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CY TWOMBLY: THE PAINTER OF CHILDLIKE DOODLING

Depicting the high culture of the past in a radical language of highly colored stains and energetic brushwork to forge a distinctive body of work, the American artist, Cy Twombly, is best known for combining the history of Western civilization as well as the process oriented aspects of Abstract Expressionism.

Famous for his childlike doodling unsophisticated graffiti, blackboard chalk drawings and bathroom tagging, Twombly was born Edwin Parker Twombly Jr. on April 25, 1928, in Lexington, Virginia. 


LYUBOV SERGEYEVNA POPOVA: THE INNOVATOR OF PAINTERLY ARCHITECTONICS

Developing the innovative style of Cubo-Futurism from a synthesis of the splintered refractions found in French Cubism, and the force-lines, repetition, and rich colors of Italian Futurism, the Russian artist, Lyubov Sergeyevna Popova, is celebrated as one of the most distinctly individual artists of the Russian avant-garde, who excelled as a painter, graphic artist, theatrical set designer, textile designer, teacher and art theorist.


MAX DUPAIN: THE PIONEER OF MODERNISM IN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Capturing the architecture, the landscape, the beaches and the cities of Australia and creating images of sharp focus, boldness and graphic composition with simplicity and directness, the Australian photographer, Max Spencer Dupain, is celebrated as one of the earliest and most outstanding champions of modernism in Australia.

Best known for his photographs of Australian and their beach culture, Dupain was born on April 22, 1911, in Ashfield, Sydney.


FRANCESCO DE MURA: THE ROCOCO PAINTER OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF NAPLES

 

Consistently portraying refined and elegant religious compositions with exquisite light and airy colors that heralded the rococo in Naples, the Italian painter, Francesco de Mura, is remembered as one of the greatest painters of the Golden Age of Naples.

The indisputable leader in his day of the Neapolitan School, De Mura was born on April 21, 1696, in Italy.


FRANZ XAVER WINTERHALTER: THE PORTRAITIST OF EUROPEAN NOBILITY

Depicting the images of King Louis Philippe, Queen Victoria, Napoleon lll and the most of the European aristocracy with an astonishing painterly finesse, the German painter and lithographer, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, is celebrated for shaping the entire era of aristocratic imagery.

Best-known for his portraits of royalty, Winterhalter was born on April 20, 1805, in the small village of Menzenschwand, Germany's black forest, in the Electorate of Baden.