The Forgotten Master Project

Have you ever had the experience seeing a remarkable work of art and after reading the name of the artist, wondering “Why haven’t I ever heard of her before?!”

This happens to me all the time. As I travel around the world to major and provincial museums, attend auctions, and visit private collections, I see astounding masterpieces by artists whose anonymity defies the quality of their work. I write down their names and do my best to find out who they are. Often I learn that these sculptors and painters are well known to seemingly everyone but me. But, in some cases, I find that there is little known about them. I call these artists “Forgotten Masters.” And I have a list of more than 300 so far.

These artists range from the fourteenth century to the present. Some are the equivalent of one-hit wonders — making an award-winning work and never quite reaching that level again. But many were consistently skilled and hugely influential. They have been left out of the standard narrative of the history of art through various circumstances (e.g. dying young, working in provinces, becoming teachers, being out of step with the zeitgeist, or being women).

Last year, I gave a lecture series on the development and careers of several well-established Old Masters. The lectures were attended in person by professional artists, who added their remarkable perspectives to my art-historical approach. We recorded several of these and put them online. (You can access them here.) Some of these online recordings were visited more than 150,000 times.

This Fall, when our lecture series begins again, rather than revisit the careers of well-researched artists whose works have been examined and broadcast many times — and for good reason — my plan is to bring much needed attention to these Forgotten Masters. Because these artists are, by definition, difficult to find in museums, online, or libraries, I would like to create a collaboration between me, those who are attending the lectures, and anyone who wishes to participate online.

Balthasar Denner (German, 1685-1749) Portrait of an Old Woman (c. 1725) Oil on copper. 14 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. Hermitage Museum.
Balthasar Denner (German, 1685-1749) Portrait of an Old Woman (c. 1725) Oil on copper. 14 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. Hermitage Museum.


I have narrowed my list of 300+ to about 50 names. But I know that my list is probably woefully incomplete. If you have thoughts on how it can improve, Please:

  1. Look through the list
  2. Tell me who I have missed. (Put their names in the comments or send me an email.)
  3. Berate me if I have included anyone unworthy of the list.
  4. Share the list with others who you think will be interested.
Lemuel Everett Wilmarth (American, 1835-1918) Still life with oranges and raisins (1890) Oil on canvas. 9 1:8 x 13 1:8 in. Private collection.
Lemuel Everett Wilmarth (American, 1835-1918) Still life with oranges and raisins (1890) Oil on canvas. 9 1:8 x 13 1:8 in. Private collection.


Once we have a good amount of feedback and a solid list, I will start working on the lectures. Each lecture will discuss a Forgotten Master, his or her training, major works, influence, and place within the well-remembered artists of the time. Each lecture will be recorded, put online and accompanied by a post on These posts will be a major resource, where those who have additional information relating to the artist can share their findings.


About ten years ago, I posted a few Forgotten-Master-themed posts on Bearded Roman. (You can see them here). By far, they have been the most visited posts on this site and are still the top links for Google searches for each of those artists. In particular, the post about Hugues Merles (French, 1823-1881) led to lively discussions online and off, and to one exhibition.

Over time, I hope that the artists we select together will be better known and that we can provide a resource for future studies.

Pompeo Leoni (Milanese, 1533-1608) Emperor Charles V & the Fury (1549) Bronze. 251 x 143 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.
Pompeo Leoni (Milanese, 1533-1608) Emperor Charles V & the Fury (1549) Bronze. 251 x 143 cm. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.


You may recognize some of the names on this list. Some of them may be well known to you or the larger world for a single work of art; but, unknown for the rest of their oeuvre or other contributions.

My criteria for being “forgotten” is no major catalogue or exhibition in the last 50 years OR not being discussed outside a small region (i.e. many artists are well known within their small community; but, little or no information appears outside of their native language).

My criteria for being a “master” is less scientific. It depends on whether or not their work is exceptional compared to their peers (e.g. fellow artists, collectors, critics) and whether or not their work had a lasting influence on others.

