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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.
Sylvia Torres Painter/Encaustic Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 1993 Her artist-grandfather was very stern. He knew all the rules about art and wanted to be sure little Sylvia understood them. Consequently she stayed away from art until an understanding and gifted...read more
Myra Toth Ceramist Portrait © Donna Granata 2012 Myra Toth is a bit of an alchemist, at home with hundreds of jars filled with chemicals that transform clay into objects of stunning beauty. These playful, imaginative pieces, some aglow with lustrous glazes, remind us...read more
Christopher Trumbo Writer Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Christopher Trumbo (1940 - 2011) Christopher Trumbo was a writer whose film credits are impressive. They involved his working with some of the most iconic figures of a particularly complex era of Hollywood...read more
Jo Ann Turovsky Harpist Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Jo Ann Turovsky is principal harpist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, the Long Beach and Pasadena symphonies, and is a member of the contemporary music ensemble XTET. She has...read more
Kent Twitchell Muralist Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra by Kent Twitchell In today’s vernacular, you might say that Kent Twitchell’s public art projects have gotten millions of hits. For decades, people have driven by, walked by or simply sat and stared at huge murals...read more
Elaine Unzicker Chain Mail Jeweler 2" Gold Pod Necklace When does jewelry become art? Is important jewelry made only with precious metals and gems? How does jewelry transform the wearer? These and other questions will be explored as Mary Galbraith visits with Jo Ellen...read more
Linda Vallejo Painter, Installation Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2009 Oil on canvas…found tree fragments…tinker toys...recycled Styrofoam. Add a deeply-held conviction about humanity’s relationship to the world and you enter the world of Linda Vallejo....read more
Bill ViolaVideo/Installation Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 Bill Viola is internationally recognized as one of today’s leading artists. In 2011 he was named a Praemium Imperiale Laureate, one of the world’s most prestigious art awards. Another project, two...read more
Kathleen C. WaggonerCeramist Portrait © Donna Granata 2005 Kathleen Waggoner shapes the song of woman - searching, triumphant and proud - in clay. It is the exploration and expression of human emotion, of feelings not easily put into words, that drives her work....read more
Kevin Wallace Curator/Writer Portrait © Donna Granata 2012 A funny thing happened to Kevin Wallace on the road to becoming a rock star. He became a curator and a writer and, in July 2007, director of the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts. Along the way, Wallace’s...read more
James L WebbArtist, Printmaker, Registrar Portrait © Donna Granata 2009 Jim Webb has dedicated much of his life to the arts, both in practice of his craft and as a working professional in various capacities. A master printer at Gemini G.E.L. for over ten years, he...read more
Sally WeberHolographic artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 Sally Weber's innovative use of holography is a striking reminder that art itself is constantly evolving. The entire concept of paint, palette and canvas is completely re-evaluated in Weber's work because...read more