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Carrier Belleuse, Albert Ernest (1824-1887)
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, known as the "most prolific and versatile sculptor of his time" as well as "the consummate decorative sculptor of the nineteenth century", was born Carrier de Belleuse to a genteel but impoverished Parisian family. When his father deserted them, the 13-year-old Carrier went to work as an apprentice, first to a stone chiseller, then to Jacques-Henry Fauconnier, the goldsmith who trained Antoine-Louis Barye. The sculptor David d'Angers arranged his entrance into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, but Carrier disliked its static formalism ...
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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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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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