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Artist Biographies

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Haas, Ken
Hallam, Kerry
Hamilton, Paul
Hare, John Cuthbert
Harlow, George Henry
Harvey ,Michele
Hatfield, Don
Haynes, Nancy
Hibel, Edna
Hill, Thomas
Hiroshige, Utagawa
Hélion, Jean
Hockney, David
Hodge, Spencer
Hodgkin, Gordon Howard Eliot
Hughes, Lee W.
Hundertwasser, Friedensreich
Hunter, Frederick Leo

Ken Haas

Ken Haas
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20th Century American photographer

Ken Haas is a highly successful photographer whose work is in the collection of many top global corporations and institutions. He has many editorial credits including Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is also the author of four books on photography including "The Location Photographer’s Handbook" and "Tango!" He received his BA from Queens College in 1968 and his MA in cinema from New York University. He also teaches courses and appears as a guest lecturer on photography.

Kerry Hallam

Kerry Hallam
b. 1937
British Impressionist landscape and figural artist

Kerry Hallam was born March 12, 1937 in Chesterfield, UK. It was here that he sold his first painting, a watercolor of the Lake District, at an open air market when he was thirteen. He attended Chesterfield Art College for two years, going on to win a six year scholarship to London’s Central School of Arts and Crafts. He graduated in 1957 with the National Diploma in Painting, and then spent two years in the British Army. In 1961 he returned to London where he worked in advertising as a draftsman and designer. In 1964 he moved to the south of Frnace to paint full-time. In 1973, Hallam moved to the United States, establishing his first studio in Boston and in 1981 opening a studio and gallery on Nantucket Island, where he eventually moved in 1995. Inspired by the Fauves and Post-Impressionists, Hallam returns often to St. Tropez and the Riviera, two of his favorite sources of inspiration. His work has been featured in a number of publications. He is represented by Martin Lawrence Galleries, located throughout the United States.

Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton
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20th Century Realist painter

Paul Hamilton holds a Fine Arts Degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design and is a member of the Columbus Art League. His resume includes a long list of gallery and museum shows for his painting, sculpture and installation media. A few of these locations include the Franklin Park Conservatory, the Decorative Arts Center, as well as three exhibitions with David Findlay Galleries in New York. Paul’s work is also in private collections throughout the United States, Venezuela, Mexico, and Great Britain. The artist lives with his wife and their two children on a small farm near his studio in Granville, Ohio.

John Cuthbert Hare

John Cuthbert Hare
1908-1978
American artist

John Cuthbert Hare was born in New York City in 1908. He first studied commercial art in Brooklyn at the Pratt Institute and at the Art Students League in Manhattan. He is known for painting watercolor seascapes, boats, landscapes, and harbor scenes. He is primarily associated with New England, especially Cape Cod where he spent summers from 1938-1965. In 1977 he moved to Palm Beach Florida, where he died. In Florida, he was a member of the St. Augustine Art Association. Hare’s works are in the collections of the Lowe Art Museum and the Lightner Museum in FL, and the Smith College Museum of Art in MA.

George Henry Harlow

George Henry Harlow
1787-1819
British portrait artist

George Henry Harlow was a British portrait and genre artist, born in London in 1787. As a young man, he was sent to Dr. Barrow’s classical school in Soho square. Eventually, he studied under landscape artist Henry De Cort and the president of the Royal Academy, Sir Thomas Lawrence. Harlow exhibited for the first time at the Academy in 1804 with a portrait of Dr. Thornton and continued to exhibit there until his death in 1819.

Michele Harvey

Michele Harvey
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20th Century, New York landscape artist

Michele Harvey has been hailed as one of the great new painters of the American Landscape. Her work has been featured in architectural digest and chosen to be included in some of the most important corporate collections in America. Harvey, who is from upper New York state, paints the tree-filled landscapes she has known from childhood, imbuing them with a nostalgic dreamlike quality that renders them extraordinary. Often, the landscapes are shrouded in mist.

Don Hatfield

Don Hatfield
b. 1947
American impressionist

Don was born on May 16, 1947 in Long Beach, California. His style of painting softly blends figures of realism with the gentle touch of classic Impressionism. Don strives to create paintings that bond themselves to the viewer. In the vein of romantic impressionism, he shows the viewer that beauty can arise from one stirring moment; a family reunion, a young boy searching for shells on the beach, or the warmth of the sun touching a mother and her child.

