Most surveys of American painting begin in New England in the eighteenth century, move westward to the Rockies in the nineteenth, and return to New York in the twentieth. Now we’ll have to redraw the map .
Antonio Jacobsen, the most prolific of all American marine artists
was the first magazine in America to change its cover for every issue. And these covers may still be the best graphic art magazine has ever produced.
As painting became a respectable profession in America, artists began to celebrate their workplaces
…so Lincoln joked. Actually he was eager to pose for portraits.
George Eastman didn’t think the posters the movie companies supplied were good enough for his theater. So he commissioned a local artist to paint better ones.
There’s a corner of every Americans heart that is reserved for a cartoon cat. Its name might be Garfield, Sylvester, Fritz, or Felix. But there will never be another Krazy.
A contemporary artist re-creates two and a half centuries of the life of a North Carolina county
The famous painter of Eastern city life also captured the sunny, spacious world of the Southwest
The Combat Art of Albert K. Murray
In the thirties the WPA decided it would be good to know just what the insides of Victorian homes, offices, and stores had looked like. The artist-historian Perkins Harnly created a sumptuous record.
From Germany and Switzerland, farmer-potters transplanted their skills to Pennsylvania and produced a distinctive ceramic found nowhere else in America
He loved women so much he painted wings on them. After years of neglect, he is now being appreciated.
“I’ll plan anything a man wants,” he said, “from a cathedral to a chicken coop.” The monumental results transformed American architecture
An Autumn Harvest of American Still Lifes
A preview of a magnificent private collection of nineteenth-century art
The Smaller, Greener Baltimore of Francis Guy
War, patriotism, nature, and changing taste— all have been mirrored in our wallpaper
The Vigil That Put an End to Slavery
Declaring himself a “thorough democrat” George Caleb Bingham portrayed the American voter with an artist’s eye—and a seasoned politicians savvy
When Winifred Smith Rieber confidently agreed to paint a group portrait of America’s five pre-eminent philosophers, she had no idea it would be all but impossible even to get them to stay in the same room with one another.