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Pino Dangelico Daeni (1939-2010) Italian Artist

Pino Daeni, born Giuseppe Dangelico Daeni in Bari, was an Italian Impressionist book illustrator and artist.
He is known for his style of feminine, romantic women and strong men painted with loose but accurate brushwork. Considered one of the highest paid book illustrators of his time, he created over 3,000 book covers, movie posters and magazine illustrations.


Unknown painter. View of Rabat, 1900s

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577-1640)

Peter Paul Rubens. Rubens, His Wife Helena Fourment and Their Son Frans, 1639 (the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Peter Paul Rubens, Hygeia - Goddess Of Health, c.1615


Adolph Menzel (1815-1905) German painter

German painter Adolph von Menzel is one of the most famous German artists of the 19th century and the most successful artist of his era in Germany where his popularity owing especially to politically propagandistic works, was such that few of his major paintings left Germany, as many were quickly acquired by museums in Berlin. (wikipedia)
Adolph Menzel, On a Journey to Beautiful Countryside, 1892

Adolph Menzel, Ball Scene (detail)

Wendy Whitson, Landscape painting

A North Carolina native, Wendy is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Fine Art. She worked in the fields of graphic design and photography for many years, before coming full circle to painting. (
Wild Flowers, detail

Wild Flowers

John William Waterhouse (English, 1849-1917)

John William Waterhouse,  Narcissus 1912

John William Waterhouse, Miranda, The Tempest 1916

John William Waterhouse,   Lamia and the Soldier, 1905


Edmund Dulac (1882-1953) French illustrator

French book and magazine illustrator, Edmund Dulac was born in Toulouse, France. Dulac studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, later he moved to London. He also designed bank notes and post stamps.


Marcel Rieder (1862-1925) French painter

The French painter Marcel Rieder studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and spent most of his life in Paris. By 1894, he became famous for the effects of light in his artworks. In one of his letters he wrote: "A picture of a waterfall is well done when you hear the water running."

Lydia Datsenko - Still Life (Ukraine)

J. C. Leyendecker ( 1874-1951) American illustrator

Joseph Christian Leyendecker, famous American illustrator, was known for his poster, book, advertising illustrations and numerous covers for The Saturday Evening Post. Leyendecker painted more than 400 magazine covers, 322 for The Saturday Evening Post alone during the Golden Age of American Illustration. Leyendecker was born in Germany, his family immigrated to Chicago in 1882. J. C. Leyendecker received his formal artistic training at the school of the Chicago Art Institute and later he and his younger brother Frank enrolled in the Académie Julian in Paris for a year, where they were exposed to the work of Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Chéret, and also Alphonse Mucha, a leader in the French Art Nouveau movement.
Leyendecker never married, he was able to indulge in a very luxurious lifestyle and was known for the famous gala-like social gatherings in the 1920s. For much of his adult life Leyendecker lived with another man, Charles Beach who is assumed to have been his lover and who was the original model of the famous Arrow Collar Man. Leyendecker was a chief influence upon his friend Norman Rockwell, Leyendecker's drawing style was cited as a major influence on the character designs of Team Fortress 2, a first person shooter game for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. (wikipedia)

Lu Cong, American artist

Born in Shanghai, in 1978, Lu Cong immigrated to the US at the age of 11. He graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in Biology and Art in 2000, but chose to pursue portrait art over medicine. The artist was recognized by a number of art publications as a notable emerging artist between 2003 and 2007 and since then he has developed a distinctive look that many has regarded as an original approach to figurative realism. (

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) French academic painter

"William Bouguereau is unquestionably one of history's greatest artistic geniuses. Yet in the past century, his reputation and unparalleled accomplishments have undergone a libelous, dishonest, relentless and systematic assault of immense proportions. His name was stricken from most history texts and when included it was only to blindly, degrade and disparage him and his work. Yet, as we shall see, it was he who single handedly opened the French academies to women, and it was he who was arguably the greatest painter of the human figure in all of art history." (Damien Bartoli,

The Grape Picker, 1895



Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 –1441) Flemish Painter

Jan van Eyck, Rolin Madonna

Jan van Eyck, Paele Madonna

Jan van Eyck, Lucca Madonna

Jan van Eyck, The Virgin and Child Reading

Jan van Eyck, Madonna at the Fontain