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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Joseph Henry nearly drowned when he was around twelve an accident that eventually resulted in his total deafness In 1874 he enrolled in the McMicken School of Design in Cincinnati and later at the Cincinnati Art Academy Frank Duveneck Robert Blum Kenyon Cox Edward Potthast and Henry Farny were also working in the city Sharp sailed for Europe in 1881 studying with Charles Verlat in Antwerp Upon his return to Cincinnati Sharp rented a studio in the same building as Farny who kindled his interest in depicting Indian life Sharp travelled to the Southwest and Pacific Coast in 1883 In 1886 and 1889 he returned to Europe studying with Carl von Marr and Nicholas Gysis at the Royal Academy Munich In 1892 Sharp married Addie Josephine Byram and began teaching until 1902 at the Cincinnati Art Academy Sharp and John Hauser traveled to Taos New Mexico in 1893 The following year he attended the Académie Julian in Paris where he studied with Jean Paul Laurens and Benjamin Constant and took night classes with J Andre Castaigne and G C E Courtois at the Académie Colarossi Returning to Cincinnati he travelled to Sante Fe and Taos in 1897 and 1898 in 1899 he visited Montana for the first time In 1900 Sharp s Indian portraits were exhibited in Cincinnati Detroit and Washington DC where eleven paintings were sold to the Smithsonian Institution Sharp began to receive major patronage from Joseph Butler and Phoebe Hearst In 1912 Sharp located permanently in Taos New Mexico His wife Addie died in 1913 two years later he married her younger sister Louise Byram They travelled extensively visiting Algeria Hawaii Mexico Japan China Argentina Chile and Brazil Sharp died on 29 August 1953 in Pasadena California at the age of 94 Kenneth W Maddox Search Advanced

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    follows In these paintings I sought to reduce natural forms to the borderline of abstraction retaining only those forms which I believed to be indispensable to the design of the picture Sheeler studied at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Design 1900 3 and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts under William Merrit Chase 1903 6 Between 1908 and 1909 he travelled to Europe where he discovered the work of artists like Paul Cézanne Henri Matisse and Georges Braque and became interested in the work of the early masters particularly Piero della Francesca The works he exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913 attested to his adoption of ideas influenced by the art of Cézanne During the following years he showed a more marked tendency towards geometricisation in works built from planes such as those he made in Bucks County Pennsylvania in which the subjects were the typical local stone barns Sheeler began to work as a commercial photographer in the 1910s Around 1915 encouraged by Alfred Stieglitz he came to regard photography as a means of artistic expression His most famous work in this field was a commission received in 1927 to photograph the Ford factory in River Rouge Michigan Partly as a result of the favourable critical reception these pictures enjoyed photography began to be accepted as an art form From this point onwards Sheeler often combined painting and photography The paintings executed during the 1920s and the photomontages of the 1930s blurred the boundaries between the twoMany of Sheeler s paintings were based on photographs and at the end of his career he created images that simulated superimpositions of slides Sheeler focused on urban industrial and agricultural landscape themes in which his primary concern was to capture the essence of America His sensibility made him sympathetic

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    native city Among his first known works are various landscapes that reveal the marked influence of the Italianate painters although there is no evidence that Siberechts travelled to Italy From 1661 he developed a highly distinctive style and focused on subjects of rural life in the Netherlands In these works the human presence acquires great importance and his figures are larger than the norm in compositions of this type Siberechts was particularly interested in depicting human figures and favoured female models with strong robust bodies engaged in agricultural tasks Among his most frequently depicted subjects was that of peasants with livestock and carts of hay or vegetables crossing a flooded road or a stream for example Watering Hole with Haywain Karlsruhe Staatliche Kunsthalle or The Ford Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna the latter a subject that allowed him to experiment with the effects of light on water Siberechts landscapes are noted for their distinctive palette in which the whites reds and yellows used for the figures clothes create a strong contrast with the green plants and vegatation From 1665 his work reveals a growing interest in volume and form evident in The Pond Antwerp Koninklijk Museum which is characterised by the use of fewer figures placed in more prominent positions in the foreground and by a greater emphasis on modelling George Villiers second Duke of Buckingham encountered the artist s work in 1670 during a trip to the Low Countries and invited Siberechts to England to decorate his residence at Cliveden In the 1670s and 1680s Siberechts travelled around England undertaking numerous commissions and acquiring great prestige among the aristocracy During these years he painted landscapes of rural views and hunting scenes set in the grounds of country residences These works are of great interest from a topographical and historical viewpoint as

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    the first decades of the twentieth century His works may be considered the point of departure of modern trends in figurative painting in Great Britain Born into a family of artists of Danish origin he emigrated to England with his family in 1868 He was an actor for few years before he began to study painting at the Slade School of Art in London in 1881 and a few months later became James Whistler s disciple After making the acquaintance of Edgar Degas in Paris in 1883 and meeting him again in Dieppe during the summer of 1885 he returned to London where he became interested in horse races circus scenes and later on music halls The influence of Degas is evident in all these works Sickert joined the New English Art Club in 1888 and was involved in organising the London Impressionists Exhibition in 1889 During these years he attempted unsuccessfully to make a name for himself as a portrait painter and eventually in 1898 he moved to Dieppe where he lived until 1905 and returned after the First World War ended During this period in which he concentrated chiefly on landscape he visited Venice on three occasions On the last of these trips made in 1903 4 in addition to reproducing the city s architecture he began to depict austere indoor scenes in which the subject was one or two women On returning to London in 1905 he became the principal artistic link of the time between France and Britain In 1911 he came to lead the Camden Town Group He taught at Rowlandson House in Hampstead 1910 14 and at the Westminster Technical Institute 1908 18 From the 1920s onwards photographs began to replace drawings as the bases of his paintings as a result of which he

