This lovely piece of artwork was done by Oscar Coppron. It was actually made into a Christmas card which made for some delightful card giving.
Though we don't encourage cigarette smoking, this Fatima Turkish cigarette advertisement is too nice to ignore.
Monte Dolack -born in 1950- is a contemporary artist born in Great Falls, Montana and living in Missoula, Montana [USA] who works in many mediums. His work is highly collectible and sought after. "The Borzoi" print was commissioned by Barbara Bouray of Yah-Borick Borzoi, then located in Montana. It is a poster with a limited number of copies and features one of Barbara's own Borzoi. A truly magical painting with a wonderful backdrop.
An illustration penned by Arthur Wardle for "Our Dogs" book, 'Show Dogs, Their Points Snd Characteristics', by Theo Marples, 5th edition.
"Cossack with Borzois", painted by Frederico Olaria. Born in Valencia in 1849, Frederico Olaria was a master of animal and still lifes. He died in Paris in 1898.
Wilhelm Amandus Beer was a painter and professor who became famous for his multi-figured genre paintings, most of which were painted outside of Germany. He was born August 9, 1837, in Frankfurt. His tutelage in artistry began with his great-uncle Anton Radl, a German painter and engraver. Beer continued his artistic endeavors in figurative painting as a student of Jakob Becker, and in history and fresco painting with Edward von Steinle at the Städelsches Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt until 1852. Beer traveled to Antwerp, Belgium and Paris, France to further his studies. However, it was his trips to Russia that were of particular importance as they portrayed numerous portraits of the countryside and the folk life. This earned him the nickname "Russen-Beer" During extended stays from 1867 to 1870 and 1877 in the Smolensk Governorate, especially on the estate of the painter Sergei Andrjewitsch von Baryschnikoff, Beer was intrigued with and studied the characteristics of the Russian country and its people. The pictures of fairs (e.g. the painting Bear Guide at the Fair) became particularly popular. In 1895 the artist, who had been living in Frankfurt since 1870, was appointed head of a master studio for painting at the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, and in 1899, he was appointed professor. Kurt JÄCKEL, the graphic artist, was among his master students. Beer also became a member of the Kronberg Painter Colony. Wilhelm Amandus Beer died in Frankfurt, Germany, on January 19, 1907.
A peaceful moment between friends.
Otto Eerelman was a Dutch painter best known for his realistic paintings of dogs and horses. He was born March 23, 1839 and died October 3, 1926.
Drawing from the book "A history and description of the modern dogs of Great Britain and Ireland"
Louis ICART (1888 - 1950)
A French engraver, illustrator, draughtsman and painter, Louis Icart was one of the major artists of the period after the First World War called "The Roaring Twenties" ... Its exclusive theme, with rare exceptions, was the woman, elegant, often modern (short hair, makeup, high heels), sometimes languid, sometimes pixie or lascivious.
The BORZOI often accompanied the representations of elegant Parisians. The two paintings that most of us know are "Joy of life" or "zest," but there were many more as evidenced below.
Born in Toulouse in 1888, Louis Icart showed a great talent when very young.. He was soon introduced in the circles of the illustration for the fashion press, and began his career in a studio that produced erotic postcards. He then designed original works for fashion magazines and newspapers. His portraits of "parisiennes" quickly captivated the public and he became one of the most popular artists of his time.
During the First World War he was an airplane pilot and participated in several missions; however, he never stopped drawing even during this time.
In 1920 he exhibited in Paris, and then set out to exhibit his paintings at a New York gallery in 1922. As a result of this, Louis Icart enjoyed a certain success in America until the early 1930s.
After his death in Paris in 1950, his work fell into oblivion. However, there was a resurgence of interest in the 1970s, when some of his first paintings were found in the attic of an art school in Paris! This interest is still going on to this day.
Louis Icart was one of the artistic authorities of his time and his work is associated with the Art Deco style. A prolific artist, his work was plentiful and done as etchings, prints, charcoals, pencils, watercolours, pastels, lithographs, oils on canvas and more.. He was an exceptional painter and considered a master in the art of engraving. His portrayal of women, often accompanied by dogs, cats, horses or birds, always gives a graceful, seductive or daring image.
(The painting was for a while in Gloria Reese's Collection)
From left Vitim born 1903, Ch. Vassal born 1899, and Ch. Ivan Turgeneff born 1902, all owned by the Duchess of Newcastle."
July 14, 1925 Life magazine cover, entitled "The Stowaway".
"Brown & Bigelow"
Oilpainting on canvas 92x77 cm.
"Russian Girls" by Artist Vivian Moody. Oil on Canvas (2006) Gift of Hutchinson Kennel Club to The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in Memory of Asa Mays, D.V.M. Sold at Auction April 23, 2019.
He was bred in Italy by Elena Bertolini and owned in Sweden by Margareta Syren and Cecilia Häggström. His life was ended in the most terrible way. On an evening walk in the streets in Stockholm a brick from a house wall came loose, fell and hit Zandor on his head. He died immediately...
We have by kindness of Cecilia Häggström been given the opportunity to publish some of her paintings. Cecilia is not only a very talented painter but also the succesful breeder behind the "Velikij" kennel.