Category Archives: graphic art

Magenta by Nik Guerra

Magenta is an pinup/dominatrix/femme fatale cartoon character by Nik Guerra, an Italian artist. See his website. I never realized it, but when Michelangelo and other painters made sketches before they completed paintings, the sketches were called cartoons, after carton (Italian) or … Continue reading

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Colorized drawing by me after Anna Nicole Smith

This was sketched by hand (after a photograph), then photographed and imported into a basic editor program (draw) where I colorized it. I’m wondering if any readers could give me feedback regarding the overall quality here, (needs some touch ups) … Continue reading

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Walter Nessler, Southern Landscape (France), 1955

Nessler, a German emigre painter who escaped to England, was anti-Hitler and anti-Nazi. He was part of the brain drain of Germany. It is difficult to conceive how many great minds were lost during that period, whether emigres who left … Continue reading

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Frank Brangwyn, ‘For the Relief of Women and Children in Spain, 1936-1937

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Enoch Bolles, Breezy (1938)

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Issachar Ber Ryback, Shtetl, My Destroyed Home, a Remembrance

Issachar Ber Ryback was born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd, Ukraine). This was also the town where some of my family emigrated from. His father was murdered during a Pogrom there, around the late 1890s (after which my family left). Ber Ryback … Continue reading

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Safir Rifas, (b. Romania) Sad Mermaid

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Fran Gallun, Coming Home, Mixed Media

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Shoshanna Givon Miriam 7, 2005, Lithograph

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Vania Zouravliov, Bearskin, Detail

This artist drew inspiration from biblical illustration and illustration of Dante.

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