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  1. My 5 Favourite Artists.

  2. Howard hodgkin

  3. Birth name : Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin Born - 6 august 1932 Died age 77  Howard Hodgkin He was born in England and went to school in Dorset. Howard first appeared in London in 1962. His early paintings tend to be made up of hard-edged curved forms in a limited number of colours. In 1984, Howard represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985 he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992 he was knighted. In 2003 he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Companion of Honour. A major exhibition of his work was mounted at Tate Britain, London, in 2006. Also in 2006, The Independent declared him one of the 100 most influential gay people in Britain, as his work helps many people express their emotions to others.

  4. Gillian Ayres was one of the few artists to actually live in Soho during the 1950s. With her fellow-artist and husband, Henry Mundy, she lived in the flat above the Artists International Association Gallery in Lisle Street. She studied at the Camberwell School of Art where figurative art was promoted, which Ayres hated. She left in 1950, and began to paint abstracts, with her first solo exhibition coming in the mid-1950s. Ayres held a number of teaching posts through the 1960s and 1970s, becoming friends with painters such as Howard Hodgkin, Robyn Denny and Roger Hilton. In 1981 she moved to north Wales, and later to Cornwall. Gillian Ayres

  5. Patrick Heron Born at Hedingley , Leeds in Yorkshire in 1920, he was the son of Thomas Milner Heron and Eulalie 'Jack' Heron, the first of four children (Michael, Joannah and Giles). His father was a clothes manufacturer, pacifist, socialist and leading member of the Leeds Arts Club. In 1925 the Heron family moved to West Cornwall where T M Heron took over the running of Crysede Silks, then four years later his father founded the firm Cresta Silk in Welwyn Garden City. It was here at this new school that Patrick Heron met his future wife Delia Reiss.

  6. Born as: "Paul Jackson Pollock"Pollock was born on: January 28, 1912Born at: Cody, Wyoming, United States of AmericaPollock Died: August 11, 1956 He was the youngest of five brothers. Jackson Pollock was an artist that lived hard and died young. He struggled with alcohol, life, and the art world. Pollock was a major player in the Abstract Expressionist movement and was a very influential artist of the twentieth century. Jackson Pollock

  7. Gustave Courbet Gustave Courbet was born on June 10, 1819, to a prosperous farming family in Ornans, France. He went to Paris in 1841, supposedly to study law, but he soon decided to study painting and learned by copying the pictures of master artists. In 1844 his self-portrait, Courbet with a Black Dog, was accepted by the Salon, an annual public exhibition of art sponsored by the influential Royal Academy.