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Mary Wagner
U.S. dates unknown
Destroy 92.0035

Destroy 92.0035

Armand Wargny
U.S. dates unknown
The Bent Tree 59.0995

The Bent Tree 59.0995

Andy Warhol
U.S. 1928-1987
Campbell's Soup / 77.0003

Campbell's Soup / 77.0003

Andy Warhol
U.S. 1928-1987
Liz Taylor 77.0002

Liz Taylor 77.0002

Andy Warhol, one of the leading Pop artists of the 1960s, produced numerous prints illustrating celebrities. This image of Elizabeth Taylor came from a movie studio publicity still. The serigraph created from the image is very similar to the popular series of prints of Marilyn Monroe. In both, he "paints" on their eye shadow and lipstick, emphasizing their beauty and memorable smiles. The Pop movement was a reaction against the huge scale and gestural, painterly qualities of Abstract Expressionism. Pop artists depended upon figural imagery and an impersonal approach to their subject matter. Artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns began using recognizable images from consumer culture and images that would carry a strong emotional content.

Frederick Judd Waugh
U.S. 1861-1940
Silver and Gold 29.0414

Silver and Gold 29.0414

Frederick J. Waugh has often been called the best American marine painter, with the exception of Winslow Homer. Similar to Silver and Gold, his scenes often portray coasts bombarded with crashing waves. In America his popularity had grown so that he could live solely on his paintings alone. Raised by a family of artists-his father concentrating on portraiture, his mother on miniatures and his sister on genre scenes-Waugh, too, found a place in the artistic world. He studied under the realist painter Thomas Eakins while attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He then went to Paris to study at the Académe Julian under the guidance of the portrait painter Adolphe Bouguereau. Years later Waugh and his family lived in Paris and London, but it would be on the Island of Sark, near the coast of France, that he would develop his lifelong interest with the sea. He often exhibited his works at the Royal Academy, but also did illustrations for The London Graphic to supplement his income. After fifteen years in Europe, he returned to America to continue painting.

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