Charles Caryl Coleman | Capri, 1897

American-born Italian painter Charles Caryl Coleman (1840-1928) was born in 1840. He was a landscape, portrait and figure painter who lived most of his life in Capri, Italy. Coleman studied art with Andrew Andrews and W.H. Beard in Buffalo, NY in the 1850s. He traveled to Paris to study for three years before returning to America in 1862 to enlist in the Civil War.

Robert Henri - Edna Smith in a Japanese Wrap, ca. 1915

Robert Henri (born June 25, 1865, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.- died July 12, 1929, New York, New York), urban realist painter, a leader of The Eight and the Ashcan School and one of the most influential teachers of art in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century.
Henri studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, from 1884-1888, and at both the Académie Julian and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Upon returning to the United States in 1892, he became an instructor at the School of Design for Women in Philadelphia. His vigorous ideas attracted a group of young illustrators from the Philadelphia press: John Sloan, Everett Shinn, George Luks, and William J. Glackens.

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.

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

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.

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.

Philip Hermogenes Calderon - The Orphans, 1870

British painter of Spanish and French descent. His father, at one time a Roman Catholic priest, was Professor of Spanish Literature at King's College, London. Calderon studied at James M. Leigh's school in London in 1850, then in Paris at the studio of François-Edouard Picot. He lived near by in Montmartre, sharing a room with fellow art student Henry Stacy Marks.

Emile Munier - Armistice, c. 1883

Emile Munier was born in Paris on June 2, 1840 and lived with his family at 66 rue des Fossés, St Marcel. His father, Pierre François Munier, was an upholstery artist at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins and his mother, Marie Louise Carpentier, was a polisher in a cashmere cloth mill.
Emile, and his older brother François Joseph (born in 1839), went to the local communal school. By the time their younger brother was born the family’s fortune had improved and Florimond Louis, who was born on September 11, 1851, was enrolled in a boarding school. All three brothers displayed an early gift for drawing and each had produced a pastel self-portrait between the ages of 13 and 14 - Emile’s is dated 1854.

Eugenè Burnand - The Disciples Running to the Sepulchre, 1898

Charles Louis Eugène Burnand (1850-1921) was a Swiss painter and illustrator from Moudon, Switzerland. Born of prosperous parents who taught him to appreciate art and the countryside, he first trained as an architect but quickly realised his vocation was painting. He studied art in Geneva and Paris then settled in Versailles. In the course of his life he travelled widely and lived at various times in Florence, Montpellier, Seppey (Moudon) and Neuchâtel.

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