Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam
Chen Yifei, recognized as one of the most famous oil painters in China and whose works were among the earliest of their type to be exhibited and sold in Western countries, was born in 1946 in Ningbo, Zhejiang.
In 1965, he graduated from the Shanghai Art Training School and began focusing on oil pa
Vito Acconci, performance and video artist, has created seminal works of art in the truest sense of the word. Particularly considering his most notorious performance, "Seedbed" (1971), which involved Acconci masturbating on the Sonnabend Gallery floor. For "Seedbed" Acconci performed beneath a sloped