Artists Highlights

October 20, 1847 – November 5, 1906

French River Landscape

French River Landscape - Frits Thaulow

Frits Thaulow, an Norwegian artist, was born the son of a well-off chemist in Oslo. Thaulow attended the Copenhagen Academy of Art and studied with a marine expert in hopes of becoming a marine painter. By the time he returned to Norway from studying abroad, the Realist art form had taken hold of his homeland. Thaulow used the skills he gained in Paris to bring his perspective of Norway to canvas in a new form of Impressionist landscape.

Early to mid-1950’s – Still Living

Zi Se Shan Zhuang (Purple Mountain Villa)

Purple Mountain Villa - H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

Contemporary artist H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III was born in Sichuan, China. He has created sixteen distinct schools or styles of painting. He is the only person in known history to have
developed so many painting styles. Very much a renaissance man, he also pursues music, martial arts, science, philosophy, traditional Chinese medicine and social work. Much of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III’s work is influenced by Buddhism.

April 4, 1876 – October 11, 1958

Rue de Village

Rue de Village - Maurice de Vlaminick

Born in Paris to a family of renown musicians, Maurice de Vlaminck was a Fauvist artist inspired by van Gogh and Cezzane. Vlaminck had a variety of interests besides painting, including music, acting, bike racing, and writing. As a self taught artist, he spurned academic training with pride and only took drawing lessons. Vlaminck created many paintings of homes reflecting those that were in Chatou where he lived for years.


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