If a man who only paints the tree, or flowers, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be a photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond that. James McNeill Whister (1834-1903), American artist
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George Luks (1867-1933) also depicted the leisurely activities of boating on the Hudson, near New York City, using vivid colors and luminous light.
American master George Luks (1867-1933) was a member of The Ash Can School, a group of artists based mainly in New York City, who generally focused on urban themes, often of working class subjects. However, The Miner symbolizes Luks’ Pennsylvania roots in the coal mining region of the Northeastern part of the state. In contrast, Portrait of a […]
American artist Grant Wood (1891-1942) is renowned for his iconic American Gothic, a symbol of his Midwestern background. However, he also recreated the Iowan rural countryside, whether the rich, velvety fields of spring or the warm tones of autumn, a time of harvest and home.
Angels descending, bring from above echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic. Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) Abbott Handerson Thayer (1849-1921), American Marianne Stokes (1855-1927), Austrian
In The Artist at Work, George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) reveals to us the studio where he painted his original works, with a clarity of color and light as well as precision of detail. What do you think of where the artist has placed himself in this unique self portrait? Are other objects more prominent?
Have you heard of American artist George Copeland Ault? Although born in Ohio in 1891, Ault was raised in England where he received his initial art training. Returning to the United States at 20, Ault mainly lived in New York, first in the city but later moving to the countryside of Woodstock where he created […]
French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) decided to make umbrellas the theme of the work of art above, set among a Parisian crowd in the rain–a lively group of all ages. Do any of the figures particularly attract your eye? American John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) focuses on just two subjects, artists Wilfrid de Glehn (1870-1951) […]
Although American artist George Bellows (1882-1925) is best known for his urban scenes of New York, he also loved the sea, particularly the dramatic views from Monhegan Island, located just off the coast of Maine. Do you notice how thickly and expressively he applied his paint?
Anglo-American artist Louis Rhead (1857-1926) was the master of posters, creating 100 of them in the decade of the 1890s. Born in Great Britain, he emigrated to the United States when he was in his twenties. His works could be found in a variety of magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies Home Journal, and The […]