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Steve Payne uses digital copies of George Dawe’s painted portraits of Russian generals as a basis for his work, incorporating friends, family and celebrities into the paintings using Adobe Photoshop.
George Dawe was an English portraiture artist who, commissioned by the Military Gallery of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, painted 329 portraits of Russian generals active during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.
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