Theo van Rysselberghe (Belgian, 1862-1926) Maria Sethe at the Harmonium (1891) Oil on canvas. 46 1/2 x 33 1/3 in. Koninklijk Museum, Antwerp.
Theo van Rysselberghe (Belgian, 1862-1926) Maria Sethe at the Harmonium (1891) Oil on canvas. 46 1/2 x 33 1/3 in. Koninklijk Museum, Antwerp.


Click on the green dot next to each artist’s name for my one-sentence description of the artist and a link to a representative work of art.

Pieter AertsenDutchM16th1508 - 1575PainterMeat Stall with Holy Family Giving Alms (1551) North Carolina Museum of Art. of large-scale genre and still lifes combined with religious themes, whose works were acquired by an international cast of royal and noble collectors.
Francesco NegroliMilaneseM16th1510 - 1579ArmourerBurgonet (1543) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. who dedicated his life to making heroic armour.
Luca CambiasiGeneoeseM16th1527 - 1585PainterMadonna of the Candle (c. 1570) Musei di Strada Nuova Geneose artist of the sixteenth century, who worked in oils, frescoes, and architectural drafts
Pompeo LeoniItalianM16th1533 - 1608SculptorEmperor Charles V and the Fury (1551-1555) Museo National del Prado, Madrid. scupltor to the Emperor of Spain.
Daniel SeghersDutchM17th1590 - 1661PainterGarland of flowers with a sculpture of the Virgin Mary (1645) Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague. of Jan Brueghel, specializing in floral wreath of remarkable naturalism, composition, and symbolism.
Giovanni Battista Salvi da SassoferratoItalianM17th1609 - 1685PainterVirgin Mary (c. 1640) National Gallery, London. known for a few works, Biography unknown
Balthasar DennerGermanM17th/18th1685 - 1749PainterPortrait of an Old Woman (c. 1725) Getty Center Museum. portraitist
Lambert SigisbertFrenchM18th1700 - 1759SculptorThe Triumph of Neptune stilling the Waves (1732) Musée du Louvre. of two virtuosic French brothers who studied in Rome and brought their taste for large-scale marble sculptures to France.
Luis Egidio MeléndezSpanishM18th1716 - 1780PainterBodegón con besugos, naranjas, ajo, condimentos y utensilios de cocina. (1772) Museo Nacional del Prado. trained figure artist who dedicated his career to still life paintings
Johann Joachim KaendlerGermanM18th1730 - 1770SculptorParrot (1732) Dresden State Art Museums. of porcelain sculpture, whose works defined small-scale works for generations with few, if any, who have surpassed his gifts.
Michel Claude ClodionFrenchM18th1738 - 1814SculptorThe Intoxication of Wine (c. 1785) Metropolitan Museum of Art. sculptor of sensuous and lively figures in terra cotta, whose works were reviled by Revolutionaries for their relationship with the Ancien Regime.
John FlaxmannBritishM18th/19th1755 - 1826Sculptor, Painter, EngraverMonument to Lord Nelson. St. Paul's Cathedral, London. British leader of Neoclassicism who became the chief artist for Wedgewood
Christoffer Wilhelm EckersbergDanishM18th/19th1783 - 1853PainterUlysses Fleeing the Cave of Polyphemus (1812) Princeton University Art Museum. Neoclassicist who laid the foundation for the Golden Age of Danish Painting.
Charles GleyreSwissM19th1806 - 1874PainterLe Soir (1853) Private Collection painter and professor at the École des Beaux Arts, sometimes called "the real Father of Impressionism."
Josephus Laurentius DyckmansBelgianM19th1811 - 1888PainterThe Blind Beggar (1852) Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp. of meticulous genre scenes, earning the moniker of the "Belgian Gerrit Dou."
Lénard Morel LadeuilFrenchM19th1820 - 1888SculptorThe Milton Shield (1867) most famous work was a multifigural representation of Milt's epic poem Paradise Lost.
Antonio CiseriSwiss-ItalianM19th1821 - 1891PainterEcce Homo (1871) painter of large-scale religious history painting.
