Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Gertrud Loew - Gertha Felsövanyi (detail) - 1902 on ArtStack #gustav-klimt #art

Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Gertrud Loew - Gertha Felsövanyi (detail) - 1902 on ArtStack #gustav-klimt #art

Famous Portrait Artists Who Shaped Contemporary Portraiture | WideWalls

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Famous Portrait Artists Who Shaped Contemporary Portraiture | WideWalls

Acrylic Portrait Artists | ... Original Acrylic & Oil Portrait Painting by Artist Derek Russell 2012

Acrylic Portrait Artists | ... Original Acrylic & Oil Portrait Painting by Artist Derek Russell 2012

Portrait of Little Girl Holding Doll, Folk Art  New England, Anonymous  Mid Nineteenth Century  A sweet porthole portrait by a recognized hand yet to be identified

Portrait of Little Girl Holding Doll, Folk Art New England, Anonymous Mid Nineteenth Century A sweet porthole portrait by a recognized hand yet to be identified

Self-Portrait - Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun, 1781    The artist at about 26 years old.    She was favored by Marie Antoinette and was one of the most prolific female artists of her day.

Self-Portrait - Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun, 1781 The artist at about 26 years old. She was favored by Marie Antoinette and was one of the most prolific female artists of her day.

Self-Portrait, Elaine de Kooning, 1944   Born 1918, NYC, Died 1989, NYC       "Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine de Kooning became a noted Abstract Expressionist* painter who also pursued portrait painting in a semi-realist style.  However, like so many women artists of that era who married artists, her career was sublimated to that of her famous husband, Willem de Kooning." - AskART

Self-Portrait, Elaine de Kooning, 1944 Born 1918, NYC, Died 1989, NYC "Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Elaine de Kooning became a noted Abstract Expressionist* painter who also pursued portrait painting in a semi-realist style. However, like so many women artists of that era who married artists, her career was sublimated to that of her famous husband, Willem de Kooning." - AskART

The Alla prima technique, is an informal way of capturing the individuals character and give a more lively feel to the subjects expression.

The Alla prima technique, is an informal way of capturing the individuals character and give a more lively feel to the subjects expression.

Self Portrait by Lucian Freud. Colours, brushstrokes - need I say more?  / 50 Most Influential and Famous Paintings of All Time http://www.kuyadex.info/2017/04/50-Most-Influential-Famous-Paintings-All-Time.html

Self Portrait by Lucian Freud. Colours, brushstrokes - need I say more? / 50 Most Influential and Famous Paintings of All Time http://www.kuyadex.info/2017/04/50-Most-Influential-Famous-Paintings-All-Time.html

John Howard Sanden, a famous portrait artist, has a list of sitters that ranges from African royalty to US Presidents.

Art: Smile for the Paint Brush

John Howard Sanden, a famous portrait artist, has a list of sitters that ranges from African royalty to US Presidents.

The above painting, entitled Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, is probably the most famous portrait ever done of her.  The artist, her good friend (and lover?) Edouard Manet, painted the picture in 1872.  Manet made a total of eleven oil portraits of Morisot.  In my opinion, this is the best of the lot!

The above painting, entitled Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet of Violets, is probably the most famous portrait ever done of her. The artist, her good friend (and lover?) Edouard Manet, painted the picture in 1872. Manet made a total of eleven oil portraits of Morisot. In my opinion, this is the best of the lot!

Alice Neel   (1900 – 1984)  Neel’  is especially famous for her portraits.  As a woman artist she had her work cut out to become known, but  as well as talent, she did have  a political voice and self awareness.  She  painted lots of famous people including Andy Warhol.

Happy birthday Alice Neel!

Alice Neel (1900 – 1984) Neel’ is especially famous for her portraits. As a woman artist she had her work cut out to become known, but as well as talent, she did have a political voice and self awareness. She painted lots of famous people including Andy Warhol.

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