A true story of their final days on the Florida seashore, when a water cannon destroyed a suspicious package later found to contain miniature portraits by the celebrated American painter Gilbert Stuart
A picture taken the day before President Roosevelt’s death has been hidden away in an artist’s file until now
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
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
…so Lincoln joked. Actually he was eager to pose for portraits.
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.
Painter to the Federalist aristocracy, Stuart created likenesses of leading citizens with great brilliance and exactitude.