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This is a selection from the current collection of Focus On The Masters artist documentation. Click on the picture or artist name to view the portrait, biography, media presentations and website of the artist.

All artists’ portraits are by Donna Granata. The photographs and artworks shown on this website are copyrighted by the artists and may not be reproduced without permission from the copyright owner. By entering this website, you agree to these conditions.

Horace Bristol

Horace BristolPhotographer Portrait © Donna Granata 1996 Horace Bristol (1908 - 1997) Horace Bristol brought the plight of humanity into the homes of millions of people through his compassionate eye and sensitive heart. He is respected as one of the greatest...

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Charlotte Bronstein

Charlotte BronsteinActress/Writer/Director/Educator Portrait © Donna Granata 2001 Charlotte Bronstein (1918 - 2003) Charlotte Bronstein spent 50 years acting, writing and directing for television, film, radio and the stage in the United States and Canada. Her...

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Ernest Brooks II

Ernest Brooks IIPhotographer/Environmentalist Portrait © Donna Granata 2004 Ernest H. Brooks II, a noted professional photographer, educator and ambassador for the photographic industry, has won international acclaim for underwater photography and audio/visual...

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Boris Brott

Boris BrottConductor Portrait © Donna Granata 2006 Can executives of Fortune 500 companies make beautiful music together? Can a “hog” riding Canadian inspire classical music audiences? We know that the answer is “yes”! Maestro Boris Brott is a recipient of the Order...

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Robert Brown

Robert BrownActor Portrait © Donna Granata 2009 Robert Brown began his acting career in New York City by studying and work ing with some legendary actors and directors, including the Erwin Piscator’s Dramatist Workshop at the New School for Social Research, Rod...

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Karyl Lynn Burns & James O’Neil

Karyl Lynn Burns & James O'NealCo-Founders Ribicon Theatre Photo supplied by the artists The Rubicon Theatre Company has established itself as a major cultural force in Ventura County and beyond.  Respected by audiences and critics alike, the Rubicon stages a rich...

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Cindy Pitou Burton

Cindy Pitou BurtonPhotographer Kashmiri Reflected by Cindy Pitou Burton Adventure drives the life and photography of Cindy Pitou Burton.  She began her career as a photojournalist for the New York Times, soon expanding her contacts to CBS, NBC and PBS and magazines...

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Joe Cardella

Joe CardellaMixed Media Artist/ Publisher, ART/LIFE Portrait © Donna Granata 1998 Joe Cardella (1945-2018) Joe Cardella, was a unique artist in his own right; he created ART/LIFE, a limited edition fine art magazine, that ran from 1981 - 2006. Each issue was comprised...

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Karen Carson

Karen Carson Painter Big Red, 2013, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 113" x 144" inches   Karen Carson, a major figure in the Los Angeles feminist art movement, has employed varied techniques and materials to reflect and comment on the turbulence of everyday life....

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Jacquelyn Cavish

Jacquelyn Cavish Painter/Educator/Curator "Urban Still Life" watercolor by Jacquelyn Cavish Jacquelyn Cavish will trace her transformation from a spirited tomboy in the hot climate of Tucson to an accomplished painter of maritime scenes. Dedicated teachers early in...

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Michelle Chapin

Michelle ChapinSculptor Portrait © Donna Granata 2002 Michele Chapin studied drawing, printmaking and sculpting at the University of California at Santa Cruz, then went on to such varied jobs as fashion designer, pipefitter and display carpenter in the San Francisco...

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Gayel Childress

Gayel ChildressPainter/PrintmakerPortrait Portrait © Donna Granata 1997 Award-winning artist Gayel Childress works in watercolors as well as oils and monoprints. She is best known for her fluid interpretations of landscapes and figures that capture the essence of the...

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