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Cassatt, Mary (1844-1926) View 1 Item
Despite her American birth, Mary Cassatt is widely seen as a seminal figure in French Impressionism, though her contribution to the spread of Impressionism in American art circles cannot be underestimated. At the 1937 exhibition, "Leaders of American Impressionism", John I. H. Baur, a leading art scholar, declared that Mary Cassatt and Childe Hassam were "pioneer Impressionists" who had "contributed most to the inauguration and development of Impressionism in America ". Mary Cassatt was born May 22, 1844 in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania. The ...
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Chumley, John (1928-1984) View 1 Item
Were it not for a timely football injury, the world might have missed the lyric beauty of John Chumley's paintings. Chumley was born in 1928 in Rochester, Minnesota where his father was a resident at the Mayor Clinic. After a few years, the family returned to the Knoxville, Tennessee area where John attended the McCampbell School and the Tennessee Military Institute in Sweetwater before receiving a football scholarship to the University of Kentucky. Any future with the NFL was nipped in the bud by a ...
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Church, Frederic Edwin (1826-1900)
One of the key instruments involved in forging a sense of an American self after the establishment of the United States would be a group of artists collectively known as the Hudson River School. The Hudson River School was an American landscape movement which began in 1825 and achieved the height of its popularity from 1840 to 1870. The early years of the school were dominated by artists who lived and worked in New York, including its founder Thomas Cole. These artists shared a common...
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Coheleach, Guy (1933) View 1 Item
There are artists and then there are adventurers; only rarely in cases like those of John James Audubon and Peter Beard, do the two overlap. Another conspicuous addition to that roster is the American wildlife artist Guy Coheleach. His thirst for authenticity in his paintings has led Coheleach into a number of dangerous animal encounters, including, like Beard, being run down by an elephant. That horrifying event took place in Zambia in 1972, was captured on film, and has been shown in many venues, ...
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Cole, Thomas (1801-1848) View 2 Items
They also shared a common philosophic outlook that sought to render the sublime in their paintings - the depiction of God through nature; as Ralph Waldo Emerson phrased it, an art in which every "natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact." Though Thomas Cole hadn't come to America until the age of 17, like another famous immigrant, John James Audubon, he had a keen sense of what it meant to be American. In fact, he exemplified many of the ideals of the ...
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Coney, John (1656-1722)
John Coney (1655-1722). Coney, sometimes spelled Cony, was born in Boston, the son of a cooper, and apprenticed to the first native-born American silversmith, Jeremiah Dummer (1645-1718) whose sister he later married. A skilled engraver, Coney designed the plates for the first banknotes printed in America, those put out by the Massachusetts Bay Company in 1690 and 1702. He also produced the first American-made teapot and a caudle cup for Harvard College (as it was known then) later said to have inspired...
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Cost, James Peter (1923-2002) View 2 Items
Though born in Philadelphia on March 3, 1923, James Peter Cost has more often been identified with the California coast, to which his family moved when he was nine. Having received degrees from U.C.L.A. and U.S.C., Cost taught fine art at the secondary level for fourteen years before embarking on a full-time painting career. He began a serious study of traditional techniques and composition and eventually became a neo-realist. As such, he quickly made a name for himself (enabling him to quit teaching) with ...
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