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#1 John Steuart Curry – Parade to War

Dec

13

John Steuart Curry enrolled in classes at the Kansas City Art Institute while still a junior in high school in rural Kansas. Initially he earned a living illustrating popular stories of the Wild West. Curry entered the most productive and successful period of his career in the 1930s. He taught at Cooper Union and the [...]

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#2 Norman Rockwell – Second Holiday

Dec

06

Norman Rockwell was born in New York in 1894. After graduating from art school in his home state, he immediately found work as an illustrator, creating works for magazine covers, business advertisements and calendars. Working with big-name companies led to a long, successful career and also provided Rockwell with a strong sense of social awareness.

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#3 Thomas Hart Benton – June Morning

Nov

29

Thomas Hart Benton used his art to elevate the experiences of everyday people and ordinary events.  Characteristic of his mature style, June Morning depicts a view from his mother’s house on Martha’s Vineyard.  In the foreground, the vibrant, twining foliage parts to reveal Benton’s neighbor milking a cow. The Atlantic Ocean is visible in the [...]

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#4 Camile Pissarro – The Gleaners

Nov

22

Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) was born in the West Indies on the island of St. Thomas, a major port between Europe, Africa and the Americas. In his early twenties, he left his home island and headed for Paris to study at various academies and learn from masters like…

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#5 Thomas Moran – Ponce de Leon in Florida

Nov

15

This painting of early Florida history depicts the Spanish conquistador Juan Ponce de León (c. 1474–1521) in the company of native Floridians.  Moran painted this work to hang in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Moran was familiar with the western Plains Indians and depicted them in the painting instead of the distinctly different [...]

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#6 Edmund Darch Lewis – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Nov

08

Born and educated in Philadelphia, Edmund Darch Lewis studied painting for only a short time before he began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He quickly became one of the most popular painters in Philadelphia, specializing in landscapes and marine scenes [...]

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