Artist Stories

Women Artists

Dream-like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892-1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world, a world...

Rachel Witte 24 February 2022

Contemporary Art

A Vibrant Perspective: Ivey Hayes and His Colorful Works of Art

A vibrant perspective of Ivey Hayes’ art has always stood out in my mind. Before his death in 2012, the South Eastern North Carolina artist was...

Rachel Witte 24 February 2022

Albert Namathira. Left: Albert namatjira painting. Right: Albert Namatjira, Central Australian landscape, c. 1953, Private collection. Artist Stories

Albert Namatjira: A Story of Success and Discrimination

In a time when the Australian government imposed a highly discriminatory policy on Aboriginal people, Albert Namatjira (1902-1959) conquered the art...

Jimena Escoto 23 February 2022

Jenna Ransom Interview

Abstract Visions and Rhythmic Feels: Interview with Painter Jenna Ransom

Jenna Ransom is a contemporary painter whose work is guided by intuition and imagination. Abstract visions of lively, ambiguous shapes and familiar...

Marga Patterson 21 February 2022

Mary Beale. Mary Beale, Self-portrait, c. 1670, Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, London, UK. Women Artists

Mary Beale – England’s First Professional Female Artist

Mary Beale was a Baroque painter from the 17th century. Her talent led her to become the first professional British female artist. Luckily, she...

Jimena Escoto 20 February 2022

Women Artists

Elisabetta Sirani: The Glory of the Female Sex

Elisabetta Sirani (1638–1665) was born in Bologna, a progressive city with a liberal attitude towards educating women. She was a pioneering female...

Gokce Dyson 20 February 2022

Women Artists

5 Things You Should Know About Michaelina Wautier

Michaelina Wautier was born in Mons in 1604. This Flemish painter has been absent in art history for many years, but her life and work are slowly...

Vithória Konzen Dill 20 February 2022

Love Story

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: With Love Through Art

If two people are born on precisely the same day, they must be destined to meet. He was Bulgarian, she was French. They met when he was called in to...

Magda Michalska 14 February 2022

Artist Stories

Faces of Mozambique: How Malangatana Reflected His Native Culture in Art

One of the most prominent African artists of the 20th century, Malangatana was a multitalented artist who had many dreams. He realized them with his...

Merve Parla 12 February 2022

Artist Stories

Edward Tingatinga: The Founder of an African Artistic Tradition That Endures

Tingatinga is an art form specific to Tanzania. It originated in the works of a painter whose name was lent to the entire artistic movement. Edward...

Luciana Craciun 12 February 2022

Slavko Kopač Review

Slavko Kopač: Painting the Experienced, Not the Seen

Slavko Kopač, a Croatian-French painter, was one of the most important protagonists of Art Brut and Art Informel, artistic directions of innovative...

Petra Dragasevic 10 February 2022

Lucian Freud Artist Stories

The Joy of Lucian Freud: Self-Portraits

Lucian Freud (1922-2011) is regarded as the pre-eminent British figurative painter of the last 60 years. Francis Bacon, two decades older, and David...

Guest Profile 10 February 2022