Francis BaconFrancis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter knownfor his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. Bacons painterly but abstracted figures typicallyappear isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.GUSTAV KLIMTGustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austriansymbolist painter and one of themost prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. Klimt is noted for his paintings,
murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimts primary subject was the female body, his works aremarked by a frank eroticism.PICASSOPablo Ruiz y Picasso, known as Pablo Picasso ; 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), was a Spanishpainter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life inFrance. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known forco-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention ofcollage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.ERIC ZENER
Eric Zener (b. 1966, Astoria, Oregon) is an American photorealist artist best known forfigure paintings of lone subjects, often in or about swimming pools.Jason deCaires TaylorJason deCaires Taylor (born 12 August 1974) is an Englishsculptor specializing in the creation ofcontemporary underwater sculptures which over time develop into artificial coral reefs. Taylorintegrates his skills as a conservationist, underwater photographer and scuba diving instructor toproduce unique installations that encourage the habitation and growth of corals and marine life.
SIGMUND ABELES Sigmund Abeles was born 1934 in New York City and raised in South Carolina. He is an artist whose work deals with the expressive and psychological aspects of the human figure (and animals); an art focused on the entire life cycle. Drawing informs all his work. He works in pastels, oils, the graphic media, and sculpture.Ancient Egyptians Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BCE to 300 AD. Ancient Egyptian art reached a high level in painting and sculpture, and was both highly stylized and symbolic. Much of the surviving art comes from tombs and monuments and thus there is an emphasis on life after death and the preservation of knowledge of the past. All Egyptian reliefs were painted, and less prestigious works in tombs, temples and palaces were just painted on a flat
surface. Stone surfaces were prepared by whitewash, or if rough, a layer of coarse mud plaster, witha smoother gesso layer above; some finer limestones could take paint directly. Pigments weremostly mineral, chosen to withstand strong sunlight without fading. The binding medium used inpainting remains unclear: egg tempera and various gums and resins have been suggested. It is clearthat true fresco, painted into a thin layer of wet plaster, was not used. Instead the paint was appliedto dried plaster, in what is called "fresco a secco" in Italian. After painting, a varnish or resin wasusually applied as a protective coating, and many paintings with some exposure to the elementshave survived remarkably well, although those on fully exposed walls rarely have. Small objectsincluding wooden statuettes were often painted using similar techniques.YVAN GENESTYvan Genest has been practicing and exploring watercolour, pastel, tempera, acrylic, oil, etching,serigraphy, linocut, Japanese woodcut and digital art for the last thirty years and has run manyworkshops in Canada, France and Mexico. He has studios in Montreal, Paris and Puerto Vallarta,where he has worked and exhibited for over twelve years, becoming one of the most recognizedartists of the citys artistic scene. Acrylics is still the main land of expression of this unique artist whois totally committed to his art and to its exploration
MAGGIE TAYLORMaggie Taylor (born 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an artist who works with digital images. She won theSanta Fe Center for Photographys Project Competition in 2004. Her work has been widely exhibitedin the United States and Europe and is represented within the permanent collections of severalgalleries and museums. She is the third wife of American photographer, Jerry Uelsmann. Sheproduces prints by scanning objects into a computer using a flatbed scanner, then layering andmanipulating these images using Adobe Photoshop into a surrealistic montage.STEVE ADAMSAfter studying graphic design, Steve traveled to Europe to see illustration and design from a differentpoint of view. Upon his return, he began collaborating with various clients such as The Wall StreetJournal, Havard Business Review, Citigroup, American Lawyer, CA Magazine, The Globe & Mail, La
Presse, L’actualité, Barefoot Books, Penguins Books, Dominique et compagnie. He also teachesillustration at Université du Québec à Montréal.