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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.

Jackson Wheeler

Jackson Wheeler

Jackson (Jackie Ray) Wheeler Poet 1952 - 2017 Jackson Wheeler was a man of many talents: a social worker by day, an accomplished poet and a fervent, discerning art collector. The images he created through the written word confirm that Jackson was a gifted poet,...

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John White

John White

Painter/Performance Artist
Serendipity and playful fate led John White, a young man working in a brewery whose loftiest aim was to be a professional golfer, to achieve success as a working artist. White credits his early…

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Nancy Whitman

Nancy Whitman

Painter
Born in Chicago, Nancy Whitman earned a fine arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. She followed this with a year of graduate study at the Chicago Art Institute and another extremely formative year in Paris,…

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Beatrice Wood

Beatrice Wood

Ceramist
World renowned for her exquisite luster glazes and whimsical figures, Beatrice Wood’s fascinating life beckoned the most avid art historians to her door. She was one of the last survivors of one of the…

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Jenchi Wu

Jenchi Wu

Educator/Ceramist
A ceramics class changed Jenchi Wu’s life. Having emigrated from Taiwan in 1990, Jenchi studied at community colleges in Stockton and Pasadena, pursuing a curriculum that included courses in the arts. Once she…

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George Yepes

George Yepes

Painter
George Yepes’ works cannot easily be ignored. The rich colors grab us first and we have to keep looking. His art challenges assumptions about icons both religious and popular and has been described as the best of…

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Hiroko Yoshimoto

Hiroko Yoshimoto

Painter
Hiroko Yoshimoto was born and raised in Japan and moved to Los Angeles when she was a teenager. She received her undergraduate and Masters Degree from UCLA, graduating with the highest honors. Her work has been…

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Elyn Zimmerman

Elyn Zimmerman

Works on Paper/Sculptor
In different ways, Elyn Zimmerman’s works on paper and site specific installations explore conditions of the natural world and celebrate images and materials of…

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