Artists and Makers

Jean Béraud • 1849-1935 • French

Jean Béraud

Jean Béraud was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and his family moved to Paris soon after the death of his father. It was not until the breakout of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 that Béraud switched his career path from law to fine art. The artist’s first public… Read More »
Paul deLamerie

de Lamerie, Paul

Paul de Lamerie Setting the StandardFor well over 250 years Paul de Lamerie has been universally considered not only one of the most important English goldsmiths, but among the most important English craftsmen of all time. His extraordinary works range from the elegant simplicity of the… Read More »
Walking Stick with Faberge Jeweled Amber Handle

Fabergé, Peter Carl

The public's appreciation and fascination with the works of Fabergé have continued unabated for more than 100 years. Born in 1846 to a modest jeweler of French Huguenot decent, Peter Carl Fabergé lived his life against the backdrop of one of the most powerful and glittering… Read More »
Winter in Yosemite by Albert Bierstadt

Bierstadt, Albert

Albert Bierstadt 1830-1902 • American A member of the Hudson River School, Bierstadt's use of light, often referred to as “luminism,” is his trademark. Known primarily for his depictions of the American West, Bierstadt was the leading painter of the ever-expanding… Read More »

Bateman, Hester

Leading Lady Hester Bateman Before the Industrial Revolution of the 1800s put men in factories and made them primary wage earner of the family, women had more latitude in their mode of earning a living — and gaining fame.But even then, the most successful women were often widows who… Read More »
Rosa Bonheur

Bonheur, Rosa

Rosa Bonheur (Marie-Rosalie Bonheur) was born into a family of artists in the city of Bordeaux. Her skill was evident from an early age, and she received formal training from her father, Raimond Bonheur, a landscape and portrait painter. At the age of six, her family moved to Paris where… Read More »
La Havre, Le Bassin de la Barre by Eugene Louis Boudin

Boudin, Eugene Louis

Eugène Louis Boudin French - 1824-1898 "You are the master of the sky." -Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot Master French Impressionist Eugène Louis Boudin is considered by connoisseurs and collectors to be among the most significant figures of Impressionist painting.… Read More »
Robert-Aglae Cauchoix

Cauchoix, Robert-Aglae

Optician Robert-Aglae Cauchoix (1776-1845) created three of the largest telescopes of his time, including an instrument with an aperture of 13.3 inches and 25-foot focal length, completed in March 1831, the largest objective lens made at that time. The owner of the largest telescope,… Read More »
Matthew Boulton Silver Candelabra

Boulton, Matthew

Without question, the most prominent of the Sheffield Plate manufacturers is English inventor and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), credited as being one of the first entrepreneurs to truly realize the implications of serving the middle class with mass-produced items. For more than… Read More »
Le Bouquet dans la Rue by Marc Chagall

Chagall, Marc

Marc Chagall: Dreams in ColorI painted pictures in unison with my longstanding dream... It might be possible to say that I was born between heaven and earth and that the world, for me, is an endless space, through which my soul wanders like a little flame.- Marc ChagallRevered today as one… Read More »