The Significance of American Modernism

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During the turn of the nineteenth century, the world changed rapidly. Information and people could move with greater ease. These changes had a profound effect on art. Artists experimented with new materials and techniques. Technology such as photography transformed how visual mediums were explored. This opened many to the idea that art does not need to be a replication of … Read More

Collecting Daniel Ridgway Knight Paintings

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Daniel Ridgway Knight

Daniel Ridgway Knight was born in Philadelphia to Quaker parents in 1839. He began studying art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and later in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.  During his education, some of his fellow classmates were notable artists and influencers such as Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Everett Shinn, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Alfred Sisley. Knight … Read More

Taos Painter Joseph Henry Sharp

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Artist Joseph Henry Sharp

American artist Joseph Henry Sharp (1859-1953) spent his boyhood enacting scenes from James Fenimore Cooper’s epic saga about the early American frontier, The Leatherstocking Tales. Floating down the Ohio River on rafts, exploring caves supposedly haunted by Indian spirits, pretending to explore the vast territories of the great West – all of these were a part of the adventures Joseph … Read More