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Art, History, & Art History

Yesterday our class had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I know very little about art history and was nervous about the week’s readings assigned in preparation for our visit. 899 more words

Managing History

Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Birth: Oct. 1875-76
Death: 1935
Nationality: American
Movement: Illustrator
Although there is some confusion about the year of Plaisted Abbott’s birth she was born in Maine and received an extensive art education primarily in the Philadelphia area. 194 more words

Mini Biography: Emily Sartain

Birth: March 17, 1841
Death: June 17, 1927
Nationality: American
Movement: Mezzotint Engraving
Born into a family of artists and printers in Philadelphia, PA Sartain was well educated and encouraged to pursue an art career. 249 more words

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