Top 20 Celebrity Artists That Paint

In researching for our previous post on celebrity art investors, we came across an amazing array of celebrities who not only collect art, but create it as well! We couldn’t resist dedicating a post to some of these multi-faceted artists. Amongst celebrities, painting seems to be the preferred form of visual art, and its no…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/05/2016

Happy Belated Birthday Gustave Courbet

Happy Belated 138th Birthday Courbet! Self Portrait with Black Dog, 1842 Yes we know we are a bit late on this one, Gustave Courbet’s birthday is actually June 10th. But let’s blame the author of this blog for celebrating his own birthday. Getting back to Courbet, he was born on June 10th, 1819 in Omans,…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 11/06/2015

Did You Know- Paul Gauguin

This Weekend Celebrates the Painter’s 167th Birthday Although his birthday is technically tomorrow, June 7, we like to celebrate our artists. Although he was not overly appreciated while he was alive, the artwork Paul Gauguin is certainly appreciated today. And to recognize him as the genius he is, we wanted to share some fun facts…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/06/2015

The Mona Lisa Painting Facts

Facts About the World’s Most Popular Painting Although it is the world’s most recognizable painting, the Mona Lisa has an incredibly storied past that not many of us know about. The Painting has a fascinating history to it that not many of us know about that we at Jerry’s thought it might be fun to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 26/05/2015

Picasso Painting Breaks Record at Auction

Picasso’s Painting Is The Most Expensive Painting Ever Sold, $174 million dollars! DATE: May 14, 2015 – Pablo Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” sold at auction in New York for $179,365,000. The painting is considered to be one of the Pablo Picasso’s most important works. “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O)”, translated to “Women of…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 14/05/2015

Salvador Dali: Unveiling the Eccentric Painter

Celebrating his 111th birthday a day late with some fun facts about this eccentric painter! Salvador Dali, The Eccentric Painter Celebrating his 111th birthday (born May 11th, 1904) We all know Salvador Dali the painter as one of the more eccentric and flamboyant artists that graced the 20th century. Although we mostly know Dali for…..

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Jerry's -- 12/05/2015

Blind Painter Able to Paint Again

After Going Blind, Artist Uses Texture to Complete Beautiful Paintings In 2001, as a result of Epilepsy, artist John Bramblitt went blind. Now, while it is easy to see how blindness could ruin the career of a visual artist, going blind was actually the catalyst to begin his career as a visual artist. His art…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 28/03/2015

4 Irish Painters You Need to Know

Feeling green? So were these guys! In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we thought that it was only right to take a little time out of our busy schedule to learn about some famous Irish Painters from history. Here’s exactly what we found out: Charles Jervas Charles Jervas was born in Clonlisk, Ireland around 1675,…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/03/2015

A Loving Tribute to Gerald Goldstein

Memories of the Founder of Jerry’s Artarama It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jerry who took the simple idea of being a friend to his customers to a whole new level of caring and concern. Jerry Goldstein was born a depression baby, just 17 days after the stock market crash…..

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Jerry's -- 13/02/2015

Adding Art Into Other School Subjects Makes Learning More Fun

Art is Important as a School Subject, but Can It be a Teaching Tool too? Although many schools cut arts first in their search to slash budgets because of the expense of art supplies (the answer is that they aren’t shopping at Jerry’s where all the deals are), recent studies have shown that exposure to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/01/2015

Disabled Artists Create Mind Art with Their Brains with Winsor and Newton

Chinese ‘Mind Art’ Project Raises Awareness for Disabled Rights Image via huffingtonpost.com Winsor & Newton, a fine arts materials supplier founded in 1832 has always been dedicated to the mix of science and art and is now using that blend of interests to help raise awareness for an underrepresented subset of people. There is an…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/11/2014

Happy (belated) Birthday Andy Warhol!

Pop Artist Andy Warhol would have been 86 this year Today we (belatedly) celebrate Andy Warhol and his life. His birthday was actually yesterday, August 6th but we will have to celebrate it one day late.   Andy Warhol revolutionized what we call Pop Art stylized by challenging traditional fine art by glorifying imagery taken…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 07/08/2014

Making Art Can Change Your Brain for the Better Says Science

Research Shows that Making Art Helps Improve Brain Functions Painting by Belle Yang It is often said “age before beauty”, but a recent study says that creating beauty and art may just help you in aging. According to a recent study conducted in Germany suggests that those that make art on a regular basis are…..

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Jerry's -- 15/07/2014

Did you know-Michelangelo

Some little known facts about one of the greatest artists of all time We all know who Michelangelo is, everyone has seen the statue of David and the Sistine Chapel, but what do we really know about him? Two weeks ago, we wished him a happy 539th birthday in the article¬†Happy Birthday Michelangelo! and showed…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 18/03/2014

Dangerous Art: One Pittsburgh Exhibit Sends Viewers to the Hospital

Art Lovers Beware, Exhibit Bites! Not really, but authorities have shut down a popular Pittsburgh room-sized art exhibit after it left three viewers feeling seizure-like symptoms. The exhibit “ZEE” by Chicago-based Austrian artist Kurt Hentschalger is an interactive art experience involving thick artificial fog and bright strobing lights. Now, before you can enter the exhibit,…..

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Jerry's -- 01/10/2013