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Saint Gaudens, Augustus (1848-1907) View 3 Items
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the leading American sculptor of his time, some term him the "American Michelangelo" while others compared him to the French giant Auguste Rodin. His work encompassed a broad variety of sculptural forms over his life, from his design of the double eagle gold coin which some scholars have termed "the most beautiful coin ever minted" (the government later melted most of them down; one of the rare double eagles left in existence recently sold at auction for $6.6 million) to the ...
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Salinas, Porfirio (1910-1973) View 1 Item
The Texas bluebonnet is probably the only flower that has been brought into national awareness largely due to the work of a single artist - Porfirio Salinas (1910-1973). As Salinas said later in life, "First, before you can learn to paint, you must learn how to see." His work has taught people around the world how to see the beauty of the Texas landscapes in which he spent his life. Born on a stock farm in Bastrop, Texas on November 6, 1910, Porfirio Salinas, Jr....
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Seerey Lester, John (1946) View 1 Item
Born in Manchester, England in 1946, John Seerey-Lester took the first step toward his adult career in 1955 when he won first prize in an art competition sponsored by The Daily Express, one of England's largest newspapers. He was encouraged in his pursuit of art by his father, who actually arranged for him to receive commission painting the pets, houses, and portraits of family and friends. At the unusually young age of fifteen, Seerey-Lester was accepted at Salford Technical College in Lancashire where...
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