Little is known about the background of this pastel work. It was probably created by Remington during the time he worked upon a series of eight pastel drawings called Bunch of Buckskins which were published as lithographic prints in 1901. His use of pastel demonstrates Remington's proficiency as a draftsman. Though pastels had been around for centuries (Leonardo da Vinci is often credited as their inventor, though they may predate him), they had achieved fresh popularity in the late 19th century through their use by the Impressionists, particularly Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt. Pastels themselves consist of pure pigment which...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
Like fellow Ukrainian artist Oleksa Hryshchenko, Vassyl Khmeluk (usually called professionally as simply Khmeluk) developed a style which was influenced by Cezanne in its construction of form and explored color in the expressionist manner of Georges Roualt, evolving from the Fauves dark outlines and bold color in patterns reminiscent of stained glass. He used his unique style in a variety of genres, including landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits like Portrait of a Young Girl. The flat planes of paint in muted colors and negative space of the background help evoke the melancholy we sense in the face of the girl with...
Created by: Khmeluk, Vassyl
Noted for portraits and landscapes blending academic standards with modernist techniques, Gleb Ilyin first achieved national recognition in 1930 when he was chosen to do a portrait of Mrs. Herbert Hoover and later became not only a popular portraitist but also an influential teacher. Ilyin was born into an aristocratic family in Kazan, Russia and studied art under Nicolai Fechin, who also later immigrated and became a famous member of the Taos Art Colony. The Russian Revolution forced his family to flee, but fortunately, Gleb had painted portraits of some Japanese officers earlier in World War I and was able...
Created by: Ilyin, Gleb Alexander