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Jun 27, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Thomas Sully – Featured Artist

Artist Thomas Sully was born June 19, 1783 in Hornecastle, England.  His parents were actors who emigrated to America with their children in 1792 and settled in Charleston, South Carolina.  His brother and brother in law were his early art instructors, teaching him the art of making miniatures.  In 1807

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Apr 10, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Drawn to the Light – the paintings of Evan Wilson

  “A ray of sunlight spilling across a pillow; Slivers of light on a river; Reflections on a silver vase; Evan Wilson’s paintings take viewers to a realm where light reigns.  From subtle, complex skin tones, to folds in a bedspread or kimono, to bolder sunbeams, light is the underlying element,

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Dec 12, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – Paul Manship

Paul Howard Manship was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on December 24, 1885, the son of Charles H. and Mary Etta (Friend) Manship. The sculptor considered it a good omen that he was vorn the seventh child of a seventh daughter.  Manship began to draw in emulation of his sister

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Nov 19, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

William Merritt Chase – Featured Artist

William Merritt Chase was born in rural Williamsburg, Indiana, on November 1, 1849. The Chase family later moved to Saint Louis, where the young painter gained support from local patrons for European study.  In 1872 he entered the Royal Academy in Munich. Chase lived in Europe for almost seven years yet remained

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Sep 12, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

September Headline – Battle of Antietam

Beginning early on the morning of September 17, 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland’s Antietam Creek in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. The Battle of Antietam  marked the culmination of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the Northern states. Guiding his

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Aug 14, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Frank Earle Schoonover

Frank Earle Schoonover was born on August 19th 1877 in Oxford New Jersey.  In 1896 an advertisement in the Philadelphia Inquirer for illustration classes would lead him to Drexel University and the man who would become his mentor, Howard Pyle. In 1898 and 1899 he was awarded one of ten

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Jun 18, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

June Headline

On June 18, 1812 a day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law–and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response

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May 09, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

May Headline

  On May 9, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads. This made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in U.S. history. No longer would western-bound

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Apr 03, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

April Headline

   On April 7, 1805 after a long winter, the Lewis and Clark expedition departs its camp among the Mandan Indians and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River. The Corps of Discovery had begun its voyage the previous spring, and it arrived at the large Mandan and Minnetaree

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Apr 01, 2013 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Edward Virginius Valentine (1838-1930) – Featured Artist

  Edward Virginius Valentine (1838-1930)   Edward Virginius Valentine was born in Richmond, Virginia on November 12, 1838. Although he was the youngest of nine children, his parents, Mann Satterwhite Valentine and Elizabeth Mosby Valentine, provided him with a prodigious education. At the age of fifteen, Valentine developed a powerful

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