Collecting George Inness Paintings

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George Inness

George Inness is recognized for paintings that are unique for their structure and atmosphere. He moved away from the dramatic, panoramic style of the Hudson RiverSchool of painting and adopted a quieter, tonalist expression of nature.  When collecting his work there are certain elements you may want to look for to ensure you are buying the best examples of his … Read More

Taos Painter Ernest Hennings

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A Taos Founder, Ernest Martin Hennings (1886 – 1956) is known for his depictions of the people and places of New Mexico. Sent to the area in the early 1920s with the support of his patrons, Ernest Hennings’ paintings masterfully captured the light of the southwestern United States, layering thin strokes on top of one another. His technique was unique, … Read More

Rudolf Bauer’s Non-Objective Art

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With success as both a commercial illustrator and experimental master, German painter Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953) was a multi-faceted artist. Creating political cartoons and graphics that appeared in popular magazines, Rudolf Bauer was well-regarded by the public, who latched on to his amusing caricatures with satirical expressions that gently poked fun of certain aspects of society. But Rudolf Bauer was more … Read More

Wildlife Art by Painter Carl Rungius

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Carl Rungius

The zoo: a place where animals sometimes seem to practically pose to be painted – or in today’s case, photographed. Wildlife artist Carl Rungius (1869-1959) did the former, studying animal anatomy at exhibits while he was in art school at Berlin, sketching what he saw in order to learn more about the habitats and behaviors of the creatures before him. … Read More

A Cowboy Artist of America: Martin Grelle, Available at New York Art Gallery

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Martin Grelle

A modern-day cowboy artist, Martin Grelle (b. 1954) depicts historical settings of the American West with great accuracy. Conducting research to convey his subjects with precision, Martin Grelle’s paintings integrate landscapes with human figures in realistic detail. From Native Americans wandering amidst grand mountainscapes to riders on horseback stopping by a serene stream in the valley, Grelle renders all aspects … Read More

Realist Painter Robert Henri and The Ashcan School

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Robert Henri

“Art for life’s sake” – that was the motto of urban Realist painter Robert Henri (1865 – 1929), who was a founding member of the artistic movement known as the Ashcan School. Operating in counter distinction to American Impressionists, the Ashcan painters conceived of art as a medium to depict life in New York City around the turn of the … Read More

William-Adolphe Bouguereau & The Birth of Venus

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau

French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) married two opposites: photo-realism and mythical subjects. Known for his highly accurate representations of the human body, and in particular the often venerated female form, Bouguereau gave life to Classical figures with his paintings of Venus, Virgil, The Virgin, and other epic figures. A Realist painter in an era of Impressionists, William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s works are … Read More

Hudson River School Painter Albert Bierstadt at New York Art Gallery

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Artist Albert Bierstadt

After Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase and Westward Expansion had begun, Manifest Destiny arose: the idea that moving to the frontier offered a beacon of light in gaining independence and wealth. German-American painter Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902), became a part of the movement across the Great West, and his work is considered a representation of that journey. Bierstadt’s paintings depicted the … Read More

How Are Paintings Restored? | Art Restoration Specialists

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Art Restoration

Art restoration: the phrase made headlines this past summer when an elderly woman made a botched attempt at fixing an “ecce homo” fresco of Christ by Elias Garcia Martinez in the Santuario de la Misericordia. Though an extreme example, the religious portrait turned monkey-like painting is solid proof that even well-intentioned art restorations can go wrong. So what is art … Read More

Western Paintings by William Gollings

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William Gollings

Bucking Broncos, cowboys wildly riding across the range, lone horses grazing in front of Teepees: these are all images captured in Elling William Gollings’ (1878-1932) paintings. Documenting the Old West in the 1890s when it was beginning to wane as a way of life and movement, William Gollings worked in watercolor, oils, and etchings. Called “Paint Bill,” Gollings became so … Read More