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Thomas Wilder: Early New England Portrait Painter
In 2005 I received a request from Joan Marr, curator at the Historical Society of Windham County, Newfane, Vermont, for information concerning Thomas Wilder.
To the Ends of the Earth: Painting the Polar Landscape
The polar landscape painting tradition in Western art belongs most appropriately to a period of one hundred years that begins in the 1830s and ends in the 1930s.
What's in a Name?: The Science of Wood Identification
Microscopic wood anatomy and identification are often used to help authenticate antiques and determine their origin.
E. Popeye Reed: American Stone Carver
Autumn/Winter 2008
E. "Popeye" Reed was an American original. A self-taught artist who carved in stone and wood, money was never a motive for this native Ohian.
Museum Focus: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Autumn/Winter 2008
In May of 1981, Vance Kirkland, a Colorado-based painter known for his alchemic techniques and avant-garde sensibilities, passed away.
The John Head Project: Part 1: Documenting His Work
Autumn/Winter 2008
For want of documentation, Philadelphia's earliest furniture makers survive in little more than name.
Informed Collecting: Dealers' Insights
Late Summer 2008
Like Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt's name is synonymous with the American West. Painting in the late nineteenth century, Bierstadt celebrated America's westward expansion with his grand, naturalistic compositions.
Carolina Collects: Exploring the Spirit of Collecting in South Carolina
Summer/Autumn 2008
This summer, visitors to the Columbia Museum of Art will be granted a peek into the private collections of South Carolinians across the state.
Connected to the Past: Objects from the Collections of the Newport Historical Society
Summer/Autumn 2008
Founded in 1639, Newport was the de facto capital of Rhode Island until after the American Revolution.
My Father's House: Artist Will Barnet Returns to his New England Roots
Summer/Autumn 2008
Between 1990 and 1992, artist and teacher Will Barnet (b. 1911) produced a series of paintings entitled My Father's House, inspired by visits to his sister who was growing old alone in the family home in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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