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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.

Horace Bristol

Photographer
Horace Bristol (1908 – 1997) Horace Bristol brought the plight of humanity into the homes of millions of people through his compassionate eye and sensitive heart. He is respected as one of the greatest…

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Charlotte Bronstein

Actress/Writer/Director/Educator
Charlotte Bronstein (1918 – 2003) Charlotte Bronstein spent 50 years acting, writing and directing for television, film, radio and the stage in the United States and Canada. Her…

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Ernest Brooks II

Photographer/Environmentalist
Ernest H. Brooks II, a noted professional photographer, educator and ambassador for the photographic industry, has won international acclaim for underwater photography and audio/visual…

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Boris Brott

Conductor
Can executives of Fortune 500 companies make beautiful music together? Can a “hog” riding Canadian inspire classical music audiences? We know that the answer is “yes”! Maestro Boris Brott is a recipient of the Order…

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Robert Brown

Actor
Robert Brown began his acting career in New York City by studying and working with some legendary actors and directors, including the Erwin Piscator’s Dramatist Workshop at the New School for Social Research, Rod…

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Karyl Lynn Burns & James O’Neil

Co-Founders Rubicon Theatre
The Rubicon Theatre Company has established itself as a major cultural force in Ventura County and beyond. Respected by audiences and critics alike, the Rubicon stages a rich…

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Cindy Pitou Burton

Photographer
Adventure drives the life and photography of Cindy Pitou Burton. She began her career as a photojournalist for the New York Times, soon expanding her contacts to CBS, NBC and PBS and magazines…

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Joe Cardella

Mixed Media Artist/Publisher
Joe Cardella (1945-2018) was a unique artist in his own right; he created ART/LIFE, a limited edition fine art magazine, that ran from 1981 – 2006. Each issue was comprised…

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Karen Carson

Painter
Karen Carson, a major figure in the Los Angeles feminist art movement, has employed varied techniques and materials to reflect and comment on the turbulence of everyday life….

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Jacquelyn Cavish

Painter/Educator/Curator
Jacquelyn Cavish traces her transformation from a spirited tomboy in the hot climate of Tucson to an accomplished painter of maritime scenes. Dedicated teachers early in…

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Michelle Chapin

Sculptor
Michele Chapin studied drawing, printmaking and sculpting at the University of California at Santa Cruz, then went on to such varied jobs as fashion designer, pipefitter and display carpenter in the San Francisco…

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Gayel Childress

Painter/Printmaker
Award-winning artist Gayel Childress works in watercolors as well as oils and monoprints. She is best known for her fluid interpretations of landscapes and figures that capture the essence of the…

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