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Tag Archives: American painter

In The Gallery: Still Life of Peaches and Grapes by Edward Chalmers Leavitt, 1884

Oct

09

Still life painting gained recognition as an independent subject in American art in the 17th century but was considered low on the art hierarchy behind history paintings and portraiture, until the late 19th century. The genre gained…

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In the Gallery: Angels Appearing to the Shepherds by Benjamin West, 1790

Aug

06

West’s painting, Angels Appearing to the Shepherds, was intended to adorn one of the aisle windows in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. In the painting, two…

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In the Gallery: Emma in the Orchard by George W. Bellows c. 1916

Mar

12

Bellows is best known for his energetic scenes of city life. In contrast to these works, the paintings that he created during his…

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In the Gallery: George Washington by Gilbert Stuart c. 1803

Feb

26

Gilbert Stuart, the pre-eminent American portraitist of the Federal period, was born in Rhode Island. He was active in…

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Happy Birthday George Bellows!

Aug

12

Written by Liliana Cerquozzi George Bellows was born August 12, 1882 in Columbus, Ohio. An American realist painter and lithographer, he was noted for action scenes and his expressive portraits and seascapes. His early works show of urban subject matter, later on his works show a greater range of color and began to shift to rural […]

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#17 Winslow Homer – The White Rowboat, St. Johns River

Aug

23

“From Ninah Cummer’s personal collection! Sweet watercolor in the Florida feel!” – anonymous

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