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J.j. Shannon And His Network Of Friendships
In 1893 the 31-year-old, London-based artist James Jebusa Shannon (1862–1923) made his American debut in the British Section of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition with three portraits, two of which portrayed the American expatriate artist Georg
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Bookplates Small In Size, Hugely Collectible
A monogram. Signet rings. The school scarf. We have long fashioned accoutrements to reflect our personal and tribal identities. You might easily include bookplates in this universe, too. Created to mark possession of a printed work and to guide an er
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Picking Up The Pieces After Disaster Strikes
Forest ranger Terra Kemper smelled the smoke and felt the heat as she drove from her home in southwestern Oregon to Collier Memorial State Park on the evening of September 7, 2020. A ranger as experienced as Kemper is able to “read” the smoke, the fl
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Now Is The Time
In spite of COVID-19’s downsides — and there are many — there has been a little sunshine emanating from the art world. For many, the word “pivot” comes to mind. Artists and galleries have had to pivot to survive, and for some this has resulted in bet
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Great Art Nationwide
Georgia Museum of Art Athens, Georgia georgiamuseum.org through January 31 Located on the campus of the University of Georgia, the Georgia Museum of Art has launched its In Dialogue series of long-term exhibitions focused on one artwork in the perm
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Anticipating Reality, Beyond The Virtual
This is not the winter you were expecting. It certainly isn’t mine. Last January I was lucky to spend a week in Rome exploring museums, palaces, and churches in glorious sunshine, with few tourists and lots of after-Christmas bargains in the shops. I
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Art In Person And Online
coorswesternart.com January 5–24 Like so many activities, the National Western Stock Show scheduled for this January has been delayed a year. Fortunately, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale that usually accompanies the stock show will proceed wit
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Favorite
Every day in the music studio of her Los Angeles home, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers plays along with Felix Mendelssohn. As she tunes her 1741 Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù instrument, reputed to be perhaps the best-sounding violin around, and launch
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Protect Your Art From Thieves
Most of us expect museums and commercial galleries to have security systems, yet we seldom imagine that our own art collections are worth the expense or trouble of protecting in this way. Interestingly, monitoring the “perimeter” of your home (with a
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A Shout-out For Our Museums
Every winter, Fine Art Connoisseur dedicates part of an issue to highlighting America’s art museums and the important, wide-ranging roles they play in our lives. I am particularly fond of this initiative because I spent much of my career working in a
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Off The Walls
Born in Brooklyn, Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) studied with Hans Hofmann and came of age in the heyday of abstract expressionism. Though she moved comfortably among such abstractionists as Willem de Kooning and Joan Mitchell, she remained committed to
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2021 Museum Exhibition Calendar
Through February 15, 2021: I Ventured into the Dream: A Retrospective of Sheryl Bodily; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT Through March 6, 2021: Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation; Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Ro
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Three To Watch
LUCAS BONONI (b. 1991) has worked persistently to reach the position in which he now finds himself: an emerging realist earning the admiration of a wide range of collectors, fellow painters, and art professionals. At 28, the Los Angeles-born and New
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Paul Schulenburg: Making The Commonplace Extraordinary
A quiet yet steady player in the renaissance of American realist art has marked 20 years of full-time painting with the first book published about him. Launched last June by his primary representative, Addison Art Gallery (Orleans, Massachusetts), Pa
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Elizabeth Colomba Re-envisions The Past
Eeven a quick glance at the large-scale paintings of Elizabeth Colomba (b. 1976) presents unexpected contrasts — of modern and historic sensibilities, of contemporary and period settings, of France and the Caribbean — what the artist calls “the fusin
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Daniel Sprick Seeking “Something That Feels True”
Since 1991, the Denver Art Museum has acquired a painting by the Colorado artist Daniel Sprick (b. 1953) every decade. The first of them, My Metaphysical Adventure (1991), is dominated by the fat comfort of red and white drapery and the contented sym
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Richard Wilson Makes His Own Way
We tend to imagine artists’ careers in certain ways. Most often we envision them retreating into the studio to do battle with The Muse, emerging with artworks that their dealers praise to the heavens, and for which collectors pay heavenly prices. Mus
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Appreciating Today’s Heroes
“I felt compelled to paint this tribute to healthcare workers in recognition of their response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and also in gratitude for their support during my ongoing battle with Stage IV colon cancer. Their all-hands-on-deck response to
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Beloved Creatures Great And Small
Human beings love and respect all kinds of animals, but among the most cherished are dogs, horses, and birds. The Fine Art Connoisseur team decided to triple up and find out which artists are successfully depicting any member of this trio, and we hav
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And The Winners Were …
The year 2020 has been downbeat, but the inaugural edition of Fine Art Connoisseur’s groundbreaking Realism Live online conference in October was a huge success. Co-hosted by publisher Eric Rhoads and editor-in-chief Peter Trippi, this five-day event
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Fear Not
Every summer my family spends time in the Adirondacks, in upstate New York. I love it, yet memories of my first visit to this million-acre state park remind me of my initial unease there. My parents had just sold our place on Indiana’s Lake Wawasee a
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Light Up Your Collection
Acquiring an artwork is always a joy, but many new owners don’t pay enough attention to how they will light their new treasure once it arrives in their home or office. No matter how beautiful the image, the pleasure it can offer you, your family, and
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Kindred Spirits We Should Meet
On a rolling basis, some of the many artists, dealers, and organizations highlighted in this magazine check in to let me know how the art world is looking from their perspectives. I always value their insights, and today I thought it might be useful
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Off The Walls
North Star Art Gallery is presenting an exhibition of recent works by Brian Keeler, which he has titled Magical Mythologies: Reinventing Myth and Other Allegorical Works. He notes that myths and allegories highlight timeless themes that artists have
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J ane Marx knows how to read people. As New York City’s most personable and original tour guide, she greets strangers at notable sights and knows right away how to enlighten and entertain them. “My favorite people to lead on tours are grandparents wi
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Figurative Art Showcase
Paradise, Utah Chiricahua Apache, 23 in., bronze, edition of 30 rogersbronze@gmail.com•www.scottrogerssculpture.com Represented by The Adobe Fine Art, Illume Fine Art, Legacy, Lunds Fine Art, Mountain Trails (Jackson/Sedona), Sage Creek Gallery, Set
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Three To Watch
JULIAN DIX (b. 1961) creates paintings in series for the same reason many past masters did, including one of his principal influences, Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964): to look closely at a subject for a prolonged period, exhausting visual interpretation
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GRAYDON PARRISH & CARMEN DELL’OREFICE MEETING THE MUSE
The first time Graydon Parrish set eyes on Carmen Dell’Orefice, he knew he wanted to paint her. “I thought she was one of the most interesting people I’ve ever seen. So intriguing,” he recalls. At the time, Parrish (b. 1970) was living and painting i
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Honoring America’s Veterans
On view through March 21 at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, is We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America, a unique exhibition featuring 50 large watercolor portraits of U.S. veterans painted by the South Carolina-ba
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