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For Maillol: Art does not lie in the copying of nature

Aristide Maillol – La Femme a L’ombrelle. c.1895-1900, oil on canvas, 193x149cm. French sculptor, painter and print-maker Aristide Joseph Bonaventure Maillol was born on December 8, 1861 in Banyuls-sur-Mer, Roussillon. He decided at an early age to become a painter … Continue reading

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Sashaying Blanchard’s Boulevards of Paris

Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988) Grand Boulevard Paris (oil on canvas 38x76cm). Antoine Blanchard is the pseudonym for French artist Marcel Masson  who was born on 15 November 1910 in a small village near the banks of the Loire. Blanchard received his initial artistic training at … Continue reading

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Every gallery tells me to quit illustration

Marshall Arisman was born in Jamestown, New York, on December 21, 1937. After growing up on a dairy farm, Arisman studied advertising art at the Pratt Institute, graduating in 1960 where he also received an Ida Gaskell Grant to travel … Continue reading

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