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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.

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Sandra Price

Sandra Price

Sandra Price Tatoo Artist Photo supplied by the artist Grandmothers want them. Rock stars and celebrities sport them. A tattoo can be decoration or can express solidarity among those who have served overseas. An exquisitely colored song bird may be a way of overcoming...

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Bob Privitt

Bob Privitt

Bob Privitt Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Visiting with Bob Privitt is like gliding through a history of civilization on roller skates. His conversation is peppered with references to Plato, Icarus, Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. We are dazzled with the...

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Chris Provenzano

Chris Provenzano

Chris ProvenzanoSculptor Sculpture by Chris Provenzano The mystery of stones guides sculptor Chris Provenzano’s fingers. “There’s always a surprise within each stone. I never know how the rock will behave when I began my work, if I’ll find a fossil, or what colors lie...

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Keith Puccinelli

Keith Puccinelli

Keith Puccinelli Assemblage-Performance-Installation Artist/Draughtsman Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Keith Puccinelli (1950 - 2017) In a world that is increasingly chaotic, is it the role of the artist to eliminate chaos? Or, is he simply to pick up the pieces of a...

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Richard Rackus

Richard Rackus

Richard Rackus Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 Richard Rackus (1922 - 2013) Born in Michigan in 1922, Richard moved to Los Angeles, California in 1936. He studied at Chouinard Art Institute under the tutelage of Frank Tolles Chamberlin who influenced many of the...

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Roxie Ray

Roxie Ray

Roxie Ray Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2012 Roxie Ray's paintings capture field workers laboring in rising heat, bathers languidly floating. The paintings are at once realistic depictions of everyday life and socio-political statements. The viewer is caught in...

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Sylvia Raz

Sylvia Raz

Sylvia Raz Assemblage Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Her assemblages do more than delight the eye. Consider, for example, “¡Mamí, los tíos llegan!” Yes, Auntie and Uncle are arriving, heads held high, dressed for the occasion, bringing gifts. After the first...

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Duncan Regehr

Duncan Regehr

Duncan Regehr Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 Duncan Regehr is a prolific figurative painter whose enormous body of work is profoundly and distinctly poetic. His recent work revolves around images suggested to the artist through his relationships, his dreams and...

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Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly

Jack Reilly Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2001 Jack Reilly began his career painting on surfboards. Becoming completely immersed in painting by his early twenties, he traveled to Paris to study art. In 1978 he received a MFA in Painting from Florida State...

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Roland Reiss

Roland Reiss

Roland Reiss Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2010 A teacher’s influence is often a major force in an artist’s career. It continues to guide, shape and inspire long after the time spent in the classroom. Such a teacher is Roland Reiss, accomplished artist, academic...

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Robert Rickards

Robert Rickards

Robert Rickards Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Western artist and Thousand Oaks resident Robert L. Rickards has spent over 23 years capturing the historic two-year-plus journey of the Lewis and Clark Expedition from St. Louis to the West Coast in a monumental...

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Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo

Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo Fiber Artist Buddha & the Six Supports by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo hand-stitched silk appliqué thangka, silk satin & brocade, gold, pearls When Leslie Freilich’s name was changed by a Tibetan lama to Rinchen-Wongmo it was not done to deny...

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