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Stevens, Alfred (1823-1906) View 1 Item
Though born in Brussels, Belgium in 1823, Alfred Stevens spent most of his artistic career in France. In 1844, he moved to Paris to study under several artists, including Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Stevens returned to Brussels long enough to make his artistic debut at the Brussels Salon in 1851, but returned to Paris the next year where he remained the rest of his life. In 1853, he was awarded a third-class medal in the Paris Salon and continued to...
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Swinney, Garland (1961) View 1 Item
Perhaps reflecting his own background growing up in Cleveland, Texas, artist Garland Swinney has focused on paintings that display the self-sufficiency of rural life along with the icons that represent it, like Covered Bridge, which is included in the Norton's permanent collection. Born in 1961, Swinney won his first art award when only fifteen. He received his artistic training from North Harris County College, later serving as an instructor in watercolor there. Since then, he has traveled extensively throughout the American South, depicting ...
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Szmyd, Edward (1933-2004) View 6 Items
Born on June 9, 1933 in Trafford, Pennsylvania, Edward Szymd, son of Antoni and Blanche Frydrych Szymd, had decided upon a career as an artist by the age of nine when he won first prize in a community art show. During his high school years, he used his free time to study the work of various artists at the Carnegie Museum. Years later, he declared, "I started painting at the age of nine. It wasn't possible to change my environment but on canvas I could...
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Thompson, Richard Earl (1914-1991) View 1 Item
Though Impressionism has often been identified as the quintessential late 19th century art, its appeal remains for an early 21st century public. Among the recent practitioners of this style was Richard Earl Thompson. In 1874, a critic coined the term "Impressionists" for a group of radical young French painters whose work was characterized by broken brushwork, a high-key palette, and the use of painterly techniques to evoke qualities of light and color and whose subjects were scenes from casual, everyday life. American artists...
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Timberlake, Bob (1937) View 2 Items
North Carolina's most recognized and successful living artist, Bob Timberlake lives among the rolling hills of the Piedmont from which he draws inspiration for his paintings. Born in 1937 in Salisbury, North Carolina, Timberlake's artistic abilities were evident at an early age. When only 15, he won an art contest sponsored by Ford Motor Company. However, after his graduation from the University of Chapel Hill in 1959, he went to work in a series of family businesses. A visit with renowned neo-realist artist...
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