Category Archives: Paintings / Works on Paper


Banksy is a street (graffiti) artist from Bristol, UK, whose artwork initially appeared in public spaces throughout London, though has since been found all over the world.  Despite that his artwork is widely known, the artist is not.  Banksy carefully manages to keep his real […]

Christo Vladimirov Javacheff

Born in 1935 as Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian-American artist Christo studied in Sofia, Vienna, and Paris. Christo’s early experiments in assemblage led to his trademark device of wrapping familiar objects in cloth and other materials, giving them an artificial skin that simultaneously conceals, reveals, and […]

Dali, Salvador

Salvador Dali (1904-89) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. After passing through phases of Cubism, Futurism and Metaphysical painting, he joined the Surrealists in 1929 and his talent for self-publicity rapidly made him the most famous representative of the movement. Throughout his […]

Dine, Jim

Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at night at the Art Academy of Cincinnati during his senior year of high school and then attended the University of Cincinnati, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Ohio University, […]

Hammond, Jane

Jane Hammond was born in Bridgeport, CT, in 1950, and was educated at Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She moved to New York City in 1980. Currently, Hammond lives and works in New York City. In 1989, the […]

Hodgkin, Howard

Howard Hodgkin is a British printmaker and painter, born in London in 1932. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art. He began exhibiting seriously at the age of 30. Hodgkin works in generally a small scale, often painting […]

Horn, Rebecca

Born in 1944 in Michelstadt, Germany, Rebecca Horn studied at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg working with objects and kinetic sculptures. From the early 1970s, her work included installations, performances and films. In 1989, she became professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Berlin. […]

Johns, Jasper

Jasper Johns was born in 1930 in Augusta, Georgia, and raised in South Carolina. He began drawing as a young child, and from the age of five knew he wanted to be an artist. For three semesters he attended the University of South Carolina at […]

Katz, Alex

Alex Katz is one of the most important American artists to have emerged since 1950. Throughout his career, which now spans more than forty years, Katz has produced a remarkable and impressive body of work that constitutes a unique aspect of modern realism. Born on […]

Kelly, Ellsworth

Ellsworth Kelly, evading critical attempts to classify him as a Color Field, hard-edge, or Minimalist painter, has redefined abstraction in art, establishing himself through his drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints as one of the most important artists working today. Kelly’s visual vocabulary is drawn from […]