Monthly Archives: February 2011

CHILDE HASSAM Allies Day, May 1917

Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935) was a prominent and prolific American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and the museums. He produced over … Continue reading

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John Singer Sargent: Portrait of a Boy c. 1890

John Singer Sargent dismissed his contemporaries’ sentimental approach to childhood as a period of lost innocence,  and approached  his youthful sitters directly, painting them naturalistically and with a keen, psychologically penetrating eye. His many portraits of the young heirs of … Continue reading

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John Biglin in a Single Scull by Thomas Eakins

Thomas Eakins produced a number of large paintings which brought the portrait out of the drawing room and into the offices, streets, parks, rivers, arenas, and surgical amphitheaters of his city. He remained committed to recording realistic scenes from contemporary … Continue reading

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Quilts 19th through 20th Century

In class on Tuesday we discussed quilts and other cloth-based narrative art that are part of many cultures. We looked at exclusively American quilts. Quilts are made by hand, often collaboratively and use familiar materials such as scraps of clothing. … Continue reading

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