Hugues MerleFrenchM19th1823 - 1881PainterThe Scarlet Letter (1859) Walters Art Museum. and early competitor to William Adolphe Bouguereau.
Isidore Jules BonhuerFrenchM19th1827 - 1901SculptorGladiateur à cheval (1902) Paris. and decorative animalier sculptor, who worked closely with and was overshadowed by his sister Rosa Bonheur.
Enoch Wood PerryAmericanM19th1831 - 1915PainterThe True American (1874) Metropolitan Museum of Art. of Mark Twain, Winslow Homer, Albert Beirstadt, Eduard Manet, and John Singer Sargent, who trained in Munich and Paris, then returned to the US to paint American life during the Civil War and founded the California Academy of Art.
Leon BonnatFrenchM19th1833 - 1922PainterThe Martyrdom of Saint Denis, Pantheon (Paris) of the Beaux-Arts Academy (Paris), painter of Paris Opera House and Pantheon; prolific teacher who deepend the influence of Velázquez over nineteenth-century art.
Lemuel WilmarthAmericanM19th1835 - 1918PainterStill life with oranges and raisins (Private Collection) of the Art Students League of New York, and one of America's most influential art teachers.
John Atkinson GrimshawBritishM19th1836 - 1893PainterReflections on the Thames, Westminster (1880) Leeds Museums and Galleries. to a narrow range of atmopheric painting, he nevertheless took his subjects to new levels of craft and imagination.
Carolus DuranFrenchM19th1837 - 1917PainterL'homme enormi (1861) of the most sought-after and influential portratist of his time; teacher of John Singer Sargent and Thomas Eakins. His technique challenged and changed academic practice.
Mariano Fortuny y MarsalSpanish (Catalan) M19th1838 - 1874PainterThe Odalisque (1861) nineteenth-century superstar whose works were known mostly in print, before dying at the age of 38
Mihály MunkácsyHungarianM19th1844 - 1900PainterChrist before Pilate (1881) painte of monumental religious and genre scens. His work, Christ before Pilate, was one of the most famous works of the 19th century, seen by millions of people.
Luisa Starr CanzianiAmerican-BritishF19th1845 - 1909PainterDavid Presenting the Head of Goliath to Saul and pioneering painter. The first woman allowd to study at the Royal Academy (London) and first woman to win a Gold Medal for her work.
Édouard Debat PonsanFrenchM19th1847 - 1913PainterLa Vérité sortant du puits (1898) vetran and painter whose work spanned history, politics, orientalism, and peasant scenes.
Francisco Pradilla y OrtizSpanishM19th1848 1921PainterDoña Juana la Loca (1878) orphan son of Spanish farmhands, who rose to become an international superstar reviving an interest in Diego Veláques through his works.
Fanny FleuryFrenchF19th/20th1848 - 1940PainterBebe dort (1884) pupil of Carolus-Duran, considered by many to be superior ther contemporary John Singer Sargent.
Paul RicherFrenchM19th/20th1849 - 1933SculptorBronze Smith (c. 1900) of human anatomy who used his skills both as surgeon, sculptor and educator.
Julius KronbergSwedishM19th/20th1850 - 1921PainterDavid och Saul (1885) in Stockholm, Paris, Düssseldorf and Copenhagen, Kronberg spnt most of his career working for the Swedish Royal family, and is little known outside his native land.
Emilio Sánchez PerrierSpanish-FrenchM19th/20th1855 - 1907PainterBank of the Guardaira with Boat (c. 1890) of landscape and water scenes
Juan Luna y NovicioFilipino M19th1857 - 1899PainterSpoliarium (1884) fighter, trained in Madrid and Rome, who became the Philippines' most celebrated painter.
Charles Frederic UlrichAmericanM19th1858 - 1908PainterIn the Land of Promise in Munich alongside William Merritt Chase, but did little public work despite enormous talent.
