Sir Joshua ReynoldsJuly (16, 1723 - February 23, 1792) was the most influential of the 18th century English painters, specializing in portraits and promoting the "Grand Style" in painting which depended on idealization of the imperfect. He was one of the founders and first President of the Royal Academy. King George III appreciated his merits and knighted him in 1769.
Rembrandt(July 15, 1606 - October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age, in which Dutch culture, science, commerce, world power and political influence reached their pinnacle. Many of his paintings, had mythical, biblical, or historical themes. He produced over 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 2,000 drawings.
Gustav KlimJuly (14, 1862 - February 6, 1918)was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects. Klimt's primary subject was the female body, and his works are marked by a frank eroticism.
Eugne Boudin(July 12, 1824 - May 6, 1898) was a French seascape painter. Everything that is painted directly on the spot has always a strength, a power, a vividness of touch that one doesn't find again in the studio.
Andrew Wyeth( July 12, 1917 - January 16, 2009)was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominantly in a regionalist style. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. In his art, Wyeth's favorite subjects were the land and people around him, both in his hometown of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and at his summer home in Cushing, Maine.