Artists and Makers

Soir de Bataille by Jules Girardet

Girardet, Jules

Jules Girardet was born in Versailles to Swiss parents in 1856. He received his formal art education at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, concentrating on historical genre for which he became most notable. Girardet enjoyed a successful career, participating in numerous exhibitions in Paris and… Read More »
Girodet's Napoleon I in Coronation Robes

Girodet, Anne-Louis

Anne-Louis Girodet 1767-1824 •  French One of the greatest Neoclassical painters, Girodet was profoundly shaped by both his training under the great Jacques-Louis David and by the dramatic social and political upheaval brought about by the French Revolution. His wide range of… Read More »
Alexej Alexejewitsch Harlamoff (Russian 1842-1915)

Harlamoff, Alexei

Alexei Harlamoff's greatest renown came from his romanticized images of Bohemian children and young peasant girls. He was particularly skilled at using very soft and natural colors when painting faces, and paid great attention to delicately highlighting the cheeks and temples. His… Read More »
Paul Revere

Revere, Paul

Paul Revere was truly a “jack of all trades.” In his lifetime, Revere worked as a courier, soldier, political caricaturist and magazine illustrator. He was the owner and operator of both a hardware store and an iron, brass and copper foundry, along with his more prominent roles… Read More »
George Hepplewhite

Hepplewhite, George

1727-1786 • British — Sideboards are wonderfully practical and ceremonial dining pieces created in the late 18th Century by the schools of Robert Adams and George Hepplewhite, the masters of furniture design at the time. Hepplewhite was highly influenced by Adams and took his… Read More »
Phillip Rundell

Rundell, Phillip

Phillip Rundell did not enter his own maker’s mark to the London gold and silversmith’s guild until Paul Storr left the Rundell, Bridge & Rundell firm in 1819. He retired from the family business in 1823, meaning that there is only a four-year period in which Rundell used… Read More »
Painting by John Frederick Herring, Sr.

Herring, Frederick

John Frederick Herring, Sr. 1795–1865 • British Renowned for an uncanny level of precision in his paintings, John Frederick Herring was adept at portraying an animal's individuality and emotional expression. Whether painting a thrilling race or a tranquil barnyard scene,… Read More »
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill

Churchill, Sir Winston Spencer

It was Churchill's sister-in-law, Goonie, who first encouraged him to paint. Winston and his wife rented a small country house in Surrey to escape the publicity of his political woes. His brother Jack and his wife would stay with them often. She was a gifted watercolorist and, upon… Read More »
'Forget Me Not' by Arthur Hughes

Hughes, Arthur

Arthur Hughes is known best for his dynamic compositions of idealistic beauties. A leader in the Pre-Raphaelite movement and a highly sought illustrator, Hughes' works exemplify the group's belief of a return to the copious detail, intense colors and complex compositions of 15th-century… Read More »
Georges Inness

Inness, George

“Never put anything on your canvas that isn't of use, never use a detail unless it means something.” –George Inness George Inness is regarded as America's greatest landscape painter. Initially influenced by the Hudson River School of artists, during the 1840s he traveled to France on… Read More »