Jacques de LalaingBritish/BelgianM19th/20th1858 - 1917SculptorLa Lutte équestre ou Le combat des cavaliers (1899 - 1909) and sculptor who specialized historical and funerary monuments.
Virginie Demont-BretonFrenchF19th/20th1859 - 1935PainterThe Divine Apprentice of the Union of Women Painters and sculptors who opened the écoles des Beaux-Arts to women and becam an Officer of the Légion d'honneur.
Peder Mørk MønstedDanishM19th/20th1859 - 1941PainterSleigh ride on a sunny winter day (1919) painter of landscape, whose realist and impressionist paintings were out of step with Modernism
Cyrus DallinAmericanM19th/20th1861 - 1944SculptorAppeal to the Great Spirit (1909) sculptor of Early-American and colonial history.
Théo van RyssellberghBelgianM19th/20th1862 - 1926PainterThe Bathers neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century.
Federick Cayley RobinsonBritishM19th/20th1862 - 1927PainterActs of Mercy (1915-1920) English symbolist painter, who took five years to complete his masterpiece: Acts of Mercy, inspired by the heroism and aftermath of WWI.
Arthur RackhamBritishM19th/20th1867 - 1939IllustratorAlice's Adventures in Wonderland illustrations of Peter Pan, Gulivers Travels, The Lord of the Rinds, and Alice and Wonderland were considered high art.
Florence FullerSouth African-AustralianF19th/20th1867 - 1946PainterInseparables (c. 1900) in South Africa, trained in Australia and Europe, Fuller won awards at the prestigioius Paris Salon and founded two art schools before spending the last 20 years of her life in a mental institution.
William Sargent KendalllAmericanM19th/20th1869 - 1938Painter/SculptorAn Interlude (1907) American artist known for treatment of everyday life.
Pietro CanonicaItalianM19th/20th1869 - 1959SculptorL'abisso (1909), painter, opera composer, Senator for life, and professor of the fine arts.
Albert HerterAmericanM20th1871 - 1950MuralistWisconsin Supreme Court murals muralist of American history.
Anna Hyatt HuntingtonAmericanF20th1876 - 1973SculptorEl Cid of monumental bronze historical and religious works.
Ellen Hoffman-BangDanishF20th1879 - 1971PainterJewish women weeping in exile (1910) painter and illustrator who specialized in religious and mythological works.
Hans PurrmannGermanM20th1880 - 1966PainterAdoration of the Magi (1924) and business partner of Henri Matisse, who founded the German Art Foundation.
Antonio VannettiItalianM20th1881 - 1962SculptorBonapart a cheval (c. 1920) serving as a POW in WWI, Vanetti gave up his training as a monumental sculptor to become a diplomat who worked in China, Japan, Vietnam, Panama, Cuba and the US.
Minerva TeichertAmericanF20th1888 - 1976PainterNight Raid (1941) Henri's "greatest student" who left New York to homestead in the rural West and paint more than 400 large-scale religious scene during the Great Depression.
Arkadi Aleksandrovich PlastovRussianM20th1893 - 1972PainterHarvest Meal at Noon Day (1945) impressionists, whose timeless depictions of Russian peasant life transcended politics and time.
Ives GammellAmericanM20th1893 - 1981PainterHound of Heaven defender of tradition out of step with time who produced complex allegorical works
Albert BrenetFrenchM20th1903 - 2005PainterSS France at Saint-Nazaire (1961) guoache artist, whose depictions of industrial and landscape scenes stretched visual representation.
Pietro AnnigoniItalianM20th1910 - 1988Painter, SculptorSermon on the Moujnt (1953) and fresco painter who acted as a bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries for classical artists.
Arnold FribergAmericanM20th1913 - 2010PainterAbinadi before King Noah (c. 1960) Illustrator and painter whose anonymously authored religious scenes have been seen by billions
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  1. Michael Hall

