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When Art Imitates Art

German neoclassical painter Johan Joseph Zoffany (aka Johannes Josephus Zaufallij, Zoffani or Zauffelij) was born in the Bohemian town of Frankfurt on 13 March 1733. He undertook study in a sculptor’s workshop in Ellwangen in the 1740s (possibly at the … Continue reading

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There is Nothing Superficial About the Art of Eric Fischl

American painter, sculptor and print-maker Eric Fischl was born in New York City on March 9, 1948. Fischl grew up in suburban Long Island until his family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1967. His artistic education began at Phoenix College, … Continue reading

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Make Yours a Platytox State Today

Barry Humphries: Platy-Tox for all Bushland Pests – Make Yours a Platytox State. Australian comedian, satirist, artist and author, Barry Humphries was born John Barry Humphries, 0n 17 February 1934. In 1959, Humphries moved to London, where he lived and … Continue reading

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The London Scribblings of Jesus Soto

“London Scribblings” by Jesús Soto 1965 (Kinetic relief sculpture Wire, nylon, synthetic polymer paint on composition board and plywood). – Op and kinetic artist, sculptor and painter, Jesús Rafael Soto  was born in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela on June 5, 1923. He … Continue reading

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This is Wyeth I Paint My Life

Andrew Wyeth – Equinox (Tempera on board, 1977, 876×81.3cm New York). Visual artist and realist painter (in the regionalist style) Andrew Newell Wyeth was born on July 12, 1917. Wyeth often noted: “I paint my life.” Andrew was the youngest … Continue reading

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Eve Tempted by the ‘Painter of Dreams’

“Eve Tempted” by John Stanhope (Manchester Art Gallery). Born on 20th January, 1829, in Yorkshire, English pre-Raphaelite artist John Roddam Spencer Stanhope was associated with fellow pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones and George Frederic Watts. Stanhope traveled with Watts to Italy in … Continue reading

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“Someone has killed Soutine!”

“The Page Boy” by Chaïm Soutine (ca.1927) oil on canvas (98cm x80cm). Russian painter of Belorussian Jewish origin Chaïm Soutine (Sutin) was born on January 13, 1893, in Smilavichy near Minsk; the tenth of eleven children. From 1910 to 1913 … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – I’ll Drink to That

Above: At the Ambassadeurs (c. 1880) oil on canvas Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France. French Impressionist painter and commercial artist noted for his paintings of Parisian life during the Belle Époque period, Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg … Continue reading

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Tali Tali Pompey – A Great Australian Indigenous Artist

Australian indigenous artist Tali Tali Pompey, was born ca.1945/1947 in the southern Northern Territory in the heart of central Australia. She had a short artistic career beginning only in 2002. During this time, her work was taken in by several … Continue reading

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‘All n ‘All – It’s Just Another Shot into Space

Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka was born November 26, 1936. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. He has received several awards, platinum and gold albums, several magazine articles, interviews and has been … Continue reading

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Is the Onus on You, Lin or Robyn?

Above: “Robyn” by Lin Onus (1995), synthetic polymer paint on canvas (181x181cm). William McLintock Onus (aka Lin Onus)  was born on 4 December 1948 at St. George’s Hospital, Kew, Melbourne, Victoria to William Townsend Onus Sr, Yorta Yorta and Mary … Continue reading

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It’s Orpen Understood that War Time Painters Efforts are Seldom Recognised

Early Morning (1922)  90cm x85cm, London. Major Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen was born on 27 November 1878, in Stillorgan, Co.Dublin, Ireland. He was the fourth son of Arthur Herbert Orpen  and his wife, Anne Caulfield (daughter of the Right … Continue reading

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On Armistice Day – Lest We Forget

Above is part of a collection of World War One (WW1) recruitment posters, (A gift by Horace H.J. Roberts). Over 200 Parliamentary Recruiting Committee and Parliamentary War Saving Committee posters were published before the introduction for conscription in January 1916. … Continue reading

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Time to Bask in Tutankhamun’s Golden Mask

The Golden Mask (aka The Gold Death Mask) featured above is an exact replica of the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s features, represented in beaten gold inlaid with semi-precious stones. (The life size replica stands 21″ high x 15″ wide at the … Continue reading

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A Hoffering on A Hill

Alfred Hill (1936) by Rayner Hoff (1894-1937) patinated plaster. National Portrait Gallery, Canberra. Australian/New Zealand composer, conductor and teacher, Alfred Francis Hill was born on 16 December 1869 in Melbourne, Victoria. He spent most of his early life in New … Continue reading

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