David Roberts is probably more of an illustrator, rather than a "master" but his evocative paintings from Egypt and the Holy Land spark the imagination from an era that has slipped through our fingers. Just a 150 or so years ago, he painted these places as they had been for centuries and caught their histories and grandeur in the flicker before they were changed forever.
Please look him up at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Roberts_(painter)
And if you missed the news check my prior posts to see that I've modified the 100th follower contest so that there are actually 5 winners instead of one!
A gallery of my work available in giclee prints at flikr http://www.flickr.com/photos/patricedeavila/
Each man thinks his own horizon is the limit of the world.-Egyptian Proverb