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This is a selection from the current collection of Focus On The Masters artist documentation. Click on the picture or artist name to view the portrait, biography, media presentations and website of the artist.

All artists’ portraits are by Donna Granata. The photographs and artworks shown on this website are copyrighted by the artists and may not be reproduced without permission from the copyright owner. By entering this website, you agree to these conditions.

Carlyle Montomery

Carlyle Montomery

Carlyle Montomery Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 1996 Carlyle Montgomery’s (1947- 1998) interest in the arts began as a child when he experimented in both two and three dimensional work. His love of art was equaled only by his love of nature. His passion for the...

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Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael Moore Photographer Portrait © Donna Granata 1991 From The Universal Landscape: Michael Moore Artist Statement The Universal Landscape is a document in progress, a constantly expanding definition of how I interact with the land. My photographs are not the final...

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Christine Morla

Christine Morla

Christine Morla Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2012 Christine Morla combines images from her Filipino-American background to create art that expresses universal statements about family, world events and popular culture. She is a mixed-media artist who appropriates...

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Ed Moses

Ed Moses

Ed Moses Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2010 Ed Moses (1926-2018) Ed Moses was an important Los Angeles artist who was among the famed Ferus Gallery founded by Walter Hopps and Ed Kienholz in 1957.  An extremely prolific artist, Moses’ non-objective paintings span...

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Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz

Bob Moskowitz Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Bob Moskowitz is the chairman of the art department at Ventura College. In his teaching and in his own work, he stresses the importance of mastering the fundamentals, of not taking short-cuts. His colleagues describe...

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Jane Mulfinger

Jane Mulfinger

Jane Mulfinger Technology/Installation Artist Regrets by Jane Mulfinger Using site-specific installations, performance and sculpture, Jane Mulfinger offers commentary on the human condition. Of her work Jane says: I act as archivist and archaeologist, an analyst of...

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John Nava

John Nava

John Nava Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2003   The realism of John Nava’s paintings stuns the viewer. His mastery of light and shadow is reminiscent of Old Master paintings. Nava’s work invites intimate observation. Often expressive, his life studies have a...

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Marta Nelson

Marta Nelson

Marta Nelson Painter/Printmaker Portrait © Donna Granata 1997 Since winning her first art scholarship at age 10, Marta Nelson has continued a career in fine arts. A life-long love affair with drawing the human figure developed when she attended her first life classes...

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Janet Neuwalder

Janet Neuwalder

Janet Neuwalder is a sculptor and installation artist specializing in clay and ceramic processes. Some of Neuwalder’s installations are modeled after anthropological displays often found in Natural History Museums.

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Arnold Newman

Arnold Newman

Arnold Newman Photographer Portrait © Donna Granata 1996 Arnold Newman (1918 - 2006) In a career that spanned almost 58 years, Arnold Newman was a significant contributor to the history of photography. His photographs are part of permanent collections at the most...

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John Nichols

John Nichols

John Nichols Photographer Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Yogi Berra may have counseled “when you get to a fork in the road, take it,” but photographer John Nichols is apt to not only take the fork, but will probably examine it, learn from it, and happily follow...

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Margaret Nielsen

Margaret Nielsen

Margaret Nielsen Painter Crucible by Margaret Nielsen The canoe, encased in golden vines, floats in darkness, illuminated by stars, anchored by vein-like roots. Is the canoe waiting to take you on a journey through the unknown? Through memories? Will it navigate a...

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