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One of my First Plein Air Adventures

In a recent article I wrote about the difficulties and challenges of plein air painting. Read it here: http://johnfrenchoilpaintings.com/2018/05/15/trials-and-triumphs-of-painting-en-plein-air/ )  I want to share a story of tragedy, but with a happy ending. 295 more words


17/5/1918 Sinn Féin leaders arrested as Britain strikes against "German plot" #1918Live

Ireland is in a tumult thanks to British plans to introduce conscription. Nationalist parties Sinn Féin and the Irish Parliamentary Party have joined forces with the Catholic Church and organised labour to oppose the measure. 240 more words

Politics & Diplomacy

Marquette Art Week is Coming

The residents in and around Marquette, MI  love their artists. That goes for visual arts, performing arts, and music.

As a board member of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra, I saw the excitement and pride that the community felt about its regional orchestra. 391 more words


Am I the John French you're looking for?

So you think you have a John French painting or print?

From time to time, I get a Facebook message or an email from someone asking if I’m the artist of a certain painting they have. 311 more words


27 February 1918 - Mixed messages

Lord John French, as Commander-in-Chief, Home Forces, wrote another report back in January 1918 on the defence of London for the War Cabinet which they considered today. 116 more words


Field Marshal Douglas Haig's Glittering Prizes

Douglas Haig was adored by the British after he’d defeated Germany in 1918. Traditionally returning military heroes were garlanded with honours and wealth and Haig was no exception. 747 more words