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Mark Laurence LaRiviere

Mark Laurence LaRiviere

I blog about art and re-post relevant articles about the art world I find interesting for the benefit of other artists and collectors.

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Seeing a Sorolla Is Believing

If you think you’ve seen these paintings by viewing them on the internet, or reproductions in books, I can assure you, you have not. I urge you to seek out these pictures, or any other works by Sorolla, to see them for yourself, in person.

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a collage of flamingos to accompany my Artist's Statement

Artist’s Statement

Whether abstract or representational, my visual compositions always begin with an image I’ve personally observed and then, captured digitally or on film.

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William T. Wiley, multifaceted artist and educator integral to Bay Area art scene, dies at 83

William T. Wiley, Bay Area Artist and Educator, Dies at 83

“He was a wonderful spirit and I watched his work from the beginning when he was an abstract expressionist painter,” Wayne Thiebaud, now 100, told The Chronicle by phone from his home in Sacramento. “We disagreed all the time and still liked each other. He was a real gentleman and a lovely person. The last time I saw him he gave me a nice kiss.”

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