Weekend sort-out of the Turner Studio

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Weekend sort-out of the Turner Studio

The bank holiday weekend was the perfect time to sort the studio out and get some paintings ready for a sale, one forgets how many paintings one has until the grass diapered in the garden.

A selection for sale

Artist Birthday 31st May 1860 Walter Richard Sickert

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Artist Birthday 31st May 1860

Walter Richard Sickert was born in Munich Germany on 31st May 1860

His family moved to London where he eventually set up as a painter, his love was to paint the urban scenes so he set up shop in the urban environment, Richard also new Edward Degas who advised him to paint in the studio.

Richard was a member of the Camden Town Group and was involved in the British style avant-garde of the 20th century.

Richard died in Bath on 22nd January 1942.

Walter Richard Sickert   Walter Richard Sickert art

Artist Birthday 30th May 1930 Robert Ryman (American Painter)

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Artist Birthday 30th May 1930

Robert Ryman was born in Nashville Tennessee USA on 30th May 1930

Robert worked as a security guard in the MoMa where he met many artist, they encouraged him to move forwards in his art, he is well known for his Monochrome Paintings in a minimalist manner and conceptual art. he is best known for his abstract art on White on White.

Robert liver in New York USA

Robert Ryman

Robert Ryman art

Robert Ryman art

Artist Birthday 29th May 1840 Hans Makart (Austrian Painter)

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Artist Birthday 29th May 1840

Hans Makart was born in Salzburg Austria on 29th May 1840

He had a privileged childhood and started his training at the age of 10 at the Vienna Academy.

Hans experimented with many different mediums and became successful as an academic history painter, designer and decorator.

Hans died in Vienna on 30th October 1884.

Hans Makart   Hans Makart art

Artist Birthday 28th May 1853 Carl Larsson (Swedish Painter)

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Artist Birthday 28th May 1853

Carl Larsson was born in Old Stockholm Sweden on 28th May 1853

He grew up in difficult times and suffered a difficult childhood, however his teacher in the poor school recognised his talent for drawing and encouraged him to apply for the Academy of arts where he started his career as an artist and painter. eventually Carl became well known and earned enough money to support his family.

Carl died in Falun Sweden on 22nd January 1919.

Carl Larsson   Carl Larsson art

Artist Birthday 27th May 1903 Wols German/French Painter

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Artist Birthday 27th May 1903

Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze known as “Wols”, was born in Berlin on 27th May 1903

He was not well known but was very influential to the Tachime movement and considered a pioneer of the Lyrical Abstraction, Wols worked most of his life in France and suffered from ill health.

Wols dies in Paris on 1st September 1951 after getting food poisoning from a hotel meal.

Wolfgang Schulze

Wols art

Wols art

Artist Birthday 26th May 1602 Philippe de Champaigne

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Artist Birthday 26th May 1602

Philippe de Champaigne was born in Brussels on 26th May 1602

He was a founding member of the Academie de peinture st de sculpture, Philippe moved to France to work with Nicolas Poussin under the direction of Duchesne who was jealous of Philippe’s talent, after the death  of Duchese, Philippe married his daughter and continued to work in Paris until his death.

Philippe died in Paris on 12th August 1674.

Philippe de Champaigne  Philippe de Champaigne last supper

Artist Birthday 25th May 1953, Stan Sakai

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Artist Birthday 25th May 1953

Stan Sakai was born in Kyoto Japan on 25th May 1953

He is an amazing artist who has had a none stop career in writing and drawing for comic books, he became famouse when he drew a samurai rabbit  called Usagi Yojimbo.

Stan lives and works in the USA.

Stan Sakai   Stan Sakai art

Artist Birthday 24th May 1494 Pontormo (Italian Painter)

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Artist Birthday 24th May 1494

Pontormo or Jacopo Carucci was born in Empali Italy on 24th May 1494

He was a mannerist painter of the Florentine School and privileged enough to spend time with many master painters including Leonardo da Vinci.

In 2002 his painting portrait of a Halberdier was the most expensive painting by one of the masters.

Pontormo died in Florence Italy on 2nd January 1557

 

Pontormo  Pontormo portrait