Nancy Haynes

Nancy Haynes
b. 1947
American Minimalist artist

Nancy Haynes was born in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1947. She attended college art classes, but did not graduate. She moved to New York in 1967 and had a brief stint as an adjunct professor of painting at Hunter College. She was a visiting artist at Harvard University, and later at the Ringling School of Art in Florida. Her husband, Michael Metz, is also an artist, a sculptor. Haynes’ first solo show was in 1981 at the David Bellman Gallery in Toronto, and she has had many other exhibitions throughout the world since. Nancy is excited by “the absence of decoration,” and creates minimalist abstract paintings with sponges, using oil paint on linen in her Brooklyn studio. Her works emanate a phosphorescent glow-in-the-dark effect due to her use of sulfurous green/gray tinted pigments.

Edna Hibel

Edna Hibel
b. 1917
New England affiliated portrait artist

Edna Hibel was born in 1917 and she grew up in the Boston area. By the young age of 9 she began experimenting with painting in elementary school. Her summers where spent along the shore in Hull, Massachusetts and in Maine learning about watercolor painting. Edna Hibel received her formal artistic training at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. In 1942, she was earned the Sturtevant Traveling Fellowship to Mexico. The work of Edna Hibel has been shown in prominent museums and galleries in over twenty countries, including museums located in Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Russia and the U.S.A., and under the royal patronage of Count and Countess Bernadotte of Germany, Count Thor Bonde of Sweden, Prince and the late Princess Rainier of Monaco and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Thomas Hill

Thomas Hill
1829-1908
Western landscape representational painter, California/Massachusetts affiliated

Thomas Hill came to America from England in 1844 with his family. He became one of America’s most famous 19th-century landscape painters. Known for painting panoramic views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite, Hill also painted landscapes of the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Hill studied art in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy, and at first wanted to become a history painter. However, he changed to landscape when he spent time in Europe, especially France among the Barbizon painters and in the studio of Paul Meyerheim. He studied with Peter Rothermel at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and painted in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with George Inness, Virgil Williams, Albert Bierstadt, and his brother, Edward Hill. He hit his artistic stride in California during the 1870s, beginning with his first grandiose painting, The Yosemite Valley, which was published as a chromolithograph by Prang. Along with Frederic Whymper, Hill was a founding member of the San Francisco Art Association, and in 1873, he became a member of the Bohemian Club, a men’s organization dedicated to cultural enhancement. Hill died in 1908.

Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige
1797-1858
Japanese artist

Hiroshige was born in 1797 as Tokutaro Ando. In 1809, both his father and mother died. Hiroshige had always displayed his inclination towards art, and his father had already arranged for him to take lessons from a friend and neighbor, an amateur painter named Okajima Rinsai. When he was fifteen, he became the pupil of Toyohiro. He progressed so rapidly that within a short amount of time his master had formally admitted him to become a member of the Utagawa fraternity. His diploma from Toyohiro’s studio was stamped March 9, 1812 and gave him the artist name Utagawa Hiroshige. From this time until 1830, his main output consisted of prints of beautiful women and actors. Landscape prints soon returned to popularity and were boosted by the publication of Katsuchika Hokosai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” In 1826, Hiroshige released his own series, which was a simple landscape series illustrating various sites in Edo. Sent on a Shogunal delegation to Kyoto in 1830, Hiroshige travelled along the Tokaido Road. He stayed at the fifty-three overnight stations along the road and made numerous sketches of things he saw. In 1833-34 he published the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido,” which was printed in at least ten other editions of differing prints until the late 1850s. The series was very successful and Hiroshige made a name for himself, encouraging him to create more landscape works. He died in 1858 and is buried in Tokyo.

Jean Hélion

Jean Hélion
1904-1987
French abstract painter

Born in Orne, France, he had a great interest in chemistry from a young age because he was attracted by shapes and colors that he felt were the very essence of everything. He went to school for chemistry but left before completing the program. His first paintings date from 1922 and in 1925 he began attending figure drawing classes at the Académie Adler. Later that year he met Otto Freundlich and was introduced to abstract art. The following year, he saw his first cubist works by Joaquín Torres-García. In 1928, he exhibited his works for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants. He became recognized as a leading abstract painter, as well as a critic and theoretician whose writings were frequently published in Cahiers d’Art and elsewhere during the 1930s. Hélion moved to the United States in 1936. While he continued painting abstractly, he increasingly felt that his work was tending toward representation, and he began drawing from life. In 1939, he decidedly abandoned abstraction. He returned to France at the start of World War II and joined the armed forces. In 1951 he adapted a naturalistic style and focused mostly on figures and still lifes. In the 1960s, his style reverted back to the representational style he had taken on in 1939, which still had a touch of abstraction and cubist forms. He died in Paris in 1987.

