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Arts Everyday Living: In Honor of the 4th of July–John Singleton Copley, First American Artist

  American master John Singleton Copley (1738-1815) is considered the first major artist of the United State, yet he left his native country forever before he was 40.  Mainly self-taught, Copley earned a reputation as the leading portraitist of colonial Boston, starting with Boy with a Flying Squirrel, a portrayal of his step brother Henry Pelham and […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Art of British High Society–Portraits of Romance and Elegance

  Irish artist Sir John Lavery (1856-1941) was a celebrated society portraitist, immortalizing sitters such as the elegant and unforgettable Evelyn Farquhar below.  However, his favorite model was his second wife Hazel Martyn (1887-1935), who also was a painter, depicted in the dramatic The Red Rose above, considered one of his most popular works of art.  

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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard Of This Artist? American Painter Alice Kent Stoddard

  American artist Alice Kent Stoddard (1883-1976) spent most of her career in Philadelphia, establishing a solid reputation as a painter of portraits, landscapes, and sea scenes.  Her distinctive and expressive brushstrokes are evident in Stoddard’s depictions of fellow artist Elizabeth Sparhawk Jones (1885-1968) and Fisherman’s Little Sister, as well as  Monhegan Island, Harbor Looking Toward  Manana, a view […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Impressionist Summer-Geraniums in a French Garden to A Country Cottage

  American Impressionist Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was a prolific artist, creating some 3,000 works of art including oils, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs.  His paintings reflect the various places where he traveled and lived, from the intimate garden scene done while he was living in France from 1886-1889, to the rustic old house of East Hampton, […]

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