American Art · Historic Places

Miss Florence’s Painted Dining Room

Some of the paintings in the dining room at the Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme, CT. Photo by A Scholarly Skater. I recently visited the Florence Griswold Museum - the Connecticut boardinghouse where American Impressionists of the Old Lyme Art Colony stayed and worked during summers in the early-20th century. And I saw the… Continue reading Miss Florence’s Painted Dining Room

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American Art of the Week: May Night by Willard Metcalf

Willard Metcalf, May Night, 1906. National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I thought that the title of this painting made it appropriate for today. Willard Metcalf (1858-1925) was an influential American artist from New England. He painted this work in Old Lyme, Connecticut when he was associated with the art colony there.*… Continue reading American Art of the Week: May Night by Willard Metcalf

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American Art of the Week: World’s Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson

Theodore Robinson, World's Columbian Exposition, 1894. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. Theodore Robinson (1852-1896) was one of the first American impressionist painters, and he painted at the Giverny, France artists' colony alongside Claude Monet.* This particular painting, one of his late works, is perhaps not as characteristic of his usual style as… Continue reading American Art of the Week: World’s Columbian Exposition by Theodore Robinson

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December 4th: Late Afternoon, New York, Winter by Childe Hassam

Frederick Childe Hassam, Late Afternoon, New York, Winter, 1900. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Photo via the-athenaeum.org. I think we've already established how much I love paintings of New York City in the snow, since I've written two previous posts on the topic (Snow falls softly on the city: the paintings of Guy C. Wiggins and Snow in… Continue reading December 4th: Late Afternoon, New York, Winter by Childe Hassam

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Snow falls softly on the city: the paintings of Guy C. Wiggins

Browsing through the many arts and antiques magazines I get in the mail every month or two, I frequently come across paintings of beautiful New York City street scenes, usually in the snow. Recently, I realized all of these paintings are by the same artist, Guy C. Wiggins. I've heard of Wiggins before, but up until now I… Continue reading Snow falls softly on the city: the paintings of Guy C. Wiggins