David Hockney

David Hockney
b. 1937
English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer

David Hockney was born in Bradford, England in 1937. He attended Bradford College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. He featured in the exhibition Young Contemporaries that announced the arrival of British Pop Art. He was associated with the movement, but his early works display expressionist elements. A visit to California, where he subsequently lived for many years, inspired him to make a series of paintings of swimming pools in an acrylic medium rendered in a highly realistic style using vibrant colors. Throughout his lifetime, Hockney made prints, portraits of friends, and stage designs for the Royal Court Theater, Glyndebourne, La Scala, and the Metropolitan Opera. Between 1970 and 1986, he created photomontages, calling them joiners. In 1976, Hockney created a portfolio of twenty etchings. Later, he began creating works on a much larger and monumental scale. Since 2009, he had painted hundreds of portraits, still lifes, and landscapes using the Brushes iPhone and iPad application. These works were shown in 2011 at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Spencer Hodge

Spencer Hodge
b. 1943
British wildlife and nature artist

Spencer Hodge was born in 1943 and attended the Hastings School of Art and the Royal West of England Academy. After such formal and academic art training he spent six years illustrating books and teaching material for the Medical Research Council. Spencer's passion for nature and wildlife has proved to be an inexhaustible source of inspiration throughout his career. The many hundreds of hours spent studying wild animals and birds in their natural habitat are truly reflected in the precision and realism of his dramatic work. Spencer Hodge has acquired a reputation as one of the finest Wildlife Artists. His work is exhibited by leading Galleries throughout Europe and America and over 40 limited edition prints of his work have now been published.

Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin

Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin
b. 1932
British abstract painter and printmaker

Howard Hodgkin was educated at Eton College, Bryanston School in Dorset, Camberwell Art School, and later at the Bath Academy of Art in Corsham. His first solo show was in London in 1962, with his early paintings which tend to be made up of hard-edged curved forms in a limited number of colors. Around the beginning of the 1970s, his style became more spontaneous, with vaguely recognizable shapes presented in bright colors and bold forms. In 1984, Hodgkin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. In 1992 he was knighted and in 2003, he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Companion of Honour. His prints are hand-painted etchings and he has worked with the same master printer (Jack Shirreff) and print publisher (Alan Cristea Gallery) for the last 25 years.

Lee W. Hughes

Lee W. Hughes
1930-2014
American contemporary landscape artist

Born in East Orange, NJ, Lee W. Hughes was a gifted young man influenced by his grandmother, a talented artist who studied with Benjamin West and encouraged by his mother and high school art teacher. He studied at Paier School of Art in Connecticut and Boston Museum School. He had a successful career, exhibiting in over 200 solo shows. He has earned over 200 awards in watercolor, oil and acrylic mediums His works are in the collections of Seton Hall University, numerous corporate headquarters, including the Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Nabisco, Inc and Sandoz Pharmaceutics and extensive private collections globally. Lee’s paints are best known for his light-filled impressionistic landscapes and flowers that he frequently paints on plein air.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser
1928-2000
Austrian modernist painter and printmaker

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna, Austria in 1928 as Friedrich Stowasser. He entered the Vienna Academy of Art but left after three months. At the age of twenty-one, he changed his name to Hundertwasser, translating the Slavic ‘Sto’ to the German ‘Hundert’ and went from Friedrich to Friedensreich. He was eleven when the Nazis invaded Vienna, but because his father was Christian he was allowed to go to school, however this period left a deep emotional impact on him. For the luxurious qualities of his colors, his work suggests melancholy and sadness and touches of scorn, sarcasm, and bitterness. Hundertwasser kept apartments in Vienna, Paris, and Venice. He died aboard the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship in 2000.

Frederick Leo Hunter

Frederick Leo Hunter
1858-1943
New York artist known for coastal marine and city street scene painting and etching.





   
   

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