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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of a Canadian Visionary-The Spiritual Heart of Mountains

  Canadian artist Franklin Carmichael (1890-1945) was a leading member of the Group of Seven, active in the early part of the 20th century.  Landscape was integral to Carmichael’s creative and spiritual vision.  He was especially stirred by the vast wilderness of his country, from Ontario to Alberta where Bay of Islands from Mt. Burke […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of an Art Nouveau Master—A Feminine Matching Pair

    Czech master Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) has become an iconic artist in the 21st century, with an internationally renowned museum in his native Prague attracting millions of visitors.  Influenced by the decorative ingenuity of the popular Art Nouveau movement, his works often featured elegant women adorned in elaborate costumes and headdresses such as these […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Artist of Aristocrats—A Tale of Two Duchesses

  Anglo-Hungarian artist Phillip de Laszlo (1869-1937) was, like American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), an admired portraitist of the “rich and famous,” particularly royalty as well as the aristocracy including the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.  Sometimes Laszlo painted generations of the same family such as the Duchesses of Portland, both the mother-in-law Winifred […]

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