Born in East Haven, Connecticut of a working class family, John McClusky attended the experimental Ohlm''s School of Fine Arts in New Haven. The apprenticeship-style program launched him into a career which blended commercial projects and studio painting. Deciding in the 1960s to devote himself full-time to fine art, he chose to move his family to Fredericksburg, Texas, where in 1971 he founded the Fredericksburg Art Guild. In paintings like "Morning Glory," he captures the often-overlooked beauty around us in neo-realistic style, imbuing the commonplace with the grandeur of fine art painting.
Created by: McClusky, John D.
Though a native of America from a wealthy Pennsylvania family, Mary Cassatt is considered a French Impressionist. Moving to Paris as a student (and spending the rest of her life there), she found success at the Paris Salon, but an introduction to artist Edgar Degas changed the direction of her own art and she became one of several women associated with the Impressionist movement. Cassatt's work was characterized by fine draftsmanship, a vivid palette, and a lack of sentimentality. Classic Impressionist works like this one caught a moment in time like a photographic snapshot, rather than the carefully posed works...
Created by: Cassatt, Mary
According to Mrs. Gray's notes, thanks to her research and the help of Mother Marie Claire, all the materials plus the rosary are authentic. The original habit of Mother Marie is still retained in the Ursuline Convent of New Orleans and Mrs. Gray went there for research. The term habit for a nuns clothing has a rather mysterious history. Some sources believe that it derives from the Latin habere, to have or hold. In any case, by the 13th century, it had been adopted into Middle English from an Anglo-French word (probably derived from the same source as the French s'habiller (to wear) and meant clothing in general....
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
This is the earlier of two castings the Norton has of this particular piece and there are some significant differences between them. In 1903 Remington set out to make a sculpture of "one of these old Iriquois [sic] Trappers who followed the Fur Companies . . . in the 30 & 40ties." In his earliest version of the statue, of which this is cast number 2, he has the trapper holding his rifle somewhat awkwardly balanced in his left hand while his right hand clutches the horses tail strap; the horses right rear foot is raised, making the figure appear...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
Weight 6 1/2 lbs. This piece is a cast in bronze of the original small-scale model done by Remington preparatory to making the full-scale model, which is the common one. This small "Mountain Trapper" is probably Remiongton's most unique bronze.
Created by: Remington, Frederic
Though this landscape shows Dores ability to paint in the expressive mode of the French Barbizon artists who remained popular and had gained key positions on the jury of the Paris Salon in the mid-19th century, he became far better known for his more imaginative engravings based on popular works of literature, including Dantes Inferno, Don Quixote, and Paradise Lost. The Norton has a large Dore collection which includes more than 30 books illustrated by him. The son of an engineer, he was only fifteen and largely self-taught when he began a career in Paris with drawings that were both...
Created by: Dore, Gustave