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Schiele, Egon (1890-1918) – 1909C. The Couple ( Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Graphite, ink, crayon, and wash on brown paper; 44 x 31 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…

Amedeo Modigliani

b Livorno, 12 July 1884; d Paris, 24 Jan 1920. Jewish-Italian painter, draughtsman and sculptor. While he is acknowledged to be one of the major artists of his generation, he was not as experimental and daring as his contemporaries. The direction of Picasso’s work, for instance, changed radically between 1906 and 1909 as a result…

Saryan, Martiros (1880-1972) – 1933 Self-Portrait with a Mask (Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russia)

Self-portrait with a Mask By Martiros Saryan (1880-1972). Armenia. 1933 Oil on canvas. 46 × 60 cm. Inv. No. 1665 III Acquired in 1937 from the artist. the museum of oriental art, moscow Martiros Saryan was an Armenian painter. He was born into an Armenian family in Nor Nakhijevan (now part of Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In…

Barradas, Rafael (1890-1929) – 1917-18 People in a Cafe – Study (National Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Watercolor; 23 x 28 cm. Born in Montevideo and active in the city’s bohemian circles in his youth, Barradas left for Europe in 1914, making his way through Milan, Paris, and Leuven before settling in Spain. Working between Barcelona and Madrid, he immersed himself in the bustling avant-garde scene over the following decade, gaining renown…

Gorky, Arshile (1904-1948) – 1944 Water of the Flowery Mill (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City)

Oil on canvas; 107.3 x 123.8 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…