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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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Richard Flores

Richard Flores

Richard Flores Ceramist Charman Urn by Richard Flores “Voraciously curious” ceramicist Richard Flores says, “After food and shelter, art is everything.” First introduced to clay in grade school, art forever became an integral part of his creative existence. As an...

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Richard Franklin

Richard Franklin

Richard Franklin Figurative Artist, Ceramist, Architect Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 “Creativity,” says Richard Franklin “is what life is all about. It is important to all our humanity.” When FOTM designates an individual as a “Master Artist,” various criteria are...

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Aimee French

Aimee French

Aimee French Fiber Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 Silk painter Aimee French loves the tactile sensation of moving the paint onto the silk with her brushes. Whether abstract or realistic, that sense of motion and color are inherent elements in her paintings. Her...

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Carl Friedlander

Carl Friedlander

Carl Friedlander 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...

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Barbara Fumagalli

Barbara Fumagalli

Barbara Fumagalli Engraver Portrait © Donna Granata 2003 Barbara Fumagalli knew she would be an artist around age seven when she began sketching and painting on family outings. Instead of playing volleyball and baseball, the family would pack up sketch pads, paint...

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Orazio Fumagalli

Orazio Fumagalli

Orazio Fumagalli Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2003 Orazio Fumagalli (1921 - 2004) A renowned sculptor and teacher, Orazio Fumagalli was known for his “figure fragment” sculptures of the human form that evoked fragments from ancient ruins. Fumagalli also worked in...

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Matt Furmanski

Matt Furmanski

Matt Furmanski Sculptor and Land Artist Portrait © Donna Granata 2007 Matt Furmanski -- educator, artist, public arts commissioner and, oh, yes, surfer dude.– is driven by passion -- passion for his art, passion for teaching, passion that drives him to make...

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Monica Furmanski

Monica Furmanski

Monica Furmanski Photographer Portrait © Donna Granata 2008 Monica Furmanski, photographer and installation artist, directs the viewer’s experience, blurring the lines between image and reality. In 2002 Monica placed window-sized, slightly out-of-focus transparencies...

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Ted Gall

Ted Gall

Ted Gall Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2000 Ted Gall began his career in art in the mid-1960s as an animator for teaching films, and continued to broaden his skills as a package and graphic designer. In 1973, he began a 22-year association with automotive gasket...

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David Gallup

David Gallup

David Gallup Painter Portrait © Donna Granata 2011 David Gallup, plein air painter and teacher, creates works that exquisitely capture a sense of place. A broad color palette and multi-layered paint only partially describe the paintings that explore nature’s character...

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Luther Gerlach

Luther Gerlach

Luther Gerlach Photographer Amelie with Bird by Luther Gerlach Luther Gerlach is a photographer whose work captures modern images using old-world techniques. He is an ambrotypist who has built his own camera and who produces negatives in the waxed paper collotype...

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George Geyer

George Geyer

George Geyer Sculptor Anti Gravity – Slant Diagonal by George Geyer, slate and glass, 12”x32”x7” “George Geyer’s sculpture toys with the mind,” explained the late distinguished museum director and educator Henry Hopkins. “What we know and what we see are two different...

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