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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Jun 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Muralist and illustrator, Violet Oakley, achieved fame as the first American woman to land a public mural commission, a field that was exclusively practiced by men. Her work was inspired by history and literature, often capturing styles from the Renaissance revival.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Jun 8, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Willem de Kooning is one of the most notable Abstract Expressionist painters. His pictures exemplify the robust style of the movement, and it has been considered that he did more than any of his contemporaries to develop an abstract style of painting that combined Cubism, Surrealism and Expressionism.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Jun 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Wayne Barlowe is a living legend in the world of science fiction and fantasy art. He fulfilled an impressive career history, crossing different media effortlessly.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Russian born painter Wassily Kandinsky was a man whose abstract art made history in the 20th century. Kandinsky is credited as a leader in avant-garde art as one of the founders of pure abstraction in painting.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 18, 2015 11:00:00 AM

There are not enough words to describe the accomplishments of Michelangelo Buonarroti. He is one of the most famous artists of the high to late Italian Renaissance, and one of the greatest artists of all time.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 11, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Chuck Close is widely known for his photorealistic paintings. He plays with ideas of color and form to create individual color squares. Although the squares appear abstract up close, they form exceedingly realistic images at a distance.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on May 4, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Peter De Séve discovered his passion for art at an early age. He began drawing as a young child, inspired by the comic books he collected as well as science fiction and fantasy illustration.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Painter and printmaker, Jasper Johns, is best known for his paintings of maps, flags and targets that lead the artistic community from Abstract Expressionism into a new emphasis on concrete objects. He laid the groundwork for both Pop Art and Minimalism and his work influenced nearly every artistic movement from the 1950s to present day.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Delightfully weird, whimsical, dark, macabre; words that describe Edward Gorey. One of the most puzzling and extraordinary illustrators of the past century, Gorey has written more than 90 books, illustrated over 60 others, designed sets and won a Tony Award for the Broadway show Dracula. His first book, The Unstrung Harp, was published in 1953. The book is dark and comical, just as is every book that followed.

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Posted by Bob Hochgertel on Apr 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Think you’ve got what it takes to design the next Game of the Year? Art & design schools are developing more and more classes for students with a passion for video game design. And as the entertainment medium rises, so do mainstream courses and curriculums that focus on game art, direction and design.

Game developers have brought us some truly groundbreaking experiences over the years, from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to The Last of Us. But would you believe there’s only 15 years separating these two Game-of-the-Year recipients? The success of these games, of course, is due in part to the technological advancements we’ve made in recent years. Even though we have come a long way, there is an infinite sea of possibility yet to explore.

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