Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen was a silversmith, sculptor, and designer active in the 19th and 20th centuries, known for his association with the Danish Art Noveau movement.  Biography Georg Jensen was born in 1866 in Raadvad, a town near Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a knife grinder’s...

Ernest Trova

Ernest Tino Trova was an American painter and sculptor who was most famous for his Falling Man series of paintings and sculptures. Biography Trova was born just outside St. Louis, Missouri, where he lived his entire life. After graduating from high school, he worked...

Edward Curtis: Capturing History

Edward Curtis was an American ethnologist and photographer in the 19th century. He is best known for The North American Indian, his mammoth collection of 1500 photographs of Native Americans across the American West. Biography Edward Curtis was born in 1868 in...

Edouard Cortès

Edouard Cortès was a famous French post-Impressionist artist. His paintings capture La Belle Epoque, or "Beautiful Age" of Paris between the end of the Franco-Prussian war in 1871 and the start of World War I in 1914. Through his use of bold brush strokes and...

Constant Troyon

Constant Troyon was born in Sèvres, near Paris, in 1810. Working as an artist from a very young age, Troyon established himself as a prominent member of the Barbizon School of artists.; he was famous for his landscape and animal paintings. Biography Constant Troyon’s...

Cameron Booth: Minnesota Master

Cameron Booth was a prominent regionalist and abstract expressionist painter. During his career, especially from the 1920s to the 1970s, he played a significant role in the development of art in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Biography Cameron Booth was born in 1892 in...

Mr. Brainwash

Mr. Brainwash, the pseudonym for Thierry Guetta, is an artist and videographer whose graffiti and large-scale contemporary installations have gained international acclaim and are highly valued by art enthusiasts. Biography Thierry Guetta, a.k.a. Mr. Brainwash, was...

Gabriel Argy-Rousseau

Gabriel Argy-Rousseau was a French ceramicist, master glass craftsman, and sculptor. His innovative work encompasses a range of objects from lamps, vases, and bowls to brooches, boxes, and pendants. Biography Gabriel Argy-Rousseau was born as Joseph-Gabriel Rousseau...

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins was an American abstract artist often associated with the New York School. With a chance-based, intuitive approach to painting, Jenkins worked with oil paints and acrylics, often avoiding paintbrushes and instead allowing paint to pool or roll across his...

André Kertész

André Kertész was a Hungarian photographer well known for his contributions to photojournalism, especially his authoritative photo essays. Biography Born as Andor Kertész in Budapest in, André Kertész belonged to a middle-class Jewish family. After his father's death,...