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Paul Schulenburg: Making The Commonplace Extraordinary
A quiet yet steady player in the renaissance of American realist art has marked 20 years of full-time painting with the first book published about him. Launched last June by his primary representative, Addison Art Gallery (Orleans, Massachusetts), Pa
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Elizabeth Colomba Re-envisions The Past
Eeven a quick glance at the large-scale paintings of Elizabeth Colomba (b. 1976) presents unexpected contrasts — of modern and historic sensibilities, of contemporary and period settings, of France and the Caribbean — what the artist calls “the fusin
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Daniel Sprick Seeking “Something That Feels True”
Since 1991, the Denver Art Museum has acquired a painting by the Colorado artist Daniel Sprick (b. 1953) every decade. The first of them, My Metaphysical Adventure (1991), is dominated by the fat comfort of red and white drapery and the contented sym
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Richard Wilson Makes His Own Way
We tend to imagine artists’ careers in certain ways. Most often we envision them retreating into the studio to do battle with The Muse, emerging with artworks that their dealers praise to the heavens, and for which collectors pay heavenly prices. Mus
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Appreciating Today’s Heroes
“I felt compelled to paint this tribute to healthcare workers in recognition of their response to the COVID-19 epidemic, and also in gratitude for their support during my ongoing battle with Stage IV colon cancer. Their all-hands-on-deck response to
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Beloved Creatures Great And Small
Human beings love and respect all kinds of animals, but among the most cherished are dogs, horses, and birds. The Fine Art Connoisseur team decided to triple up and find out which artists are successfully depicting any member of this trio, and we hav
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And The Winners Were …
The year 2020 has been downbeat, but the inaugural edition of Fine Art Connoisseur’s groundbreaking Realism Live online conference in October was a huge success. Co-hosted by publisher Eric Rhoads and editor-in-chief Peter Trippi, this five-day event
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J.j. Shannon And His Network Of Friendships
In 1893 the 31-year-old, London-based artist James Jebusa Shannon (1862–1923) made his American debut in the British Section of the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition with three portraits, two of which portrayed the American expatriate artist Georg
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Bookplates Small In Size, Hugely Collectible
A monogram. Signet rings. The school scarf. We have long fashioned accoutrements to reflect our personal and tribal identities. You might easily include bookplates in this universe, too. Created to mark possession of a printed work and to guide an er
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B. Eric Rhoads bericrhoads@gmail.com Twitter: @ericrhoads facebook.com/eric.rhoads Anne W. Brown abrown@streamlinepublishing.com 435.772.0504 Peter Trippi peter.trippi@gmail.com 917.968.4 476 Brida Connolly bconnolly@streamlinepublishing.com 702.6
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Picking Up The Pieces After Disaster Strikes
Forest ranger Terra Kemper smelled the smoke and felt the heat as she drove from her home in southwestern Oregon to Collier Memorial State Park on the evening of September 7, 2020. A ranger as experienced as Kemper is able to “read” the smoke, the fl
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Now Is The Time
In spite of COVID-19’s downsides — and there are many — there has been a little sunshine emanating from the art world. For many, the word “pivot” comes to mind. Artists and galleries have had to pivot to survive, and for some this has resulted in bet
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Great Art Nationwide
Georgia Museum of Art Athens, Georgia georgiamuseum.org through January 31 Located on the campus of the University of Georgia, the Georgia Museum of Art has launched its In Dialogue series of long-term exhibitions focused on one artwork in the perm
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Anticipating Reality, Beyond The Virtual
This is not the winter you were expecting. It certainly isn’t mine. Last January I was lucky to spend a week in Rome exploring museums, palaces, and churches in glorious sunshine, with few tourists and lots of after-Christmas bargains in the shops. I
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Art In Person And Online
coorswesternart.com January 5–24 Like so many activities, the National Western Stock Show scheduled for this January has been delayed a year. Fortunately, the Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale that usually accompanies the stock show will proceed wit
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Favorite
Every day in the music studio of her Los Angeles home, violinist Anne Akiko Meyers plays along with Felix Mendelssohn. As she tunes her 1741 Ex-Vieuxtemps Guarneri del Gesù instrument, reputed to be perhaps the best-sounding violin around, and launch
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Protect Your Art From Thieves
Most of us expect museums and commercial galleries to have security systems, yet we seldom imagine that our own art collections are worth the expense or trouble of protecting in this way. Interestingly, monitoring the “perimeter” of your home (with a
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A Shout-out For Our Museums
Every winter, Fine Art Connoisseur dedicates part of an issue to highlighting America’s art museums and the important, wide-ranging roles they play in our lives. I am particularly fond of this initiative because I spent much of my career working in a
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Off The Walls
Born in Brooklyn, Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) studied with Hans Hofmann and came of age in the heyday of abstract expressionism. Though she moved comfortably among such abstractionists as Willem de Kooning and Joan Mitchell, she remained committed to
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2021 Museum Exhibition Calendar
Through February 15, 2021: I Ventured into the Dream: A Retrospective of Sheryl Bodily; Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, MT Through March 6, 2021: Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Tradition and Innovation; Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, Blowing Ro
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Three To Watch
LUCAS BONONI (b. 1991) has worked persistently to reach the position in which he now finds himself: an emerging realist earning the admiration of a wide range of collectors, fellow painters, and art professionals. At 28, the Los Angeles-born and New
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Acquire An Iconic Sculpture
Admirers of great sculpture have a rare opportunity this season. On December 10, Clytie, the sensuous evocation of a classical myth created by England’s George Frederic Watts (1817–1904), will go up for auction during the British & European Art sale
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Building A Collection Of Buildings
Peter May collects houses and buildings. While most of these structures don’t actually belong to him, they are rendered in exquisite detail in his collection of more than 700 architectural drawings, one of the world’s largest private holdings of such
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Buyer Beware Navigating The World Of Limited Edition Prints
The art market is often called the Wild West because of its secrecy and lack of rules and governmental oversight. Some high-end galleries won’t tell you the prices of their artworks, or even whether they are for sale. Some auctioneers pull bids out o
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Technology’s Impact On Figurative Art
During my 25 years in the field of figurative painting, I have observed two sharply conflicting schools of thought on the use of technology in studios. As a generation X’er who grew up before the Internet and cell phones, I have a nostalgia for simpl
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Autumn’s Art Harvest
Steamboat Art Museum Steamboat Springs, Colorado steamboatartmuseum.org December 4, 2020 April 10, 2021 The Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) will soon present the exhibition Four Directions — Common Paths. It highlights the superb plein air paintings cr
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Gustave Doré (1832–1883); He Regarded Me a While and Asked Me with Disdain,“Who Were Your Ancestors?”; Canto 10, Verses 41–42 (The Encounter with Farinata); published in Dante Alighieri, Inferno (Paris: Librairie Hachette); 1861; xylograph engraved b
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Great Art Nationwide
InSight Gallery Fredericksburg, Texas insightgallery.com November 6 27 Though they are married, Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick have distinctive approaches to making art, as the two works illustrated here suggest. Their next joint exhibition is set to
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B. Eric Rhoads bericrhoads@gmail.com Twitter: @ericrhoads facebook.com/eric.rhoads Anne W. Brown abrown@streamlinepublishing.com 435.772.0504 Peter Trippi peter.trippi@gmail.com 917.968.4 476 Brida Connolly bconnolly@streamlinepublishing.com 702.6
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Painting Damaged In Transit? Here’s What To Do
Recently, I received a call from an artist who had borrowed one of her own paintings from a collector (not me) for a show. The painting had been damaged in transit and the artist was beside herself: the work was one of her best, the collector was imp
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