Paul Klee

Paul Klee (1879 – 1940) was a Swiss born German artist and is viewed as one of the fathers of abstract artist. He was a member of the influential Der Blaue Reiter group and went on to teach with Kandinsky at The Bauhaus in Germany. Klee is recognised as having a major influence on many […]

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Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden was born in Braintree, Essex in 1903. He attended Cambridge School of Art and in 1922 received a scholarship for the Royal College of Art where he was taught by Paul Nash. He was a gifted painter, illustrator and printmaker and was appointed as an official war artist in World War II. He

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Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was born in Russia in 1887. After studying painting in St. Petersburg he moved to Paris in 1910 where he befriended the avant-garde circle of poets and artists. He loved printmaking and throughout his career he created exquisite lithographs which were deeply rooted in his memories of Jewish life, Russian folklore and the

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John Hoyland

John Hoyland was born in Sheffield in 1934 and studied at The Royal Academy, London from 1956 to 1960. He was was influenced by American abstract expressionism and in the 1960s and 70s lived and worked for long periods in New York. Throughout his career he had a number of successful exhibitions and he was

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Joan Miro

Joan Miro was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1893. From his mid 20s he spent much of his time in Paris where he became associated with the surrealist movement. He developed his own visual vocabulary of mysterious symbols, marks and vivid colours and hugely influenced the direction of abstraction and 20th Century modern art. Miro

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David Hockney

David Hockney was born in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1937. He attended Bradford School of Art (1953-57) and Royal College of Art (1959-62) where he was awarded a Gold Medal and The Guinness Award for Etching.  Hockney gained international success from his mid-twenties and spent time working in London, Paris and California, before finally settling in

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