As a girl, Sally James demonstrated a remarkable artistic eye when, after visiting an art exhibit, she explained to her father that the horses had been drawn incorrectly and cut out an anatomically correct horse from paper. At first taking the conventional adult route, she married Tiffany artist Henry Paulding Farnham with whom she had two children, and her talent didn''t truly manifest itself until she was hospitalized at age 32. Experimenting with some clay her husband had brought her, she grew to love sculpting and showed her first piece to Frederic Remington who became her unofficial mentor. Paleolithic Woman...
Created by: Farnham, Sally James
A member of the Ashcan School, a group of Social Realists also called the Eight, Everett Shinn was one of the earliest American modernists, creating gritty realist paintings that depicted urban life among the working classes, always striving to give his work a sense of immediacy. Even a trip to Paris found him painting, not the usual tourist attractions and artists icons like Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, but instead the suburbs of Paris where the lower middle and serving classes lived. Shinn began his career as a newspaper illustrator while painting on the side. With the financial...
Created by: Shinn, Everett
The influence of Impressionism is fully evident in this 1906 oil painting by Remington. Compared to the careful delineation and finish we see in earlier paintings like Arrival of a Courier and Blandy, this work instead uses broad planes of color, negative space, and atmospheric perspective to create the scene. This was more than likely an early oil version, or oil sketch of a larger work which appeared in the October 20, 1906 issue of Collier's Weekly and is currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Like Calling the Moose, it gives us a hint of...
Created by: Remington, Frederic