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Painter James Whistler was whom Mark Twain patterned his own look after. Whistler was a notorious dandy & style icon long before Twain was.

James Mc Neill Whistler (American born, British based Painter 1834-1903) Harmony in Coral and Blue Milly Finch

Tamara de Lempicka, Polish Art Deco painter, as glamorous as her paintings! Photographed by Dora Kallmus (Madame D'Ora)

American ceramic artist and painter Toshiko Takaezu: "You are not an artist simply because you paint or sculpt or make pots that cannot be used. An artist is a poet in his or her own medium. And when an artist produces a good piece, that work has mystery, an unsaid quality; it is alive."