Artists and Makers

Georgia O'Keefe's It was Yellow and Pink I

Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'KeeffeRenowned for her magnificent use of color and form in her landscapes, flower studies and abstract paintings, Georgia O'Keeffe is regarded among the most significant and provocative artists of the 20th century and a key figure in the American modernist movement. She decided… Read More »
Bay of Naples Landscape by Alberto Pasini

Alberto Pasini

Alberto Pasini was a celebrated Orientalist painter and lithographer. His scenes incorporate superb draftsmanship and a great sensitivity to color. He is also known for his juxtaposition of different social types brought together by the common bonds of trade and religion, all portrayed… Read More »
Sidney Richard Percy

Sidney Richard Percy

Sidney Richard Percy was one of the most important landscape painters of the Victorian period. Born into an artistic dynasty, his father and five brothers were also successful artists. Percy dropped his surname of Williams to avoid confusion with his other family members and emerged as… Read More »
Jacob Petit

Jacob Petit

1796-1868 • French — Jacob Petit owned one of the most important and well-known porcelain factories in France, becoming one of the major producers of Rococo ornamental ware during the 1830s. Between 1830 and 1850, new manufacturing techniques evolved that modernized the… Read More »
Important “Bonheur du Jour” by Pioniez

Pierre Pioniez

Master ébéniste Pierre Pioniez (1730-1790) began his career in the suburb of St. Antoine as an apprentice to the famed Migeon, and later established himself in the Marais, rue Michel-Lecomte, where he remained until his death. A majority of his works were executed in the… Read More »
Green Onyx Center Table by Pottier & Stymus

Pottier & Stymus

One of the most prominent and largest American design and manufacturing firms of high quality furniture of the Victorian period, Pottier & Stymus produced furniture in the Neo-Greco, Renaissance Revival, Egyptian Revival, and Modern Gothic styles. The company supplied furniture to the… Read More »

Julius Rappaport

1851-1917 — Julius Rappaport began his career as an apprentice to a silversmith in Berlin. He soon moved to St. Petersburg where he became a master in 1884 and opened his first workshop soon after. Carl Fabergé recruited Rappaport in 1890 to work at his St. Petersburg workshop… Read More »
Portrait of Mary Townshend by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Stylistically, Sir Joshua Reynolds was influenced by Michelangelo and the Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens. Reynolds' portraits were distinguished by calm dignity, classical allusions, rich color, and realistic portrayal of character. His portraits form an epitome of London society of his… Read More »
Garrard Robinson

Garrard Robinson

1834-1891 • English — The son of a blacksmith, Robinson attended the Newcastle School of Design. At the age of 14 he apprenticed to Thomas Hall Tweedy, then the most famous wood carver in all of Great Britain. It is widely accepted that a majority of Tweety's finest works were… Read More »
The Kiss by Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin French (1840-1917)Auguste Rodin is counted among the greatest artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries along with names such as Van Gogh, Monet and Renoir. In the history of sculpture, he occupies a place even more important than his painterly contemporaries, for he… Read More »