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Haas, Ernst

Ernst Haas was born in Vienna and began studying photography at the Graphische Lehr und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna six years before acquiring his first camera in 1946. After several photography-related jobs, he was offered a position at Life, and his first feature article, “Returning Prisoners […]

Nevelson, Louise

Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine), she emigrated with her family to the United States […]

Death NYC

Bursting with color and cultural references, Death NYC’s work is hard to miss, whether on the street or hanging from a gallery wall. Death NYC intersperses images of famous figures—like Marilyn Monroe, Barack Obama, and Mickey Mouse—with iconic motifs from art history, such as Andy Warhol’s soup can […]

Fonseca, Caio

American artist, Caio Fonseca, is well known for his lyrical, abstract works of art. A talented musician, Fonseca, is fascinated by the relationship between tone and form, which he explores in his paintings and works on paper. Representing the irreducible form of classical music, Fonseca’s […]

Chia, Sandro

Sandro Chia is an Italian painter and prominent figure in the Italian neo-Expressionist movement Transavanguardia. Chia’s paintings and sculptures are often brilliantly colored, mystical compositions featuring symbolism and aggregate mark-making, offering insight into contemporary social and political life through the formal language of Expressionism. Born on […]

Sills, Vaughn

In her photography, Vaughn Sills explores two areas that often overlap. She is interested in how we live and develop culture within the natural world and how we influence that world; she looks at the ways that the environment, both the natural and the built, […]

Mercer, Ralph

Trained as an artist, BFA RISD, MFA Umass Dartmouth, Ralph Mercer has practiced photography as a commercial photo-illustrator throughout his career. Recently, his work has concentrated on fine art photography. Bill Brandt and Harry Callahan are his photographic heroes. Both men picked up a camera loaded with […]

Worth, Frank

Frank Worth (1923–2000) was an American photographer who befriended and photographed many Hollywood actors and actresses between 1939 and 1964. His black and white candid pictures are unusual for the era, when most stars limited themselves to carefully posed glamour portraits. He kept many of his photographs […]

Levine, Neil Seth

Neil Seth Levine is an American artist and designer based in California working in both traditional and digital media. Levine currently designs for the AAA Lab at Stanford University, creating visual designs and assets for computer-based games created to research how children learn.

Pasmore, Victor

Victor Pasmore was a significant British artist who pioneered abstract painting in England during the 1940s and 1950s. His muted green and blue works were some of the most revolutionary paintings in Britain at the time. “I felt the picture has to be an independent object […]