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Frédéric Bazille and the Birth of Impressionism

On view through July 9, 2017 in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, 6th and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC   A scion of a Protestant upper-middle-class family from Montpellier in southern France, Frédéric Bazille (1841–1870) seemed destined for a career in medicine. In 1862 he traveled to Paris, […]

Prix de West

Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale runs June 9 through August 9, 2017 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St., Oklahoma City, OK   The Museum hosts its annual exhibition of more than 300 paintings and sculpture by the finest contemporary Western artists […]

Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective

Gary Erbe: 50 Year Retrospective is on view at The Butler Institute of American Art from May 14 – August 6, 2017 at 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH   Gary Erbe is a self-taught painter from Union City, New Jersey. Unable to attend art school, he supported himself and his family […]

Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future

Sperone Westwater is pleased to present a show of new paintings and work on paper by Ali Banisadr in the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Ali Banisadr: Trust in the Future is on view at 257 Bowery, New York, NY, through June 24, 2017. Neither fully abstract nor […]

Alexis Portilla: Poet in Space

On view in Chelsea at Hollis Taggart Galleries, 521 West 26th St., New York, NY through June 30, 2017 Alexis Portilla: Poet in Space at Hollis Taggart Galleries turns a retrospective eye on the past two decades of Portilla’s career, tracking the artist’s interests in organicism and scientific thought through his […]

Casey Childs

“My work as a whole encompasses an exploration of the human experience. My interest in the people around me comes from the idea that we look at people every day, but we never really stop to SEE them. In every painting I strive to capture the beauty, variations and complexities […]

Abbey Ryan

“I began painting sixteen years ago. In 2007, I started making daily paintings for my blog. Each painting is a meditation on the present moment. My paintings have been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine‘s “Women Who Make Beautiful Things,” Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensible?, FOX’s Good Day Philadelphia, […]

Silver Point or Ship Rock

Silver Point is that perfect middle gray to mix with a cool transparent dark, like a Phthalo, to show its true coloration and undertone. Silver Point mixed into Phthalo Blue (green shade) brings forward the greenish undertone of this transparent blue. Because it is cool mixing and so neutral, Silver […]

Brooklyn Museum Exhibit “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern”

Visit the Brooklyn Museum for this fascinating exhibition on view now through July 23, 2017, at 200 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, NY Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way […]