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Derain, Andre (1880-1954) – 1911-14 Portrait of a Man With a Newspaper (Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Oil on canvas; 162.5 x 97.5 cm. 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…

Tsugoharu Foujita (1886-1968) – 1922 Portrait of Emily Crane Chadbourne (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)

Léonard Tsugouharu Foujita was a painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. Immediately after graduating secondary school, Foujita wished to study in France, but on the advice of Mori Ogai (his father’s senpai military physician) he decided to study western art in Japan first. In 1910…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1934-42 Head of a Woman (Private Collection)

Oil on canvas on panel; 50.8 x 40.6 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…

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) – 1595c. The Coronation of the Virgin (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 117.8 x 141.3 cm. Annibale Carracci was an Italian painter who was influential in recovering the classicizing tradition of the High Renaissance from the affectations of Mannerism. He was the most talented of the three painters of the Carracci family. Annibale and his older brother Agostino were at first guided by their…