In November 1890 an exhibition took place in the exclusive rooms of the Grolier Club of bibliophiles and print collectors at no. 29 East 32nd Street, Manhattan. The exhibit included one hundred mainly French posters and book covers (only seven were by American artists). This, the first public show of Continental posters in America, generated a keen interest in this peculiarly Parisian phenomenon of commercial art. [Read more…] about Poster Women: Commercial Communication
In the early 1970s, American artists Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz began work on The Caddy Court, a 1966 Dodge van between the front and back ends of a 1978 Cadillac, which reimagines the Supreme Court of the United States in one of its original functions as a “riding circuit” court. [Read more…] about ‘The Caddy Court’ Coming To The Armory Show
The New York State Museum has announced the opening of Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art, an exhibition exploring a late 19th century movement in painting with deep connections to New York State.
On display through June 14, 2020, the exhibition features over 60 artworks – including paintings, prints, and photographs – from institutions across the state as well as private collections. [Read more…] about NYS Museum Opens Tonalism Art Exhibit
This week on The Historians Podcast, Malta town historian Paul Perreault has the story of a famous drawing of Andersonville Prison in Georgia done by a Union prisoner, Thomas O’Dea. Perreault also has an account of the Saratoga Battlefield and the story of a fighting chaplain in World War I, Reverend Francis Kelly. [Read more…] about A Famous Drawing Of An Infamous Prison
Rapid expansion of the railways in France during the Second Empire opened up the country and pushed Impressionist painters to introduce suburbia into art.
Argenteuil, on the banks of the Seine and connected to Saint-Lazare station, was their chosen residential village. It offered a variety of open- country motifs and views of the iconic river. Impressionists depicted middle class individuals and their families relaxing in parks and gardens, and bathing in streams and lakes – an affluent society at play. [Read more…] about America’s Monet Flagging-up Fifth Avenue
Royal Academy of Belgium artist Edward P. Buyck de Morkhoven, known for his portraits of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and other prominent politicians, lived in upstate New York for much of his adult life.
Buyck, also was known for his painting of race horses, landscapes and historical settings. At the time of his death in 1960, his painting of an old-time Albany scene at the corner of State and Pearl streets, still hung at the Munger-DeWitt Clinton Hotel in Albany. [Read more…] about WWI Vet, Belgian Painter Edward Buyck in NY
The Historical Society of Rockland County’s exhibit “American Modernism: 20th Century Influencers in Rockland” is now on display until Feburary 23rd at the Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road, in West Nyack, NY. [Read more…] about American Modernism in Rockland County
“I went out after a Christmas tree and some laurel, through seas of mud,” Jervis McEntee of Kingston wrote on Christmas Eve 1881, “to the place where I always go on the cross road between the Flat-bush and Pine bush roads. It rained a part of the time and turned into a snow storm on our return.”
Another year, McEntee’s usual places for a tree were so wet that he settled for a small hemlock on the side of the hill where he lived. It was a hill that offered a panoramic view of the entire village as well as the Rondout Creek and the Hudson River. His father James, an engineer who had helped build the nearby Delaware and Hudson Canal, had built the first house on the hill and the family still lived there. [Read more…] about A Christmas in Kingston in the 1880s
The Lincoln Depot Museum has announced a presentation “Art and Photography of the Civil War,” set for Saturday, October 12th, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program Saturday at Lincoln Depot
The Lincoln Depot Museum is set to host Art and Photography of the Civil War, a presentation by Cynthia Andersen, which will focus on the effects of the Civil War on American landscape and genre painting, and on the new (at the time) medium of photography, on Saturday, October 12th, at 2 pm. [Read more…] about Civil War Art, Photography Program in Peekskill