Artists from the past
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - One of the most successful academic classicists of 19th century.
Gianlorenzo Bernini - Amazing Baroque sculptor, architect, and painter.
Giovanni Boldini - Renowned portrait painter who dazzled and thrilled his patrons with his bold, modern sensibility.
Adolph William Bouguereau - Widely considered as the painter with the finest finish, and one of the most successful painters of 19th century. (Also one of the most controversial because the modernists hated him.)
Michelangelo Buonarroti - One of the true artistic titans in art history.
Thomas Wilmer Dewing - One of the Boston School painters.
Sir Frank Dicksee - Victorian academic painter.
Herbert Draper- Victorian academic painter.
Nicolai Fechin - Russian artist who immigrated to the United States. An artist imparted his paintings with the kind of bold and immersive treatment that is rare and inspiring.
Jean-Leon Gerome - The most famous Orientalist painter.
Arthur Hacker - Victorian academic painter.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Important painter known for his depiction of women and their fashion of that period.
Gustav Klimt - Expressive artist what incorporated abstract/design elements into his work.
Philip Alexius de Laszlo - Considered Sargent's torch-bearer.
Lord Frederick Leighton - Prominent academic classicist.
Alphonse Mucha - The most prominent and representitive artist of the Art Nouveau movement.
Auguste Rodin - One of the greatest sculptors ever, known for his intentionally unfinished and expressive style.
John Singer Sargent - One of the most respected painters in history, with stunning technical skill and versitility in multiple mediums and styles.
Joaquin Sorolla - An impressionist often mentioned along with Sargent and Zorn.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn - Painter who understood far more about light than his peers.
Jan Vermeer - Painter of light.
John William Waterhouse - The most famous romantic painter, and most beloved Neo Classicist, but often mistaken as one of the Pre-Raphaelites.
James Abbot McNeill Whistler - Beloved american painter.
Anders Zorn - Swedish painter that was often compared to Sargent because of similar styles and subjects.
Harry Anderson - Great illustrator.
John Bauer - Influential fantasy artist.
Gil Elvgren - Widely considered the finest pinup artist that ever lived. He was a huge fan of John Singer Sargent, and it shows in his own work.
Andrew Loomis - One of the most respected teachers of illustration. His instructional books have long been treasured and sought after by artists world wide.
Tom Lovell - Illustrator and important war painter.
Maxwell Parrish - Painter whoes painting method is similar to printing process.
Howard Pyle - The Godfather of modern illustration, and a well-known teacher.
Arthur Rackham - Illustrator of fantasy/children's books.
Norman Rockwell - The most beloved American illustrator.
Haddon Sundblom - Famous for his depiction of the cuddl Santa Claus for Cola Cola's print ads. Mentor to Gil Elvgren.
Mortimer Wilson Jr. - Excellent illustrator.