    Micah, your list is fantastic! I’m not familiar with all of the artists on the list, but I’m excited to familiarize myself with them. I’m glad that you included Charles Gleyre! He’s on of my favorites.
    Here are a few more names to consider,

    Sir W Hamo Thornycroft 1850-1925
    Zinaida Serebriakova 1884-1967
    Puvis de Chavannes 1824-1898
    George Frederick Watts 1817-1904
    Jacopo Sansovino 1486-1570
    Loenardo Bistolfi 1859-1933
    Francesco Jerace 1853-1937
    And I’m not sure if you would consider him a forgotten master, but I’ll put him down any way
    Ivan Kramskoy 1837-1887


  2. To revive these forgotten masters is really a great idea.
    Here in germany it is escpecially striking,
    because there is so much lost during the war and up to date
    there is no lobby for the salon artists of the 19 century.

    A few artist i would like to add:

    + Jehan Georges Vibert (French 1840-1902), the master of anti-clerical art.

    + Karl Theodor von Piloty (German 1826-1886), teacher of many famous pupils , Makart, Lenbach, Defregger and so on.

    + Henriette Browne (French 1829 – 1901), the following painting is one of the most impressive i have seen in person.,_Henriette_-_The_Sisters_of_Mercy_-_1859.JPG

    + Charles Frederick Goldie (New Zealand 1870-1947), master of maori portraits.

    + Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (Austrian 1793 – 1865), an early master of light with a polarizing personality.

  3. Brock Alius

    Emile friant
    Kenyon cox
    Harold speed
    Jules lefevbre
    Annie swynnerton
    Ramon casas
    Abram arkhipov
    Frank benson
    Edmund Tarbell
    John white Alexander
    Jules lepage
    Johan vibert
    Thomas Lawrence
    Hebert draper
    Solomon j Solomon
    Leon Perrault
    George clausen
    PS kroyer
    Leon l’hermitte

  4. Brock Alius

    Sorry. I guess a few have had recent exhibitions/catalogues. I’d love to hear about Kenyon cox. And Harold speed, since he so beloved for his books. Emile friant too

  5. Julian Fuchs

    Hello Mr Christensen,
    I’ve got a couple of artists for the list:
    Joseph-Benoit Suvée (1743-1807, Flemish Neo-Classicist)
    Francois-Joseph Kinson (1770-1839, Flemish court painter of Napoleon Bonaparte)
    Jacob van Oost the Elder (1603-1671, Flemish Baroque)
    Jacob van Oost the Younger (1639-1713 Flemish Baroque)
    Honoré Daumier (1808-1879, French painter and caricaturist)
    Augustin van den Berghe (1756-1836, Dutch historical painter)
    Fernand Cormon (1845-1924, French historical painter)
    Gustave Doré (1832-1883, French illustrator and painter)
    Valentin Serov (1865-1911, Russian portrait painter)

    I love watching your lectures online, thank you so much for posting them.
    Greetings from Germany

    • Thank you so much! That’s a great list. I am familiar with some of them; but, many are new to me. That’t terrific.

  6. Jon Kloth

    Richard Gerstal
    Georges Rouault
    Bernard Buffet
    Three of my favorites that I wish there was more material about. I love your website and lectures!

  7. 4/16/2018

    I’ve been working on prints made from my photographs of sculptors’ work, mostly of the 19th century, starting with work in cemeteries. There, I’ve seen fantastic marbles by Leonardo Bistolfi ( Elena Bauer, Genoa, there’s a small museum in Casale Monferrato, Italy) Fernand Jacopozzi Boucher (Marguerite Poccardi, Paris), Vincenzo Vela (Milan, I think there’s a small museum in Switzerland), Richard Aigner (Rufina Cambaceres, Buenos Aires), Leone Tommasi (Italian, a few of his works are in Buenos Aires), Enrico Butti (tomb of Isabella Casati, Milan). It’s often the case that works in cemeteries are unsigned and one has to do some searching to find who made them. I’ve not always been successful. Your work on Canonica is what brought you to my attention, I stumbled upon the museum in Rome last year by chance – it was listed at the Capitoline annex in the old electrical plant, so I went there the next day.

    • Thank you, Carson. These are all wonderful suggestions! I’ll add them to the list.

  8. 9/26/2018

    Still busy finding sculptors’ names to go with their works and mine that follow theirs. More are Sassi (Irene Massazza in Milan), Orengo (Milan and Genoa), Camillo Broggi (one marvelous bronze in Milan), Monteverde is not so forgotten, Balzico (Cleopatra in Rome, also plaster models in a sort of basement gipsoteca).

  9. 12/18/2019

    I’ve just returned from a week of photographing in cemeteries and gipsoteche in Tuscany. Failed to find the Vela at Bologna, will have to go to Ligornetto in the future; terrific work by Dupré in Pisa, Baldini in Florence, many more whose scupltors I’ll have to look up. I also picked up my copy of the encyclopedia of 19th C. Italian sculptors, two volumes, at a bookshop near Florence….

