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#6 Edmund Darch Lewis – Mount Washington, New Hampshire

Nov

08

Born and educated in Philadelphia, Edmund Darch Lewis studied painting for only a short time before he began exhibiting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and later at the National Academy of Design in New York. He quickly became one of the most popular painters in Philadelphia, specializing in landscapes and marine scenes […]

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#7 William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Return from the Harvest

Nov

01

Reproduction of original frame by Diego Salazar Antique Frames, New York, given in honor of Jack Lee Scott by Jane McRae Scott, 2003. After a strict academic training as a painter at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, Bouguereau was awarded the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1850. This prize enabled him to move […]

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#8 William Glackens – The Lake

Oct

25

A native of Philadelphia, William Glackens began his artistic career as a newspaper illustrator. In 1891, he enrolled in evening classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and met Robert Henri (1865-1929), who encouraged Glackens to paint. After the National Academy of Design rejected Glackens’s work in 1907, he joined Henri and six […]

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#9 Rolph Scarlett – Abstraction

Oct

18

A native of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Scarlett was an industrial and theatrical designer, jeweler, and artist who turned to abstraction after meeting the Swiss artist Paul Klee in 1919.  His work gained the attention of Hilla Rebay and Solomon Guggenheim, who were organizing the Museum of Non-Objective Painting (now the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). Scarlett […]

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#10 Jacques De Claeuw – Vanitas

Oct

11

Jacques Grief was born in Dordrecht, a small river town in northern Holland. Because of a physical deformity, he was given the nickname of “de Claeuw” meaning “the claw.” The artist, a brother-in-law of the painter Jan Steen, was known for his still life images. Popularized as an independent genre by Dutch artists of the […]

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#11 Frederick Carl Frieseke – Before Her Appearance

Oct

04

Applying the last bit of ardent rouge to her lips before going on stage, a dancer sits on a stool in her dressing room, looking at herself in the mirror. This intimate scene was captured by the American Impressionist artist Frederick Carl Frieseke with a very tender, almost monochromatic palette of pink, pale blue, marble […]

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