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Artist: Peter Blake (1932 - )
Nationality: British
Movement: Pop Art
Media: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Influences:

Biography:
Peter Blake was one of the leading figures in the development of Pop art. He incorporates imagery from modern culture into his work, including comic books, consumer goods, and advertisements. His most recognized work is the cover for The Beatles’s album, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He was a member of the painter’s group, the Brotherhood of Ruralists, which he co-founded in1975.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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Side Show, Peter Blake (England, Kent, Dartford, born 1932-06-02) , 1974-1978, Etchings
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Souvenir for Kitaj, Peter Blake (England, Kent, Dartford, born 1932-06-02) , 1974, Collage
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Sylvia Beach & Joyce in Shakespeare & Co., Peter Blake (England, Kent, Dartford, born 1932-06-02) , no date, Etching
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James Stephens, Joyce and John Sullivan in Paris, Peter Blake (England, Kent, Dartford, born 1932-06-02) , no date, Etching
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Ford Madox Ford, Joyce, Ezra Pound and John Quinn, Peter Blake (England, Kent, Dartford, born 1932-06-02) , no date, Etching
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William Blake Democritus; Plate 25 from Essays on Physiognomy by John Caspar Lavater Engravings 1789
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William Blake Frontispiece from Observations on Man by David Hartley, engraved by Blake after Shackelton Engravings 1791
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Francis Alexander - Sarah Blake Sturgis 1835 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art American
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William Blake And My Servant Job Shall Pray for You Engraving 1825
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William Blake The Grave by Robert Blair, London 1813; designed by Blake engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti; The Day of Judgment Engravings 1808
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William Blake Complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Cover sheet: Illustrations of the Book of Job Drypoint 1825
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William Blake Wilson Lowry Engraving 1824
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Julius LeBlanc Stewart - Portrait of Mrs. Francis Stanton Blake 1908 oil on canvas The Walters Art Museum American
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William Blake The Graveä (London: R. Ackermannä, 1813) book with etchings 1813
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William Blake Mrs. Q. (Mrs. Harriet Quentin) Stipple, printed in colors 1820
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William Blake Illustration No.8 - The Pastorals of Virgil by Robert John Thornton, Third Edition, London 1821; Designed and engraved by Blake Wood engraving 18th - 19th century
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William Blake Plate 12: "I am young and ye are very old" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 2: "When the Almighty was yet with me.." from Complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 1: "Thus did Job continually" Complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) book with engravings 1797
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William Blake The Complaint of Job Gray wash on thin wove paper circa 1786
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William Blake Plate 7: "And when they lifted up their eyes.." from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 4: "And I only am escaped alone to tell thee" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 8: "Let the Day perish wherein I was born" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 18: "And my servant Job shall pray for you", from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Beggar's Opera, Act III "When My Hero in Court Appears, &c." Engraving 18th - 19th century
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William Blake illustration for p. 41 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p. 40 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p.80 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p.88 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p.72 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p. 46 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p. 54 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p.93 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1797
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William Blake illustration for p. 24 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 8 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 26 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 23 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 7 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 16 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 15 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 13 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 12 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 10 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 25 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 27 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 19 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 1 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake illustration for p. 4 in the book, The Complaint, and the Consolation; or Night Thoughtsä (London: R. Edwards, 1797) engraving 1796
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William Blake Plate 13: "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 14: "When the morning Stars sang together" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 17: "I have heard thee with the hearing of the ear..." from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 6: "And smote Job with sore boils" from complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 10: "The just upright man is laughed to scorn" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 9: "Then a spirit passed before my face" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 19: "Every one also gave him a piece of money" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 21: "So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than the beginning" from the complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825
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William Blake Plate 5: "Then went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord" from complete proof edition of Book of Job Engraving 1825

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (40)
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Somerset House: Quentin Blake: Fifty Years of Illustration
Rough designs, preliminary drawings and finished originals as well as the final publications will appeal to adults and children alike, providing a unique insight into the working methods of one of Britain's best-loved illustrators. IMAGE
Helsinski City Art Museum: William Blake
Born in London in 1757, William Blake's thinking was much influenced by the French Revolution, which was generally regarded as a sign of the dawning of a new age in Europe. Blake saw himself primarily as a prophet, for whom art was a way o...

National Gallery: TELL ME A PICTURE: An exhibition selected by Quentin Blake
Mysterious, exciting, touching and sometimes disturbing, they are all distinguished by their pictorial inventiveness. Quentin Blake, who is widely known for his illustrations to the books of Roald Dahl, has won an international reputation for ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art: William Blake's Masterpieces
Many of the artist's greatest works will be on view in William Blake, including the apocalyptic Angel of the Revelation (ca. 1803-05, The Metropolitan Museum o...

