These are painters that are interesting to me.
In no particular order
- Camille Corot: He's my number one influence and inspiration. A painting God.
- Mantegna and Ingres. Two of my favorite draftsmen. Check out the Camera degli Sposi frescos in this book
- Balthus One of the 20th C's greatest masters. Good book shows all the work including some stuff from very early on that demonstrates his innate genius and artistic ability. The book of drawings is also excellent.
- Edwin Dickinson
- Fairfield Porter taken from the recent catalog
- John Singer Sargent a wide-ranging painter that couldn't put his brushes down. I spend my time looking at the books that feature his landscapes.
- J. A.M. Whistler: The portraits of children are wonderful. When his work was praised to be on a level with Velazquez, Whistler remarked "Why drag Velazquez into it?". I love that sense of humor and his truly strange nature. Hard to believe he grew up in Lowell, Mass (something he later tried to disavow). Best place to see him is in Glasgow at the Hunterian Art Gallery or at the Freer in DC. Online see him here.
- Lennart Anderson. I studied with him at Brooklyn College. I built an initial version of his website whose design looks a lot like mine. Hmmm.
- Jeffrey Reed:
- Rick Brazill: aka Master of the Brioche. Rick is a wonderful still life painter. Unfortunately it isn't easy to find his work online or in any east coast galleries. I'm bugging him about that.
- Nicholas Evans Cato: Brooklyn College alum. Shows at George Billis
- Elizabeth O'Reilly: Brooklyn College alum. She's painting the same stuff I found when I lived in Brooklyn; I like hers better. Shows at George Billis
- Diana Horowitz Brooklyn College alum. She's also found the Gowanus and Red Hook and area of Vermont that I go to.
- Lucy Barber
- Tina Ingraham at Greenhut gallery
- Eve Mansdorf
- John Dubrow
- Paul Rahilly I studied with him at MassArt. He's a very funny and generous man and is a great teacher. His paintings show that sense of humor
- Ed Stitt My first painting/drawing instructor. Look him up if you are in the Boston area. He has his paintings on the web here. He was a student of
George Nick and gave me an excellent start on painting from life.
- Randall Exon quiet light
- Ann Lofquist I've seen her painting at one of the prefered motifs in Ashfield, MA
- Stephen Brown
- Alan Feltus
- Stuart Shils
- Sangram Majumdar
- Eric Aho seems a bit like Stuart Shils but I like Shils's paintings better
- Richard Maury shows at Forum Gallery
- Maureen Mullarkey writes good criticism on interesting painters
- Robert Kulicke shows at Davis and Langdale NYC and here
- Rackstraw Downes I like the paintings but I want to like them more. I like his subject matter but find his treatment a bit too dry. I think his hypothesis about seeing the curvature of the earth is far-fetched.
- Arthur Cohen
- Georgio Morandi: still Life painter. One of the best and most interesting painters I know. Pictures: a, b
- Richard Diebenkorn
- Willem DeKooning : favorites are his black and white abstractions and his early figures
- Antonio Lopez Garcia, here
- Carolyn Pyfrom
- Emily Nelligan saw a beautiful show of her charcoals at Bowdoin College. Her husbend, Marvin Bileck, is good too
- Some good shots of Uglow,Diebenkorn, Lopez Garcia here
- Here are some dead American artists that did beautiful plein-air sketches. Unfortunately most of them only showed their big studio fabrications. The sketches are what most interest me. See the book "The Painted Sketch: American Impressions from Nature 1830-1880"
Some interesting links:
The web athenauem is a site that has thousands of good quality images of dead painters. I single it out because the images are submitted by the web community and for some artists (e.g. Boudin) you will find a treasure trove of images that you will find nowhere else. You can spend many hours looking and if you've got a good image of a dead painter that isn't in the site you can submit it and increase their holdings!
These are sites where you can find criticism and other interesting information about contemporary art