Alexei Sovertkov

17 01 2017

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Ivan Albright

11 11 2015

Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (February 20, 1897 – November 18, 1983) was an American magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his self-portraits, character studies, and still lifes. (Albright was the father-in-law of future United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, through his son Joseph Medill Patterson Albright’s marriage to her; however, the couple divorced a year before his death.)

Frank Kortan

3 10 2015

It’s highly gratifying to see that there still exist artists such as Frank Kortan, who have tasted from the elixir of Emperor Rudolph II and, in the spirit of the noble art of Mannerism, keep presenting its mastery to our contemporaries’ eyes; the mastery that had already seemed extinct but that is essential to create magnificent paintings in the style of the old masters. May his works open the eyes of all those who have become blind through pointless art so that they are able to understand the language of paintings again.


Rosa Borreale

26 09 2015

Rosa Borreale is an Italian artist who graduated with a degree in Modern Literature. She’s worked as an actress and performer, but eventually decided to teach herself oil painting by copying the Old Masters. Her work is hyperrealistic and self-aware, depicting layers of thoughts and perceptions. Her paintings that feature street art and images as a background to human activity are her most compelling. These juxtapozed images highlight the contrast of real and virtual worlds. In most of them, she includes a small mouse pointer image of which she says, “The presence of the mouse pointer in the paintings symbolizes the illusion that a click would be enough to change the order of things.”


George Tooker

22 09 2015

George Clair Tooker, Jr. (August 5, 1920 – March 27, 2011) was an American figurative painter whose works are associated with the Magic realism and Social realism movements.

Tooker was raised by his father, George Clair Tooker, a U.S. citizen of Anglo-French descent, and his mother, Angela Montejo Roura, who was of English and Spanish-Cuban descent, in Brooklyn Heights and Bellport, New York, along with his sister, Mary Fancher Tooker. He wanted to attend art school rather than college, but ultimately abided by his parents’ wishes and majored in English literature at Harvard University, while still devoting much of his time to painting. During 1942, he graduated from college and then entered the Marine Corps but was discharged due to ill health.[2] Tooker’s long-time partner William R. Christopher who died in 1973.[3] Raised in a religious Episcopalian family, he later converted to Roman Catholicism.

Michael Parkes

21 09 2015

Michael Parkes. 

I’m not big on this kind of fantasy. I like griddier work. But the work is very well done.


Paul Cadmus

2 06 2015

Cadmus was born on December 17, 1904 in New York City, the son of artists, Maria Latasa and Egbert Cadmus.[3][4] His father worked as a commercial artist and his mother illustrated children’s books.

After traveling through France and Spain, Cadmus and French settled In a fishing village on the island Mallorca. In 1933, they headed back to the United States after running out of money, where Cadmus was one of the first artists to be employed by The New Deal art programs, painting murals at post offices.[2]

In 1934, he painted The Fleet’s In! while working for the Public Works of Art Project of the WPA.[5] This painting, featuring carousing sailors, women, and a homosexual couple, was the subject of a public outcry and was removed from exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery.[1] The publicity helped to launch his career.[1] He worked in commercial illustration as well, but Jared French, another tempera artist who befriended him and became his lover for a time, convinced him to devote himself completely to fine art.[6] In 1979, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full member in 1980.

Jon Andersson, who became Cadmus’s longtime companion of 35 years, was a subject of many of his works.

In 1999, he died in his home in Weston, Connecticut due to advanced age, just five days shy of his 95th birthday. Cadmus’s sister, Fidelma, was the wife of philanthropist and arts patron Lincoln Kirstein.