Corcoran Gallery of Art: Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits by Jeremy Blake
Blake's (1971–2007) lush digital videos combine representational and abstract imagery in the service of visual narratives that are dreamy, historical, and richly psychological. Renowned for his shimmering, hallucinogenic “moving paintings,” which...

Tate Britian: William Blake
The exhibition will contain four sections, each of which will look at a facet of Blake's art and life. One of these sections Ch...

Tate Britian: ART NOW - Cerith Wyn Evans: Cleave 00
Wyn Evans began his career as a film and video maker, but more recently he has created sculptures and installations using combinations of materials such as neon lighting, mirrors, fireworks and plants. For...

Art Gallery of York University: Jeremy Blake: Winchester Trilogy
Blake's projections probe the psychological aura of this architectural wonder constructed by Sara Winchester, widow of the heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, over the course of thirty-eight years, beginning in the late nineteenth century. After...

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens: Vision and Verse: William Blake
Although little known in his own lifetime, William Blake (1757-1827) is now one of the most celebrated artists and poets in the English-speaking world. His ability to express his imaginative vision through both pictures and poems makes his tale...

Chris Beetles: From Winnie the Pooh to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Illustrators range from the traditional fairy and childhood world of fantasy of Kate Greenaway, Honor C. Appleton, Margaret Tarrant and Emma Florence Harrison to the contemporary delights of Peter Cross, Nick Butterworth and Emma Chichester Cl...

National Museums Liverpool: Call for Artists: John Moores 24
The deadline to register to enter is 17 February 2006 - just a month away! For full details visit www.thewalker.org.uk/johnmoores24 ...

J. Paul Getty Center: THE BODY BEAUTIFUL: Artists Draw The Nude (1440-1850)
Mastering the depiction of the nude figure has long been a cornerstone of an artist’s training. Classical form prevailed through the Renaissance. Male nudes were drawn with finely detailed, strongly define...

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery: Material: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptors
Casey McDonough holds an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a BS in Studio Art and Marine Biology from Eckerd College. Using his background in Science, his works relate to social interactions and their relationship to scie...

Chelsea Art Museum: It's Not a Photo
The group of artists selected for It's not a photo have abandoned representation to focus on the media itself. Like abstract painting, it has become increasingly self- referential, using the freedom of its apparent lack of subject to investigate...

National Gallery: My Queen Elizabeth: 50 Prizewinning Entries from the CBBC 'Blue Peter' Golden Jubilee Portrait Competition
Entries were judged in three categories, 7 years and under, 8 to 10 years and 11 to 15 years, by a panel including National Gallery Director Neil MacGregor and artist and illustrator Quentin Blake, who will also open the exhibition.The pictures wi...

Royal Academy of the Arts: 233rd SUMMER EXHIBITION 2001
As usual, there will also be a room displaying prints and drawings by both Academicians and other artists. Sculpture will also feature greatly in the exhibition, with works displayed amongst the paintings within each of the categories. In addit...

Frye Art Museum: Heightened Realities: The Monotypes of Ruth Weisberg
The monotype process involves drawing or painting on a flat surface and then transferring the image by means of pressure onto a sheet of paper. Only one strong impression can be taken. Weisberg uses oil paint and printing ink, applying the med...

Whitney Museum of Art: Bitstreams: Contemporary Art Harnesses Digital Media
In conjunction with BitStreams, Performance on 42nd presents Pulse, a series of four events featuring live performances intertwined with digital media. ...

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard: Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing
Timeless Beauty examines the origins, development, and ultimate dissolution of the drawing style of extreme linearity favored by artists working in the Neoclassical mode. Beginning in the 1750’s and lasting into the early decades of the 1800’s, arti...

Victoria and Albert Museum: Five New Painting Galleries to Open
The V&A has remarkable collections of eighteenth and nineteenth century British landscape paintings and watercolours (the national collection of watercolours is held at the V&A). Three galleries will focus on the image of landscape in Britain as...

Victoria and Albert Museum: V&A Illustration Awards 2004
This year's judging panel was artist Gavin Turk, writer and broadcaster Joan Bakewell, illustrator and RCA senior tutor Andrzej Klimowski and V&A Director Mark Jones. The Illustration Awards were established in 1972. Previous award winners incl...

National Gallery: A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University
The exhibition is organised by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in collaboration with the National Gallery, London, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon and Réunion des Musées Nationaux, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ...

Bonhams London: The Sovereign European Art Prize 2005
Commenting on the short listing process Sir Peter Blake said ‘This was a tricky business. There were many surprises and new discoveries. If this standard is maintained the Sovereign European Prize will quickly establish itself as an important p...

