nell'Istituto di Belle Arti, poi a Milano con V. Bignami e C. Tallone all'Accademia di Brera, dove più tardi tenne la cattedra di figura.
Dopo alcuni quadri di un verismo sentimentale e nebuloso - tra T. Cremona e E. Carrière - si dedicò particolarmente al ritratto con una tecnica impressionistica facile e a largo impasto -Ritratto della signorina Binda, premiato a Brera nel 1914.
Partecipò alle Biennali veneziane dalla VII alla XII. Eseguì affreschi in chiese e ville della Lombardia (villa Pirotta a Brunate). Opere sue si conservano nelle Gallerie d'arte moderna di Milano (Ritratto della madre, pastello) e di Roma (Ritratto della signorina Pirotta), nel municipio di Vercelli (La vedova) e in numerose collezioni private. Morì a Milano il 7 marzo 1929. | di Palma Bucarelli, © Treccani, Enciclopedia Italiana


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Paul Cezanne, "Un grec de la Belle Époque"..

In his review of the Second Impressionist Exhibition of 1877, the art critic Georges Riviere (1850-1900) defended Les Baigneurs au repos🎨 of 1875-1876 by terming Cézanne, "Un grec de la Belle Époque" and arguing that:
  • "his canvases have the calm and heroic serenity of the paintings and terra-cottas of antiquity, and the ignorant who laugh at the Bathers, for example, impress me like barbarians criticizing the Parthenon".
  • "M. Cézanne est, dans ses æuvres, un grec de la belle époque; ses toiles ont le calme, la sérénité héroïque des peintures et des terres cuites antiques, et les ignorants qui rient devant les Baigneurs, par exemple, me font l’effet de barbares critiquant le Panthéon.
  • (…) la peinture de M.Cézanne a le charme inexprimable de l’antiquité biblique et grecque, les mouvements des personnages sont simples et grands comme dans les sculptures antiques, les paysages ont une majesté qui s’impose …"


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William Acton (1906-1945)

William Hamilton Mitchell Acton (16 August 1906 - 31 August 1945) was an Anglo🎨-Italian painter🎨 who died while in active service during World War II.
  • Biography
William Hamilton Mitchell Acton was born in Florence on 16 August 1906, the son of Arthur Acton (1873-1953), an art collector and dealer, and Hortense Lenore Mitchell (1871-1962), the heiress of John J. Mitchell, President of the Illinois Trust and Savings Bank. Harold Acton was his older brother.
He attended Chateau de Lancy, Geneva, and Eton College; at Eton his contemporaries were Robert Byron, Brian Howard, Alfred Duggan and Anthony Powell, who remembers William fondly in his memoirs.


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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964)

Sir (Herbert) James Gunn RA (30 June 1893 - 30 December 1964) was a Scottish landscape and portrait painter.
Sir Herbert James Gunn (also known as Sir James Gunn) was born in Glasgow on 30 June 1893, the son of Richard Gunn, a draper, and Thomasina Munro.
He studied for several years at the Glasgow School of Art and the Edinburgh College of Art.
In 1911, he went to the Académie Julian in Paris where he studied under Jean-Paul Laurens.
After he left Paris, Gunn travelled to Spain and then spent time in London, where he mostly painted landscapes.


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Arturo Martini | Ritratto di Wally Toscanini,1925

Arturo Martini🎨, (born August 11, 1889, Treviso, Italy - died March 22, 1947, Milan), was a leading Italian sculptor and painter between World War I and II.
He moved between a very vigorous (almost ancient Roman) classicism and modernism. He was associated with public sculpture in fascist Italy, but later renounced his medium altogether.
  • Futurism
Martini seems to have been an active supporter of the Futurist movement between 1914-1918. He certainly corresponded with Umberto Boccioni and produced a modernist booklet in 1918. His early works show an archaic tendency, two-dimensionality and polychrome effects.

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Oscar Hermann Lamb (1876-1947)

Oscar Hermann-Lamb was an Italian artist🎨 born in Trieste. Like so many Triestine painters he studied in Munich, where he remained for two years, between 1895-1896.
Immediately afterwards he continued his studies in Rome and from 1900 he decided to settle in Vienna.
His friendship with the Friulian sculptor Alfonso Canciani dates back to this phase - also a resident of Vienna - to whom he dedicated a portrait, documented in the archive of the Revoltella Museum.
Especially committed to the study of the figure, in these years he produced great compositions of a Divisionist🎨 imprint (see the "I founders🎨" canvas of 1903, purchased from the Revoltella Museum).


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Albert Moulton Foweraker (1873-1942) Landscape painter

Albert Moulton Foweraker (7 July 1873 - January, 1942) was an English painter🎨.
He was educated at Exeter Cathedral School, was an exhibitioner at Cavendish College, Cambridge in 1890, and went on to Christ's College, from where he obtained his Degree in Applied Science in 1893.
He obtained First Class Honours, City and Guilds in 1896, and was a qualified Milling Engineer. He was also sometime Demonstrator In Science at Exeter Technical College. He was married in July 1897 to Annie Triphina Coles.


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Alberto Salietti (Italian painter, 1892-1961)

Alberto Salietti (Ravenna, 1892 - Chiavari, 1961) was an Italian painter🎨.
Salietti was born in Ravenna and moved to Milan when child.
An eclectic character in the artistic universe of the first half of the century, he played two parts with expertise: he was the secretary of the group “Novecento” where he meticulously handled both national and international relationships and left a wealth of information in the archives; and painter "amongst the most significant contemporary artists" as how Ugo Nebbia has consecrated him.


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