Richard MAURY ✿

Richard Maury is a mature painter who is considered to be an important and continuing link in the rich tradition of American realism — the logical successor to John Singer Sargent and John Koch. Richard Maury was born in Washington, DC, he attended the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC, the Art Student's League of New York City, and L'Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy.

Evan WILSON, 1953 ✿


Félix VALLOTTON (1865 -1925) ✿

Juan Carlos MANJARREZ ✿

Ivor Henry Thomas HELE (1912-1993) ✿

Sir Ivor Henry Thomas Hele (1912-1993) , was an Australian artist. He was the longest serving war artist for the Australian War Memorial and completed more commissioned works than any other Australian artist in the history of Australian art.
Aged only 15, he studied drawing and painting in Paris and Munich. He married Jean Berry when he was 20. He was the first war artist appointed in the Second World War, and he served in New Guinea and North Africa. He was also a war artist in the Korean War.
In 1957 he divorced his first wife and married June Weatherly. Hele was severely self-critical and only ever held two exhibitions of his work, in 1931 and 1958. He often burned paintings he was dissatisfied with. He painted portrait of Prime Ministers Sir William McMahon and Malcolm Fraser, which are hanging in the New Parliament House in Canberra. Ivor Hele was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1954. This was upgraded to Commander status in 1969. In the New Year's Honours of 1983 he was named a Knight Bachelor for his services to art.

Juan Manuel COSSÍO ✿

Giuseppe MUSCIO ✿

Erika GRAIG ✿

Dod PROCTER (1892-1972) ✿


Evgeniy MONAHOV ~ Sketches ✿

Sketches are the blood of paintings, without which art becomes faint and lifeless. Their incompleteness and imperfection is a promise of a future masterpiece. They are always better than the final large canvas, no matter how well-made they are, just like the expectation of a miracle is always more precious than a dream come true.

Czeslaw TANSKI (1862-1942) ~ Allegory of Music, 1927✿

Tański Czesław (1862-1942) was a polish artist, painter, inventor, air builder, pioneer of gliding and promoter of aviation in Poland. He is called the father of Polish aviation. He graduated from the Warsaw School of Design and the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Alegoria Muzyki/ Allegory of Music, 1927