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Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1905 Mountains at Collioure

André Derain, (b. June 10, 1880, Chatou, France—d. September 8, 1954, Garches), French painter, sculptor, printmaker, and designer who was one of the principal Fauvists. Derain studied painting in Paris at the Académie Carriere from 1898 to 1899. He developed his early style in association with Maurice de Vlaminck, whom he met in 1900, and…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1943-46 Apple Orchard (Private Collection)

Pastel on paper; 106.7 x 132.1 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…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1921 The Cardplayer (Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California, USA)

Color lithograph on wove paper; 24.8 x 20 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law…

Marcoussis, Louis (1883c.-1941) – 1929 Interior with Double Bass (Tate Collection, London, UK)

Oil on canvas; 49.5 x 60.0 cm. Louis Marcoussis, formerly Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus or Ludwig Casimir Ladislas Markus, (1878 or 1883,[1] Łódź – October 22, 1941, Cusset) was a painter and engraver of Polish origin who lived in Paris for much of his life and became a French citizen. After studying law briefly in…

Jenssen, Olav Christopher (1954- ) – 1987-88 Five Daily Temperaments II (Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, 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.…