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Biographies

International Artists

Alexander Calder

American sculptor. Born into a family of artists, but was not initially inclined to art and studied mechanical engineering. Until 1923 did not enroll in art school, where he began making quick sketches of pedestrians.

Anish Kapoor - Painting

Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential Hindu sculptors of his generation. Kapoor has lived and worked in London since the early 1970s, when he moved to this city to study art, first at the Hornsey College of Art and later at the Chelsea School of Art Design.

Auguste Herbin

Auguste Herbin was born in Quiévy town near the Belgian border in 1882. However, the artist considers Le Cateau as his hometown because there are going to live his parents in 1883. There he spent his youth and obtained his diploma at the end of primary school, attend school classes drawing Municipal and entered the Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1898 Lile.

Cindy Sherman - Painting

Artist, photographer, director of American cinema. By turning the camera towards herself, Cindy Sherman has been one of the most respected photographers of the 20th century.

Claude Venard - Painting

Claude Venard was a French post-cubist painter and still life painter. Known for working in a distinctive angular style, he emphasized the color qualities of his palette through densely applied pasted paint.

Cornelis Zitman

Born in Leyden, Zuid province, Holland, in 1926. In 1943 he enters the Leyden Fine Arts academy attending night drawing courses, continuing them at the la Hague Fine Arts Academy. In 1947 decided not to join the army in Holland, moves to Venezuela; first in Maracaibo.

Equipo Crónica - Sculpture

The Equipo Crónica is the most representative of Pop Art in Spain artistic group. It was formed initially by Manolo Valdés ( 1942 ), Rafael Solbes ( 1940-1981 ) and Juan Antonio Toledo ( 1940), who soon left the group , from the theoretical proposals art critic Tomas Llorens.

Francisco de Goya

Francisco De Goya was born in 1746 in Fuendetodos, a town in the Spanish province of Zaragoza. Family coming in Zaragoza, the young Francis went to learn the craft as a painter in the workshop of José Luzán routine, where he spent four years copying pictures until it was decided to set up his own and, as he later wrote, "painting of my invention. "

Frank Hyder - Painting

Frank Hyder has participated in more than 150 group exhibitions. He has had more than 80 individuals in North, Central and South America, including 10 in New York City. He has been one of the few Americans to have individual exhibitions in the museums of Venezuela.

Gertrudis Goldschmidt (Gego)

Although Gego is an artist unclassified; her work is based on structure reticular built with metallic module. Her work produces a similarity of organic growth, such as the foliage.

Harry Bertoia - Sculpture: Vertical Spray

Sculptor, furniture and jewelry designer, graphic artist and goldsmith, Harry Bertoia was one of the greats of 20th century art and a central figure in American modernism.

Henri Matisse - Drawing

French painter, maximum representative of Fauvism. On March 20, 1906, a new edition of the Hall of the Society of Independent Artists was inaugurated in the large greenhouses of Cours-la-Reine, in Paris. That exhibition was the first great success of Matisse and his consecration as a painter and as a visible head of a new movement.

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