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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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Arts Everyday Living: Best Friends and Companions in Art—Elegant Women & Their Pets

  Portraiture was experiencing a “renaissance” during  the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Two artists who contributed to this art tradition were British painter George Spencer Watson (1869-1934) and his American contemporary John White Alexander (1856-1915), who often emphasized the elegance and grace of their subjects. Yet, are you more inclined to notice […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Enchanted Gardens—A Jewel by the Sea and a Castle Hideaway

  I was unable to discover much information on British artist Thomas Edwin Mostyn (1864-1930).  His style varied considerably from the rich, painterly multi-colored palette of the two paintings portraying dream-like gardens (possibly done in the 1920s) directly above and below, to an early work of art Unsolved, created about 1903 characterized by darker tones with an […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Through a Child’s Eyes–A Boy in a Sailor Suit, Two Girls in Bonnets

  British artist Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914) was a talented portraitist as evidenced in the unforgettable portrayal above.*  His contemporary American master John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) also is esteemed for his outstanding career in portraits depicting a range of humanity, from the rarefied world of royalty and aristocrats to the humble children of a local […]

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