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Brenders, Carl (1937) View 1 Item
In his foreword to the book Pride of Place: The Art of Carl Brenders (2007), Robert Bateman declared, "It has been said that art begins where nature ends. In the case of the work of Carl Brenders, art and nature blend in a seamless continuum." Brenders is an internationally acclaimed wildlife artist whose photorealistic paintings include animals from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Especially known for his exquisite detail and the equal attention given to the animal, the habitat, and the...
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Burt, Benjamin (1729-1805)
Benjamin Burt (1729-1805, lived to the ripe old age of 76, producing work over a 50-55 year span of time. Like the second Paul Revere, Benjamin was a patriot; he fought at the Battle of Lexington. And also like Revere, he became a prominent and wealthy Boston businessman, prosperous enough to have the renowned John Singleton Copley paint his portrait and to leave his family an estate valued at over $5,000.
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Burt, John (1691-1745)
One of the most diligent makers of church silver in early New England, John Burt is believed to have been trained as a silversmith by John Coney. He was married to Abigail Cheever in 1714. Burt's civic activities included service at various times as constable, tithingman, and clerk for the market. Among his numerous children, three sons, Samuel (1724-54), William (1726-52), and Benjamin (1729-1805), were silversmiths, having learned the trade from their father. Two of them Samuel and Benjamin, are represented in this...
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Burt, Samuel
Of the three sons by John and Abigail Burt who became silversmiths, Samuel was the eldest, but he had the shortest career of them all. Very little is known of Samuel's life except that he was married twice, first to Elizabeth White in 1747, and then to Elizabeth Kent of Newbury, Massachusetts, 1749.
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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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