Yury Darashkevitch was born in Belarus; he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of the Arts in 1985. Upon graduation, he began a career in the illustration and graphic design field, painting in his spare time. After several successful solo shows in the early 90’s, Yury started to devote his attention to paintings and being a full-time artist. When he moved to Toronto Canada, he became an Elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists in 2009, and In 2010 I moved to Florida. His artworks are exhibited in art galleries in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Fernandez Sousa was born in Brazil 09/05/1946. He is a self-thought full-time artist first worked as a sculptor, mostly welding and using the process called direct metal sculpture. Later, the artist worked with mediums such as wood, recycled newspaper, and he created a series of wall sculptures where he introduced a 3D effect on stainless steel by sanding, roughing, and etching the metal in reflective patterns. The artist meet with Henry Moore in 1981 and spend some time in his studio. After many years working with metal, the artist became allergic to it and started to concentrate on painting. During a period of transition, Fernandez wrote a series of books as well.
Pierre Marie Brisson French b. 1955 – one of the most talented contemporary artists. Brisson combines various elements in his compositions, imitating the rough surface of an ancient wall, the craquelure of old paint, the decorative pattern of wallpaper and woven fabric. Brisson’s paintings and graphic artworks have been the subject of numerous gallery and museum exhibitions throughout Western Europe, North America, and Japan; his work can be found in the permanent collections of institutions throughout the world.
Gino Hollander (1924 – August 27, 2015) was an American painter. He began painting in New York City during the abstract expressionist movement.
In the mid-20th century, he was a successful filmmaker along with his wife Barbara Hollander before he started painting in 1960, during the abstract expressionism movement in New York City. He became one of the group that defined this movement and whom all hung out at the famous Cedar Tavern. Acrylic paint was just emerging at that time, and Hollander was among the first to explore its possibilities. From 1960-1962, he had his studio and the first Hollander Gallery on Bleecker Street, in Greenwich Village. During that time his paintings sold to the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, Steve McQueen, Norman Rockwell, and Ralph Lauren.
Despite having experienced initial success in New York, Hollander moved withown his family to Spain in 1962, to find his voice in painting. He often bartered paintings to support his family while he continued developing his style. Hollander and his wife Barbara took their children on archaeological trips, following the road construction crews which were building new highways throughout Spain, unearthing ancient treasures. They created Museo Hollander, renamed Pizarra Municipal Museum, located in an old Cortijo. The museum was to exhibit this collection of Spanish artifacts that span along with Hollande paintings. In 1990, the Hollanders donated their museum to the government of Spain and were nationally awarded in honor of the King’s birthdate a Medallion de Plata for contributing to the country’s growth in tourism.
Charming oil on canvas garden scape, titled “Dans Le Jardin”, by the husband and wife team of Sotiris-Corzo. The painting is signed in the lower left corner. By juxtaposing warm and cool colors, the artist’s can capture the lightness of the scene with three children playing with their pet. The painting is framed in an ornate golden frame.
Sotiris was born in Athens, Greece in 1936. He traveled extensively in Europe studying and refining his painting. He completed undergraduate work in 1954-59 and continued his post-graduate work at the Glasgow University, Scotland, 1966-67. He came to the United States in 1968 and continued his studies at UCLA and Santa Monica College where he met Corzo. In 1969, they married.
Corzo was born in Argentina in 1949, within a family of artists. Her Spanish born father, Mauro Hernandez, became the driving factor in her goal to pursue painting. She began her professional career at the early age of 15. An art major in high school, Corzo continued her studies at Santa Monica College. Their original paintings are exhibited in major galleries throughout the United States and Europe.
Fabien was born in LIsle-Jourdain, France. He is a self-taught figurative painter of the School of Paris who uses a modern form of pointillism. He paints in a realistic style trying to capture a special moment.
Fabien has exhibited his work in most of the important Paris salon shows and has had one-man shows in many countries including France, United States, Japan, England, and Germany. He began to show his work in the early 1950s in the Salon d’Automne and in 1953 exhibited in the Salon de la Jeune Peinture, of which he was elected president in 1964 and in 1965. In 1957 he was accorded the Prix Greenshields.
Fabien’s paintings have been acquired by the French State, the City of Paris, and the Petit Palais of Geneva.
Color lithograph paper size 25″7×19″7 framed 31″x25″ Pencil signed, dated ’62, limited edition 22/100
Karel Appel B. 1921, AMSTERDAM; D. 2006, ZURICH Karel Appel was born on April 25, 1921, in Amsterdam. From 1940 to 1943 he studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. In 1946 his first solo show was held at Het Beerenhuis, Groningen, Netherlands, and he participated in Jonge Schilders (Young painters) at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. About this time, Appel was influenced first by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, then by Jean Dubuffet. He was a member of the Nederlandse Experimentele Groep (Dutch Experimental Group, 1948) and established the Cobra group (1948–51) with Constant (Constant Nieuwenhuys), Corneille (Guillaume Cornelis Beverloo), and other painters from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam. The style distinguished itself through bold, expressive compositions inspired by folk and children’s art, as well as by the work of Paul Klee and Joan Miró. In 1949 Appel completed a fresco for the cafeteria of the city hall in Amsterdam, which created such controversy that it was covered for ten years. In 1950 the artist moved to Paris; there the writer Hugo Claus introduced him to art critic Michel Tapié, who organized various exhibitions of his work. Appel was given a solo show at the Palais des beaux-arts, Brussels, in 1953. He received the UNESCO Prize at the 1954 Venice Biennale and was commissioned to execute a mural for the restaurant of the Stedelijk Museum in 1956. The following year Appel traveled to Mexico and the United States and won a graphics prize at the Ljubljana Biennial in Yugoslavia. The first major monograph on Appel, written by Claus, was published in 1962. In the late 1960s, the artist moved to the Chteau de Molesmes, near Auxerre, southeast of Paris. Solo exhibitions of his work were held at the Centre national d’art contemporain, Paris, and the Stedelijk Museum (1968), and at the Kunsthalle Basel and the Palais des beaux-arts (1969). During the 1950s and 1960s he executed numerous murals for public buildings. A major Appel show opened at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands (1970), and a retrospective toured Canada and the United States (1972). In the 1970s and 1980s, Appel continued to work simultaneously in sculpture and painting, pushing his abstraction further with his window paintings—a series he began in 1980. Appel also gradually introduced landscape into his iconography, which would develop into a more consistent engagement in the last decade of his work. In the 1980s, Appel also began his collaborations with American poet Allen Ginsberg, which would continue over the next ten years. In his later career, his work was the subject of numerous solo exhibitions organized by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1982); Castello di Rivoli–Museo d’arte contemporanea, Turin, Italy (1987); National Museum of Art, Osaka (1989); Stedelijk Museum (1998, 2000, and 2001); and Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2001). Appel died on May 3, 2006, in Zurich.