A previously published blog. Few artists have offered the viewer such a detailed and complete portrayal of his family as American John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Created shortly after the painter’s move to Great Britain from his native Boston on the eve of the Revolutionary War, The Copley Family now hangs in the […]
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 […]
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.
Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up by the sea, off the coast of Normandy in northern France. Although he spent most of his career living mainly by the Seine River, near Paris, he always returned to the ocean on his painting campaigns, particularly at Etretat, famed for its dramatic cliffs.
French Impressionist Claude Monet (1860-1926) is internationally acclaimed for his oils. However, Monet also worked in the medium of pastel, that allowed him to achieve an intensity and variety of colors evident in this early sunset.
French masters Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) and Felix Vallotton (1865-1925) may have been separated by a few centuries, but both were intrigued by the game of cards. In The Cheat with the Ace of Cards above, for instance, the outcome will be negative for the gullible youth on our right, while The Poker Game may be reflecting […]
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 […]
Finnish artist Eero Jarnefelt (1863-1937), like many of his countrymen, celebrated the spaciousness of the vast lake region of the endless North.
Little information is available on Norwegian artist Torleiv Stadskleiv (1865-1946). However, his love of nature is apparent in Midsummer, particularly in the intensity and variety of the green tones that define the verdant fields.
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, […]