Bale, Charles ThomasCharles Thomas Bale is well known for his oil paintings of still life scenes of fruit set against a dark background. more
Bierstadt, AlbertBierstadt was a Luminist, or second-generation member of the Hudson River School of landscape painting, and he founded the Rocky Mountain School of landscape painting. more
Bilodeau, LucieLucie Bilodeau was born in May of 1967 in Montreal, Canada. Her interest in art started at a young age, and at 14, she became a student of School in Montreal, Canada, where she was taught traditional fine art skills. There she took a series of 5 courses, among these was an in depth study of the masters (Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Cezanne and Fantin Latour).
Bilodeau has distinguished herself by competing for 6 years in the Cercle des Artistes Peintres du Quebec National visual art competitions. Her works can be found in private collections around the globe, including England, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, United States and Canada. Bilodeau is the recipient of 2 awards from The International Art Exhibition, organized by the International Art Guild. She was also involved in founding the Joy Gallery in Key West, Florida in 1992. more
In the 15 years since he burst onto the art scene, award-winning artist Collin Bogle has created a national following for his strikingly realistic wildlife and floral images.
The son of a famous American artist, Collin learned the concepts of technique, composition and design from his father, later refining his skills and setting out on his own artistic path. His remarkable ability to capture detail and to master the use of light in natural settings became hallmarks of his work.
"Light plays a major role in my work," states the artist. "An abundance of light and shadows creates a playground for me, and allows a painting to take on a life of its own."
The artist's paintings are not limited to any one subject or medium and demonstrate great flexibility and technical versatility. Bogle uses pastels, colored pencils, watercolor and acrylics, whatever it takes to create the superbly-lighted, realistic and almost photographic images that have gained him an impressive reputation and following.
Collin Bogle has exhibited in art shows through the United States and his originals are on display in prominent galleries nationwide.more
Bonheur, RosalieThe daughter of an impoverished French painter, Rosa Bonheur was a famous 19th-Century female artist known for her depiction of horses and for her eccentric lifestyle. However her work fell into obscurity during much of the 20th century, eclipsed by modernist trends. more
Bouguereau, William AdolpheWilliam-Adolphe Bouguereau was one of the most influential upholders of the conservative values of French academic art in his day. His painting style stresses precise drawing, contour, and finish, along with strict adherence to the rules of anatomy, perspective, academic modeling, and physiognomic expression in which internal character is revealed by outward appearance. Bouguereau's subjects included Classical, mythological, allegorical, and Oriental themes, as well as contemporary historical. more
Breton, JulesFrench painter and writer. After the death of his mother he was brought up in the village of Courrières by his father, grandmother and uncle. The last instilled in him respect for tradition and a commitment to the philosophical ideas of the 18th century. Breton’s father, as supervisor of the lands of the Duc de Duras, encouraged him to develop a deep knowledge of and affection for his native region and its heritage, which remained central to his art. more
Brooke, Richard NorrisRichard Norris Brooke, a native of Warrenton, Virginia, established a reputation in the 1880s as a painter of Negro subjects. more
Brooks, Sameul Marsdenlog cabin near what was the newly founded town of Chicago. Young Samuel found himself at seventeen far from any center for the study of art. His first training consisted of observing itinerant artists who traveled the frontier in those days painting portraits. In 1841, he paid a Chicago artist for some painting instruction, the only formal training he was ever to have. more