Famous Artists

Links to external websites, content of which is beyond our control.

Guide to web sites devoted to the work of old masters or historically important artists.



Mark Rothko (1903 – 1970)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington – Traces Rothko’s work from his early years, through his classic abstract years up to and including his later work.
Web Address: www.nga.gov/feature/rothko

John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925)
John Singer Sargent Virtual Gallery – The detailed and thorough work of a Sargent enthusiast. Sargent’s career is outlined year by year with corresponding clickable thumbnail images of the paintings he did that year. There is also a forum for fellow devotees, plus numerous resources including a catalogue of works and useful links.
Web Address: www.jssgallery.org

Andy Warhol (1928 – 1987)
The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh – Features extensive permanent collections of art and archives on one of the most influential American artists of the twentieth century.
Web Address: www.warhol.org

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903)
Whistler Centenary Glasgow 2003 – A range of events is being held in Glasgow in 2003 to mark the centenary of the death of the American-born painter. Home to one of the finest collections of his work, Whistler’s Estate is held by the University of Glasgow and housed in it’s Hunterian Art Gallery and University Library, which there are links to from this web site.
Web Address: www.whistler2003.com



Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918)
Expo-Shop web site – Virtual museum has over 100 items of Klimt’s art work on display, linked to related merchandising. Also biography, and e-cards.
Web Address: www.expo-klimt.com



Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992)
Web pages devoted to self-taught British painter whose paintings are characterised by expressions of horror. Site includes biography, photographs, artwork and resources including recommended books, public collections containing Bacon’s work, and links to other sites.
Web Address: www.francis-bacon.cx

William Blake (1757 – 1827)
The William Blake Archive – Web site dedicated to the poet, painter and engraver William Blake, including works by both Blake and his circle and resources for further research.
Web Address: www.blakearchive.org

Richard Parkes Bonington (1802 – 1828)
Pages from The Wallace Collection – Biography of the Nottingham-born British landscape painter plus over 30 watercolours and oils in the collection.
Web Address: www.the-wallace-collection.org.uk/c/w_a/p_w_d/b/a/bonington.htm

John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Victoria & Albert Museum – Details of The Constable Collection, the largest collection of work in existence by one of the greatest British landscape painters. Works include pencil-sketches, watercolours and large-scale oil-paintings.
Web Address: www.vam.ac.uk

John Sell Cotman (1782 – 1842)
British Museum – Illustrated factsheet on British watercolourist John Sell Cotman from the British Museum web site.
Web Address: www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/pd/factsheets/jscotman.html

Thomas Gainsborough (1727 – 1788)
Gainsborough’s House – Museum and art gallery at the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough in Sudbury, Suffolk showing more of Gainsborough’s work than any other museum in the world. Web site also includes chronology and general info on gallery including print workshops, children’s education and changing exhibits.
Web Address: www.gainsborough.org

Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975)
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden – Information on abstract sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s studio and garden in St Ives, Cornwall, which Hepworth asked in her will be permanently open to the public, with a group of her sculptures placed as she wished. Run by the Tate.
Web Address: www.tate.org.uk/stives/hepworth.htm

David Hockney (b1937)
Salts Mill, Saltaire, Yorkshire – Galleries dedicated to the work of the Bradford-born British pop artist. Web site includes biography and details of works.
Web Address: www.saltsmill.org.uk

William Holman Hunt (1827 – 1910)
The Light Of The World – Comprehensive site focussing on William Holman Hunt, founder of the Pre-Raphaelite art movement, including over 200 paintings, watercolours and sketches, plus biographies of Hunt and his contemporaries.
Web Address: www.williamholmanhunt.com

L S Lowry (1887 – 1976)
The Lowry – Theatres, galleries, shops, restaurants and bars located in the heart of Manchester’s waterways on Salford Quays, The Lowry provides a home for the world’s largest public collection of L S Lowry’s work totalling over 300 paintings and drawings.
Web Address: www.thelowry.com

