21st century Art

Henry John

Times UK food illustrator, Henry John, comes from a family of celebrated artists including Augustus and Gwen John. Henry’s distinctive linear style is reminiscent of graphic commercial illustration that initially attracted British Pop Artists, notably Patrick Caulfield, in the 1950s. The stripped down aesthetic, bright colors and bold white backgrounds of many of his designs convey the freshness of modern cuisine. Henry’s graphic style is perfect for illustrating cooking books, and for housewares and stationery lines. He graduated from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in 2003, after which, he studied for a year at The Prince’s Drawing School where he received the 1st award for his end of year show. Henry lives and works in London.  www.henry-john.com

Smelling Soup, 2008-09 (mixed media) by Henry John
Smelling Soup, 2008-09 (mixed media) by Henry John

Anthony Breslin

Anthony Breslin is one of Australia’s most eclectic artists. In addition to obtaining his BFA at RMIT University in Melbourne, Anthony has studied everything from acting to Shakespeare, to Shona culture in Zimbabwe. His passion is painting, though his experience in production design for theatre, TV, film and music videos has clearly inspired the performance aspect of his craft. Anthony’s works range from bazaar landscapes to diverse and futuristic looking human faces to playful bugs and flowers. His use of texture and color and the performance quality of his work is a delight whether you are a young child or an art aficionado.  www.anthonybreslin.com

Have You Seen This Man?, 2007 (mixed media) by Anthony Breslin
Have You Seen This Man?, 2007 (mixed media) by Anthony Breslin

Franziska Neubert

Franziska Neubert, who currently works as a freelance illustrator in Leipzig, Germany, was awarded a youth art prize from her home city at the tender age of 18. She studied graphic and book arts at Hochschule fur Grafik and Buchkunst in Leipzig and in 2002 was awarded a DAAD grant for further studies at l'Ecole nationale superiere des arts decoratifs (ENSAD), in Paris. In 2007, Neubert completed her master studies at Hochschule fur Grafik and Buchkunst.  Neubert employs print techniques such as woodcut, linocut, wood engraving and silkscreen to create her unique figural and architectural designs.

(detail) Greta, 2007 (woodprint & screenprint) by Franziska Neubert
(detail) Greta, 2007 (woodprint & screenprint) by Franziska Neubert

Chance Encounter II, Grand Central, 2006 (oil on canvas) by Bill Jacklin
Chance Encounter II, Grand Central, 2006 (oil on canvas) by Bill Jacklin

New work by leading artists

Bridgeman boasts an important collection of contemporary works produced by artists from a vast range of international and ethnic backgrounds. This ever-growing and diverse category adds conceptual depth and modernity to Bridgeman's already vast offerings. Whether you are looking for something bold and abstract, or a new take on a traditional theme, you are sure to find the perfect image for your project. Bridgeman manages and clears copyright on behalf of our represented artists, streamlining the image licensing and clearance process.

In the last three months, Bridgeman has added almost 500 new works by contemporary artists to our online archive. Browse by artist name on our website to find out more about our artists and link to available images or take a look at our lightbox with a sampling of the newest images in our collection.

Porcupine, 2008 (pastel on paper) by Lara Scouller
Porcupine, 2008 (pastel on paper) by Lara Scouller

Green Flowers, 2008 (oil on linen) by Tessa MacGregor
Green Flowers, 2008 (oil on linen) by Tessa MacGregor

Sky Jewels, 2004 (w/c on paper) by Paul Riley
Sky Jewels, 2004 (w/c on paper) by Paul Riley

A Landscape by the Sea, 2007 (oil on board) by George Dannatt
A Landscape by the Sea, 2007 (oil on board) by George Dannatt

River Wye, 2008 (oil on canvas) by Andrew Macara
River Wye, 2008 (oil on canvas) by Andrew Macara


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