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  • Andy Warhol Quotes + Paintings + Bio (1928-1987)
    American painter, illustrator, printmaker and film maker who was central to the Pop Art movement.
  • Ai Weiwei Quotes (1957-)
    Chinese conceptual artist and activist.
  • James Whistler Quotes (1834-1903)
    American British painter and printmaker known for his portraits and nightscapes.
  • Brett Whiteley Quotes + Paintings + Bio (1939-1992)
    Australian painter, printmaker, and sculptor known for his images of Sydney, interiors, portraits and nudes.
  • Fred Williams Quotes + Paintings + Bio (1927-1982)
    Australian painter and printmaker famous for his painterly depictions of the Australian landscape.
  • Grant Wood Quotes (1891-1942)
    American painter known for his rural scenes of the American countryside, with 'American Gothic' being his most famous work.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes (1867-1959)
    American architect and interior designer famous for buildings like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
  • Andrew Wyeth Quotes (1917-2009)
    American artist painting scenes of the US countryside and life in a realist manner, with a little suggestive drama thrown in.

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  • "Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet."
    Andy Warhol
  • "The fundamental problem is not that there are limits on voicing different opinions here. The problem is that the whole society is dying through lack of responsibility or involvement."
    Ai Weiwei
  • "To say of a picture, as is often said in its praise, that it shows great and earnest labor, is to say that it is incomplete and unfit for view."
    James Whistler
  • "A painting is a record of the extremely intensified moments of life – where more than one space, two senses of time, more than the law even seems at work, where the emotional forces seem to be propelling one to a dangerous limit, where reason and explanations become too enfeebled or too speeded-up to matter."
    Brett Whiteley
  • "I see things in terms of paint, all else is irrelevant."
    Fred Williams
  • "I realized that all the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. So I went back to Iowa."
    Grant Wood
  • "Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain."
    Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "I get letters from people about my work. The thing that pleases me most is that my work touches their feelings. In fact, they don't talk about the paintings. They end up telling me the story of their life or how their father died."
    Andrew Wyeth

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    Vincent van Gogh