Laguna Art Museum: California Holiday: The E. Gene Crain Collection
Support for the exhibition has been provided by the Festival of Arts Foundation, the City of Laguna Beach, the Fieldstone Foundation, Jim and Martha Newkirk, John and Barbara Bing, the late Rex Brandt, Gerald and Bente Buck, Mary and Matt Lawson, ...

Kettle's Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge: The Print Show
For over 30 years Cambridge has been a centre of excellence and innovation in printmaking, attracting artists from around the world. Each studio has its own area of expertise - lithography at The Curwen Studio, screenprinting at The Print Studi...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: The Draftsman's Art: Master Drawings from the National Gallery of Scotland
The Draftsman's Art spans the 15th to the 19th centuries with drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, François Boucher, William ...

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens: RUTH WEISBERG: CANTO V: A WHIRLWIND OF LOVERS
In Weisberg's monumental painting---a pensive exploration of the nature of passion and love---couples come together but remain emotionally separate, suggesting that despite the intensity of the moment in which the lovers should be transported, t...

Parsons Exhition Center: Drawing in the Present Tense
This show is based on a series of simple observations about the drawing process. The creative process itself often has its origins in drawing. In this view, drawing comes about from a succession of traces, impulses and sensations that form an end...

Davis Museum and Cultural Center: Surrounding Interiors: Views Inside the Car
This exhibition features 24 works by 17 contemporary artists in photography, video, sculpture, painting and multi-media who explore the mutable nature of the car interior. Works by artists Andrew Bush, Nan Goldin and Alex Harris (photography);...

Pallant House Gallery: Colin Self: Art in the Nuclear Age
Simon Martin, curator of the exhibition, said: “The subjects of war and nuclear threat which Colin Self has been addressing in his work since the 1960s are as pertinent to today’s society as they have ever been. His work, both in terms of ...

Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College: image a new - Re:locations - FLESH and FLUID: Three Spring Thesis Exhibitions
image a new
, curated by Carina Plath, reconsiders the situation of the image in the arts today. The emergence of digital technology has reopened a discussion of the image as a medium of representation. The artists in the exhibition—Ola Bill...
Cleveland Museum of Art: Trenton Doyle Hancock: Moments in Mound History
Trenton Doyle Hancocks art reveals an obsession with feelings and imparts associations that are personal and universal, factual and fictive. Through an idiosyncratic narrative of his own design, Hancock tackles sticky subjects and addresses the co...

National Museums Liverpool: Call for Artists : John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010
The judging will take place throughout 2010 and will result in an exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery from 18 September 2010 to 3 January 2011, forming a central part of the Liverpool Biennial. Reyahn King, director of art galleries at Nati...

Tate Gallery, Liverpool: Figurative Art at the End of the Century
Many of these works have only just been acquired by the Tate and are on show in Liverpool for the first time. Together, they create a powerful spectacle and raise issues ...

Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust, Graves Art Gallery: Tate Sculpture: The Human Figure in British Art from Moore to Gormley
Tate Sculpture will display 20 major works focussing on the human form, by internationally renowned masters such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, alongside contemporary artists such as Sarah Lucas, Ron Mueck and Antony Gormley. Tate Sculptu...

Workmens Cirle: A Shenere Velt Gallery: A Jewish Portrait Gallery: Questions of Seeing and Looking
Included works are by Laurel Paley, with her intriguing semi-abstractions, Lucille Dratler and Gabriella Karin, whose art is inspired by Holocaust survivorship, and Ilse Gordon, whose moody faces evoke pre-war Vienna and modern, intellectual Je...

Institute of Contemporary Arts: Call for Artists: All Tomoroow's Pictures
59 high profile names - spanning film, design, art, literature, music, fashion, science and politics and including Bloc Party, Peter Blake, Chapman Brothers, Alison Goldfrapp, Helena Christensen and Nathalie Press, have committed to produce im...

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa: Signs and Wonders - He Tohu He Ohorere
Some of Te Papa’s greatest treasures are included: sacred images by European masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Cantarini, Blake, Rouault, Matisse, Masson, and Rosetti; and iconic works of art by major New Zealand artists such as Colin McCahon, Rit...

MIT List Visual Arts Center: AA Bronson: Mirror Mirror
In this exhibition, Bronson explores the crucial theme of how to persevere and learn to flourish in the face of the unavoidable tragedies of life. It includes photographs, installation works, wall paintings, and video. Weaving together concepts ...

Groundfloor Gallery: Arcadian Folly: Timothy Preston
The process of Preston’s painting is intuitive and emotionally charged. It involves layering the totality of the canvas with thin over-painting and then finding form patiently and meditatively. His technique creates a sense of a floating atmosph...

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