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Wednesday

American Impressionist Painter Francis Morton Johnson (1878-1931)

Woman in a Garden

Johnson was born in Boston, and as a young man he left for Paris to pursue his artistic education. He studied at the Academy Julian and exhibited at the Galerie Georges Petit and Salon de Artistes Fran├žois with other fellow artists Louis Rittman, Richard Miller, Preston Dickenson, Aston Knight. In the United States Johnson exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The artist was also known for inventing a device for registering the human voice on motion picture films in 1919. He died in Paris.

Under the Shade of Parasol

Gardener

Sunday

British Landscape Painter William Sidney Cooper (1854-1927)

Maytime on the Thames
William Sidney Cooper (1854-1927) was an English landscape painter, best known for his paintings of the countryside around Herne Bay in Kent.
The English landscape painter William Sidney Cooper was mostly known for his canvases of the countryside in Kent. Cooper studied at the School of Art in Canterbury and became a well-known painter exhibiting at the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Academy.

Near Amberley, Sussex

In 1882 the painter married and later moved to Herne Bay in Kent where he lived the rest of his life. Cooper kept painting professionally, but he was also a musician and took part in local musical events.

Tuesday

Italian Painters Father and Son Carlo and Giovanni Grubacs (19th c)

Venetian Festival

Two little-known painters, followers of the great tradition of eighteenth-century landscape painting, Carlo (1801-1870) and Giovanni (1830-1919) Grubacs painted mostly views of Venice, their favorite city.

Giovanni Grubacs, View of St.Mark's Basin


Contemporary German Artist Martin Lindenau


Beach Scene

Le Moulin de la Galette


Monday

Painting by Belgian Artist Albert Roosenboom (1845-1873)

Waving to the Procession, Brussels

La Toilette

Albert Roosenboom was a student of the famous painter Constantin Meunier.
Roosenboom was considered as one of the finest Belgian painters of genre scenes. His oil paintings represent interiors, romantic scenes of children at play and lifestyles of 19th century Europe.

Albert Roosenboom and and Hendrik Pieter Koekkoek. River Patrol (detail)

Still Lifes by Edith Isabel Barrow (British, d. 1930) Victorian Painter

Edith Isabel Barrow, Still Life
Edith Isabel Barrow

Isabel Barrow was a painter of flowers, interiors, portraits and landscapes.
She studied at the South Kensington Art School after winning a scholarship.
She painted numerous flower paintings and one was acquired by Queen Mary, and series of Westminster Abbey interiors was purchased by the Empress Frederick of Germany.
The painter extensively exhibited at the Royal Society of British artists, at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham.
Her health deteriorated after an operation for cancer in 1926. She was buried in Combe Martin churchyard in an unmarked grave, a pauper's plot.

Tuesday

Italian Landscape Painter Alessandro La Volpe (1819-1887)

Harbor View of Naples

The talented landscape painter Alessandro La Volpe was born in Lucera, Italy, where his father was employed by the Royal College. Upon graduation, the young Alexander moved to Naples, the important European city at the time. There he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. At the age of about 30, in search of experience, he travels to Sicily Egypt, where he paints many landscapes revealing precise compositional skills.

Palazzo Donna Anna with Vesuvius in the background

Soon La Volpe moved to Florence where he co-founded the "School of the Romantic Landscape," the so-called "School of Staggia" (1852-1855).
La Volpe was also a talented watercolorist, his meticulous technique based on the English traditions.
Later in life La Volpe moved to Rome, where he died suffering, probably, of mental illness.
His paintings are kept in private collections and major museums in the world, particularly in England.

Friday

Paris in Painting by French Artist Antoine Blanchard (1910-1988)


Born in France in a small village, Antoine Blanchard (Marcel Masson) was studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Rennes where he learned sculpture and drawing. Upon graduating, Antoine received Le Prix du Ministre, the schools highest award. He moved to Paris in 1932 and enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.
In 1939 the artist got married and the same year he was called up for military service; he returned to his art only in 1942.


Monday

Bernardus Johannes Blommers Dutch Painter (1845-1914)

Blommers focused his painting on depicting the simple life of the peasants and fishermen. The artist was greatly influenced by Jozef Israels. Blommers’s interiors emanate contentment and quiet joy. His artwork was in great demand in his time, especially outside the Netherlands.