Adriaen van Ostade

Adriaen van Ostade

Dutch genre artist Adriaen van Ostade was born on December 10, 1610 at Haarlem. His father was a weaver from Ostade in the Netherlands. In 1627 Adriaen completed his artistic studies under the Dutc …
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William Etty  RA- 1787-1849

William Etty RA- 1787-1849

William Etty was born on March 10th, 1787 in York. Mister Etty is best known for his nude paintings. If it was not for the financial help of his uncle, also named William Etty, he never would have bee …
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Caravaggio

Caravaggio

Caravaggio is one of the most famous and controversial artists of all time. He was born in 1573, and many people today still use him as an example during discussions of whether or not people should ce …
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Angelica Kauffmann

Angelica Kauffmann

As an artist, Angelica Kauffmann was able to triumph during a time in which it was very difficult for women to achieve professional success in almost any field of study. She was a Swiss artist born in …
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Sir Lawrence Almer Tadema (1836-1912)

Sir Lawrence Almer Tadema (1836-1912)

The Dutch painter who was born in Dronrip studied art at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium before he settled in England in 1870. During his lifetime he was famous as a classical painter depicti …
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John Singleton Colby (1738-1815)

John Singleton Colby (1738-1815)

Deemed the finest colonial artist in America John Colby's life went full circle. Born on 3rd July 1738 in Boston Massachusetts Bay to impoverished Irish immigrants who owned a tobacco shop he died …
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