Spring – Portrait of Ilona Lippich

Károly Lotz (Hungarian, 1833-1904) – Spring (Portrait of Ilona Lippich), 1894 (Oil on canvas. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest) – – Lotz created romantic landscapes and monumental and decorative murals and frescoes in the style of the Venetian artist Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He also decorated some grand palaces. He was also known for his portraits and nudes…

Károly Lotz (Hungarian, 1833-1904) - Spring (Portrait of Ilona Lippich)

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Studio Arrangement

John Michael Carter (American, b. 1950) – Studio Arrangement (Oil on canvas) – – Carter attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago. In 1970 Carter continued his studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. There he studied the major classical schools of drawing and painting with Reynolds Brown, Harry Carmean, and Lorser Feitelson…

John Michael Carter (American, b. 1950) - Studio Arrangement

The Blonde Minx – Yolande Donlan

Sir William Russell Flint (Scottish, 1880-1969) – The Blonde Minx (Oil on canvas) – – This work encapsulates the Hollywood glamour that the American actress Yolande Donlan brought to post-war London, bewitching theatre goers and making her the toast of the town. When exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1949 it attracted stellar reviews and was voted the picture of the exhibition. Flint was extremely well suited to capture such theatrical beauty…

Sir William Russell Flint (Scottish, 1880-1969) - The Blonde Minx

Héloïse

Charles-Antoine Coypel IV (French, 1694-1752) – Héloïse, 1742 (Pastel. Musée des Augustins) – – Héloïse was a brilliant scholar of Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and had a reputation for intelligence and insight. Abélard writes that she was nominatissima, “most renowned” for her gift in reading and writing. Educated by Abélard in medicine and other traditional subjects taught in higher education at the time, Héloïse gained quite a reputation as a physician in her role as abbess of Paraclete…

Charles-Antoine Coypel IV (French, 1694-1752) – Héloïse

Diana Wynyard in ‘The Silent Knight’

Ethel Léontine Gabain (French-English, 1883-1950) – Diana Wynyard in ‘The Silent Knight’, 1938 (Oil on canvas. Walker Art Gallery) – – Wynyard was signed in 1932 to a contract at MGM. She starred in Rasputin and the Empress (1932) and in Cavalcade (1933), for which she received an Academy Award nomination. She returned to England, moving between film and stage roles. The Silent Knight was a romantic comedy in three-acts, which appeared at St James Theatre during the 1937-38 season…

Ethel Léontine Gabain (French-English, 1883-1950) - Diana Wynyard

Muse

Károly Lotz (Hungarian, 1833-1904) – Muse, c.1890s (Oil on canvas. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest) – – Lotz came to study at the school of Karl Heinrich Rahl in Vienna after student years in the private school of Jakab Marastoni and the workshop of Henrik Weber in 1852. As a talented pupil he was quickly given the opportunity to take part in the execution of Rahl’s monumental fresco commissions…

Károly Lotz (Hungarian, 1833-1904) – Muse