Impressionist Artist Edward Henry Potthast

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Edward Potthast

Edward Henry Potthast (1857-1927): chances are, you’ve seen one of his impressionistic beach scenes featuring women playing with their children by the water and wearing long skirts from the turn of the century in lieu of bathing suits. Walking the shore with beach umbrellas in hand and sun hats atop their heads, these women are a picturesque addition to the … Read More

Childe Hassam: American Impressionist Painter

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Artist Childe Hassam

Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was a pioneer of American Impressionist painting, his work characterized by its attentive accuracy in depicting light. Though he found solace in the countryside and retreated there often, he became well-known for his representations of urban places, particularly New York City – a departure from the more conventional impressionist tendency to draw upon landscapes as subject matter. … Read More

LeRoy Neiman: Vibrant Color Patterns

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LeRoy Neiman

LeRoy Neiman’s (1921-2012) facial hair is as iconic as his paintings, his handlebar moustache sweeping across his cheeks in a passionate display of curves like two bold brushstrokes. Known for his vividly colored impressionist paintings, Neiman the artist would ultimately be as well- recognized as his work, becoming a visible figure in the oftentimes private industry of the visual arts. … Read More

Jamie Wyeth Paintings: An American Realist Artist

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Jamie Wyeth

Jamie (James Browning) Wyeth (1946-present) was never childish about his dedication to becoming a disciplined artist – even as a child. By the time he was 12, he was pursuing an artistic career, studying under his aunt, Carolyn Wyeth, an established painter with her own studio. Integrating art into his education, Wyeth would become schooled in painting and drawing as … Read More

Jim Dine Art: Pop Expressionism

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Artist Jim Dine

With his often boldly colored paintings, Jim Dine (1935-present) transformed mundane domestic objects into multi-faceted and iconic subjects of art. With an assortment of reoccurring motifs – from tools to ties and bathroom basins –Dine often repeated thematic elements across multiple mediums. With a comprehensive breadth in the arts, Jim Dine worked as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator, and to … Read More

“The Boot-Black Raphael:” John George Brown

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John George Brown

Though born in England, John George Brown (1831-1913) hopped the Atlantic stateside by his early twenties, settling down in Brooklyn, New York – a city whose scenes would inspire the works that made him one of the most successful painters of the 19th century. Like a romanticized and Americanized version of the Oliver Twist story, Brown became known for his … Read More

Painting America’s Past: Gerald Harvey Jones

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Gerald Harvey Jones

Though Gerald Harvey’s (b. 1933) painting career took off in the 1960s, his iconic oil paintings evoke an earlier era: a time when horse-drawn carriages traversed the cobblestone streets of American cities during the turn of the century, while streetcars began competing as a viable means of transportation. Harvey is known for his use of light – light which is … Read More

Let them Eat Cheesecake: Pin-up Artist Gil Elvgren

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Pin up Artist Gil Elvgren

Since the prehistoric era, men have been creating tantalizing reproductions of the female form in artwork. In the Stone Age, sculptures of voluptuous women abound, and the ancient Roman city of Pompeii is infamous for hosting highly eroticized frescoes throughout its buildings and structures. Renaissance Europe gave birth to images like Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, a pictorial rendition of … Read More