Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin is an American photographer known for her visual stories incorporating the lives and concerns of LGBTQ people. Biography Nan Goldin was born in 1953 in Washington, DC. Her family moved to Boston after her birth, and Goldin suffered through a number of...

Mottahedeh Porcelain

Mottahedeh Porcelain is a luxury ceramic company based in the United States. Established in 1931 by Mildred and Rafi Mottahedeh, its major products are hard porcelain faience and stoneware; it is also known for its ceramic antique reproductions. Background of...

Michel Henry’s Lasting Impressions

Michel Henry was a French artist known for his Impressionist-style paintings, particularly of landscapes and floral still lifes. Biography Michel Henry was born in 1928 in Langres, France. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in...

Märta Måås-Fjetterström: Modernist Swedish Rugs

Märta Måås-Fjetterström is a Swedish textile company known for their vibrant, modernist designs. Founded in 1919, the company still produces acclaimed rugs even today. Märta Måås-Fjetterström’s History The founder of the Swedish company, Märta Fjetterström, was born...

Lee Friedlander: Urban Social Landscapes and Portraits

Lee Friedlander is one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, valued for his work on urban social landscapes and portraits. Biography Friedlander was born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1934. By the time Friedlander was 14 years old, he was already learning the...

Larry Elmore

Larry Elmore is an American fantasy artist known for his illustrations for games, magazines, and fantasy books, including Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonlance and his own comic series called SnarfQuest. Biography Larry Elmore was born in rural Kentucky in 1948. Elmore...

James Rizzi’s 3D Pop Art

James Rizzi was an American pop artist best known for his childlike, colorful, and three-dimensional art. Largely active from the seventies till the early 2000s, Rizzi was the official artist for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Biography James Rizzi was...

Ib Kofod-Larsen: Mid-Century Furniture Designer

Ib Kofod-Larsen was a Danish mid-century modern furniture designer famous for his minimalist and organic style. Throughout his career, he primarily worked for the British and Danish design companies G-Plan and Faarup. Along with other Danish designers at the time,...

Gorham Chantilly Flatware

Chantilly Flatware is a well-known and highly prized pattern of silverware produced and distributed by the American Gorham Company since the late 19th century. Chantilly silver was one of the most popular designs for 20th century collectors and its market has steadily...

George Morrison’s American Landscapes

George Morrison was a Native American artist and academic known for his landscape paintings, sculptures, and wood collages. His work was heavily influenced by Ojibwe beliefs about nature and the American landscape. Biography George Morrison was born in 1919 in Cook...