Let's talk about art. Who is your favorite dead painter, who is your favorite living painter?
Dead painters are easy, it's the living ones we have trouble with. In fact, name one living painter who is famous...
On that note, I'll start with my favorite dead painter, since I too don't know many famous living painters.
My favorite dead painter is Max Beckman ( 1884-1950)
Max Beckman was a German expressionist, one of Germany's best. He was considered a "National treasure" until Hitler came along. Hitler deemed him a 'Degenerate" painter, along with many of Max's contemporaries. He was unable to show his work, and had over 600 of his paintings confiscated. Max blew that clambake and fled to Amsterdam, never to return to Germany again.
Here's a few photos I took from one of my most prized possessions, my Max Beckman book.
I'll have to get back to you on my favorite living painter, I'll need to do a little research.. But do tell us your favorites!
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