Arthur Bowen Davies: A collection of 87 works (HD)

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Kyffin Williams: A collection of 333 paintings (HD)

Kyffin Williams: A collection of 333 paintings (HD) Description: "Sir Kyffin Williams was educated at Shrewsbury School and worked as a land agent in Pwllheli from 1936 to 1939. He suffered from epilepsy and was encouraged to take up a 'quiet, undemanding' activity of painting by his doctor. He studied under Schwabe and Allan Gwynne-Jones at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1941 to 1944, which had relocated to Oxford during its wartime evacuation from London. From 1944 to 1973 he was senior art master at Highgate School in London. Williams served as president of the Royal College of Art from 1969 to 1976. He received the OBE in 1982 and was made Deputy Lieutenant for the county of Gwynedd in 1985. He was knighted in 1999. Williams is above all remembered for his paintings of Welsh landscapes and cottages, such as Ysgoldy, Cwm Pennant (1962) and Gwastadnant (1971). Using a palette knife and thick impasto paint applied in blocks of strong colours and contrasting sombre tones, he succeeded in capturing the often turbulent weather on the rugged Welsh landscape. Williams was also a noted portraitist. In 1963 he received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to record the life of the Welsh in Patagonia, an experience which he relates in his autobiography A Wider Sky. He lived in Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwyll and Gwynedd and retired to Anglesey in 1973. Williams was President of the Royal Cambrian Academy from 1969 to 1976 and again from 1992. He was awarded an honorary MA from University of Wales in 1973. He was a member of the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists." --- BOOKS about Kyffin Williams: [1] KYFFIN WILLIAMS: THE LIGHT AND THE DARK by Rian Evans & Nicholas Sinclair --- [2] PORTRAITS by Kyffin Williams --- [3] PAINTING THE MOUNTAINTS: KYFFIN WILLIAMS by Lynne Bebb & Carolyn Davies --- [4] KYFFIN WILLIAMS BRO A BYWYD. HIS LIFE, HIS LAND --- [5] OBSESSED: THE BIOGRAPHY OF KYFFIN WILLIAMS by David Meredith & John Smith --- MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - Ambiment - The Ambient Ambiment - The Ambient by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist: SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: SUPPORT MY WORK AT: LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: --- Thank you so much for your support!

Harold Septimus Power: A collection of 79 paintings (HD)

Harold Septimus Power: A collection of 79 paintings (HD) Description: "Harold Septimus Power (1877-1951), artist, was born on 31 December 1877 at Dunedin, New Zealand, son of Peter Power, English-born hatter, and his Scottish wife Jane, née Amers. After some art training in Melbourne he exhibited in 1899 with the Melbourne Art Club, winning both animal and landscape sections. Soon after, he moved to Adelaide where he worked as an illustrator for the Observer, the Register, the Critic and other papers. In 1904 he was commissioned by the trustees of the Art Gallery of South Australia to paint an animal picture ('After the day's toil') for 100 guineas. On 17 September he married Isabel Laura Butterworth (d.1935). In 1905-07 Power studied at the Académie Julian, Paris, then settled in London, becoming a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils and the Society of Animal Painters, and exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts. His first one-man exhibition at the Guild Hall, Melbourne, in June 1913 displayed oils and watercolours of rural landscapes, used as backdrops for scenes of equine splendour and hunting which were to remain popular with both the local and international public and critics for the next thirty years. In 1917 Power was appointed official war artist with the Australian Imperial Force, with the honorary rank of lieutenant. His skills as an animal painter were apparent in such paintings as 'The First Divisional Artillery goes into action before Ypres July 31st 1917' which was acclaimed at the Royal Academy in 1919. Between the wars Power lived intermittently in Melbourne and overseas. His departures from and returns to Australia were marked by significant exhibitions, usually featuring a much-praised Royal Academy work as centrepiece. He maintained his selling appeal even through the Depression when prices of five hundred guineas remained not uncommon. In 1927 he was commissioned with W. B. McInnes to paint the ceremonial opening of the Federal parliament. He executed various other State and Federal commissions including a mural, 'War', for the Public Library of Victoria (1924). Power's list of overseas achievements reads as impressively as that of any other contemporary Australian or English artist. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, at the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oils, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Water Colour Association and the Paris Old Salon. Apologists for traditional art in Australia between the wars lauded Power's work for its nostalgic rural vision, reflecting the self-confidence, moral certainties and self-absorption of the Edwardian country-set. Arthur Streeton wrote of his rival's work: 'One is impressed first by a tremendous display of colour and a dauntless feeling of optimism … He displays remarkable knowledge and vigour in his paintings of animals'. Unlike Streeton, Power did not need to reorient his pictorial emphasis for differing markets in Australia and overseas. In 1934 his only one-man London exhibition was praised for its 'healthy orthodoxy of treatment'. At the height of his fame he was seen in a line of artistic descent from Landseer to Munnings. After George Lambert's death in 1930 Power was the acknowledged leader in Australia in equine subjects. By the mid-1940s however, his technical skill and subject matter were re-evaluated as unfashionable, as empty facility with the brush wasted on sentimental commonplaces and commercialism. Power died at Richmond, Melbourne, on 3 January 1951 and was buried with Presbyterian forms in Brighton cemetery. He was survived by his second wife Margery Isabel, née Desmazures, whom he had married in Adelaide on 5 September 1936, and by a son from each marriage. He is widely represented in the main Australian galleries. A major exhibition in Sydney in 1985 affirmed a renewed interest in Power's work." --- MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod - Enchanted Journey Enchanted Journey by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license ( Source: Artist: SUBSCRIBE: Facebook: Google+: Contact: SUPPORT MY WORK AT: LIST OF ARTISTS already posted on LearnFromMasters: --- Thank you so much for your support! #LearnFromMasters #AustralianPainter #OnlineArtGallery #CollectionOfPaintings #OilPaintings #ArtHistory #HaroldSeptimusPower

