Gallery Fine Art
Las pinturas expuestas corresponden a sus respectivos autores (©Copyright), la presentación de las mismas tienen como finalidad mostrar el trabajo de nuestros pintores y valorizarlo como un ejemplo de enseñanza visual. Muchas gracias a todos los artistas expositores.

28 de mayo de 2015

ANTON ROMAKO. Austrian painter.

Anton Romako (1832, Vienna-1889, Vienna) was born in Atzgersdorf (now a district of Liesing, Vienna), as an illegitimate son of factory owner Josef Lepper and his housemaid Elisabeth Maria Anna RomakoAnton Romako studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts from 1847, but his teacher, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, considered him talentless. In 1849 he went to Munich to study under Wilhelm Kaulbach and subsequently in Venice, Rome and London. In the early 1850s he studied privately in Vienna under Carl Rahl whom he followed to his private school in 1851 and assisted with the design of the Ruhmeshalle (hall of fame) in Vienna’s Arsenal military complex. In 1854 he began travels to Italy and Spain and in 1857 settled in Rome as the favorite portrait, genre, and landscape painter for the local colony of foreigners...//

...//In 1862 Romako married Sophie Köbel, the daughter of architect Karl Köbel, and the pair had five children before Sophie left Romako in 1875 for her lover. In 1876 Romako returned to Vienna but failed to re-establish himself against the style representend by Hans Makart and increasingly relied on the charity of such wealthy patrons as Count Kuefstein. He made study trips to Hungary, Italy and France, and during the years 1882-84 he alternated between Paris and Geneva. Two daughters, Mathilde and Mary, committed suicide in 1887. Romako never recovered from the loss and his last years were spent living in neglect near Vienna, where he died in poverty.
Romako had a fresh take on art, but his new techniques escaped the grasp of his contemporaries. He explored reality by liberally applying various stylistic elements and by analyzing the characters in his portraits from a psychological point of view. Romako’s artistic preferences ranged from genre painting, portraits, history painting (for example, arguably his most important painting, Tegetthoff at the Battle of Lissa” now displayed at the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna) and from landscapes and motifs of allegorical and mythological nature. His take on portrait painting in particular had a decisive influence on the art of the early 20th century, which saw expressionism evolve and gain in acceptance making Romako a forerunner of Viennese Modernism.
Museums: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna; The Leopold Museum, Vienna.

27 de mayo de 2015

KATIE WILSON. American painter.

Katie Wilson received her degree in fine art at the University of NH and worked as a graphic designer for a number of years while she continued her studies in painting.
Katie has shown her art in the northeast and west coast of Florida. Her mixed media paintings have an abstract quality which is partly achieved by her bold brushwork that retains a certain softness and through the collage lending itself to make abstract passages in the paintings. Katie’s choice of palette tends to give her work an atmospheric and serene feel. Her work has been described as solemn, wistful and haunting.
“Working with collage pushes me to be more innovative. It allows me to put down color, pattern and texture where I wouldn't have otherwise with any other medium. I am intrigued by the imagined drama or peace of a past moment. My desire is to translate that moment through my own interpretation of the subject’s inner person by creating the drama and mood with color, texture and facial expression.”
Katie Wilson has received awards for her mixed media work and was one of those featured to represent one of the top ranking Fine Art and Design Shows in the New York Metropolitan area. She paints full time in her studio in Rockport, ME and displays her work in Beech Hill Gallery located on Route 1 in Rockport.

FRANZ DEFREGGER. Austrian artist.

Franz Defregger, (30 April 1835 – 2 January 1921) was an Austrian artist known mostly for his genre and history paintings.
He was born in Ederhof near Stronach, in Tyrol, the son of a prosperous farmer. In 1860, following his father's death, Franz sold the family's farm and moved to Innsbruck, where he studied with the sculptor Michael Stolz. He went to Munich in 1861 to study under Hermann Dyck and Hermann Anschütz. In 1863 he travelled to Paris, where he continued his artistic education autodidactically by a routine of figure drawing and a thorough study of the museums, art collections and studios. On 8 July 1865 he returned to Munich, where from 1867 to 1870 he studied alongside Hans Makart and Gabriel Max in the studio of history painter Karl von Piloty.
Defregger became one of the leading genre painters in Munich, and became a professor of history painting at the Munich Academy, where he continued to teach until 1910. He died in Munich in 1921.

26 de mayo de 2015

PHUONG QUOC TRI. Vietnamese painter.

Phuong Quoc Tri.- 1976: Born in Phan Rang, Central Vietnam.
1988: Left his hometown at the age of 12 for Saigon where he managed to earn a living and continued going to school.
Learn to paint with his father and his uncle – they are also artists.
Not only is he a painter, but also a skillful sculptor.

25 de mayo de 2015

VALENTIN REKUNENKO. Ukranian painter.

Ukrainian painter was born in Tokmak, Zaporozhzhya region, Ukraine. Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk Art College in 1974. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1987. Participated in many national and all-union art exhibitions. Talk Triennale of Painting in Kiev in 1998 and 2001. His works are in private galleries in Poland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Russia, the United States.

ETIENNE PIROT. French Sculptor.

Born in Grenoble, French sculptor Étienne Pirot spent his childhood and his youth in the "Dauphiné" province. He went to University in Ottawa (Canada) and back in France, he obtained a degree in plastic arts in Marseille. Then he became a student at the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts" in Paris and an art teacher from 1974-1976.