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  • Collection: Taubman Museum of Art

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Austrian Hans Hamza first received his training from his father Johan, who taught him the meticulously detailed technique seen in this painting. It is typical of Hamza’s production, in that it involves an urban outdoor scene and is small in format,…

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Based in Roanoke, Virginia Betty Branch earned both her BA and MA in Studio Art from Hollins University. her work has been the focus of numerous solo and international exhibitions. Over a thirty-year period, Branch has focused on the female form and…

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Abstract painter and teacher Richard Irving Bowman was known for both his idiosyncratic style and employing fluorescent paint. He received his BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of Iowa. Bowman taught painting at…

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Roanoke based artist, curator, and educator Brian Sieveking blurs the boundaries between history, mythology and pop culture. Sieveking comments, "My work draws upon my lifelong interest in history, popular culture, the odd and the arcane particularly…

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Richmond based painter, teacher and writer Torres was best known for his large scale stone carved sculptures. focusing primarily on the human form, Torres' work, according to Richmond based collector, Jack Blanton, harkened back to classical Greek…

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Born in Vietnam in 1977, two years after the fall of Saigon, Danh and his family left their home in 1979 and immigrated to the United States in the early 1980s. The experience of displacement and his eventual trip back to his country of birth…

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Clifton was born in Norfolk, Virginia and was raised in Newport News. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Known for his enigmatic portraits and landscapes, Clifton exhibited throughout Virginia and had a…

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Beloved Hollins University Professor emeritus and artist Bill White is a consummate artist whose paintings imply monumentality, regardless of their actual size. It's all about the studio coupled with the plein air experience, the physicality of the…

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African American artist Purvis Young was born and lived in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Using a blend of collage, painting and found objects, the self taught artist focused on the experience of African Americans in the south including…

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Karen Holzberg has always been fascinated with the human form and the implicit drama of Italian renaissance art. Holzberg's works such as Gray Matter depict a three quarter view of a young man gazing upward as if toward Heaven, highlighting the…

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Abstract painter Lois Bartlett Tracy was well known for her use of color. Hailed as a visionary artist , Tracy, whose work had been shown in exhibitions throughout the country, founded an artist colony in Englewood, Florida in the 1960s and taught…

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Rosemary Laing's photographs are deeply theatrical and hover between fantasy and reality. In this work, she renders the seemingly impossible possible by exclusively using digital manipulation. In greenwork (aerial wall), Laing explores the theme of…

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A nondenominational evangelical preacher, Leroy Almon, Sr. was an American folk artist who specialized in woodcarving. Born in Tallapoosa, Georgia in 1938, Almon apprenticed to the woodcarving artist Elijah Pierce, and they became lifelong friends.…

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Self-taught artist Hugo Sperger was born in Italy and afterwards his family resettles in upstate New York. After a stint in the U. S. Army, Sperger lived in rural Kentucky. A prolific artist, Sperger created hundreds of paintings for over 40 years.…

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Roanoke native Antoinette Hale paints scenes derived from her personal experiences and observations of Southwestern Virginia life. Primarily focusing on the human figure, she connotes it to "seeing the person come to life in front of me." Using…

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Artist and teacher Gerald (Gerry) Donato earned his MA and BS degrees from Northern Illinois University and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A long-term professor of studio art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Donato employed…

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Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, painter Katherine Porter trained at Colorado College and Boston university , ultimately receiving an honorary doctorate from Colby College. Porter seeks, through the use of strong geometric shapes and contrasting colors,…

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Considered one of the most successful still life genre painters of his time, Emil Carlsen immigrated to the united States from Denmark. He studied painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Copenhagen and the Chicago Academy of Design and at the…

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American Impressionist Theodore Robinson was born in Irasburg, Vermont and studied at the National Academy of Design, and later at the Art Students League. He made a number of visits to France and became a close friend of French Impressionist painter…

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Born in Ipswich, Massachusetts, Dow traveled to Paris to study at the Académie Julian and studied the work of British designer William Morris. Considered one of the most influential teachers of his time in the field of arts and crafts, one of Dow's…

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