John Marin

John Marin

Name John Marin
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1870-12-23
Place of Birth Rutherford, NJ
Age 82 yrs
Death Date 1953-10-01
Birth Sign Capricorn

About John Marin

Early modernist artist known for his watercolors and abstract landscapes. His 1952 painting “The Circus No. 1” was purchased by the White House for the Green Room in 2007.

Early Life of John Marin

He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he was a student under Thomas Pollock Anshutz and William Merritt Chase. He gained further education with the Art Students League of New York.

Trivia

His works were displayed at San Francisco’s MOMA and at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, among other venues.

Family Life

He was raised by his two aunts in Weehawken, New Jersey, after his mother died and his father abandoned him.

Associated With

He admired the work of Andy Warhol.

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Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer

Name Anselm Kiefer
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1945-03-08
Place of Birth Germany
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Pisces

About Anselm Kiefer

Painter and sculptor famous for his use of materials like straw, ash, clay, and shellac. Many of his paintings from 1980 to 1983 referenced National Socialist architecture, including Hitler’s Berlin Chancellery in “To the Unknown Painter” from 1983.

Early Life of Anselm Kiefer

He studied during the 1970s with renowned artist Joseph Beuys. Prior to that he had been mentored by realist and figurative painter Peter Dreher.

Trivia

He was once the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale, a prestigious award given by the imperial family of Japan on behalf of the Japanese Art Association.

Family Life

He was born in Donaueschingen, Germany, right before World War II ended. His family moved to Ottersdorf in 1951.

Associated With

He and fellow artist John Marin both had their work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Walter Inglis Anderson

Walter Inglis Anderson

Name Walter Inglis Anderson
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1903-09-29
Place of Birth New Orleans, LA
Age 62 yrs
Death Date 1965-11-30
Birth Sign Libra

About Walter Inglis Anderson

American painter, ceramics designer, and muralist known for such naturalist-themed works as “Reflection in a Pool.” Much of his family’s collection of his work was damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Early Life of Walter Inglis Anderson

His family owned the Shearwater Pottery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where he worked as a designer.

Trivia

He was hired by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration to create a series of murals for the local public school system.

Family Life

He was one of three sons born to Annette McConnell and George Walter Anderson in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Associated With

He created more than 9,000 realizations and visualizations based on classic novels such as Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.” Other classics he tackled included “Don Quixote,” “Faust,” and “Legends of Charlemagne” by Bulfinch.

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William Alexander

William Alexander

Name William Alexander
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1915-04-02
Place of Birth Germany
Age 81 yrs
Death Date 1997-01-24
Birth Sign Aries

About William Alexander

German painter and art instructor best known for launching and hosting the PBS television programs The Art of Bill Alexander and The Magic of Oil Painting.

Early Life of William Alexander

After being drafted into the German army during the Second World War, Alexander immigrated to the United States with the help of his Allied captors, many of whose wives sat for portraits with him.

Trivia

He is well known for using the wet-on-wet oil paint technique. 

Family Life

He spent his early years in East Prussia and Berlin, Germany.

Associated With

He instructed Bob Ross in oil painting and inspired Ross’ own television art program, The Joy of Painting.

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Denis Sarazhin

Denis Sarazhin

Name Denis Sarazhin
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1982-02-09
Place of Birth Ukraine
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Aquarius

About Denis Sarazhin

Painter and artist who is known for his portraits, landscapes, and conceptual figure paintings. He earned representation from Arcadia Gallery in Los Angeles and shares his artworks on his personal website and Instagram where he has over 230,000 followers. 

Early Life of Denis Sarazhin

He attended the Kharkov Art and Design Academy where he graduated in 2008. He specialized in painting and trained under a range of artists including Ganozkiy V.L.. His first exhibition was a group show called Hot Winter in 2006. He then held his first solo exhibition in 2014 at Kalita Art Club in Kiev. 

Trivia

Since 2007 he has been a member of Kharkov’s selection of the association of Ukraine’s Artists’ Alliance. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Nikopol, Ukraine. 

Associated With

Other artists and painters from the Ukraine include Kazimir Malevich and Sonia Delaunay. 

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