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Leonardo Da Vinci
Italian Renaissance Artist
Born: April 15, 1452 in
Vinci, Italy, near Florence
Died: May 2, 1519 (aged 67) in
Field: Many and diverse fields
of arts and sciences like
Anatomy, Engineering and
Famous Works: Mona Lisa,
The Last Supper,
The Vitruvian Man
Vincent Van Gogh
Dutch Expressionist Artist
Van Gogh was close friends with Paul Gauguin, another famous artist.
Vincent shot himself in a wheatfield in Auvers, France but did not die until 2 days later at the age of 37.
In a short period of ten years Van Gogh made approximately 900 paintings.
Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime and only became famous after his death.
Vincent van Gogh did not cut off his ear. He only cut off a small portion of his ear lobe.
Van Gogh created his most famous work The Starry Night while staying in an asylum in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France.
Vincent’s earliest career aspiration was to be a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church like his father.
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Picasso is the most famous artist of the 20th century. Born however, in Malaga, Spain, he spent most of his career in France. Picasso's Art Movements include: Before 1901, Blue Period, Rose Period, African-influenced period, Cubism, Classicism and Surrelalism.
Pablo Picasso Quotes:
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
"I don't believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents."
"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
American Pop Artist
Born: August 6, 1928 in Pittsburg, PA
Died: February 22, 1987 (aged 58)
New York City
Fields: Printmaking, Painting, Cinema
Famous Works: Chelsea Girls (1966 film), Exploding Plastic Inevitable (1966 event), Campbell's Soup Cans (1962 painting)
Warhol made paintings of iconic American products such as Campbell's Soup Cans and Coca-Cola bottles, as well as paintings of celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Troy Donahue, Muhammad Aliand Elizabeth Taylor. He founded "The Factory," his studio during these years, and gathered around himself a wide range of artists, writers, musicians, and underground celebrities. He began producing prints using the silkscreen method. His work became popular and controversial.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Born: December 8, 1886 in Guanajuato, Mexico
Died: Novermber 24, 1957 at age 70
Field: Muralist, Painting
Training: San Carolos Academy
Movement: Mexican Mural Movement
Influenced: Glenn Gant
Born: July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico
Died: July 13, 1954 at the age of 47
Field: Painting mainly Self-Portraits
Birth name: Oscar-Claude Monet
Born: 14 November 1840(1840-11-14) in Paris, France
Died: 5 December 1926(1926-12-05) (aged 86) in Giverny, France
Works: Impression, Sunrise, Rouen Cathedral series, London Parliament series, Water Lilies, Haystacks, Poplars
Influenced by: Eugène Boudin, Johan Jongkind, Gustave Courbet
Modern Art Movement
American "splatter paint" artist
Wyoming to New York City
Developed ACTION PAINTING
Dripped, drizzled, splattered, and poured paint onto canvas.
Placed canvas on ground
"Danced" while he painted around the canvas
Times magazine called him "jack the dripper"
Kinetic (moving) Sculpture American Artist
July 22 1898- November 11, 1976
Primary color drawings
Born in Pennsylvania
Died in New York
Born into a family of Artists