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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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Rich Deppe Fiber Artist Handspun Yarn by Rich Deppe with Handwoven Tallis Bag by Carl Friedlander Rich Deppe’s involvement in fiber arts dates to his early childhood, when his grandmother introduced him to knitting, at which he proved very adept. His fascination with...read more
Laddie John Dill Sculptor, Painter, Light & Space Artist Los Angeles native, Laddie John Dill graduated from Chouinard Art Institute in 1968. At 28 he was offered his first one-man exhibit at the Sonnabend Gallery in New York. Today he is an internationally...read more
William B. Dorsey Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 It is with great sadness that the Focus on the Masters Archive & Library announce the tragic passing of landscape painter William B. Dorsey. On the evening of April 29, William died after being hit by a...read more
JoAnne Duby Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 JoAnne Duby began her art career as a ceramist over 25 years ago by studying at the Seaward Ceramic School in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. Growing up in Seattle fostered her appreciation for the natural...read more
Michale Dvortcsak Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 Michael Dvortcsak is an artist whose work defies categorization. Although his paintings speak to the intellect, they contain elements that are as primal as a scream. His imagery is realistic, yet dreamlike;...read more
David Elder Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 A son of a Lutheran minister at Wittenberg University, David Elder was slated to go to seminary, but instead turned out to be a sculptor. Upon completion of a Masters degree at Ohio State University, he had the...read more
Linda Elder Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 Linda Elder (1942 - 2016) Linda Elder was first introduced to her favorite art form when an art teacher in high school allowed her to do sculpture in the back of the class while the rest of the class worked on drawing...read more
Robert Engel Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 Robert Engel has pursued a career in art since the early 1970s. After completing his formal education in fine art at Cal State Fullerton, Robert worked professionally in painting, drawing and ceramics. In 1978, he...read more
Merion EstesPainter Merion Estes "Los Alamos Sunset" Merion Estes states: The beauty and fragility of life and the tragedy of man’s intervention is my subject. The tools of her trade have included fabric, glue, acrylic and spray paints, glitter, photo downloads and...read more
Robert Eyberg Glass Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 Robert C. Eyberg received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska in 1972. He has exhibited paintings in New York City until moving west to Ventura, CA. He studied glass blowing at the Pilchuck...read more
BiJian Fan Environmental Artist/Ceramist Spirit by BiJian Fan, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), 2'x1'x1' A bird lifts its wings, ready to soar above the Gull Wings Children’s Museum entrance. Swans adorn fountains at the Museum of Ventura County. Work of Beijing-born,...read more
Alberta Fins Expressionist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 Alberta Fins (1931 - 2009) Alberta’s paintings and prints commented upon the human condition. She was an artist for whom the process of making art was more than a means to an end. The final artwork is, by her...read more