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Notes on the Death of Andrew Wyeth

*This is a repost from Howard Bosler Artist website. I have included it because it does involve 20th century art and modern art criticism: First of all, this is not an article on the history of the Wyeths, in particular, Andrew Wyeth, but a musing about the nature of art and art criticism. I have […]

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Maxfield Parrish: The Beautiful View

[1]Normally one does not think of Maxfield Parrish as a mid-century artist. He was born in 1870 and died in 1966. However, during the decades of the 60s and 70s his resurgence was remarkable. His pictures, with their breathtaking views and their mythical characters, had a strong influence on those looking for the idyllic. Because […]

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Mac Conner Illustrator

Art of the 20th Century Mac Conner   Illustrator extraordinaire I have always admired the American illustrators of the early to mid 20th century. N. C. Wyeth, father to Andrew Wyeth and grandfather to Jamie Wyeth, made so many fanciful illustrations from pirates to English knights. Gloriously colored and carefully designed, his pictures were meant […]

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20th Century Art: Edward Hopper

The artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is hard to classify. We think of Hopper as a modern painter. However, he continues a trend in American painting going back to William Merritt Chase and Robert Henri. In fact, Hopper was a student of both these artists and followed their influence in depicting American life with realism. (Perhaps […]

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20th Century Art: Andy Warhol

When doing an Internet search for “Andy Warhol” the resultant list is most likely to include many images of the artist himself. Much like Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol (1928-87) was addicted to media attention, even if that attention required perverse or bizarre behavior. This is a pattern followed today of the insane, stupid (or combination […]

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20th Century Art: Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky (Dec. 16, 1866 – Dec. 13, 1944) “Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.“ This quote of Kandinsky follows […]

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20th Century Art: Roy Lichtenstein, Mid Century Pop Artist

This post is part of the series 20th Century Art.Show All PostsHide All Posts Part 1: 20th Century Art: David Hockney a Personal Look Part 2: 20th Century Art: Roy Lichtenstein, Mid Century Pop Artist Pop Art. Is it simply entertainment and nothing too intellectually strenuous and worthy of much attention? This is not a […]

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20th Century Art: David Hockney a Personal Look

This post is part of the series 20th Century Art.Show All PostsHide All Posts Part 1: 20th Century Art: David Hockney a Personal Look I am a fan of David Hockney since seeing his double portraits. Displaying the character of a single sitter is a difficult skill to acquire. Most art students and even artists fail […]