My articles about Cecilia Beaux and Anna Dorothea Therbusch, two successful female portrait painters, have been recently published by Daily Art.
An article about Sargent's portraits and thoughts on Strapless, a book about Sargent and Madame X.
Remember when I went to Newport and saw gorgeous Lady Decies (Elizabeth Wharton Drexel) at The Elms? Well, I was so excited about this that I wrote a whole article about Giovanni Boldini (the genius who painted her) for DailyArt Magazine! Check it out to learn about Boldini's art and see more of his beautiful… Continue reading Giovanni Boldini’s Beautiful Belles (DailyArt Magazine)
My experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's major 2016 exhibition of works by Elizabeth Vigée Le Brun. Vigée Le Brun French Neoclassical and Rococo portrait painter and one of the first women to succeed as a professional portrait painter on a grand scale.
George Catlin (1796-1872) was a unique sort of artist/anthropologist/social activist/entertainment producer combination who achieved lasting notoriety for his sympathetic paintings of Native Americans. Having become interested in Native American culture at a young age, the adult Catlin travelled throughout the American west with William Clark (of Lewis and Clark fame) to visit and depict members of the plains tribes. Catlin… Continue reading American Art of the Week: Co-ee-há-jo, a Seminole Chief by George Catlin
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.
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.
Australian photographer Bill Gekas has been getting a lot of attention recently. His work has been featured everywhere from Buzzfeed to The Magazine Antiques, and I think I'll give him some press here as well. Gekas's work consists of portraits of his young daughter dressed up and posed in the style of Old Master paintings. I… Continue reading Portrait of the Artist’s Daughter
Next up in what is becoming a recurring series of featured artists is Anders Zorn. Zorn is very interesting, and not just because his name is so much fun to say. This Swedish artist was a favorite of the great early-twentieth century American art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner. She purchased several of his works, including… Continue reading Meet Swedish Portraitist Anders Zorn