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Carl Brenders is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist whose photorealistic paintings include animals from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Born near Antwerp, Belgium, he received instruction at the Fine Art Academy in Antwerp, then began his career as an illustrator of children's books on natural history, eventually turning to wildlife painting. He is also a dedicated conservationist who uses his art to raise environment issues. "Bunnies and Berries" demonstrates his statement that, "In my scenes of nature, I like to share the experience of being within the intimate world of the animals a little moment in paradise together...
Created by: Brenders, Carl
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The first European to explore Louisiana was 15th century Spanish explorer and conquistador Hernando de Soto. In 1539 De Soto's expedition traveled through much of the southeastern U.S. In 1541, he reached the mouth of the Mississippi River, the first European to document its existence. De Soto convinced local tribes that he was an immortal sun god in order to avoid conflict. When he died of a fever on May 21, 1542, his men attempted to conceal his death by wrapping his corpse in blankets weighted with sand and sinking it in the middle of the Mississippi River in the...
Created by: Culverhouse, J. M.
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Though he was born in land-locked Linton, Indiana, Loren D. Adams, Jr.s most popular subject has been the Pacific Ocean, which he first saw at age 6 when his family moved to California. Describing the sight at one which "frightened, terrified, exhilarated and thrilled" him, Adams was drawn to it when, despite studying at the California Missionary Baptist Institute of Theology, he found himself pursuing a career as an artist. For the next decade, he focused on seascapes and coastal marine landscapes in which he attempted to convey not only the majesty of the sea, but even the actual motion of the waves. Fused media on aircraft aluminum.
Created by: Adams Jr., Loren D.
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