  10. 1/16/2021

    Good article! We are linking to this great post on our site. Keep up the good writing. Ketty Fairfax Gurney

  11. Posey Boicourt

    I was excited to find the name Kinson or Kinsoen on a list from Julian Fuchs. Francois Joseph Kinsoen was my great great great uncle about whom I have just written a book entitled Blue Tulip. A preview may be found on my website: This coming Tuesday (6/8/2021), a show is opening At Alexis Bordes in Paris which includes a favorite painting , Madame Heme, dated 1828 – painted at the height of Kinsoen’s career.

    • I’m so glad you shared that. I know I have only seen this after the show opened. But, I’ll look at the site.

  12. John Simpson

    I’ve got a couple of suggestions for the list of Forgotten Masters : Thomas Benjamin Kennington. Painter. 1856 – 1916.
    Arthur Trevithin Nowell. Welsh 1862 – 1940.

      • John Simpson

        Here are a few more ‘Forgotten Masters’ from c19 and c2o art:
        Fritz von Uhde (1848-1911)
        Alfred Emile Leopold Stevens (1823-1906)
        David August Wallin (1876-1957)
        Sven Richard Bergh (1858-1919).

  13. John Simpson

    Annie Louisa Swynnerton 1844 – 1933. Studied at Manchester School of Art, Academie Julian and in Rome. Most famous works ‘Cupid and Psyche’, ‘Sense of Sight’.

  14. John Simpson

    Hi Micah,
    I’ve come up with some other suggestions for your list of Forgotten Masters: Charles Edouard Boutibonne (1816-1897); Jacob Henricus Maris (1837 -1899); Fredrik Hendrik Kaemerrer (1839 -1902).

  15. John Simpson

    Artur Coulin (1869 -1912) Austro-Hungarian painter and art critic. Eugene de Blaas (1843 – 1932), an Italian painter in the school of Academic Classicism.

  16. John Simpson

    Yet another Forgotten Master to add to your list: Hendryk Hector Siemiradski. 1843 – 1902. Painter. Studied in St.Petersburg and then in Munich as a pupil of Karl von Piloty.

  17. John Simpson

    Felix Joseph Barrias (teacher of Degas); Carl Sohn, jr. (1845-1908); Nathaniel Sichel (1843-1907), student of J.Schroder in Berlin (1859-62.);Julius Leblanc Stewart (1855-1919).Studied under Zamacois, Madrazo and Gerome. Freidrich Paul Thumann (1834-1908).Famous for his painting ‘The Sirens’.

  18. John Simpson

    Hi Micah,
    Herein a comprehensive list of European artists ranging from the Dutch ‘Golden Age’ through to the late 19c.
    Bartolomeus van der Helst (1617 – 1670)
    Bartholomeus Spranger (1546 – 1611) Flemish.
    Alessandro Allori (1536 -1607) Florentine. Late Mannerist.
    Josef Abel (1768 -1818) Austrian.
    Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard (1743-1809) Danish.
    Eduard Ansen-Hoffmann (1820-1904). Dutch.
    Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892) History painter.
    Theodor Baierl (1881-1932) German.
    Marie-Augustin Zwiller (1850-1939)
    Wladyslaw Czachorski
    Wilhelm Kotarbinski (1847-1921) Ukranian.
    Carl Heinrich Block (1834 – 1890) Danish academic painter.
    Lajos Deak-Ebner (1850-1934)
    Henrietta Rae (1859-1928)
    Alfred-Pierre Joseph Agache (1843-1915)
    Johan Axel Gustav Acke (1859-1924)
    Robert Anning Bell (1862-1933). Artist and designer.
    Edouard Agneesens. (1842-1885)
    Victor Shivert (1863-1926)
    Leon Herbo. (1850-1907) Belgian. Orientalist painter.
    Bernardo Hay (1864-1931)
    Artur Lajos Halmi (1866-1931)
    Charles Ernest Butler (1864-1933)
    Charles Henry Malcolm Kerr (1858 – 1907)
    Gretchen Woodman Rogers (1881-1967). Studied under Edmund Tarbell. Won silver medal at 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition for her self-portrait ‘Woman in a Fur Hat’.
    Philippe Parrot (1831-1894)
    Charles Zacharie Landelle (1821-1908)
    Jules-Joseph Lefebvre (1836-1911)
    Vassily Vereschagin (1842-1904) Best known for his depiction of battle scenes and one of the first Russian artists to be recognized abroad.
    Leon Jean Basile Perrault (1832-1908).

