Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 1884 – January : an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form.
Helen Frankenthaler photographed by Ernst Haas/ "What concerns me when I work, is not whether the picture is a landscape, or whether it’s pastoral, or whether somebody will see a sunset in it. What concerns me is – did I make a beautiful picture?
I carried around her biography with me everywhere as a young girl and studied her work like mad. Tamara de Lempicka – born Maria Górska in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish Art Deco painter and "the first woman artist to be a glamour star".