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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Alabama Artist? – William Frye

William Frye, although identified as an Alabama artist, was actually born George Wilhelm Frye on September 13th 1822 in Breslau, Prussia which is modern day Warsau, Poland.  He came to America with the intention of painting the portraits of Indians, but his settling in Huntsville in 1848 redirected his artistic interests. 

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Sep 05, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – September

Artist Eanger Irving Couse was born in the lumber town of Saginaw, Michigan on September 3, 1866.  As a child he loved to draw and made many sketches of the nearby Chippewa Indians.  Being of meager means he earned money by painting houses and barns and saved his money until

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Aug 03, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – August

George Benjamin Luks was born August 13, 1867 in Williamsport, PA.  The son of immigrants, his father was a physician/apothecary who served the poor of the northern Pennsylvania coal mining town where they lived.  His first art instruction came from his mother, who painted as a hobby.  In 1884 he

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Aug 03, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Kentuck Red Dog Potters exhibition

We are pleased to host the Kentuck Red Dog Potters as an exhibition now through September 24th!  The Kentuck Red Dog Potters perpetuate the art and craft of pottery as a community of artists of all levels: who learn, collaborate and create in a cooperative work space.  They engage the

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Jul 21, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist for July – Edward Hopper

  Edward Hopper was born July 22 in Upper Nyack, New York. As a high school student he considered a career as a naval architect, however upon completing his high school education he became intent on a career in art. At the urging of his family Hopper would study illustration

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Jun 19, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

William Cary – Crossing the Plains

William de la Montagne Cary was born in Rockland, New York on June 30th 1840.  He would become an established illustrator for Harper’s and Leslie’s by the time he was 20. In 1860, he and two companions left New York City to start a trip to the West, with no particular

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Jun 19, 2017 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Robert Henri – Marjorie in a Yellow Shawl

Robert Henri was the leader of the Ashcan school, which was a twentieth century art movement that broke away from the conservative, traditional style of art popular in the late nineteenth century.  A vocal and forceful man, Henri painted ordinary and exotic people, rather than the social elite, and his

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Oct 08, 2014 | Post by: tuscaloosamoa No Comments

Featured Artist – Frank Duveneck

Frank Duveneck was born in Kentucky on October 9, 1848, to German immigrants. He worked as a sign painter and an assistant to a church decorator. In 1870 he traveled to Munich, to study at the Royal Academy and continued his studies in church decorating. Upon his return from Munich,

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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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