Entries tagged with "painters (artists)"

Kurt Badt student, Cezanne scholar.

First Director of the National Gallery, London 1855-65; painter and scholar of artist's materials. Son of a British Admiralty barrister at Plymouth, Eastlake attended local schools and, for a short time, Charterhouse, Surrey. He studied under the artist Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846) beginning in 1809 and by 1815 was exhibiting. He traveled to France, visiting the Louvre (then known as the Musée Napoléon). His success as a painter allowed him to move to Rome in 1816.

Writer, painter, museum director, and historian of Russian art and architecture. Grabar studied at the Academy of Arts at the University of St. Petersburg in 1894, and moved to Munich two years later. As an art student, he was affiliated with the Jugendstil movement, but returned to St. Petersburg in 1901. In 1913, he was appointed professor at the Academy of Arts and Director of the Tret'yakov Gallery in Moscow. Grabar supervised the restoration of Russian architecture and painting, publishing several articles on Russian art.

Burlington Magazine co-editor and director, National Gallery, London; painter. Holmes was the sone of Charles Rivington Holmes (d. 1873), a clergyman, and Mary Susan Dickson. Holmes attended Eton College beginning in 1883, and then won a scholarship to Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1887. At Oxford he met Walter Pater. He initially worked as London publisher's assistant between 1898 and 1903. During this time, he taught himself to draw, and then lessons by Charles S. Ricketts (1866-1931) and etching under William Strang (1859-1921).

Art writer, painter, draughtsman, engraver, book illustrator. At the age of nine, Houbraken became an assistant in the shop of the Dordrecht merchant in twine, Johannes de Haan. His patron, being himself trained in painting by Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), gave the young boy the opportunity to copy drawings and prints. In 1672, Houbraken began his apprenticeship as a painter, first for a short time as a pupil of the landscape painter Willem van Drielenburch (c. 1625-after 1677). In 673-1674, he spent nine months in the studio of the portraitist Jacobus Levecq (1634-1675).

Tate Gallery administrator and painter. After a brief career in a bank, Manson took art lessons at Heatherley's School and then the Académie Julian in Paris (1903-04). Friendships with Lucien Pissaro and Walter Sickert in 1910, he became secretary of various artists societies, including the Camden Town Group, later the London Group. He was appointed curator of the Tate Gallery, London, in 1912 and director in 1930. Deeply conservative, he worked assiduously to prevent works by artists such as Matisse and Rouault from becoming part of the Tate's holdings.

First person to write a book entitled "History of Art;" member of the French Academy; painter. Mosnier's father, Jean Mosnier (1600-1656), was the principal painter of the Blois region. The young Mosnier received his early training from his father, and subsequently from Sébastien Bourdon (1616-1671) in Paris. At the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture he was the first, in 1664, to win the "Prix Royal" with his painting "Jason Capturing the Golden Fleece". This award enabled him to continue his study in Italy.

Painter, collector and modernist art historian. Penrose was born to James Doyle Penrose, and Irish portrait painter, and Elizabeth Josephine Peckover (Penrose). His mother was the daughter Lord Peckover, a wealthy Quaker banker. The younger Penrose was raised in the Quaker faith at the family's home, Oxhey Grange, near Watford, and attended Leighton Park School, Reading. He graduated from Queen's College, Cambridge in 1922. The Bloomsbury art historian and critic Roger Fry persuaded Penrose to study studio art in Paris. Penrose lived and painted there until 1934.

Painter, poet and writer on art. Bell was the seventh child of Robert Scott and Ross Bell (Scott). His four eldest brothers died in an 1807 epidemic. Bell himself was educated at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh, learning engraving, and publishing Views of Loch Katrine and Adjacent Scenery before he was twenty. Though he never attended college, Bell convinced the Board of Trade in 1837 to offer him the founding headmastership in the Government School of Design in London.

Author of influential 16th-century artists' biographies; painter, poet, and playwright. His parents, Cornelis van Mander and Johanna van der Beke, belonged to the rural nobility. Van Mander attended the Latin school in Tielt, along with his elder brother, Cornelis. They both continued their education with a French schoolmaster in Ghent. In 1566-1567, Van Mander studied with the painter and poet Lucas d'Heere (1534-1584) in the same city and subsequently, in 1568-69, with the painter Pieter Vlerick (1539-1581) in Kortrijk and Doornik.

Writer of painters' biographies; painter; playwright; translator; journalist. Weyerman's parents, Hendrick Weyermans (d. 1695) and Elisabeth Sommerel (d. 1723), both served in the military, when their son Jacob was born. They moved to Den Bosch before settling in Breda in 1680. Weyerman spent his first 18 years in Breda, where he visited the so-called "Latin School" and trained as a painter. Among his masters was Ferdinand van Kessel (1648-1702).