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    his studies and discovered the joys of sailing on the Seine in Asnières while he also participated in the lively Chat Noir cabaret in Montmartre In 1882 he rented his first studio and got to know the avant garde literary circles He then began to paint from real life some lively and colourful sea views in the Impressionist style In 1884 he took part in the creation of the Société des artistes indépendants and there met Georges Seurat who exhibited Bathing at Asnières The two painters became friends and in 1886 Signac was among the first to adopt the technique of colour division soon denominated neo Impressionism inaugurated by Seurat Since then Signac remained faithful to this method and published the movement s theoretical treaty D Eugène Delacroix au Néo impressionnisme in 1899 In 1892 after the death of Seurat Signac was captivated by the port of Saint Tropez and thereafter decided to spend part of the year there He began to paint landscapes whose increasingly brighter colours grabbed the attention of the future Fauves It was also in Saint Tropez in 1892 that he began to try out watercolours which would gradually occupy a predominant place in the artist s production In fact at the turn of the century Signac made a series of trips which took him from Venice to Istanbul and he greatly appreciated the freedom offered by that medium which enabled him to compose his paintings when he returned in the quietness of his studio After the First World War a traumatic experience for a pacifist such as Signac who had settled down in Antibes in 1913 he took up again the organisation of the Société des Artistes Indépendants of which he had become the chairman in 1908 and he began to travel the length and

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Francis A Silva Biography and Works Author Francis A Silva Born Dead New York 1835 1886 Date Works Author Francis A Silva Title Kingston Point Hudson River Year ca 1873 Biography Listen Although his great grandfather François Joseph de Lapierre had been a painter Francis Augustus Silva s parents did not wish their son to follow his ancestor s example He was apprenticed to different trades until he finally began to work as a painter of poster advertisements However his incipient career as a self taught painter was cut short in 1861 when he signed up voluntarily to join the Seventh Infantry Regiment After the civil war ended he set up a studio in New York in 1867 to devote himself fully to painting and married Margaret Watts in 1868 A few years later in 1869 he made his debut at the annual exhibition of the National Academy of Design and became a member of the American Water Color Society in 1872 Silva s summer outings to areas near New York such as the Hudson River New Jersey Massachusetts and Rhode Island were the basis of his landscapes which were painted in the Luminist mode His calm luminous seascapes full of subtle gradations of light and atmosphere are the most highly valued compositions of his entire output Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Recommended artists Frederic Edwin Church Hartford 1826 New York 1900 Charles Willson Peale Queens Anne s County 1741 Philadelphia 1827 Robert Salmon Whiteheaven ca 1775 Cumberland after 1845 Fitz Henry Lane Gloucester 1804 1865

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Sell Alfred Sisley was born in Paris on 30 October 1839 In accordance with his family s wishes he went to London in 1857 to study business Little is known about his three year stay in England apart from the fact that he began to take an interest in the works of William Turner and John Constable After returning to France in 1860 he decided to become a painter and began his studies in the studio of the Swiss painter Marc Charles Gabriel Gleyre 1806 1874 where he met Claude Monet Auguste Renoir and Jean Frédéric Bazille As early as 1866 Sisley had works on display in the Salon exhibition He also showed a painting in 1868 and in 1870 he exhibited further works Up until 1871 Sisley had been able to live without financial worries due to an allowance from the family business However as a result of the Franco Prussian war the business went bankrupt and this secure source of income ceased In 1874 he took part in the first Impressionist exhibition In the same summer Sisley moved to London where he made several oil paintings of the outskirts and of Hampton Court That winter he returned to France and settled in Marly le Roi with his family In 1877 he lived in Sèvres in 1880 in Veneux Nadon and in 1882 in Moret sur Loing Here his final place of residence as of 1897 he painted numerous oils in which the streets and houses of the village and the surrounding countryside can be recognised Sisley was a pure landscape painter He and Monet are regarded as the chief representatives of Impressionism The influence of the Barbizon School as well as individual traits recalling Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet are visible in his early works although they gradually

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    Listen A follower of Robert Henri and member of the group of The Eight John Sloan spent most of his childhood in Philadelphia where he and his family went to live in 1876 In 1888 he got a job with a publishing company and started practicing etching as a self taught artist From 1890 onwards he held various jobs as an illustrator initially of calendars cards and books and later for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Press In 1892 Sloan divided his time between work and attending Thomas Anshutz s night drawing classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and that year he met Robert Henri who became his mentor and friend Pursuing the same path as his master he advocated a new realism for American art with metropolitan themes and muted tones and came to join the so called Ashcan School artists also known as the Apostles of Ugliness Between 1895 and 1897 Sloan travelled around Europe and in 1904 he settled in New York following Robert Henri who had began to teach at the New York School of Art In 1908 he and another seven artists took part in an exhibition entitled The Eight at the Macbeth Gallery to show their opposition to the conservatism of the National Academy of Design After taking part in the Armory Show in 1913 Sloan began to concentrate on the formal aspects of his work and to apply the colour theories of Hardesty Maratta He secured a teaching post at the Art Students League in 1916 and from then onwards spent his summers travelling to Gloucester Santa Fe and New Mexico In 1939 he published The Gist of Art which summed up his teachings in the field of art He died in 1951 Search Advanced search Featured Products Catalogue of

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