Moise Kisling (1891-1953)

Moïse Kisling was a Polish🎨-born French painter🎨.
He moved to Paris in 1910 at the age of 19, and became a French citizen in 1915, after serving and being wounded with the French Foreign Legion in World War I.
He emigrated to the United States in 1940, after the fall of France, and returned there in 1946.
Moïse Kisling died in Sanary-sur-Mer, Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France on April 29, 1953.
A residential street in the town is named after him.


Luigi Rossi | Symbolist / Genre painter

A Swiss painter Luigi Rossi (1853-1923) was born in Cassarate, Lugano. Having studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Giuseppe Bertini, Rossi made his artistic debut in 1871, inaugurating a repertoire of Genre scenes🎨 with a subtle vein of social criticism that was to be a distinctive feature of his work.


Le Pho | Impressionist / Surrealist painter | Still Lifes

Lê Phổ / 黎谱 (1907-2001) was a French-Vietnamese painter, best known for his stylized depictions of figures, gardens and floral still lifes.
From 1925-1930, Le Pho studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Hanoi.
At this point, he earned a scholarship to study at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and he studied there for the next two years under the instruction of Victor Tardieu, a friend and companion of Henri Matisse🎨.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Lê Phổ see:

Johannes Rosierse | Genre painter

Johannes Rosierse (Dordrecht, 1818 - 1901) was a Dutch painter🎨 - from the Netherlands, who mostly painted portraits, genre scenes🎨 and candlelight-pieces.
His most important subject were interior images with staffage.
He focused on individual figures, or on groups arranged by candlelight in dark interiors.
He frequently painted kitchens, presenting a synopsis of food such as fruits and vegetables en passant.
Johannes Rosierse passed away in 1901.
Works of the artist can be seen in the museum of his hometown Dordrecht, as well as in Musée Fabre in the Southern French Montpellier.


Jacqueline Williams, 1962 | Impressionist painter

Born in Lincoln, Jacqueline Williams soon became interested in art at school and went on to attend the Gloucestershire College of Arts and Technology. Her success at College earnt her a place at the prestigious Royal Academy School London.
Jacqueline's continued hard work and success meant that she was elected a member of the New English Art Club ( NEAC) in 1993.
She has won many awards including: The Antique Collectors prize, Antonio De Segonzac Travel Scholarship, Elizabeth Greenshields Award, Patterson Prize NEAC, Critics Prize NEAC, Patterson Memorial Prize.


Mario Henrique, 1983 | Abstract expressionism painter

Mario Henrique is an artist based in Cascais, Portugal.
Graduated in Design from Lisbon’s University of Fine Arts, he started his career in online marketing and web development agencies. Later on, as a creative director, he recruited and led teams in Portugal, Spain and Brazil.
As partner and head of design in one of these projects, he would eventually be part of a successful exit via acquisition, and then shifted his focus to contemporary painting, which had always been a parallel interest.


William-Adolphe Bouguereau | Italien à la mandoline

A consummate example of Bouguereau's🎨 ability to render tender portraits of children, Italien à la mandoline depicts a young peasant boy holding his elegant instrument.
Although images of boys are rare in Bouguereau's oeuvre, perhaps, as Damien Bartoli suggests, because of the artist's difficult relationship with his own father, this youth appears in three other works which date to this same period - Pifferaro (1870)🎨, Pifferaro (1874)🎨 and Enfant Italien tenant une croûte de pain (1874).

William-Adolphe Bouguereau🎨 | Italien a la mandoline