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.
Tag: 19th century
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.
Frick Madison Shines New Light on Old Friends
On the afternoon of March 4th, I was one of the very first people to experience Frick Madison, the Frick Collection's new installation in the Whitney Museum's former home at 945 Madison Avenue. The surprisingly-wonderful combination of historical art and Brutalist structure literally shines a new light on the Frick's beloved artworks.
Art is a Tyrant – an Entertaining Biography of Rosa Bonheur
I wasn't planning to review Art is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur (London: Icon Books, Ltd., 2020), Catherine Hewitt's new biography of French animal painter Rosa Bonheur. But after enjoying it so much, I decided to spread the word.
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.
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.
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.
A New Graphic Novel Introduces Edmonia Lewis
As a big fan of 19th-century African-American and Native-American sculptor Edmonia Lewis, I was excited to find out that she's now the subject of a new graphic novel, Seen: Edmonia Lewis. Thanks to publisher BOOM! Studios, I was able to read and review an advanced digital copy ahead of its September 2020 release.
The Best of the Frick Collection
I was pretty happy for the opportunity to write about some of my favorite Frick Collection masterpieces in honor of the museum's July 2020 collaboration with DailyArt. Find out which ten works I chose.