Valasquez was born in Seville and became the leading court artist, his work has been referenced by many artists including Picasso and Francis Bacon.
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.
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 .
Born on February 20, 1902, Ansel Adams became one the most famous, influential and recognised photographers of the 20th century. Adams' most seen works are the stunning images of Yosemite but he also took social and political images and was an avid environmentalist.