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Tag Archives: American Artists

Renoir was a rebel. Monet was a misfit. Pissarro was a punk.

Feb

15

That’s right, Renoir, Monet and Pisarro are heading to Jacksonville as part of the exhibit: Impressionism and Post Impressionism from the High Museum of Art. More than 50 works by renowned artists such as…

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Adventures in Art Lecture at the Ponte Vedra Library: The Influence of Japanese Woodcuts on the Impressionists

Jan

06

The next Adventures in Art series at the Ponte Vedra Library takes place at 6:30pm Tuesday, January 17th. Local artist Jan Bialka will present “The Influence of Japanese woodcuts on the Impressionists” in conjunction with The Cummer Museum’s exhibition of Japanese woodcuts and the forthcoming exhibit of Impressionist art.

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William Stanley Haseltine: Sunset on the Grand Canal, Venice

Jan

03

William Haseltine attended college in his hometown at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his degree from Harvard University. Following the year of his graduation…

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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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