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De Lizza & Elster jewelry

De Lizza & Elster costume jewelry

Gorgeous set of necklace and earrings. Jewelry alloy, rhinestones, crystals. De Lizza & Elster costume jewelry

De Lizza & Elster jewelry (abbreviated in catalogs as D & E) appeared about in the ’40s of the last century and lasted until 1990. The company was founded by William De Lizza and Harold Elster, in New York City in the 1940’s. When they closed their doors in 1990, Frank De Lizza, son of William De Lizza, owned the company. The D & E very quickly became a major manufacturer of beautiful costume jewelry in America. They signed contracts with 800 clients in the U.S. and abroad. Noteworthy, their customers were such notable brands as: Weiss, Alice Caviness, Ballet, Celebrity, Hobe, Hattie Carnegie, Kenneth J. Lane, and Kramer.
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Never too late. American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

American artist Grandma Moses impressed the audience even more than her naive paintings. She first took up the brush at an age when most people did not expect any gifts of fate, and quietly live out their days. Aspiring artist was 76 years old. She was too old to work on the farm, and so entered the history of art. Her birthdays were noted on the cover of “Time” and “Life”, her 100th birthday September 7, 1960 became “Grandma Moses Day” of the New York State, which was announced by the Governor Nelson Rockefeller. President Truman personally invited her to visit the White House. The Eisenhower administration ordered her painting as a gift to the President for the inauguration. In November 2006, her work “Sugaring Off” (1943) was sold at auction for US $1.2 million. Even Andy Warhol couldn’t reach such public attention. Anna Mary Robertson Moses became the most famous American artist of the twentieth century.
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Miriam Haskell jewelry

Miriam Haskell jewelry

Vintage Miriam Haskell jewelry

American jeweler Miriam Haskell
Born into a family of Russian-Jewish immigrants, July 1, 1899, Tell City, Indiana, she studied at Chicago University for three years. She wasn’t a professional designer or jeweler, but with her good taste and subtle intuition, Haskell accurately determined the potential of a jewelry designer, she just got a talent in it. Miriam Haskell jewelry reflects innovative design and very rarely replicate the form of jewelry, which partly explains the relationship of the company with show business, private clients and collectors. Haskell jewelry often made ​​its debut on the stage and in films. Florence Ziegfeld bought her decorations for the “Ziegfeld Folies”, movies stars Lucille Ball and Joan Crawford, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor wore her jewels. Her decoration were used on television shows, Broadway Musicals, such as “Phantom of the Opera”.
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Elle Wills pencil drawings

Elle Wills pencil drawings. Pencil portraits by Australian artist Elle Wills

Girl in a wreath. Elle Wills pencil drawings

Elle Wills pencil drawings
Brisbane based artist, fashion illustrator Elle Wills does a phenomenal job creating texture and the impact she is able to make with such a limited use of color is stellar. It appears that beautiful 26-year-old Australian artist is inspiring a lot of new artists. Elle Wills loves drawing things that inspire her or things she finds beautiful. “I think the world needs more beauty, and to be inspired. I watch the news and its always sad or shocking or violent and I guess I just want to create things that can counteract that, if only for a second. If I can draw something beautiful or cheerful that makes someone smile then I am doing my part”. Elle Wills is also a tattoo apprentice specializing in realism portraits and creations. Most frequently she uses mediums – pencil, water color and acrylic.
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Surreal artist jeweler Vladimir Kush

Pendants for the queen. Surreal artist jeweler Vladimir Kush

Pendants for the queen. Surreal artist jeweler Vladimir Kush

Surreal artist jeweler Vladimir Kush
In addition to painting, Vladimir Kush has mastered various art directions. Among them – animation, sculpture and jewelry, and he is equally talented in all of them. Born in 1965, in Moscow, Vladimir Kush began drawing quite early, when the boy was 7 years old. First, he studied at the art school in Krasnopresnensk district of Moscow (for 10 years). Then, Vladimir entered the Stroganov Academy of fine arts. After graduating from the academy, he worked as a freelance artist, like many artists of the time. He sold his beautiful paintings on the famous Moscow art street – Arbat. According to the artist, he just painted the portraits of passers-by, then his talent attracted the attention of foreigners. Once, Kush was invited directly to the American embassy. Thanks to this chance, the artist was able to significantly tighten up his English, and to get an invitation to visit the USA.
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Embroidered art by Nadezhda Liberova

Rural Landscape 2013

Rural Landscape 2013. Embroidered art by Nadezhda Liberova

Embroidered art by Nadezhda Liberova.

Born in 1945, in Kursk, Nadezhda Liberova graduated from the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute named after Lenin. While Nadezhda was working as a school teacher (for forty years), at the same time she was engaged in various kinds of creativity: khokhloma, batik, collage, crochet and macrame. Since 2000, she began her creative career in artistic embroidering. Since 2004, Nadezhda Liberova has been a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Moscow. She participated in exhibitions in the house of creativity in Parnu (Estonia), in the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists of SEAD Moscow “Springs” in October 2007, her solo exhibitions took place in 2003, 2004, 2005.
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Black square effect

Black square effect

Black square effect

Black square effect. The latest methods of CT scan helped experts to detect hidden under a layer of paint image, explaining the mysterious magnetism of “Black Square”. According to the Register, “Sotheby’s” cost of this is estimated today at $ 20 million. In 1972, the English critic Henry Weitz wrote: “It would seem – what may be easier: on a white background – black square. Anyone probably could draw like that. But here’s the mystery: a black square on a white background – a picture of Russian artist Kazimir Malevich, founded at the beginning of the century, still attracts researchers and art lovers as something sacred, as a myth, as a symbol of Russian avant-garde. What explains this puzzle? …
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