Gordon Cheung

Gordon Cheung is a contemporary multi-media artist from London in the UK. He creates fantastic, strange and colourful mixed-media artworks that blur virtual and actual reality. Cheung uses unusual materials on his landscape paintings such as sand, fabric, sail cloth, newspaper and acrylic gels. Gordon Cheung is a British born, Chinese artist living and working […]

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Mark Powell

Mark Powell is a British portrait artist from Yorkshire. Powell also draws animals and objects, but he is well known for his contemporary drawings of people made using biro pen. Powell’s biro drawings of people are often done onto antique documents such as maps and envelopes, giving a sense of history and timelessness to his […]

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Cath Riley

Cath Riley is an artist and illustrator from the UK. She creates highly detailed and hyper-realistic large-scale drawings of natural forms and people. Riley’s monochromatic, hand-drawn artworks show subjects created in pencil with a wide range of tones to make her work look realistic. Cath Riley is an artist and illustrator from Keighley in the […]

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Egon Schiele

Egon Schiele was a figurative artist from Austria. Egon Schiele painted portraits in an expressionist style which meant he tried to show feelings through his work, rather than trying to capture something realistic. Top facts about Egon Schiele! Egon Schiele was born on 12 June 1890 and died on 31 October 1918 Egon Schiele was […]

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Francoise Nielly

Artist Francoise Nielly is a portrait painter who uses a knife instead of a paint brush. Francoise Nielly’s artworks are vibrant, vivid and striking portraits of very famous people. Even though Nielly’s technique is to use a knife to make her paintings, the faces are still very intricate and detailed. Who is Francoise Nielly? Francoise […]

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Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz was a German artist who focused on creating portraits of working class women, as well as making a lot of self-portraits. Through her compositions, and her use of materials and tones, Käthe Kollwitz was able to show the struggles and pains that her subjects were living through. At the time Käthe Kollwitz was […]

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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of the most well-known portrait artists in the world. Kahlo was born in Mexico and painted a huge array of portraits, self portraits and artworks inspired by nature. In her portrait paintings, Kahlo loved to reference her Mexican heritage, often including objects related to popular culture at the time. She merged […]

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