Rich Clarkson Portrait Art:
Rich Clarkson, a professional photographer for over thirty years, is one of the most influential and well-known sports photographers to date. He has photographed seven summer and one winter Olympics, in addition to organizing all picture coverage for Time at Munich in 1972 and Montreal in 1976, and for Sports Illustrated at Moscow in 1980.
Throughout his professional career, Rich Clarkson has served as Director of Photography and Senior Assistant Editor at The National Geographic Society, Assistant Managing Editor/Graphics at The Denver Post, and Director of Photography at The Topeka Capital-Journal. Additionally, he has regularly worked over the years as a contract magazine photographer for Sports Illustrated, Time, and Life. He founded Rich Clarkson and Associates in Denver in 1987.
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James Gill Portrait Art:
James Gill, a foundational figure in the birth of Pop Art, has recently emerged from three decades of isolation to offer new artwork to the public.
James Gill studied art in college, then began painting seriously in 1959. His technique combines distorted newspaper images with acrylic and watercolor paint. After moving to an artists' colony for several years, he retreated from the world in order to protect his Pop Art expression, rather than succumb to the materialistic changes of the 1970s. His works are described as a marriage of contemporary structure and design with classical influences.
James Gill's work has graced the cover of Time Magazine, and was part of the Environment USA: 1957-67 exhibit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His work has been displayed in the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian.
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Stephen Holland Portrait Art:
As a child Stephen Holland was handicapped and had to watch his family and friends play sports. The steel brace Holland wore on his leg prevented him from attending neighborhood schools. But handicaps often heighten one's other sensitivities. This proved true for Stephen Holland, his talents developed elsewhere. Stephen Holland's gift for drawing grew as he sat and sketched his friends. Though his mother used to say he began drawing as soon as he could hold a pencil, Stephen Holland's abilities actually blossomed while attending a special high school which devoted half of each day to art studies. Stephen Holland later attended the Art Students League, the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute, all in New York City.
Stephen Holland's talent and contributions to art and sports received national recognition in 1993, when the American Sport Art Museum awarded him the honor of Sports Art ... (more)
Sebastian Kruger Art Portrait Art:
Sebastian Kruger was born in Hamlin, Germany in 1963. He studied painting and graphic arts and quickly moved on to make his living as a caricaturist, illustrator, and painter. Sebastian Kruger fanatically buries himself into the life's work and ephemera of each subject so that he might channel their essence into the heady mixture of wash, pencil and impasto that are his illustrations. He leaves no stone unturned. For an illustration about Steve McQueen, Kruger referred to his own personal McQueen library. "I have a DVD collection of almost his whole works - movie books and everything," says Kruger. "So I was on the same wavelength with Steve McQueen when I painted him as Carter 'Doc' McCoy in Sam Pekinpah's The Getaway."
Kruger takes all of that background information and uses his prodigious imagination to lose himself in the alternative universe of his subject." I feel sometimes lik ... (more)
Ronnie Wood Portrait Art:
Ronnie Wood was born in Middlesex, England, into a musical and artistic family. Before beginning his musical career Wood received formal art training at Ealing College of Art in London. As Ronnie Wood's musical career with the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces and the Rolling Stones progressed, Ronnie Wood continued his painting and drawing, Wood's subjects ranging from musicians he admired, knew and sometimes played with, to family and close friends, and, of course, the self-portrait. It is as natural to find Ronnie Wood with a pencil as with a guitar, drawing portraits of contemporaries and finding inspiration from his musical influences. In America in the early 1980's Ronnie Wood produced his first prints - three woodcuts and a series of monotypes. At that time Wood was not yet an experienced printmaker so it was with great enthusiasm that he seized upon an opportunity in 1987 to send severa ... (more)
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