Ed Pashcke was born in 1937 in Chicago where he studied fine art. Paschke's style can be linked to Pop Art but is quite unique, he used imagery of figures from the fringe of society using a garish pallet which add a sinister quality to the work. Geoff Koons was, for a period, his studio assistant. Paschke's work now hangs in many public collections including The Whitney, The Pompedou and The Walker collection.
Schwitters is credited with the creation of "Merz" the process of collage which often contained political and social comment and had links with the Dadist group. With the outbreak of WW11 Schwitters fled to Norway where he maintained his links with Dada , later he moved to the UK where he was interned in Scotland. Schwitters is has influenced many artists including Ed Rucha, Rauchenburg and Hirst.
Schiele was born in Austria ,a troublesome child he attended several art schools but eventually Gustav Klimpt became a mentor and supporter. Schiele is known for his graphic figurative work but his skill as a landscape artist is equally bold, he died aged only 28 from the grey flu epidemic.
Andre Derain b 10 June 1880.Read More
John Everett Millais b 8 June 1829. The most prominent artist of his day.Read More
Valasquez was born in Seville and became the leading court artist, his work has been referenced by many artists including Picasso and Francis Bacon.Read More
William Roberts was born in Hackney on June 4th 1895, he attended St Martins and The Slade where he met Bomberg and Stanley Spencer. Roberts was a member of the"Vortisist" group although he preferred the term "Cubist".
Painter, print maker, illustrator, designer of public spaces and furniture, Raoul Dufy was a multi facetted artist. Influenced by Matisse and the vivid colours used by the "Fauves" Dufy enjoyed great success and popularity durin his lifetime, his images of Nice and the Bay of Angels are still greatly admired to this day.Read More
Sickert is seen as the link between Moderism and Impressionism, his influence can be seen in the work of such artists as Auerbach, Bacon and Freud.Read More
Flavin became regarded as one of the principle "Minimalist" artists. His installations using fluorescent lights are sought after the world over and can be seen in major public galleries .Read More