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Old 01-05-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I have a cousin who is a painter and has at least one gallery exhibit. But since she is unknown I don't know if that counts.

Also have another cousin-in-law who is a painter and does exhibits but again he isn't well-known.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:59 PM
 
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Although it's probably not the first entry in his resume, George W. Bush has recently made a lot of news with his self-portraits and animal paintings. Is he the most well-known living painter right now?

p.s. He's gotten surprisingly good reviews for his output.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:39 AM
 
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Matt Adrian, aka The Mincing Mockingbird. He's awesome. Anyone whose work appeared in Dexter is all right by me! Just gave one of his limited edition prints to my SO for his birthday.

Paul Stanley. Yes, Paul Stanley of KISS fame. He's been an artist for a while.
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Old 01-13-2014, 06:30 PM
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I think it's good that we're starting to move away from "big name" painters. Painting is the best when it's done by a no-name artist just struggling to meet ends. When you're in such a position, your art really comes to life. But when you've got it made, you can shart out absolute crap, and people would go cuckoo over it.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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Painting is the best when it's done by a no-name artist just struggling to meet ends. When you're in such a position, your art really comes to life. But when you've got it made, you can shart out absolute crap, and people would go cuckoo over it.
You know I think your first sentence probably works for EVERY single 'great' artist we know and revere today. Soembody somehwere at some time wehen they saw those initial paintings of the 'unknown' felt something in them. The canvas made a communication to them about the painting and the artist who made it. 'Viewers' apparently are just as important as artists when it comes to the making of 'ART'. Let it continue. And I give you Feneon and Seurat in that vein! Without Feneon arguably Seurat may have had a harder time to be 'discovered'. Feneon's 'eye' was surely sharp with Seurat. He could just see the great talent.
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