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Gustave Louis Jaulmes

Today's artist, #GustaveLouisJaulmes (1873-1959) was born in Switzerland and died in Paris.  He was an eclectic artist whose vast range of interests and wonder had him creating monumental frescoes, paintings, posters, illustrations, cartoons for tapestries,  carpets and decorations for objects … Continue reading

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William Forrest engraver

In this chapter we consider an artist who is famous for copying from other greats.  William Forrest (1805-1899)is known for his landscape engravings.  His best works are based on pieces by Chevalier, Church, Lorraine, Waterloo, and Allan.  #WilliamForrest worked in … Continue reading

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Philip Wilson Steer

#PhilipWilsonSteer (1860 –1942) was known as a British painter of landscapes, seascapes but he also dabbled in portraitures and figure studies.  His sea and landscape paintings made him a leading figure in the Impressionist movement in Britain but in time … Continue reading

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Byron Harmon Photographer

I came across two pieces of Canadiana this past week which hve travelled 7000 km (4400 mi), around 80 years, and is in part about a man with an almost impossible goal.  A man who had a huge effect on photography … Continue reading

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John Ewbank and Edward Badham

The artists #JohnWilsonEwbank (1799-1847) and #EdwardLeslieBadham (1873-1944) are this weeks artists.  I acquired graphite drawings created by both of these artists, recently. This serene view by John Wilson Ewbank is of the city of Perth and the River Tay in 1825. … Continue reading

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Art Unsigned

I often come across pieces that are not signed but are still of good artistic value.  Today a chapter of few words but of an artistic worth of which the paintings may speak for themselves.  They all come from the … Continue reading

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From Rossini to Morris

The way I collect art is for most collectors of art so very random and non-specific. I do not search for works by an artist or visit galleries, or art auctions to collect but rely solely on people donating art … Continue reading

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Art of Myles Birket Foster

Today a chapter on one of the most popular artists of the Victorian period.  He was both illustrator and watercolourist – expert in both.  Born in 1825 , the seventh child of a brewer his talent as an artist was … Continue reading

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Art of Maps II

The maps in my collection cover many areas and times and recently I picked up an atlas.  The art of map-making was at it’s most beautiful in the 16th and 17th centuries.  Prior to that maps were on the the … Continue reading

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Expansive Art

I live in a part of the country which is quite flat  and I am also a hour from the coast.  Some people consider the fen landscape boring but when one stands out in the fields and looks over the … Continue reading

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