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Tag Archives: Rhode Island

Modern Dialect: Spotlight on George Wesley Bellows



The current exhibit Modern Dialect: American Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection, on display in the Mason Gallery until January 5, 2014, contains works made by various artists in the early to mid 20th century. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens’ permanent collection also contains works by three of these artists: William Zorach, John Steuart Curry, and George Wesley Bellows.

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



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



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



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

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#18 John Frederick Kensett – Marine View of Beacon Rock



“It conveys a sense of calmness and quiet.” – anonymous

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