Monday, March 4, 2013
This portraitist paints old & aging women in a most flattering manner. And I particularly appreciate this, because I am an old & aging woman. Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937) was a Hungarian painter known for his portraits of royals & the privileged. László was born in Budapest as Laub Fülöp Elek (Hungarian style with the surname first), the eldest son of a Jewish tailor. The family changed its name to László in 1891.
As a young man, László apprenticed to a photographer while studying art, eventually earning a place at the National Academy of Art. He followed this with studies in Munich & Paris. László's portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1900. In 1903, László moved from Budapest to Vienna. Finally in 1907, he moved to London; where he remained based for the rest of his life, while traveling the world to fulfill lofty commissions.
Eva Bonnier (French artist, 1857-1909) Hannah Marcus 1886
Roger Medearis (American painter, 1920-2001) Godly Susan (The artist's grandmother who was the daughter & grandaughter of Baptist ministers.) 1941
Judy Somerville (American artist) Wrinkled
Grant Wood (American artist, 1891-1942) Daughters of the American Revolution 1932
Judy Somerville (American artist) The Woman Who Loved Pigeons
Bessie Hoover Wessel (American artist, 1889–1973) Aunt Jenny
Judy Somerville (American artist) Sometimes Broadway, Sometimes the Catskills