The Honourable John Maler Collier (27 January 1850 – 11 April 1934), called ‘Jack’ by his family and friends, was a leading British artist, and an author. He painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, and was one of the most prominent portrait painters of his generation. Both his marriages were to daughters of Thomas Henry Huxley. He studied painting at the Munich Academy where he enrolled on 14 April 1875 at the age of 25.
Matthew Joseph Peak is a contemporary figurative and landscape artist working in oil, pastel, and drawing. A member of the California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, and a Gold Medal winner of the Society of Illustrators.
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Here is a set of videos for artists to use for natural poses. The poses change every minute with a 5 second break. This is non-profit and just to be used for sketching when there is no model available.
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (November 30, 1825 – August 19, 1905) was a French academic painter. William Bouguereau (pronounced vill-yam boo-guh-roe) was a staunch traditionalist whose realistic genre paintings and mythological themes were modern interpretations of Classical subjects with a heavy emphasis on the female human body.
Alexandre Cabanel (1823 – 1889) was a French painter.
Cabanel was born in Montpellier, Hérault. He painted historical, classical and religious subjects in the academic style. He was also well-known as a portrait painter. According to Diccionario Enciclopedico Salvat, Cabanel is the best representative of the L’art pompier and Napoleon III‘s preferred painter. Continue reading →