QR Weekly Art News Recap 4/14/23

Published on April 14th, 2023 | Posted in Art News

Welcome to the Questroyal Fine Art weekly news recap! Here we will be sharing relevant articles about the art world each week. Please enjoy and check back weekly for the latest art news and events.

1. Important portrait painting missing for more than 60 years is returned to Montana University by Torey Akers

An important portrait by American artist Fra Dana has been returned to Montana University. The artwork, entitled Portrait of Clifford Breeding, was discovered when a man from Kentucky was going through his late father’s possessions. According to Rafael Chacón, the director of the Montana Museum of Art and Culture, “This is a very important portrait for Fra Dana’s career. Not only do we see her at her most skilled as an Impressionist in the way she handles composition, light and colour, but we also see her interest in the subjects of the Ashcan School, an American movement from the East Coast at the turn of the century which focused on common subjects in an honest and sincere way. In this sensitive portrait of an indigenous boy living in two cultures, Dana brings the Ashcan to Montana. It is a powerful statement.”

Portrait of Clifford Breeding by Fra Dana

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2. Check out this entertaining survey by YouGov America that asks whether Americans think that seven different renowned works of art should be considered art in the first place. Ranging from Michelangelo’s David to Marsden Hartley’s Movements, the survey also asks whether Americans think that they could recreate the works themselves. Follow the link below to the results of the survey.



3. Upcoming exhibition alert! Beginning in October of this year, American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection will be on display at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The exhibition, spanning over 250 years of American art, will feature “more than a hundred works of art by renowned artists including Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Moran, Robert Henri, Loïs Mailou Jones, Allan Crite, Elizabeth Catlett, and Grant Wood.” The show will run from October 14, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

American Made exhibition catalogue.

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