A journey through a wide and spellbinding land, and a look at the civilization along its edges.
A pictorial history of the state from discovery to the Revolution
A postcard version of six tender and crucial rites of passage by the artist Harrison Fisher
It took half a century for his critics to see his subjects as clearly as he did; but today he stands as America’s preeminent portraitist
Beatrix Farrand’s exactingly beautiful designs changed the American landscape
William Auerbach-Levy’s genius as a caricaturist lay in what he chose to leave out.
On sojourns away from the studio where he labored in oils, Homer took along his watercolors and produced his freshest and most expressive work
This is not a test. It’s the real thing.
John White Alexander began his career as an office boy at Harper’s Weekly and rose to be a leading painter of his generation, especially of its women
Much has changed in Utah since World War II, but outside of the metropolitan center in the Salt Lake Valley, the addiction to rural simplicity and the idea of home is still strong.
His works ranged from intimate cameos to heroic public monuments. America has produced no greater sculptor.
While a whole generation of artists sought inspiration in the wilderness, George Inness was painting the fields and farms of a man-made countryside
A young artist takes on a venerable genre
Israel Sack made a fortune by seeing early the craft in fine old American furniture
He was the most naturally gifted of The Eight, and his vigorous, uninhibited vision of city life transformed American painting at the turn of the century. In fact, he may have been too gifted.
During the 1920s the city spurred local rail traffic with an unparalleled run of superb and stylish posters
Peter Marié, a bon vivant of the Gilded Age, asked hundreds of Society’s prettiest women to allow themselves to be painted for him alone
Here is how political cartoonists have sized up the candidates over a tumultuous half-century.
After standing in New York Harbor for nearly one hundred years, this thin-skinned but sturdy lady needs a lot of attention. She’s getting it- from a crack team of French and American architects and engineers.
From the North Woods to New Orleans with an artist-reporter of the last century
Turn-of-the-century American painters came to Venice for its ancient splendors and pearly light. In a few years they captured its canals, palaces, and people in a spirit of gentle modernism that looks better than ever.
At one time or another, practically every American artist has brought forth a blossom.
The largest Gothic cathedral in the Western Hemisphere has the strangest stained-glass windows in the world
The richly embellished account book of an eighteenth-century sea captain, newly discovered in a Maine attic
California has always been as much a state of mind as a geographical entity. For the better part of two centuries, artists have been defining its splendid promise.
He was more than just a cartoonist. He was the Hogarth of the American middle class.
For almost four decades, Marshall Davidson, who pioneered a new genre of illustrated history, has worked with many thousands of pieces of American art. Out of them all he now selects fourteen images that have particularly enchanted him .
One of America’s least-known and most curious folk arts
Using the same bold colors that drew the rubes in to see the Giant Rat of Sumatra and the Three-Headed Calf, he painted a fanciful record of his world