  19. John Simpson

    As a follow-up to my earlier post,
    I’ve come up with some more names to add to an evergrowing list of forgotten masters:
    Augusto Corelli (1853-1918)
    Adolf Hiremy-Hirschl (1860-1933)
    George Henry (1858-1943). Member of the ‘Glasgow Boys’ group of painters.
    Erik Ludvig Henningsen (1855-1930). Famous for his painting ‘Evicted’ (1892).
    Gabriel Cornelius Ritter von Max (1840-1915)
    Marcel Paul Meys (active 1880-1901)
    Aime Nicolas Morot (1850-1913)
    Emile Munier (1840-1895)
    Max Nonnenbruch (1857-1922)
    Fritz Georg Papperitz (1846-1918)

  20. John Simpson

    I have a new roster of artists to add to the list of Forgotten Masters:
    Bartholomeus Spranger. Flemish. (1546-1611).
    Bartholomeus van der Helst. (1613-1670)
    Dirck de Quade van Ravesteyn (1565-1620)
    Valentine Cameron Prinsep. (1838 -1904)
    Frank Dicksee (1853-1928)
    Hugh Ramsey. (1877-1906).Scottish-Australian.
    Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton.(1867-1943)
    Hanna Hirsch-Pauli (1864-1940)
    Christine Herter Kendall (1890-1981)
    Abbot Henderson Thayer (1849-1921)
    Adolf Hiremy-Hirsch (1860-1933)
    Julian Alden Weir. (1852-1919)
    LeConte Stewart (1891-1990).

  21. John Simpson

    Some more names for the Forgotten Masters list:
    Wassilij Grigojewitsch Perow (1834-1882)
    Freidrich Overbeck (1789-1869)
    Mateo Cesero (1637-1666)
    Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919)
    Georg Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923)
    Girolamo Macchietti (c.1535/1541-1592)
    Marie-Guillemine Benoist (1768-1826)
    Arnold Bocklin (1827-1901)
    Hans von Marees (1837-1887)
    Anselm Fuerbach (1829-1880).

  22. John Simpson

    Jose Moreno Carbonero (1860-1942) History painter. Prominent member of the Malaga school of painting. Studied under Bernardo Ferrandiz.

  23. John Simpson

    Edward Calvert (1799-1883)
    Frederick Goodall (1822-1904)
    John Frederick Lewis (aka ‘Spanish’ Lewis)
    [1804 -1876 ]
    James Smetham (1821-1888)
    Augustus Leopold Egg (1826-1863)
    Richard Dadd (1817-1886)
    Karl Reinhold Callmander (1840-1922)
    Alexander von Liezen Mayer (1839-
    Sophie Gengembre Anderson (1823-1903)

  24. John Simpson

    Bertha Wegmann (1847-1926)
    Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel (1850-1913)

  25. John Simpson

    Duncan Max Meldrum (1875-1955). Painter. Born in Edinburgh, Meldrum emigrated to Australia at age 14, and in later years created an Art Movement in the early 20c of Australian Tonalism, or ‘Meldrumism’. He had a number of pupils studying at his Collins Street, Melbourne studio, the most prominent being Clarice Beckett and Percy Leason.
    Elected as president of the Victoria Artists Society for 1916-1917, Meldrum was dropped in short order because of his controversial opinions on art. His followers, the ‘Meldrumites’, created a breakaway group, Twenty Melbourne Painters Society, to promote ideas connected to the Tonalist school.

  26. John Simpson

    Hi Micah,
    Here are some artists – mostly painter/printmakers -from c19 who IMHO deserve inclusion on the list of Forgotten Masters:-
    Mary Nimmo Moran. 1842-1899. Painter & etcher.
    Eugene Laurent Vail. 1857-1934. Painter & etcher.
    Charles Storm van Gravesande. Painter & etcher.
    Austin Osman Spare. Painter and occultist. 1886-1956.

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