Art Type: Oil Paintings

John Steuart Curry

John Steuart Curry was born in Dunavant, Kansas, and, after training at the Chicago Art Institute, the Kansas City Art Institute and Paris’s Academie Julian, major publications such as the Saturday Evening Post gainfully employed his talent for illustration. While teaching at the Art Student’s League and Cooper Union in New York City, Curry rejected …

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James Penney

Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, James Penney attended the University of Kansas where he studied art and graduated in 1931. Then he moved to New York City where he studied at the Art Students League with George Grosz and John Sloan and others. During the days of the Federal Arts Project in the 1930s, he …

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Karl Mattern

Karl Mattern was born in Durkheim, Germany, on March 22, 1892. He studied at the Gymnasium in Germany, receiving art instruction there. During his time in the Gymnasium, he also developed life-long interests in history, languages, music and literature. After his father’s death, Mattern left Germany and traveled to New York where he spent two …

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Joseph Meert

Joseph Meert, an abstract expressionist and friend of Jackson Pollock actually saved Pollock’s life one night. On a sub-zero winter night of 1943 or 1944, Pollock came to visit Meert at his apartment, however Pollock had passed out drunk in a snowdrift and would have frozen to death had it not been for Meert. In …

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John Noble

John (‘Wichita Bill’) Noble was born in 1874 to an upper-middle-class family that had emigrated from England. He was a noted post-impressionist painter of cowboys, sunrises and seascapes. He wore a five-gallon hat, called himself the “first white child born in Wichita.” He often advised prospective customers not to buy his paintings. He often slashed …

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Emil Bisttram

Emil Bisttram was born in Hungary, near the Romanian border, in 1895. When he was 11 years old, his family immigrated to New York City. Emil grew up in the tenement buildings that had become the destination for so many Eastern European immigrant families. He was a talented artist, and after a few years began …

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John Edward Costigan

John Edward Costigan’s collection of work of art traverses the greater part of the mediums, for example, oil, watercolor, drawing, and lithography that give a broad investigation of the peaceful, yet additionally record the substances of the craftsman’s rustic life. Relatives filled in as models for his scenes, with spouse Ida an essential model for …

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Birger Sandzen

Birger Sandzen was one of Americas most loved and highest acclaimed oil painters. The Sandzen staff believes that he had completed more than 2600 amazing paintings during his lifetime. Birger Sandzen tiniest artworks were olny about 4 x 6 inches and some of Birger Sandzen largest, a painting of a religious altar, larger than 14 …

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