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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.

Robert Eyberg

Robert Eyberg

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...

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BiJian Fan

BiJian Fan

BiJian Fan Environmental Artist/Ceramist Spirit by BiJian Fan, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), 2'x1'x1' It seems that BiJian Fan - paper sculptor extraordinaire - is everywhere. Strictly speaking, his art is not all paper as he employs a number of different materials,...

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Alberta Fins

Alberta Fins

Alberta Fins (1931 - 2009) Expressionist Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 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 testimony, only...

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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 Carl Friedlander, a retired computer scientist, is well-known for creating prayer shawls worn at Jewish religious services. His fiber art gene seems to have come...

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Barbara Fumagalli

Barbara Fumagalli

Barbara Fumagalli Engraver Portrait © Donna Granata 2003 Barbara Fumagalli knew she would be an artist at 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 (1921 - 2004) Sculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2003 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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