Stefan Lochner

Born 1400, Meersburg am Bodensee, Bishopric of Constancedied 1451, Cologne, German painter. Nothing is known of his early life, but he may have studied in the Netherlands before settling in Cologne 1430, for Flemish influence is evident in his attention to minute details. Jan van Eyck’s influence is seen in The Adoration of the Magi,…

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Tavik Frantisek Simon

Tavík František Šimon (May 13, 1877, Železnice, Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) – December 19, 1942, Prague), was a painter, etcher, and woodcut artist. Simon was born František Šimon and later adopted the additional name ‘Tavik’, which was his mother’s maiden name, generally signing his work T. F. Šimon. He was born in Železnice (known…

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Theodor Baierl

Theodor Baierl studied at the Munich Academy under Franz von Stuck and Martin Feuerstein. Baierl was an artist born out of his time. He passionately believed in the art, love sonnets and archaic harmonies of the Medieval era which in turn became the essence of his paintings. Though his pure colours and attention to detail…

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Theodore Gericault

A number of painters in the Romantic period, and some before it, believed imagery should present situations, states of suffering, and outrage in forms that were extreme and compelling in themselves. These images, they thought, would stimulate the sympathy and satisfaction that were regarded as salutary and sublime – indeed they envisaged a situation in…

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Theodore Von Holst

Theodor Richard Edward von Holst (3 September 1810 – 14 February 1844) was a nineteenth-century British literary painter. Von Holst was born in London, the fourth of the five children of Matthias and Katharina von Holst. Von Holst’s drawing talents were noticed by the artist Henry Fuseli and Sir Thomas Lawrence. Lawrence even bought drawings from…

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Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole, born in Lancashire, England, was trained as an engraver of woodblocks used for printing calico. Because he did not have any formal education in art, his aesthetic ideas derived from poetry and literature, influences that were strongly to mark his paintings. The Cole family emigrated to America in 1818, but Thomas spent a…

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Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), painter, photographer, and teacher. Eakins, Philadelphia-born, was a painter of scientific bent, an urban provincial in the American materialist tradition, whose restricted life in an uncongenial postbellum society forced him into lonely concentration on the question of what authentic art should be. He rejected conventional painting of his time for what he considered…

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Thomas Moran

Thomas Moran (b Bolton, Lancs, 12 Feb 1837; d Santa Barbara, CA, 26 Aug 1926). American painter and printmaker of English birth. His brothers Edward (1829-1901), John ( 1831-1902) and Peter (1841-1914) were also active as artists. His family emigrated from England and in 1844 settled in Philadelphia where Moran began his career as an illustrator.…

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Tiziano Vecellio

Almost sixty years separate Titian’s Portrait of a Man (the so-called Ariosto) in the National Gallery, London, and his Jacopo Strada, now in Vienna, dated 1568. This broad span of time frames Titian’s career as a portrait painter. About one hundred portraits are extant, making it possible to follow both the stylistic and human progress…

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Victor Orsel

André Jacques Victor Orsel (25 May 1795, Oullins, Rhône – 30 November 1850, Paris) was a French painter. A student of Pierre Révoil in Lyon then of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin in Paris, he then spent 7 years at the villa Médicis in Rome (1822–29), where he worked in the orbit of Overbeck and the Nazarene movement,…

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