Aubrey beardsley and many more.
Many, many. Not in any order: Max Beckman, Merit Oppenheim, Edouard Manet,
Picasso and Braque, Martin Puryear, Lewis Meyers, Jr, William Kentridge,.... All of them give the green light to creativity and freedom. All human and also beyond human, more soulful, and flowing through eons of time.
World fame painter Shri Maqbool fida Hussain and shri S.H.RAZA
Rembrant, Mary Cassett, Norman Rockwell and Constable were some of my mentors. Their use of color, story telling and reverance to truth made me study them.
These are just a few off the top of my head: Dead: Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso; Living: Viola, Richter, Bleckner. It's both inspiring and depressing to see such great work but they make me want to push my on limitations as far as I can.
CALDER AND ESCHER BOTH ARE IMMEASURABLE INSPIRATIONS
I admire many people,artists and non-artists,both locally and abroad.
Concerning my work,I can say poets like Aime Cesaire,the Irascibles,Paul Gauguin,Van Gogh,Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
The influence I get from them regarding my work is of "relativity".I relate with them on a biographical basis.I relate with Aime on the basis of the struggle of civil rights,humble background,independence,African values and culture;With the Irascibles in terms of overcoming the barriers of conventional painting,rebellion and their street mentality.
With Gauguin and Van Gogh, its their struggle,passion and perseverance and what they believed in that impresses me;with Andy and Basquiat,its the Pop and street hype I felt in matatus and everyday I walk in the streets.
Hans Holbein,Ohton Friesz,
That question is a hard one because I cannot narrow the answer down. I admire any artist that conveys feelings through images. I admire any artist that does something that inspires me. I am influenced by so many different types of art that there is no way I can answer that question without being longwinded and pedantic. I hate that.
Paul Klee, Richard Deibenkorn, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, William Turner, Paul Gaugin, John Marin, Fairfield Porter, Charles Birchfield,
The French Impressionists: Lautrec, Utrillo, Degas, Monet, Renoir plus the Fauvist Vlaminick; and Modigliani. Their influence can be seen in my palette and subject matter.
rodin . destortion/textures only till the extend of requirement to visualize the beauty/ expression.
Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Calder, and so many
REALISM: Spanish painters, Russian painters. This schools were the best in the world, but I cannot say they have any influence on my painting. This is not my style but gives me inspiration and ideas in my work.
I admire Emily Carr and 'The Group of Seven'. I especially like Emily Carr. It is not so much her style but how she got the image to the canvas and how she did it, by travelling into reomte areas just to paint.