Robert Henri's stunning portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Whitney was a sculptor, collector, and founder of the Whitney Museum. Henri was an important American portraitist.
Winslow Homer, Sunlight on the Coast, 1890. Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I featured another painting by Winslow Homer a few weeks ago, but today is his birthday, so it would be just wrong to not acknowledge it. This work is very different in tone from "The Milkmaid", although the actual… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Sunlight on the Coast by Winslow Homer
The controversy surrounding the career of American realist painter Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) is perfectly encapsulated by his great painting The Gross Clinic. The Philadelphia-born Eakins loved naturalistic detail and was a strong advocate for the use of nude models in artists' education
Reginald Marsh, Wonderland Circus, Sideshow Coney Island, 1930.Tempera on canvas stretched on Masonite. Today's painting is not yet in the public domain, so click here to view it. I try so hard never to do post about works I can't actually show you, but this artist is too wonderful to overlook simply because he died… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Wonderland Circus, Sideshow Coney Island by Reginald Marsh
I think we've established my great love of the American Impressionists in recent weeks, so it's time for something different. Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was a nineteenth-century American painter who worked in a more naturalistic style. He painted many New England landscapes, seascapes, and scenes of rural life.
Childe Hassam (1859-1935) is one of my most favorite American artists. He is also has the rare distinction of having one of his paintings hang in the Oval Office.
American Impressionist Lilla Cabot Perry's beautiful painting of her daughter sitting by the window.
This week's artist, like last week's, is among the most famous artists in American history. John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) made many of his best-known works, including the scandalous Portrait of Madame X, during the many years in which he lived in Europe, but he was an American-born artist who painted many American subjects throughout his career. Today's featured work depicts Edwin Booth (1833-1893) - actor, theatre owner, and older brother of Lincoln's assassin.
Romanticist and landscape painter Thomas Cole was born in England but came to success in New York in the 1820s. He was a founder of the so-called Hudson River School. View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, is among Cole's best-known works.