Artist Spotlight

Konstantin Korovin, Self Portrait, 1938

Konstantin Korovin: The First Russian Impressionist

By Dan Scott / December 5, 2020 / 1 Comment

Konstantin Korovin (1861-1939) was a notable Russian artist of the impressionist, art nouveau and realism periods, and a prominent theatre designer and writer. Key Details Birth: Date: 5 December 1861, Place: MoscowDeath: Age: 77, Date: 11 September 1939, Place: Paris, FranceEducation: Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1878-1886); St Petersburg Academy for ArtMedium: OilStyle: … Read more

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The Garden of Love, by Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens: Key Facts, Paintings, and Style

By Dan Scott / December 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish artist known for his dramatic Baroque style. Key Details Birth: Date: 28 June 1577 Place: Siegen, Germany Death: Age: 62 Date: 13 May 1640, Place: Antwerp, Belgium Education: Classically educated and apprenticed to art teachers. Medium: Oil Style: Baroque Education Peter Paul Rubens received a Roman Catholic … Read more

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Marie Bashkirtseff, At a Book, 1882, 700W

Marie Bashkirtseff – Stunning Realism, Muted Colors, and Wise Words

By Dan Scott / November 9, 2020 / 152 Comments

“I long to see everything, to know everything, to learn everything!” Marie Bashkirtseff A while ago I wrote about Marie Bashkirtseff’s The Umbrella. It turned out to be one of my most popular posts. Let’s take a look at some of her other work and life as an artist. Key Facts and Ideas Tip: Who you … Read more

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Dan Knepper, Serenity

Interview With Professional Artist Dan Knepper

By Dan Scott / October 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Artist Dan Knepper reached out some time ago offering to share his thoughts on art. He’s a professional artist and skilled landscape painter. Q: Did you have any formal training in art? Or are you mostly self-taught? I’ll apologize in advance for the long answer. I was a glassblower in college and learned nothing about … Read more

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Edward Theodore Compton, Tauernmoos, 1914

Edward Theodore Compton: Landscape Painter, Teacher, and Mountaineer

By Dan Scott / May 11, 2020 / 54 Comments

I came across Edward Theodore Compton’s work the other day. I’m surprised he eluded me until now. I’ll keep this one brief. Sometimes, it’s better to just sit back and admire. Here are key points about his life: A man of many titles: landscape painter, illustrator, climber, and art teacher to his children. He studied … Read more

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Ivan Shishkin, Mast-Tree Grove, 1898

Ivan Shishkin – “Czar of the Forest”

By Dan Scott / April 27, 2020 / 107 Comments

“Russia – country of landscapes… I hope the time will come, when all Russian nature, alive and penetrated by spirit, will look from canvases of Russian artists…” Ivan Shishkin Few have captured nature’s delicate beauty like Ivan Shishkin. A Russian master who tasted the rare fruits of an artist’s success but also bitter tragedy. I … Read more

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Joaquín Sorolla, A Pink Bathrobe, 1916

Joaquín Sorolla – Luscious Brushwork and Seductive Color

By Dan Scott / March 27, 2020 / 83 Comments

There are a handful of artists I turn to whenever I need inspiration or motivation. Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) is one of them. His luscious brushwork and seductive use of color always prompt me to pick up a brush and tackle the next painting. Key Facts, Events, and Ideas Sorolla was a prolific painter and one … Read more

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Berthe Morisot, Lady at her Toilette, 1875

Berthe Morisot – Key Facts, Fleeting Brushwork, and Strong Fundamentals

By Dan Scott / February 29, 2020 / 41 Comments

“Real painters understand with a brush in their hand”. Berthe Morisot Berthe Morisot (1841-1895) was a remarkable Impressionist painter known for her soft touch and pastel colors. In this post, I take a closer look at her life and work. I cover: Key Facts and Ideas She had no formal art education. At the time, … Read more

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Camille Pissarro, Road, 1864

Camille Pissarro – A Closer Look at His Life and Art

By Dan Scott / November 30, 2019 / 55 Comments

“It is absurd to look for perfection.” Camille Pissarro In this post, I take a closer look at the interesting life and art of Camille Pissarro. His work is colorful, and adventurous, and played a pivotal role in the development and popularity of Impressionism. However, he is often overshadowed by fellow artist and friend, Claude … Read more

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Josh Clare, Wellsville Red

Josh Clare – Artist Spotlight

By Dan Scott / November 12, 2019 / 25 Comments

Josh Clare is a remarkable landscape painter who impressed me with his controlled, yet painterly brushwork and his peaceful depictions of the landscape. I reached out to him with some questions about his life and work as an artist. The questions and his answers are below, along with some of his beautiful paintings: Q: How … Read more

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