Artists and Makers

Normandy Coast by Henry Moret

Henry Moret

A vivid color palette and bold brushwork distinguish this extraordinary landscape by Henry Moret. His breathtaking canvases dutifully capture the bright skies, lush greenery, tranquil waterways and diverse coastline of northern France. It is through his mastery of the plein-air technique,… Read More »
Emile Munier

Émile Munier biography

Émile Munier specialized in portraying children in all their innocence. Munier’s academic training began with his mentor, Abel Lucas, and he later became a student of his close friend William Bouguereau, the artist who epitomized 19th-century, high-academic art. During the… Read More »
1st Edition of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica

Sir Isaace Newton

Sir Isaac Newton, the great English mathematician and physicist, was born on Christmas Day, 1642, the same year that Galileo died. He held a professorship at Cambridge University and represented the University in Parliament, reformed the English coinage as master of the mint, and for… Read More »
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 »