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McCarthy, D. Michael (1951) View 3 Items
D. Michael McCarthy was born in Los Angeles in 1951 to a family that fostered his early love of art by frequent visits to the many museums that city has to offer. Because his father was the vice president of a real estate company, McCarthy's first choice of a college major was finance, but he soon abandoned it in favor of his love of art, transferring to Fontbonne College in St. Louis after his family moved there. He received his B.F.A. in 1973 and spent...
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McClusky, John D. (1914-1994) View 1 Item
Like many would-be artists, the young John McClusky found his working class family less than fully supportive of his ambitions. Born in East Haven, Connecticut in 1914, McCluskey executed his first artistic foray on the family's window blinds when he was seven and, as he said years later, "My dad raised hell with me . . ." Nonetheless, after his graduation from high school, he was able to convince them to allow him to attend the Ohlm's School of Fine Arts in New Haven. The...
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Mene, P.J. (1810-1879) View 20 Items
Pierre-Jules Mene was born in Paris on March 25, 1810, the son of a prosperous metal-turner. His father trained him in metal-working techniques and the boy quickly put them together with his own natural talent for drawing and began creating small sculptures. The young Mene never attended any of the well-known schools and seems to have been largely self-taught as an artist, though he received some training from sculptor Rene Compaire. After his marriage at age 22, Mene, like many of the other...
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Moran, Thomas (1837-1926) View 1 Item
Thomas Moran was one of a group of nineteenth century landscape artists who belonged to the second phase of the Hudson River School. Born in Bolton, England in 1837, he came to the United States as a child in 1844 when he, his mother, and his six siblings joined his father in Philadelphia. The artistic movement in which he eventually became a significant figure had evolved in response to the beauty of the American wilderness as the artists sought to depict God's presence within an ...
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