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Karl Bossenroth

Gottlieb Carl Albert Bössenroth (February 6, 1863 in Berlin, † 26th September 1935 in Berlin) was a German painter. He worked in Munich, Berlin and Eckernförde. After studying at the Royal Academy of Arts in Berlin and the Munich Art Academy in 1890 Bössenroth had settled in Munich and then created his first works. Date from this period atmospheric, large-format oil paintings of street scenes from Munich and surrounding area, including depictions of the Marienplatz in the daytime and at night. These have Bössenroth as representatives of Impressionism.

Jean Duquoc

Jean Duquoc is a French-born painter who draws inspiration from the land, seas and skies of Brittany, France. His recent work has exploded on the art scene with particular critical favor and popular support.

Leroy Neiman

Best known for his brilliantly colored, stunningly energetic images of sporting events and leisure activities, LeRoy Neiman is probably the most popular artist in the United States. The artistic style of the fabulously successful Neiman is familiar to a remarkably broad spectrum of Americans –“rich and poor, black and white, urban and rural, educated and illiterate,” and young and old alike. He was the official artist at five Olympiads. Millions of people have watched him at work: on ABC TV coverage of the Olympics,as CBS Superbowl computer artist, and at other major competitions, televised on location with his sketchbook and drawing materials, producing split-second records and highly developed images of what he is witnessing. “Before the camera, such reportage of history and the passing scene was one of the most important functions of painters and draftsmen of all sorts. Mr. Neiman has revived an almost lost and time-honored art form,” Carl J. Weinhardt observed in the catalog for the exhibition of Neiman’s 1972 Olympics sketches, which was mounted that year by the Indianapolis Museum of Art. In the Christian Science Monitor (May 2, 1972), Nick Seitz wrote that Neiman, who has been labeled an American Impressionist, “has the journalistic talent, as well as the artistic ability, to convey the essence of a game or contestant with great impact, from the Kentucky Derby to Wilt Chamberlain, from the America’s Cup to Muhammad Ali, from the Super Bowl to Bobby Hull.”

Itzchak Tarkay

Itzchak Tarkay (1935 – June 3, 2012) was an Israeli artist. Tarkay was born in 1935 in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1951, and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in 1956. His art is influenced by French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, particularly Matisse and Toulouse-Lautrec. His work was exhibited at the International Art Expo in New York in 1986 and 1987. He has been the subject of several books. Tarkay's art is focussed on almost dream images of elegant women in classical scenes which draw you into an imaginary world. Tarkay achieved recognition as a leading representative of a new generation of figurative artists. The inspiration for his work lies with French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, particularly the color sophistication of Matisse and the drawing style of Toulouse-Lautrec. He drew upon the history of art to create many of his compositions, designing a kind of visual poetry from the aura of his cafes and intimate settings. As well as being an acrylic painter and watercolorist, Tarkay was a master graphic artist and his rich tapestry of form and color was achieved primarily through the use of the serigraph. In his serigraphs, many colors are laid over one another and used to create texture and transparency.

Henri Dupre

Henri Dupre was a 20th century French impressionist artist known for his beautiful landscape paintings that are characteristic of the impressionist movement. Impressionism is an art movement that originated in Paris in the mid-19th century and rose to popularity in the last quarter of the 19th century. Impressionist artists capture the image of an object as someone would see it if they just caught a glimpse of it. Many impressionist painters like Dupre depict outdoor scenes in bright and vibrant color. Dupre is a well-listed highly collectible artist.

Bernard Dufour originally studied agricultural engineering. During the German Occupation, he was pressed into war labour. He was sent to Germany with Alain Robbe-Grillet and there they met Claude Ollier.

Édouard Manet Édouard Manet (US /mæˈneɪ/ or UK /ˈmæneɪ/; French: [edwaʁ manɛ]; 23 January 1832 – 30 April 1883) was a French painter. He was one of the first 19th-century