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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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De L’Esprie

De L’Esprie

Sculptor
Many have admired her work at the Janss Mall, at the Promenade and at the Crystal Cathedral. A Canadian by birth, sculptor De L’Esprie’s first forays into art began by painting under beds and in closets, haunts that…

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Yue Deng

Yue Deng

Violinist
Independent and passionate describe Yue Deng whose career as a concert violinist began when she was awarded First Prize in the National Violin Competition in China at the age of eight. She studied at Oberlin Conservatory…

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Rich Deppe

Rich Deppe

Fiber Artist
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…

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Laddie John Dill

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…

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William B. Dorsey

William B. Dorsey

Painter
Primarily self-taught, William was best known as a California Landscape Painter. His paintings were reminiscent of the California Impressionists with rich atmospheric perspective and depth. It is important…..

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JoAnne Duby

JoAnne Duby

Sculptor
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…

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Michael Dvortcsak

Michael Dvortcsak

Painter
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;…

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Linda Ekstrom

Linda Ekstrom

Sculptor
Linda Ekstrom’s work is anchored in the book as a cultural and symbolic object. Through her altered books and other mixed media works, she seeks to uncover and articulate a profound sense of mystery. She explores the subjects of narrative, person, place or event through the perspective of larger religious thought, history and ritual. Ekstrom received both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from UCSB and is on the faculty for the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.

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David Elder

David Elder

Sculptor
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…

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Linda Elder

Linda Elder

Sculptor
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 projects….

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Robert Engel

Robert Engel

Painter
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…

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Merion Estes

Merion Estes

Painter
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…

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