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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of George Luks? Faces of Humanity–Young Girl to a Miner

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 […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Renoir & John Singer Sargent–Umbrellas of Paris & the Countryside

  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) […]

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