Artists and Makers

Théo van Rysselberghe

Theo van Rysselberghe

Théo van Rysselberghe 1862-1926 • Belgian Belgian Neo-Impressionist artist Théo van Rysselberghe's rebellion of the constraining academic standards at the turn of the 20th century proved crucial to the history of European art. Today, van Rysselberghe’s works are… Read More »
Silver Gilt Tray by Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith

Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith

The partnership of Digby Scott and Benjamin Smith produced some of the greatest silver works of the early 19th century. Scott and Smith jointly ran workshops located in Greenwich, England from 1802 to 1807 and during their brief partnership were the principal suppliers of silver… Read More »
John & Thomas Seymour

John & Thomas Seymour

American — The Seymours were the most famous of the early American cabinetmakers in New England and their furniture can be found in numerous museums around the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This extraordinary sideboard… Read More »
Paul Sormani

Paul Sormani

1817-1877 • French — Sormani received enormous attention as one of Paris' finest and most influential ébénistes and earned worldwide acclaim by displaying his pieces at many of the world's leading exhibitions. At the 1867 Exhibition Universelle in Paris the… Read More »
Charles-Joseph-Frédéric Soulacroix

Charles Frederic Joseph Soulacroix

Soulacroix is best known for his scenes of wealthy 18th-century figures lavishly adorned in satins and silks engaging in romantic pursuits amid equally sumptuous interiors. Soulacroix was, without doubt, the most famous and talented painter of these silks and satins and his ability to… Read More »
Thomas Ralph Spence

Thomas Ralph Spence

Born in Yorkshire, England, into a family of builders, Spence studied as an architect, and settled in London, where he became a painter of landscapes, historical subjects and architectural scenes. Greatly inspired by the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spence's best work consisted of… Read More »
Portrait of Pierre Ryckmans by Irma Stern

Irma Stern

Considered one of the most significant South African artists of the 20th century, Irma Stern is beloved internationally. Her striking scenes taken from African life, imbued with her unique Expressionist style and intense palettes, created a dynamic body of work that not only exemplified… Read More »
Reflective Thoughts by Marcus Stone

Marcus Stone

A much admired British artist, Marcus Stone’s works brought him fame and fortune during his own lifetime. Stone exhibited his works extensively including showings at the Royal Academy in London and the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham. Artist’s Associations: Royal Academy, London… Read More »
Portrait of Timothy Pickering by Gilbert Stuart

Stuart, Gilbert bio

Gilbert Stuart is responsible for composing the iconic images of our nation’s most historic figures, including the Athenaeum of 1796, the famed unfinished portrait of President George Washington that has served as the image on the one-dollar bill for over a century. His masterful handling… Read More »
Rue Saint-Rustique a Montmartre by Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo

Maurice Utrillo French • 1883-1955 Maurice Utrillo is among the most prolific of the French artists, known for his rich and daring color palette and use of contrast to bring the streets of his hometown of Montmarte to life. Utrillo was born on Christmas Day in the Montmartre quarter… Read More »