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The 100 Best Paintings by Painters posted in 2016 | LearnFromMasters (HD)

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Arthur Bowen Davies: A collection of 87 works (HD)

Description: "Arthur B. Davies was born in Utica, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 1862. He was sketching and painting scenes of the Mohawk Valley before he was 16, when his family moved to Chicago. He studied at the Art Institute there, worked for the board of trade, and went on an engineering expedition to Mexico. In 1887 he went to New York City and studied at the Art Students League, where Robert Henri and George Luks became his friends. Davies's earliest professional work (1888-1891) was magazine illustration. He married in 1890 and moved to a farm near Congers, N.Y.; soon afterward he competed unsuccessfully for the mural decorations of the Appellate Court in New York City. In 1894 the New York art dealer William Macbeth provided him with a studio over his gallery, gave him a one-man show, and introduced him to industrialist Benjamin Altman, who provided funds for his first trip abroad. In Europe he was impressed by the Venetians and by Delacroix, Puvis de Chavannes, and Whistler.

By 1900 Davies had found his characteristic theme: the female in a landscape setting, romantic, nostalgic, frequently with a mysterious ritualistic quality. The figures, small in scale, are often arranged in a friezelike procession against dark and forbidding backgrounds. The mood is poetic, with a peculiarly personal symbolism that is suggested by mythological themes or by obscure symbolic titles. A new grandeur was introduced in his work as the result of a trip to California in 1905 during which he made studies of mountains.

Davies was one of "The Eight" whose 1908 exhibition at the Macbeth Gallery challenged the authority and conservatism of the National Academy of Design. Five of the exhibiting artists stressed urban realism in subject matter; Davies and Maurice Prendergast established notes of fantasy and charm which were wholly personal. Davies was a master of many media—oil, watercolor, pastel, lithograph, etching, sculpture, murals, and tapestry designs.

From 1912 to 1914 Davies was president of the Society of Independent Artists, which had been formed to organize the Armory Show of 1913. This celebrated exhibition first introduced American artists and the American public to the European pioneers of 20th-century style. Davies's work for a period reflected a new cubist influence but returned eventually to the idyllic fantasies that were his natural language.

Though Davies was a habitual recluse and worked in considerable secrecy, he attracted devoted admirers and was generous in his admiration of progressive artists. During the 1920s he executed a series of murals and designed tapestries. He also became obsessed with the act of inhalation and believed that the character and quality of Greek art was due to the fact that it represented figures consciously controlling their breathing. It has even been said that his personal experiments in breathing led to his heart attack in 1923. After that he went again to Europe, where he painted a series of romantic landscapes in northern Italy. He died in Florence, alone in his studio, on Oct. 24, 1928."


BOOKS about Arthur Bowen Davies:
[1] THE LIVES, LOVES, AND ART OF ARTHUR B. DAVIES by Bennard B. Perlman ---

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