A self-taught artist, George Catlin is best remembered for his extensive travels across the American West, recording the lives of Native Americans in a collection of images the artist called his Indian Gallery.
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Born July 26, 1805, in Rome, Italy. His father was Greek and his mother was Italian. Studied painting with Baron Camuccini and sculpture with Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen at the Academy in Rome, about 1818. Decorated the villa and palace of Prince Torlonia; St.
George Grosz studied art at the Kunstgewerbeschule in his native Berlin and at the Kunstakademie in Dresden. He spent a summer in Paris, but his enlistment in the German army during World War I curtailed further work abroad. Grosz's army experience proved psychologically devastating.
Tim Tate has been fascinated with glass since he was eight and visited the Corning Glass Museum. He never received any formal training in art, but traveled all over the country to various specialized schools, including the Penland School of Craft and Pilchuck Glass School.
Thomas Birch was the son of the prominent enamelist and miniaturist, William Russell Birch. They immigrated together to Philadelphia in 1794 and established the engraving firm William Birch & Son.
Chris Irick has degrees in jewelry and metalsmithing from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Texas Tech University, and now teaches metal arts at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York.
Debbie Wetmore studied graphic and communication arts, and began making jewelry in the early 1990s. She collects items such as bottle caps, broken glass, and rust, and uses this “street art” alongside enamel and precious metals.
Eve Watts received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dublin, Ireland, before attending the Art Students League in New York, where she was awarded a merit scholarship, and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.