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Walter Gropius
Artist
Germany
1883 - 1969

Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le ... read more

Wassily Kandinsky
Artist
Russia
1866 - 1944

Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first purely abstract works. ... read more

William Blake
Artist
United Kingdom
1757 - 1827

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal ... read more

William Hogarth
Artist
United Kingdom
1697 - 1764

William Hogarth was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited ... read more

William Turner
Artist
United Kingdom
1775 - 1851

Joseph Mallord William Turner was a British Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was considered a ... read more

Willy Ronis
Artist
France
1910 - 2009

Willy Ronis was a French photographer, the best-known of whose work shows life in post-war Paris and Provence.

Ronis became the ... read more

Andy Warhol
Artist
United States
1928 - 1987

Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the ... read more

Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert
Artist
Germany
1865 - 1926

Friedrich Wilhelm Kuhnert was a German painter, author and illustrator, who specialized in animal images. He was born in Oppeln in 1865 ... read more

Garry Winogrand
Artist
United States
1928 - 1984

Garry Winogrand was a street photographer known for his portrayal of the United States in the mid-20th century. John Szarkowski called ... read more

James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Artist
United States
1834 - 1903

James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an American-born, British-based artist. Averse to sentimentality and moral allusion in painting. ... read more

Jean-Antoine Watteau
Artist
France
1684 - 1721

Jean-Antoine Watteau was a French painter whose brief career spurred the revival of interest in colour and movement (in the tradition of ... read more

Vincent van Gogh
(Vincent Willem van Gogh)
Artist
Netherlands
1853 - 1890

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had ... read more