Nancy Siegel's Susie M. Barstow: Redefining the Hudson River School (Lund Humphries, 2023) is the first-ever biography of Susie M. Barstow, a greatly under-rated Hudson River School artist, teacher, and adventurer. I really enjoyed reading about Barstow's adventurous life and beautiful art.
Category: American Art
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Count down the hours until Christmas with my articles, both old and new, about artistic representations of Santa Claus.
Have a Sublime Halloween
Enjoy a few of my favorite Sublime landscape paintings, which are definitely frightening enough for Halloween.
An American Landscape Painting Double Feature
Here are two of my recent articles celebrating my great love of American landscape painting.
Winter at 57th St and 5th Avenue by Guy C. Wiggins at Questroyal Fine Art
Questroyal Fine Art, one of the best galleries for American paintings, recently asked me to write a guest post for its blog. I chose to talk about the gallery's recent acquisition - a New York City snow scene by Guy C. Wiggins. Check it out via this link.
How American Artists Helped to Create the National Parks
Read about five 19th-century artists whose paintings and photographs raised support for creating the U.S. National Parks System.
A Universe of Art at TEFAF Online
This is my experience viewing TEFAF Online. This art fair has a little bit of everything, as well as the unique twist of only showing one object per gallery.
The Past: Thomas Cole’s imaginary tournament
Thomas Cole's The Past (1838) has recently taken hold of my imagination in a big way. This cheerful depiction of a medieval tournament is one of several delightful Cole paintings I've discovered through my newest research project. Here are my many thoughts on this delightful painting.
My Review of the American Art Fair Online
I visited the virtual American Art Fair on opening day. What did I think? Can the virtual experience compare to the live one? What artworks caught my eye? Find out here.
Loving Both Native American Art and Winslow Homer This Week
This week, I've written about two different kinds of American art for DailyArt Magazine - Winslow Homer at The Clark, and Native American drawings at the Frieze Viewing Room.