Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Englishman Henry Tonks 1862-1937 paints his neighbors



Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) The Crystal Gazers


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) Steer at Home, 109 Cheyne Walk (on Christmas Eve)


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) The Strolling Players


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) The Betrothal


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) Girl with a Parrot


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) The Birdcage


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) Woman in a Feathered Hat


Henry Tonks (English artist, 1862-1937) The Toilet

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Setting the Stage - Elegantly costumed French ladies dancing by Jean-Frederic Schall 1752-1825



Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Portrait of a lady, said to be Marie-Madeleine Guimard, called Mademoiselle Guimard, ballerina of the Paris Opéra.

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Danseuse A young lady dancing in a wooded glade 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Lady Dancing with a Garland 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer with a Garland 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer in Louis XVI Costume 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer with a Rose Decolletage 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer with Bouquet 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer with a Tambourine 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Dancer with a Feather Hat 1780s

Jean-Frederic Schall (French painter, 1752-1825) Woodland Dancer 1780s


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

German Painter Otto Franz Scholderer 1834-1902

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Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Frau Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt Scholderer am Frühstückstisch 1872-3


Otto Scholderer's portraits are somehow calming. Although he painted landscapes & still lifes of flowers, these are a few of his portraits of women. These are women simply doing what they have to do with no melodrama, but they are thinking about it.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Girl Cutting Flowers


Otto Franz Scholderer (1834-1902) was born in Frankfurt am Main. He was the son of Johann Christoph Scholderer and Emilie Kiefhaber.  He studied at the Städel academy of arts 1849-51. Among his teachers was painter Jakob Becker. Scholderer established himself in Städel as a freelance painter. During this period, his friendship with Victor Müller began. Scholderer became his brother-in-law in 1868.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Letter


Müller acquainted Scholderer with the works of Gustave Courbet. Scholderer made several short study trips to Paris between 1857-58, where he became friends with Henri Fantin-Latour & Édouard Manet, who influenced work. Fantin-Latour depicted Scholderer in his picture Studio aux Batignolles.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Großes Stilleben mit junger Frau


Beginning in 1858, the 24-year-old Scholderer worked & lived predominantly in Kronberg, where his colleagues included Anton Burger, Peter Burnitz & Louis Eysen.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) On the Ottoman, Portrait of the artist's wife Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt


In 1866, Scholderer established himself in Düsseldorf & made friends with Hans Thoma. With Thoma, Scholderer went in 1868 to Paris & returned to Germany only shortly before the outbreak of the French-German War.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Flower Arrangement


Once back in Germany, Scholderer established himself in Munich, renewing his friendship with Wilhelm Leibl & becoming one of the artists of the Leibl-Kreis (Leibl circle).


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) The Artist's Neice Lucy 1899


At the beginning of 1871 he went to London. Otto Franz Scholderer married, at age 38, Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt, age 34, in 1872 at Roehampton, Wandsworth District, County of Surrey, England. Two years later, they had a son Victor.  The artist worked there till the autumn of 1899, when Scholderer returned to his hometown of Frankfurt, where he died at the age of 68 early in 1902.


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Gemüseverkäuferin 1880


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt, the artist's wife 1873


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Woman Knitting


Otto Franz Scholderer (German painter, 1834-1902) Bildnis der Ehefrau Luise Philippine Conradine Steuerwaldt Scholderer, lesend auf der Ottomane. 1895


Otto Franz Scholder (German artist, 1834-1902) Self Portrait 1861

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hungarian Artist Miklos Barabas 1810-1898


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Portrait of Ms. Konkoly 1837


Miklos Barabas was a pupil of J. Ender in Vienna in 1829. After returning to Kolozsvár in 1830, he learned lithography from Gábor Barra & produced lithographs of particularly high artistic standard all through his life. After spending 2 years in Bucuresti from 1831, he became a fashionable portrait painter. He toured in Italy during 1834-1835. Upon his return to Hungary, he helped establish the Art Society in 1859, of which he was the President from 1862, until his death. In 1867, he became a Member of Parliament of Pest in 1867. His "Authobiography" is a lively document of his own life & activites and of social & cultural conditions of his time.


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Roza Teleki in the Atelier 1838


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Portrait of a Woman 1831


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) The Artist's Wife 1844


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Mrs Janos Matta 1860


Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Degenfeld Family 1854



Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Pidgeon Post



Miklos Barabas (Hungarian artist, 1810-1898) Romanian Family Going to the Fair


Friday, November 15, 2013

Women by Hungarian artist Karoly Brocky 1807-1855


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Daughters of Istvan Medgyasszay c 1833


Brocky was the son of a Hungarian hairdresser who died when his son was still young. After trying his hand at acting, Brocky attended a free drawing school at Vienna; and then, traveled to Paris, where he studied at the Louvre. He sailed to London at the age of 30 & decided to stay. From 1839 on, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, continuing until his death in 1855.


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Woman 1835


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Elisabeth Barrett Browing 1839-44 (Yes, she is not Hungarian, but I could not leave her out)


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Summer 1846


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Does He Love Me after 1847


Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Woman 1840s



Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Mother and Child



Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Portrait of a Woman



Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Young Woman Watering a Plant by the Window



Karoly Brocky (Hungarian artist, 1807-1855) Woman Standing at a Window


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

French artist Andre Lhote 1885-1962



Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) L'Escale 1913

André Lhote, a French sculptor & painter, also taught & wrote about art. Lhote lectured extensively in France as well as Belgium, England, Italy, Egypt, & Brazil. His work was awarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture in 1955. In 1962, the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers, & Sculptors. Lhote died in Paris in 1962.


Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) Portrait of Anne 1930


Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) Pelotes, pompons et ciseaux


Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) Le Marin et La Martiniquaise 1918-20


Andre Lhote (French artist, 1885-1962) La Rieuse 1915