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May 11

Ambroise Vollard Biography

Ambroise Vollard was born in 1867 in the French colony of Réunion, an island in the Indian Ocean. At age 19 he was sent to study law in Montpellier, France, and from there moved on to Paris at age 21.

May 11

Amélie Matisse Biography

Amélie Matisse, born Amélie Parayre, grew up in Beauzelle and Paris the daughter of Armand and Catherine Parayre. Not much is known about her young life, except that her parents were part of a political, free, and forward thinking circle.

May 11

Dora Maar Biography

Dora Maar was born Henriette Theodora Markovitch in Paris on November 22, 1907. She was the daughter of a Croatian architect, Joseph Markovitch, and a French woman named Julie Voisin.

May 10

Sam Francis: The Litho Shop and The Lapis Press

The Litho Shop and The Lapis Press were established by artist Sam Francis later in his career. The Litho Shop was established by Francis in 1970. Incorporated in 1974, the Santa Monica print shop became a haven for experimentation for Francis and other artists.

May 10

Jacques Villon Biography

Jacques Villon was part of the group that founded the Salon d’Automne, along with Renoir and Rouault. This exhibition was established as a counterpoint to the more traditional Salon, and was held in the fall.

May 10

Georges and Suzanne Ramié Biography

Georges and Suzanne Ramié are best known as founders of the Madoura Pottery studio in Vallauris, and the magnificent collaborations that they undertook with Pablo Picasso creating the wonderful and extensive oeuvre of Picasso ceramics.

May 10

Andy Warhol Grapes Series, 1979

In 1979, Andy Warhol created a series of prints which showcased repeated imagery of grapes. Unknown to many, each of the prints also shows a different grape variety, although they are uniformly referred to as “Grapes”.

May 10

Paul Rosenberg Biography

Paul Rosenberg was born in Paris in 1881 to Jewish merchant turned antiques dealer Alexandre Rosenberg. Alexandre had emigrated from Bratislava to Paris and established an antiques gallery. Alexandre moved into fine art, beginning to collect Monet, Cézanne, Manet, and Renoir.

May 10

Andy Warhol’s Goethe Series, 1982

Andy Warhol was undoubtedly intrigued by Goethe’s gaze as well. In each screenprint, Warhol removes the landscape background and instead focuses on Goethe’s portrait profile. Seen at a glance, Warhol’s imagery of Goethe even appears like a sculpture bust.

May 10

Andy Warhol’s Ingrid Bergman Series, 1983

The three-piece series depicts the silver screen actress in some of her most famous roles as well as a glamorous headshot profile, re-imagined with glowing hues and graphic color blocks.

May 10

Andy Warhol’s Hans Christian Andersen Series, 1987

Andy Warhol created two series of four screen prints dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen. The series was conceived a year prior to his death, therefore it is possible the artist began reflecting on his own childhood during this time.

May 10

Andy Warhol’s Muhammad Ali Series, 1978

Though Andy Warhol was never enthusiastic about sports, his Muhammad Ali series truly stands out for their detailed depiction of the athlete in action.

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