Albert Irvin, the painter, who has died aged 92, started out in the 1950s as a figurative artist of the kitchen sink school, but after discovering Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko at a famous Tate exhibition in 1956 he reinvented himself as an exponent of a dazzlingly vigorous abstract expressionism, becoming one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists.
18-Year-Old Creates Surreal Artworks to Express Emotions
Sebastian Eriksson is an 18-year-old up and coming surrealist artist living in Sweden. Not only is his artwork amazing, it’s extremely thought-provoking as he adds descriptions of how his pieces relate to his life. See more at his online gallery http://sebmaestro.deviantart.com/gallery/
The artist Mary Fedden in her studio, who died aged 96 in 2012, was renowned for her modest-sized still lifes that combined a richness of colour and texture with perfect balance. Matisse and Braque were often cited as influences on the artist, whose mature style was rooted in the European tradition of belle peinture, or beautiful painting
UK: Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) ; The influential sculptor, who studied alongside Henry Moore at Leeds School of Art, helped develop modern art. Her work is on display in more than 100 collections across the globe, with her house in Cornwall containing the largest group of her works