Henry Moore (1898 – 1986)
The Henry Moore Foundation – A registered charity, established ‘to advance the education of the public by the promotion of their appreciation of the fine arts and in particular the work of Henry Moore’. Three areas of the web site: 1) Henry Moore Collections & Exhibitions – the display and study of Moore’s work, based in Perry Green, Hertfordshire. 2) Henry Moore Institute – Centre for the study of sculpture, based in Leeds. 3) Contemporary Projects – Collaborations with artists and galleries to show new and ambitious work.
Web Address: www.henry-moore-fdn.co.uk

William Morris (1834 – 1896)
The William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, London – Internationally important collection illustrating William Morris’s life, work and influence, with permanent displays of printed, woven and embroidered fabrics, rugs, carpets, wallpapers, furniture, stained glass and painted tiles designed by Morris and others.
Web Address: www.walthamforest.gov.uk/william-morris

John Piper (1903 – 1992)
Tribute site to John Piper features alongside biography and gallery, a complete online reproduction of the book on Piper by John Betjeman from the 1940’s, with text and illustrations.
Web Address: www.johnpiper.fsnet.co.uk

John Piper (1903 – 1992) – The Art of John Piper
A personal site devoted to the art of the 20th century’s most versatile British artist. Contains brief history, video downloads, & galleries containing 100’s of images of his art.
Web Address: www.johnpiper.org.uk

Bridget Riley (b1931)
Voices From The Archive – Archived BBC interview with British Op artist Bridget Riley from 1988 in which she discusses the influence of the North Cornish coast, why she became a painter, why she turned to abstraction, learning from Seurat, and the difference between figurative and abstract art.
Web Address: www.bbc.co.uk/voices/pages/profilepages/rileyb1.shtml

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882)
Hypermedia Research Archive: The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti – “… designed to facilitate the scholarly study of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the painter, designer, writer, and translator who was, according to both John Ruskin and Walter Pater, the most important and original artistic force in the second half of the nineteenth century in Great Britain.”
Web Address: jefferson.village.virginia.edu:2020

Stanley Spencer (1891 – 1959)
The Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham – The only gallery in Britain devoted exclusively to an artist in the village where he was born and spent most of his working life. Web site includes gallery, biography, photos and info on Spencer’s Cookham.
Web Address: www.stanleyspencer.org

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851)
The Tate Gallery: Turner Collection – Tate has the largest collection of works by J M W Turner in the world. Web site allows exploration of the Turner collection in various ways including a geographic search, subject search and type of work search, plus an overview of Turner’s work in a highlights section.
Web Address: www.tate.org.uk/collections/collection_search_simple.jsp?group=turner



Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890)
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – Van Gogh’s Life & Times, News and a virtual tour. Van Gogh’s work is organised chronologically into five periods, The Netherlands, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy, Auvers-sur-Oise. Paintings can also be viewed alphabetically by title.
Web Address: www.vangoghmuseum.nl

Piet Mondrian (1872 – 1944)
Piet Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings – Includes 23-page career biography of the Dutch abstract painter, plus examples of work and photos.
Web Address: www.artmuseums.harvard.edu/mondrian/career

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (1606 – 1669)
Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam – Reconstructed 17th Century house where Rembrandt lived and worked. Exhibition rooms with a large collection of Rembrandt prints.
Web Address: www.rembrandthuis.nl



Pierre Bonnard (1867 – 1947)
Museum of Modern Art, New York – Pages set up to accompany 1998 Bonnard exhibition includes information on Bonnard’s life and categorised work e.g. Still Life, Bathers, Interiors.
Web Address: www.moma.org/exhibitions/bonnard

Paul Cezanne (1839 – 1906)
Atelier Cezanne – Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence. Biography of Cezanne, history of the studios, paintings and tours in the artists’ footsteps.
Web Address: www.atelier-cezanne.com

Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877)
Part of the BBC’s Painting The Weather Series, curated by the National Gallery – Brief biographical details of the revolutionary French painter who encouraged a naturalistic approach to painting with four pieces of artwork.
Web Address: www.bbc.co.uk/paintingtheweather/csv/artist/courbet.shtml

Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art web pages – Works of art, chronology of Degas’ life, his artistic style, Degas and Impressionism, and a social and historical context.
Web Address: www.metmuseum.org/explore/degas/html/index.html

Max Ernst (1891 – 1976)
Peggy Guggenheim Collection biography of the German-born naturalised French painter Max Ernst, who introduced Dada to Cologne and later became a leading Surrealist, with links to paintings in their collection.
Web Address: www.guggenheim-venice.it/english/04_Artists/Ernst.htm

Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903)
Expo-Shop web site – Virtual museum has extensive collection of Gauguin’s art work, linked to related merchandising. Also biography and e-cards.
Web Address: www.expo-gauguin.com

Edouard Manet (1832 – 1883)
Edouard Manet’s Studio – Extensive gallery listed in chronological order, Manet’s letters, a chronology of his life and more.
Web Address: www.mystudios.com/manet/manet.html

Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954)
All About Matisse – Site dedicated to French artist Henri Émile Benoît Matisse, leader of the Fauve group. Includes biography, comprehensive gallery section and Matisse Shop.
Web Address: matisse.hypermart.net

Claude Monet (1840 – 1926)
Musée Marmottan Monet – Museum with the world’s largest collection of works by Claude Monet, housed in a specially built exhibition hall. Collection offers major works from the various stages of Monet’s career from the Le Havre caricatures through to the Giverny waterlilies, and including the picture that gave impressionism its name: Impression: Sunrise.
Web Address: www.marmottan.com

Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841 – 1919)
Auguste Renoir Gallery – art.com website with biography of the leading Impressionist, an extensive gallery with prints to buy, and a suggested reading list.
Web Address: www.renoir.org.yu

Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917)
“The only official site on Rodin admitted by the musée Rodin of Paris.” The Rodin Museum possesses about six thousand and six hundred sculptures, plus sketches and paintings. The web site also includes general information on the museum, garden and his life and work.
Web Address: www.musee-rodin.fr

Edouard Vuillard (1868 – 1940)
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC: Place Vintimille – Exploration of Vuillard’s painting of Place Vintimille, plus portfolio section of around 15 paintings in the National Gallery collection, a biography, and essays ‘The Folding Screen’ on the influence of Japanese art, and ‘Vuillard and Decoration’..
Web Address: www.nga.gov/feature/artnation/vuillard



Giorgio de Chirico (1888 – 1978)
Metaphysical Art: An “other” modernity – Essay on the Metaphysical school which de Chirico founded before briefly joining the Surrealists, with gallery and shop.
Web Address: www.dechirico.de/html/giorgio_de_chirico__e.html

Amedeo Modigliani (1884 – 1920)
The Official Site of the Archives Légales Amedeo Modigliani – Includes the life and works of Amedeo Modigliani, one of 20th century Italy’s greatest artists. Plus other services including a bookstore.
Web Address: www.modigliani-amedeo.com



Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944)
The Dance Of Life – Thorough and attractive private web site dedicated to Edvard Munch, including biography, essays, photos, resources and an impressive gallery sub-divided into sections such as ‘Love’, ‘Anxiety’ and ‘Death’.
Web Address: www.edvard-munch.com



Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985)
Site specialising in buying and selling artwork by Marc Chagall. Many other resources include worldwide forum, biography, and information on where to see pieces by Surrealism-aniticipator Marc Chagall.
Web Address: www.marc-chagall.net



Joan Miró (1893 – 1983)
The web site of The Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona – The foundation collection of Miró’s artwork consists of 11,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, the almost complete graphic works, and around 8,000 drawings, most of which were donated to the Foundation by Miró himself.
Web Address: www.bcn.fjmiro.es

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Official website for the most famous artist of the 20th century, including his life, work, news and photographs.
Web Address: www.picasso.fr



Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966)
Web site dedicated to the Swiss sculptor, painter and draughtsman whose most memorable works are emanciated, elongated figures, including biographical details, works, photos, texts and shop.
Web Address: http://www.alberto-giacometti.ch

Pin It on Pinterest