Jane Peterson


Jane Peterson would become one of America’s most innovative artists.She lived an adventurous life for a woman of the time. Her landscapes and still-lifes blended traditional technique with the more avant-guard Impressionists, Post-impressionists, Expressionists, and Fauves.

Martha Walter

Ackermans Fine Art

Martha Walter was born in Philadelphia in 1875.  She studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There she had the opportunity to work with William Merritt Chase, who became her mentor.  In 1908, she won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship, which allowed her to travel to Paris and study at the Grande Julien.  While in France, Martha Walter began … Read More

Jacob Lawrence

Ackermans Fine Art

American, 1917-2000 Raised in New York City’s Harlem, modern African-American artist Jacob Lawrence’s work depicts the struggles of African-Americans throughout history.  Born in New Jersey his family moved to New York when he was in his early teens.  Lawrence began taking art classes shortly thereafter at the Utopia Children’s Center and by the age of sixteen he had quit school, … Read More

Lee Krasner

Ackermans Fine Art

Born Lena Krasner in Brooklyn, New York, Lee Krasner came to be known as one of the most influential American Abstract Expressionist of her time.  She began her art studies at the The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan and the National Academy Museum and School both in New York City in the 1930’s.  Krasner … Read More

John Philip Falter

Ackermans Fine Art

John Philip Falter is best known for his Illustrations for the Saturday Evening Post Covers and images of frontier life. He was born in Plattsmouth, Nebraska in 1910.  Falter studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute and the Art Students League in New York. He later attended classes at the Grand Central School of Art and studied under George Wright (1873-1951), … Read More

Grandma (Anna Robertson) Moses

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American (1860-1961) Grandma Moses is a self taught or primitive artist.  Born in Greenwich, New York in 1860, Anna Robertson was best known by her friends and family as Grandma Moses.  She did not begin seriously painting until she was well into her 70’s, prior to which her work consisted of embroidered compositions.  Grandma Moses painted mostly scenes depicting her … Read More

Charles Wilbert White

Ackermans Fine Art

Charles Wilbert White was born in 1918 in Chicago. He began creating art at a very early age and showed talent.  White received a scholarship to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  There he was introduced to the Mexican muralists, such as Diego Rivera, who were using mural art to express their views and educate the public.  This … Read More

Gilbert Stuart

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Gilbert Charles Stuart began as a portrait painter in the American colonies. Gilbert Stuart was born in Saunderstown, Rhode Island in 1755.  In 1770, Stuart met Scottish artist Cosmo Alexander, who became his first instructor. He was able to travel to London for further training under Benjamin West.  Stuart learned the painterly brushwork in the style of the Grand Manner, which was the favored style of … Read More

Max Weber

Ackermans Fine Art

Born in Russia in 1881, Max Weber immigrated to Brooklyn in 1891 to join his father. He enrolled at the Pratt Institute and studied with Arthur Wesley Dow, a prominent artist of the Arts and Crafts aesthetic.  In 1905, Weber traveled to Paris and began studies at the Académie Julian, but found the style of art being taught their too rigid.  The following year, Weber was … Read More

George Tooker

Ackermans Fine Art

George Tooker was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920.  At the insistence of his parents, Tooker attended Harvard University and majored in English literature, but he knew he wanted to be a painter.  He finally got the opportunity to study art and began studying with Reginald Marsh at the Art Students League of New York.  While there he met painter Paul Cadmus, with … Read More