Artists and Makers

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall 1887-1985 o French Throughout his career, Marc Chagall infused his works with powerful imagery, reflecting his devotion to faith, family and love. His paintings encompass all of the major modern art movements, making him among the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.… Read More »
Ivan Fedorovic Choultse

Ivan Fedorovic Choultsé Biography

A virtuoso of light, Ivan Fedorovic Choultsé achieved enormous fame and recognition for his ability to capture the play of light with near-photographic clarity on a wide range of landscapes. He possessed an intuitive sense of color to produce vibrancy, and his striking compositions are… Read More »
Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley

Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley

1847-1919 • French — Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley was a Parisian cabinetmaker who specialized in the manufacture of luxurious French furnishings. Much admired for his 19th-century interpretations of Louis XV designs, his extraordinary works earned him a Gold Medal at the… Read More »
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

1833-1898 • British — Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones is among the greatest and most respected of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, renowned for his enigmatic, dreamlike style of.Born in Birmingham, Burne-Jones' mother died within a week of giving birth. The tragic circumstance left his… Read More »
Thomas Chippendale

Thomas Chippendale

1718-1778 • British — The talent and genius of Thomas Chippendale's designs dominated the furniture styles of the 18th century. He was the first person to boast such a strong following that an entire style bears his name and not that of a monarch. The son of a Yorkshire… Read More »
Femme Espagnole au Balcon by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin

Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin

Born in 1843, Clairin entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1861, where he studied with François Picot and Isidore Pils. He sent the first of many contributions to the Salon in 1866. By 1868, he had joined his good friend, the painter Henri Regnault, in a visit to Spain, where he… Read More »
Pair of Paintings by Gerald Cooper, 'Summer's Reward'

Gerald Cooper

Still life paintings by Gerald Cooper rival even those of the old Dutch masters. Born in London, Cooper led a long, successful career painting landscapes and figure subjects, and still life paintings, which have earned him much acclaim and notoriety. After serving in the First World War,… Read More »
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot

1796-1875 • French — Regarded by many as the first Impressionist, his paintings bear anticipations of the plein air technique and "truth to nature" that the revolutionary movement sought to express. His work served as the inspiration for an entire generation of… Read More »
The Sole Survivor by Terence Tenison Cuneo

Terence Tenison Cuneo

Terence Tenison Cuneo hailed from a family of artists and gained his formal art education at the Slade School of Art. Upon graduation, he earned jobs illustrating for books, magazines and other periodicals. With the onset of World War II, Cuneo got a position with the War Artist Advisory… Read More »
Henry Dasson Egyptian Granite and Bronze Urns

Henry Dasson

Henry Dasson made his mark as a leading Parisian cabinetmaker early in his career, garnering favor with the most important figures in the French aristocracy. The wife of Emperor Napoleon III, Empress Eugénie, whose own tastes were largely responsible for the resurgence of the Louis… Read More »