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No 333 Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work, is what makes all the difference in art.” Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who was born on May 12th 1828.

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No 318 J M W Turner

“My job is to paint what I see, not what I know” Joseph Mallord William Turner who was born on April 23, 1775.

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No 305 Ben Nicholson

“I’m not an expert, but I want to be.” Ben Nicholson who was born 10th April 1894. (Some sources say 12th April.)

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No 295 John Constable

“We see nothing truly until we understand it.” John Constable who died on March 31, 1837.

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No 260 Richard Hamilton

“Pop art is Popular (designed for a mass audience), Transient (short-term solution), Expendable (easily forgotten), Low Cost, Mass Produced, Young (aimed at youth), Wicked, Sexy, Gimmicky, Glamorous, Big Business.” Richard Hamilton, so called ‘Father of Pop Art’, who was born … Continue reading

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No 259 L S Lowry

“You don’t need brains to be a painter, just feelings.” L S Lowry who died on 23 February 1976.  

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No 253 Graham Sutherland

“Almost everything, if one keeps one’s eyes open, is potential material for painting.” Graham Sutherland, who died on February 17, 1980.  

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No 246 Olwyn Bowes

“I think I can’t do it… the subject is too difficult and impossible. I can’t handle the paint. It gets out of control. But then I look at the subject. I think it’s beautiful and if it looks all right, … Continue reading

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No 243 Ben Nicholson

“I’m just interested in meditating on certain ideas, and I like to draw: that’s my way of thinking.” Ben Nicholson who died 6 February 1982. I wrote a post about my research into Ben Nicholson on The Milkman Goes To College … Continue reading

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No 238 Gillian Ayres

“It’s a visual experience, not a literary one. It’s about what can be done with painting. But it’s easy to talk, and at the end of the day it’s got to be bloody done. It’s got to work.” Gillian Ayres … Continue reading

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