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Modest Urgell (1839–1919) Spanish painter, writer and art teacher born to a wealthy family in Barcelona . He studied at the Escola de la Llotja. His works consist almost entirely of landscapes and maritime scenes, often set in isolated places such as cemeteries and monasteries. The image shown is in the Public domain

Wassily Kandinsky (1866 - 1944) was a Russian painter and art theorist. One of the pioneers of abstraction in western art. He studied Law and Economics at the University of Moscow. He spent 18 years in Munich, returning to Russia after the outbreak of World War I.  He returned to Germany in 1920 where he taught at the Bauhaus school of art and architecture until the Nazis closed it in 1933. He then moved to France, where he produced some of his most prominent art, became a French citizen and lived for the rest of his life.

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Thomas Cole (1801 -1848) Born in Lancashire, England. He immigrated with his family to the United States in 1818, He was known for his landscape and romantic portrayal of the American wilderness. He is regarded as the founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. Wikipedia    

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Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) French Post-Impressionist artist. A painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer. He was unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. His paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region. 

Cornelis Theodorus Maria 'Kees' van Dongen (1877 – 1968) Dutch-French painter and one of the Fauves at the controversial 1905 Salon d'Automne exhibition. His style became more and more radical in its use of form and colour.He gained a reputation for his sensuous, at times garish, portraits of especially women.

Suzanne Valadon (1865 –1938) French painter who became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo.
The subjects of her drawings and paintings included mostly female nudes, portraits of women, still lifes, and landscapes. She never attended the academy and was never confined within a tradition. She was a model for many renowned artists. Among them, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
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Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 – 1986) was one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. She was a modernist artist known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been called the "Mother of American modernism". Read more

Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947) French painter, illustrator and printmaker, known especially for the stylized decorative qualities of his paintings and his bold use of color. He painted landscapes, urban scenes, portraits and intimate domestic scenes, where the backgrounds, colors and painting style usually took precedence over the subject. His early work was strongly influenced by the work of Paul Gauguin, as well as the prints of Hokusai and other Japanese artists.  Bonnard was a leading figure in the transition from Impressionism to Modernism. Read more

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