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.
French Tradition at Delaware’s Nemours Estate
During a recent visit to Wilmington, Delaware, I had the opportunity to visit Nemours Estate, the 77-room home and formal French gardens of industrialist Alfred I. Dupont (1864-1935) and his family. It wasn't an experience I'll soon forget.
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.
The Fascinating Story of Belle da Costa Greene
If you're interested in rare books, notable bibliophiles, awesome women, or African-American history, I recommend reading Heidi Ardizzone's biography of Belle da Costa Greene.
Julia Morgan, a Pioneering Female Architect
Julia Morgan was the first successful female architect in the Unites States. She designed over 700 structures and is best known for the fantastic Hearst Castle complex in California. Please enjoy my lengthy and well-researched article to discover her empowering and impressive story.