WRITTEN BY: SAMANTHA AHNEN, MARKETING INTERN The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is thrilled to be part of an upcoming exhibition at the Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockwell, Massachusetts. The exhibition, titled Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition, examines the influence of European painting styles on great American […]
James McNeill Whistler (1834 – 1903) was a complicated artist who approached his life and work in a unique, often unorthodox way. At the age of 11 he began studying fine art in Russia and realized art would be his profession. He would later tell people he was born in St. Petersburg, Russia as opposed to his actual birthplace of Lowell, Massachusetts.
When Ms. Cummer hired Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1931 to embellish her property, she was reaching out to one of the most respected and sought-after landscape architect in the country. Shipman was part of a generation that succeeded in breaking into a largely male-dominated field, and her clients included famous American magnates such as the Fords and the Astors. Her gardens often appeared in magazines, and by 1933 House & Garden had named her the “Dean of Women Landscape Architects”. She shared her passion through many lectures and completed more than 600 projects.
Charles Webster Hawthorne was an American portrait and genre painter and a noted teacher who founded the…
Brianna Marie Angelakis (b. 1990) is a young, American artist. She was born in Massachusetts and moved to New Hampshire during her early teen years. She moved to…
An internationally acclaimed sculptor, printmaker, painter, calligrapher, essayist, book designer, and poet, Leonard Baskin (American, 1922 – 2000) was a major figure in 20th-century American art.
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