Artists and Makers

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 »
The Diet by Jehan George Vibert

Jehan George Vibert

Jehan George Vibert 1840-1902 • French Parisian artist Jehan George Vibert was famous for his amazingly detailed and humorous paintings of satirical cardinals. Vibert began his career studying first under his grandfather, Jazet, who was a celebrated engraver. The artist soon… Read More »
Eugen von Blaas

Eugen von Blaas Biography

Eugen von Blaas is best known for the exquisite works he painted while visiting Italy. A student of his father, noted historical painter Karl von Blaas, Eugene specialized in genre, portrait and interior paintings, with his favorite motif being the daily life of Venetian fishermen and… Read More »
Vuillard's Portrait of Madame Fontaine

Jean-Edouard Vuillard

Jean-Édouard Vuillard 1868-1940 • French “I don’t paint portraits…I paint people at home.” –Jean-Édouard Vuillard French Post-Impressionist Jean-Édouard Vuillard was a leading figure in the Nabis movement. He specialized in… Read More »
Partner's Library Desk by S. J. Waring and Gillow

Waring and Gillow

Founded in 1703 by Robert Gillow, the august Gillow firm operated successfully as a family-owned business well into the 19th century. Originally operating from Lancaster, England, Gillow was especially noted for their quality of workmanship and innovative designs. No other firm in the… Read More »
John William Waterhouse's Listening to My Sweet Pipings

John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse, R.A., R.I. 1849-1917 British John William Waterhouse is undoubtedly one of the premier British painters of the later 19th century. Heavily influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite movement, his work is a reflection of his fascination with women and nature as translated… Read More »
Violinist Bronze by Charlotte Yazbek

Charlotte Yazbek

Charlotte Yazbek (1919-1989) was known for her characteristic, elongated figures of empowered women, and for lending an elegantly understated simplicity to her subjects. She began studying the fine points of art in 1957 with some of the leading Mexican artist of the 20th century, including… Read More »