Gustave Caillebotte: Biography & Painter

Gustave Caillebotte was the first impressionist that painted realistic, photo paintings.  Caillebotte was born in 1848, he was a French painter that was really influenced by impressionism.  Mostly all of Caillebotte’s work was, oil on canvas style.  He painted Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1877.  Caillebotte was one of the less known impressionist painter during…

Frank Auerbach: Biography & Painting

One of Britain’s leading post-war painters, Frank Auerbach is among the most internationally acclaimed and collected of living artists from Britain. The painting style of Frank Auerbach is both compactly expressionistic and highly individual. Determined by his desire to capture the spirit and reality of people and places, his paintings, which he works and re-works,…

Maurits Cornelis Escher: Biography & Artist

Maurits Cornelis Escher is widely acknowledged for his extensive use of distorted geometrical shapes, tessellations and spatial illusions creating a unique art form that was admired by artists and mathematicians. Through these works of art he contributed to the world of math without having any extensive training or high academic achievements, but yet and still…

Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco): Painter, Sculptor & Architect

Domenikos Theotokopoulos was the last and perhaps the greatest mannerist of all time. Born on the island of Crete, Domenikos Theotokopoulos acquired the name El Greco, the Greek, in Italy and Spain. He was first trained in the Venetian School by an unknown Cretanian artist still working under the Byzantine tradition. After working as an…