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Arts Everyday Living: Artist of the Rich, Famous & the Talented–Artist’s Model, Patron of Picasso

  French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942) was a popular portraitist of the rich, famous, and above all, the talented, from John Singer Sargent to Edgar Degas to James Joyce. The subject above was just 18 when the portrait was completed. Although Olga was officially born to an Italian nobleman, her real father might have been […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of these Women Artists?–Uncovering Female Creativity

Art history is full of women artists who may not be as well known as they deserve.  Among them are British artist Helena Arsene Darmesteter (1854-1923) who recreates the popular theme of mirror reflections above, while Welsh painter and writer Nina Hamnett (1890-1956) is immortalized with the symbols of her creativity below by UK colleague […]

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Arts Everyday Living: The Feminine Stages of Life–Shy Young Girl, Confident Mature Woman

  Few artists can rival the depth and humanity of Russian portraitist Valentin Serov (1865-1911) who is considered one of his country’s great artistic masters.  His subjects were often prominent: from the Romanov family including Czar Nicholas II to members of the aristocracy to leading figures in the arts.  However perhaps his most moving portrayals […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard of This Artist? French Portraitist Jacques-Emile Blanche

    Have you heard of French artist Jacques-Emile Blanche (1861-1942)?  He was a renowned portraitist, receiving commissions to immortalize  a host of famous figures including writers James Joyce and Marcel Proust as well as painters Edgar Degas and John Singer Sargent. Many of his subjects were women, whether successful French pianist Marie-Leontine Bordes-Pene above […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Have You Heard Of This Artist? American Painter Alice Kent Stoddard

  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 […]

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