Artists and Makers

Ivan Fedorovic Choultse

Choultsé, Ivan Fedorovic (Fedorovich)

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

Beurdeley, Alfred Emmanuel Louis

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 »
Paul Storr

Storr, Paul

Without question, Paul Storr is considered one of history's finest smiths, and he is known for perfecting the works, styles and designs of the Regency period. From his Neoclassical masterpieces to his exuberant, ornate vessels, Storr imparted a level of craftsmanship and superior quality… Read More »
Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Burne-Jones, Sir Edward Coley

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 »

Reed & Barton

Reed & Barton, established in 1824, is one of the oldest silver manufacturing firms in the United States. They have long been an industry leader and pioneer in the art of silversmithing. The "Francis I" pattern is their most recognized achievement, featuring 15 different… Read More »
Thomas Chippendale

Chippendale, Thomas

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 »
René Lalique

Lalique, René

René Lalique remains one of the most popular sculptors of the Art Deco period, and glass aficionados and amateur collectors alike continue to marvel at the grace, magnificence and accuracy of his creations the world over. A significant contributor to the Art Deco movement, he is not… Read More »
Femme Espagnole au Balcon by Georges-Jules-Victor Clairin

Clairin, Georges-Jules-Victor

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'

Cooper, Gerald

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 »
François Boucher: Director of the Royal Tapestry Workshops

Boucher, François

François Boucher was chosen as Director of the royal tapestry workshops in the mid-1730s. The French painter's fertile imagination and unified aesthetic turned out to be well-suited to the medium. In total, Boucher designed forty-five tapestries for Beauvais, including the current… Read More »