Tag: 20th century

Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1906 Portrait of the Artist Marianne von Werefkin (Wiesbaden Museum, Germany)

Oil on wood. Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still a cadet, he became interested in painting. At the age of…

Konchalovsky, Pyotr (1876-1956) – 1937-38 Portrait of the Stage Director Vsevolod Meyerkhold (Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia)

Pyotr Konchalovsky was a Russian painter, a member of Jack of Diamonds group. He was born in the village of Slavianka, Kharkov gubernia (currently Ukraine) on 21 February 1876. His father was an art publisher. In 1889, the Konchalovskys moved to Moscow and their house became a part of the Moscow art scene of 1890s.…

Schiele, Egon (1890-1918) – 1910 Girl Putting on Shoe (Museum of Modern Art, New York City)

Watercolor and charcoal on paper, (irreg.): 36.8 x 31.8 cm. Egon Schiele was Austrian Expressionist painter, draftsman, and printmaker noted for the eroticism of his figurative works. As a student at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (1907–09), Schiele was strongly influenced by the Jugendstil movement, the German Art Nouveau. He met Gustav Klimt, leader…

Blanchard, Maria (1881-1932) – 1917-21 Cubist Still Life (Telefónica Foundation Collections, Madrid, Spain)

Oil on wood; 70 x 60 cm. María Gutierrez Blanchard was a Spanish painter. Blanchard was the daughter of journalist Enrique Gutierrez Cueto Blanchard and Concepción Blanchard Santisteban. Born with various disabilities, she was small in stature, hunchbacked and unable to walk. She was the cousin of Mexican artist Germán Cueto. In 1903 she moved…

Jenssen, Olav Christopher (1954- ) – 1987-88 Five Daily Temperaments I (Finnish National Gallery, Helsinski, Finland)

Oil on canvas; 50.5 x 70.5 cm. Olav Christopher Jenssen (born in Sortland, Norway, in 1954) studied from 1976 to 1979 at the Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustrieskole in Oslo, and from 1980 to 1981 at the Statens Kunstakademie in Oslo. He continued his studies abroad, first in New York and then in Berlin until 1983.…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1936c. Portrait of Akabi (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC)

Oil on canvas; 30.5 x 22.8 cm. Arshile Gorky, original name Vosdanik Adoian (born April 15, 1904, Khorkom, Van, Turkish Armenia [now in Turkey]—died July 21, 1948, Sherman, Conn., U.S.), American painter, important as the direct link between the European Surrealist painters and the painters of the American Abstract Expressionist movement. Gorky’s early life was…