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Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

    Back in March, I wrote a piece for Daily Art about female artists of the Hudson River School movement. I liked the idea so much that I decided to write a follow-up featuring five more artists, also for Daily Art. You can read it at the link below. Female Painters of the Hudson… Continue reading Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

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Henry Ossawa Tanner on DailyArtDaily

Henry Ossawa Tanner was a talented artist who made beautiful religious and genre paintings in the mid-19th and early-20th centuries. He was also the first African-American to become internationally successful as an artist. I just love Tanner's work. Read my article about him on DailyArtDaily to find out about his life, career, and experiences in… Continue reading Henry Ossawa Tanner on DailyArtDaily

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My Experience Seeing a Live Painting Demonstration

Last Sunday afternoon (January 29th), I had the opportunity to see a live painting demonstration. This was exciting because I had never before watched a painting be made right in front of me. I met Gerard Amsellem, one of the two artists involved, at a studio tour event last fall. He and his friend/frequent collaborator Mikel Frank reached… Continue reading My Experience Seeing a Live Painting Demonstration

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Gargoyle of the Day: modern-day gargoyle carver Walter Arnold

Not much is known about the medieval stone carvers responsible for the gargoyles and grotesques on Gothic edifices, but there are many equally-skilled and talented artists making gargoyles today. Walter S. Arnold is one such carver, and he has been making gargoyles, grotesques, and other stone statuary for a several decades. He created over ninety… Continue reading Gargoyle of the Day: modern-day gargoyle carver Walter Arnold

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New Jersey, represented by W. Carl Burger

I just returned from seeing W. Carl Burger: The Urge to Paint at the Morris Museum. The exhibition is almost over - it closes on March 27 - so a review won't do anyone much good at this point. However, Burger's work really resonated with me, so I wanted to talk about him anyway. Burger was born in… Continue reading New Jersey, represented by W. Carl Burger

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American Art of the Week: Wonderland Circus, Sideshow Coney Island by Reginald Marsh

Reginald Marsh, Wonderland Circus, Sideshow Coney Island, 1930.Tempera on canvas stretched on Masonite.  Today's painting is not yet in the public domain, so click here to view it. I try so hard never to do post about works I can't actually show you, but this artist is too wonderful to overlook simply because he died… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Wonderland Circus, Sideshow Coney Island by Reginald Marsh

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American Art of the Week: Edwin Booth by John Singer Sargent

This week's artist, like last week's, is among the most famous artists in American history. In fact, he was very influential in turn-of-the-century art history as a whole, and he worked with and influenced many, equally-famous European artists. It was also his birthday yesterday (January 12), which is part of why I chose him. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) made… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Edwin Booth by John Singer Sargent

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American Art of the Week: View from Mount Holyoke (The Oxbow) by Thomas Cole

Welcome to the first installment of my long-promised new regular feature, American Art of the Week. I've had a strong interest in American art, particularly paintings, for a long time, and this feature will be an opportunity for me to learn more about the topic and showcase some of my favorite American paintings. Every Wednesday, I will feature a painting and talk a… Continue reading American Art of the Week: View from Mount Holyoke (The Oxbow) by Thomas Cole

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The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière

I briefly read about Art Deco designer Hildreth Meière last time I did work on Art Deco. I remember thinking it was cool and unusual that a female artist was responsible for some of the decoration in many of New York’s most significant Art Deco monuments, but I had no idea how cool she really was until I… Continue reading The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière