Georgia O’Keeffe. Black Place II, 1944. Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 30 inches. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1959 (59.204.1). © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Artists Unite to Protect Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Black Place”

Published on June 25th, 2014 by Janet Oh

East of the Navajo community of Nageezi in New Mexico lie the black, grey, and white hills that American modernist …continue reading or post a comment

Frederick Judd Waugh (1861–1940)
Still Life, ca. 1920 
Oil on canvas, 25 x 36 inches
Courtesy of The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Get to Know the Kent Art Colony at The Mattatuck Museum!

Published on June 23rd, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

Shortly after the turn of the century, several pockets of artistic activity developed throughout the northwest region of Connecticut; between 1910 and 1930, the rural, rugged beauty of the Litchfield Hills attracted a diverse group of …continue reading or post a comment

Benjamin Champney (1817-1907), Peace and Harmony (1865) .
Mount Washington from the Intervale in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Enjoy the Beauty of the White Mountains at Historical Society of Cheshire County

Published on June 20th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

This weekend, the Historical Society of Cheshire County is unveiling an exhibition of American paintings that highlight the sublime beauty of the New Hampshire landscape …continue reading or post a comment

Robert Henri (1865–1929), Picnic at Meshoppen, PA, July 4, 1902, 1902
Oil on canvas
26 x 32 inches
Westmoreland Museum of American Art; Gift of the William A. Coulter Fund, 1958.39

Now Open at the Georgia Museum of Art: “Picturing America”

Published on June 18th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

This summer, the Georgia Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition featuring an impressive and diverse selection of American artworks from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, which span over …continue reading or post a comment

Arthur B. Davies (1862–1928), Figures in a Landscape. Oil on canvas, 23½ x 28 7/16 inches. Signed lower left: A. B. DAVIES

Members of The Eight featured in Questroyal’s Summer Special!

Published on June 13th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

Earlier this week, Questroyal launched its fifth annual summer special sale, offering more than eighty paintings below cost or deeply discounted …continue reading or post a comment

Martin Lewis, American, b. Australia (1881–1962), Shadow Dance, 1930, drypoint and sandpaper ground, 9½ x 10⅞ in., Collection of Dr. Dorrance T. Kelly. ©Estate of Martin Lewis. Photo: Paul Mutino

“Emerging from the Shadows: Edward Hopper and His Contemporaries” Opening at The Hyde Collection

Published on June 11th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

A master of quiet drama, modernist painter Edward Hopper has risen through the ranks of the American art market to become one of the highest-selling American artists in auction history …continue reading or post a comment

Thomas Cole (1801–1848) View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, 1836 Oil on canvas, 51½ x 76 inches. Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908, 08.228

Exploring the Essence of the American Spirit: Hudson River School Paintings and Transcendentalism

Published on June 9th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

As the transcendentalist movement swept through the United States during the nineteenth century, American poets and Hudson River School painters became united in their quest to …continue reading or post a comment

Edward Hopper, A Theater Entrance, (1906-1910). Watercolor, brush and ink, and graphite pencil on paper, Sheet: 19 11/16 x 14 3/4 in.  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Josephine N. Hopper Bequest 70.1378. © Heirs of Josephine N. Hopper, licensed by Whitney Museum of American Art Digital Image © Whitney Museum of American Art.

Get to Know “The Unknown Hopper” at the Norman Rockwell Museum!

Published on June 5th, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

At the end of 2013, works by Norman Rockwell and Edward Hopper shattered sale records for American paintings and they became the highest-selling American artists in auction history. As a result …continue reading or post a comment

Winslow Homer, Watching the Breakers - A High Sea, 1896.
Oil on canvas, Arkell Museum at Canajoharie, Gift of Bartlett Arkell, 1935

Fenimore Art Museum Presents Rarely Seen Works by Winslow Homer in “The Nature and Rhythm of Life”

Published on June 3rd, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

Experience the evolution of Winslow Homer’s artistic approach in an exhibition opening this weekend at Fenimore Art Museum …continue reading or post a comment

Winslow Homer,  Breezing Up (A Fair Wind). Gift of the W. L. and May T. Mellon Foundation, 1943.13.1.

Masterpieces from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon Bequeathed to the National Gallery of Art

Published on May 31st, 2014 by Chelsea DeLay

The National Gallery of Art recently made the exciting announcement that it was the recipient of a monumental gift from the distinguished philanthropist and celebrated art collector, the late Paul Mellon …continue reading or post a comment