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Chaim Koppelman
Chaim Koppelman
Chaim Koppelman
(November 17, 1920 – December 6, 2009) was an American artist, art educator, and Aesthetic Realism
Aesthetic Realism
consultant. Best known as a printmaker, he also produced sculpture, paintings, and drawings
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Brooklyn
Coordinates: 40°41′34″N 73°59′25″W / 40.69278°N 73.99028°W / 40.69278; -73.99028Brooklyn Kings CountyBorough of New York City County of New York StateClockwise from top left: Brooklyn
Brooklyn
Bridge, Brooklyn
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Will Barnet
Barnet may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Places 3 Other uses 4 See alsoPeople[edit] Barnet (surname) Barnet (given name)Places[edit]London Borough of Barnet, in Greater London, England, UK Barnet Urban District, formerly of Hertfordshire; became part of the London borough
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Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
(/smɪθˈsoʊniən/ smith-SOH-nee-ən), also known simply as the Smithsonian, is a group of museums and research centers administered by the Government of the United States. It was founded on August 10, 1846, "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge".[1] The institution is named after its founding donor, British scientist James Smithson.[2] It was originally organized as the "United States National Museum", but that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967.[3] Termed "the nation's attic"[4] for its eclectic holdings of 154 million items,[2] the Institution's 19 museums, nine research centers, and zoo include historical and architectural landmarks, mostly located in the District of Columbia.[5] Additional facilities are located in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York City, Pittsburgh, Texas, Virginia, and Panama
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Hirshhorn Museum And Sculpture Garden
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture
Sculpture
Garden is an art museum beside the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., the United States. The museum was initially endowed during the 1960s with the permanent art collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. It was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft and is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It was conceived as the United States' museum of contemporary and modern art and currently focuses its collection-building and exhibition-planning mainly on the post– World War II
World War II
period, with particular emphasis on art made during the last 50 years.[2] The Hirshhorn is sited halfway between the Washington Monument and the US Capitol, anchoring the southernmost end of the so-called L’Enfant axis (perpendicular to the Mall’s green carpet)
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Victoria And Albert Museum
3,789,748 (2017)[1]Ranked 5th nationally (2017)[1]Director Tristram Hunt[2]Public transit access South KensingtonWebsite vam.ac.ukIn 2000, an 11-metre high, blown glass chandelier by Dale Chihuly
Dale Chihuly
was installed as a focal point in the rotunda at the V&A's main entrance.The Victoria and Albert Museum
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Napoleon
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon, he was Emperor of the French
Emperor of the French
from 1804 until 1814, and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon
Napoleon
dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France
France
against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. He is considered one of the greatest commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide
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Works Progress Administration
The Works Progress Administration
Works Progress Administration
(WPA; renamed in 1939 as the Work Projects Administration) was the largest and most ambitious American New Deal
New Deal
agency, employing millions of people (mostly unskilled men) to carry out public works projects,[1] including the construction of public buildings and roads. In a much smaller project, Federal Project Number One, the WPA employed musicians, artists, writers, actors and directors in large arts, drama, media, and literacy projects.[1] Almost every community in the United States had a new park, bridge or school constructed by the agency. The WPA's initial appropriation in 1935 was for $4.9 billion (about 6.7 percent of the 1935 GDP).[2] Headed by Harry Hopkins, the WPA provided jobs and income to the unemployed during the Great Depression
Great Depression
in the United States
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Brooklyn College
Brooklyn
Brooklyn
College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located on the border of the Midwood
Midwood
and Flatbush neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City. Brooklyn
Brooklyn
College's origin began in 1910 with the establishment of an extension division of the City College for Teachers. The school then began offering evening classes for first-year male college students in 1917
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Educational Alliance
The Educational Alliance
The Educational Alliance
is a leading social institution that has been serving Downtown Manhattan
Manhattan
