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Goblin Market, the evolution of a painting

I finished this painting several weeks ago, but needed to step away from it a bit, literally and figuratively. It is a large painting and that is the direction I would like to take with my studio practice. 813 more words

Oil Painting

Mini Biography: Anna Lea Merritt

Birth: Sept. 13, 1844
Death: Apr. 7, 1930
Nationality: American
Movement: Painting
Born to a prosperous Quaker couple in Philadelphia, PA. Merritt was well educated in classical subjects and the arts. 269 more words

2017 and World War I

The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art (PAFA) is currently hosting a show titled “World War I and American Art”. The show, timed to coincide with America’s entry into the European war, is compact, contains timely reminders of what man can do, and reminds us of our liberties. 581 more words


Post-Election Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA WAS A POIGNANT PLACE to spend time in the immediate aftermath of the election (after casting my vote in NYC, of course).

Everywhere you look, there are statues and portraits of presidents and patriots, reminders of genius, courage and high-flying ideals. 751 more words


PAFA Model Banned Following Racist Tirade

by Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A male model at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has been permanently banned from campus after a violent verbal assault on a black woman. 128 more words


Cecilia Beaux: The Power of Paris (1888)

I’ve often thought about how my time in Paris, as short as it was, managed to change me. And it seems I can’t stop thinking about the change Paris may have had on other artists, other women, in other times. 2,698 more words

Art History

Morris Gallery returns to Academy of Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts alumna Mia Rosenthal never anticipated showing her artwork at her former university, where she saw art shows as a student. 677 more words