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Sunday

Franz von Alt (1821-1914) Austrian Artist and Watercolorist

Born in Vienna, Franz von Alt was one of eight children of the painter Jakob Alt. As his older brother Rudolf von Alt , who later became famous landscape and architectural painter, Frantz took his father's profession. The brothers accompanied their father on trips and learned the first technical basics of watercolor painting. Franz Alt continued his training at the Vienna Academy. In 1844, Franz Alt started registering his artworks and by September 1906, there were 2700 works by the artist. Accompanied by friends and patrons, Franz Alt traveled all over Europe, the Netherlands and Russia. His style is very similar of that of his brother, Rudolf. His watercolors became property of the imperial houses in Vienna, London, St.Petersburg and now belong to permanent collections of famous museums.

Der alte und der neue Burgplatz in Wien mit dem Projekt des Kaiserforums, 1873, Aquarell



Tuesday

Kareena Zerefos

Born in Sidney, Kareena Zerefos is a London based artist and designer. Kareena’s work often combines traditional drawing with contemporary graphic techniques. She creates whimsical illustrative work with a sense of isolation and bittersweet nostalgia. (the artist's blog)


Sunday

Malcolm Liepke, American Painter






William Charles Penn (1877–1968) British Painter

"William Charles Penn came to Liverpool early in the twentieth century and taught at Liverpool School of Art until the 1950s, influencing a huge number of students and painters.He became Merseyside's leading painter, staying for family reasons when it was widely considered that he could have achieved a national reputation had he moved to London." (bbc.co.uk)

 Portrait of a girl, 1921
Portrait of a Girl from the Liverpool Blue Coat School, 1953

Wednesday

Joanna Braithwaite

“The world of Joanna Braithwaite’s painting is part menagerie, part bestiary, and part human zoo. In her richly brushed canvases, the laws of nature are calmly bent and wonderful hybrids emerge … Across a two-decade career, Braithwaite has given shape to an ever-growing population of uncanny creatures – a population, she never lets us forget, that includes the human viewers who encounter the paintings.” (Justin Paton, Wonderland: Joanna Braithwaite, Christchurch Art Gallery & Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 2005)

Born in England, Braithwaite grew up in New Zealand and moved to live in Sydney in 1999. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Canterbury, School of Fine Arts in New Zealand and a Master of Fine Art from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney. She has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1984.



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