since 1889. Founded as a partnership between the Aguilar Free Library, the Young Men's Hebrew Association (now the 92nd Street Y), and the Hebrew Institute, the main purpose was to serve as a settlement house for Eastern European Jews immigrating to New York City.[1] History[edit] A massive fundraiser organized by Jewish philanthropists Isidor Straus, Samuel Greenbaum, Myer S. Isaacs, Jacob H. Schiff, Morris Loeb, and Edwin R. A
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Carl Holty
Carl Robert Holty (1900–1973) was a German-born American abstract painter. Raised in Wisconsin, he was the first major abstract painter to gain notoriety from the state.[1] Harold Rosenberg described Holty as "a figure of our art history," known for his use of color, shape and form.[2]Contents1 Personal life and education 2 Artistic career2.1 Legacy and reception3 Selected works 4 Notable exhibitions 5 References 6 Further reading6.1 Writing by HoltyPersonal life and education[edit] Carl Holty
Carl Holty
was born in 1900 in Freiburg, Germany. His parents, Americans, lived in Freiburg while his father, a doctor,[3] studied specialty medicine since 1899
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Jose De Creeft
José Mariano de Creeft (November 27, 1884 - September 11, 1982) was a Spanish-born American artist, sculptor, and teacher known for modern sculpture in stone, metal, and wood, particularly figural works of women.[1][2] His 16 ft bronze Alice In Wonderland climbing sculpture in Central Park
Central Park
is well known to both adults and children in New York City. He was an early adopter, and prominent exponent of the direct carving approach to sculpture. He also developed the technique of lead chasing, and was among the very first to create modern sculpture from found objects. He taught at Black Mountain College, the Art Students League
Art Students League
of New York, and the New School
New School
for Social Research
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Martin Lewis (artist)
Martin Lewis (1881–1962) was born in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
Australia
on 7 June 1881. He was the second of eight children and had a passion for drawing. At the age of 15, he left home and traveled in New South Wales, Australia, and in New Zealand, working as a pothole digger and a merchant seaman. He returned to Sydney
Sydney
and settled into a Bohemian community outside Sydney. Two of his drawings were published in the radical Sydney
Sydney
newspaper, The Bulletin.[1] He studied with Julian Ashton
Julian Ashton
at the Art Society's School in Sydney. Ashton, a famous painter, was also one of the first Australian artists to take up printmaking.[1] In 1900, Lewis left Australia
Australia
for the United States
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Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock
Jackson Pollock
(January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. During his lifetime, Pollock enjoyed considerable fame and notoriety; he was a major artist of his generation. Regarded as reclusive, he had a volatile personality, and struggled with alcoholism for most of his life. In 1945, he married the artist Lee Krasner, who became an important influence on his career and on his legacy.[4] Pollock died at the age of 44 in an alcohol-related single-car accident when he was driving. In December 1956, four months after his death, Pollock was given a memorial retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA) in New York City. A larger, more comprehensive exhibition of his work was held there in 1967
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Philadelphia Museum Of Art
The Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Museum of Art is an art museum originally chartered in 1876 for the Centennial Exposition
Centennial Exposition
in Philadelphia.[1] The main museum building was completed in 1928[6] on Fairmount, a hill located at the northwest end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
at Eakins Oval.[2] The museum administers collections containing over 240,000 objects including major holdings of European, American and Asian origin.[3] The various classes of artwork include sculpture, paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, armor, and decorative arts.[3] The Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Museum of Art administers several annexes including the Rodin Museum, also located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and the Ruth and Raymond G
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Robert De Niro, Sr.
Robert Henry De Niro (May 3, 1922 – May 3, 1993), better known as Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Sr.,[1][2][1] was an American abstract expressionist painter and the father of actor Robert De Niro.[3]Contents1 Life and early career 2 Later career 3 Death and legacy 4 References 5 External linksLife and early career[edit]Flowers in a Blue Vase by Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Sr. Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
Sr. was born in Syracuse, New York, to an Italian-American father, Henry Martin De Niro (1897–1976), whose parents emigrated from Ferrazzano, in the province of Campobasso, Molise,[4] and an Irish-American mother, Helen M. (née O'Reilly; 1899–1999). He was the eldest of three children; he and siblings John and Joan were raised in Syracuse, New York
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