Alfred Smith

Alfred Smith's name reveals his family's English origins, but in fact he was a Bordeaux-born Frenchman. He lived from 1854 to 1932 and was recognised and successful during his lifetime. His work uses a gentle palette, though as his style developed his colours brightened. I discovered the following painting of his at the Musée des …

Andrew Wyeth

            American artist Andrew Wyeth lived from January 12th 1917 to January 16th 2009, and was most prominently a realist painter, considered one of the most famous US artists of the mid 20th Century. Wyeth worked from was highly influenced by the region he lived in summer, Cushing, Maine, and also his hometown, Chadds Ford, …

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper was an American artist who was born in New York in 1882, and died in New York, aged 84. Needless to say, this huge American city had great influence on his work, and is the location of one of his most famous paintings, Nighthawks; he also loved nautical subjects. He was artistic from …