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Jenssen, Olav Christopher (1954- ) – 2004 Lack of Memory – Revided (Private Collection)

Acrylic and oil on canvas; 275 x 255 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…

Giacometti, Giovanni (1868-1912) – 1912 Portrait of Ottilia Giacometti (Oska Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur, Switzerland)

Oil on canvas Painter and printmaker. Although not as famous as his son Alberto Giacometti, he ranks as one of Switzerland’s noteworthy early modernists. After secondary school he studied painting in Munich, where he met Cuno Amiet. From 1888 he studied for three years in Paris at the Académie Julian. Between 1894 and 1899 he…

Blanchard, Maria (1881-1932) – 1916-19 Cubist Composition (Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain)

Oil and collage on canvas; 154 x 114 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…

Tsugoharu Foujita (1886-1968) – Nuns in a Convent Yard (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…

Modersohn-Becker, Paula (1876-1907) – 1907 Adoration of the Magi (Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany)

24.3 x 32.4 cm. Paula Modersohn-Becker, original name Paula Becker was a German painter who helped introduce into German art the styles of late 19th-century Post-Impressionist painters such as Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh. Becker was interested in art at an early age and began to study drawing in 1888, when her…