American Artists

BENJAMIN WEST AS PAINTED BY GILBERT STUART IN 1784
BENJAMIN WEST AS PAINTED BY GILBERT STUART IN 1784

BENJAMIN WEST

Benjamin West (1738-1820) of Pennsylvania was the first painter to immortalize the martyrdom of a secular hero in art (see the neoclassical painting below). A close friend of Benjamin Franklin, he became the first American painter to appear in Europe, where he caused a sensation. He stopped in London in 1763 and stayed there, becoming one of the founders of the Royal Academy. Benjamin West was self-taught, but later in life became an influential art teacher.

"THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE" BY BENJAMIN WEST (1770) THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA
"THE DEATH OF GENERAL WOLFE" BY BENJAMIN WEST (1770) THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, OTTAWA
JOHN TRUMBULL SELF PORTRAIT
JOHN TRUMBULL SELF PORTRAIT

JOHN TRUMBULL

John Trumbull (1756-1843) of Connecticut was a one-eyed son of the governor who produced many well-known historical paintings.

Four of his paintings hang in the United States Capitol, including the one below, which was also used on the U.S. two-dollar bill.

"DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE" BY JOHN TRUMBULL (1819)
"DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE" BY JOHN TRUMBULL (1819)
THOMAS COLE IN 1845
THOMAS COLE IN 1845

THOMAS COLE

Thomas Cole (1801-1848) founded the Hudson River School, an art movement that featured romantic, natural portrayals of American landscapes.

Thomas Cole lived the majority of his adult life in Catskill, New York, where a nearby mountain is named after him. He was also a poet and architect.

"NIAGARA FALLS" BY THOMAS COLE (1845) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
"NIAGARA FALLS" BY THOMAS COLE (1845) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
GEORGE INNESS IN 1890
GEORGE INNESS IN 1890

GEORGE INNESS

George Inness (1825-1894) was from New York and New Jersey.

He was a landscape painter who helped define tonalism as the leader of what is known as the American Barbizon School.

George Inness was a deeply religious man, who used light and color to convey his spiritual vision through his art.

"MOONLIGHT IN VIRGINIA" BY GEORGE INNESS (1879) BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
"MOONLIGHT IN VIRGINIA" BY GEORGE INNESS (1879) BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART
THOMAS EAKINS IN 1882
THOMAS EAKINS IN 1882

THOMAS EAKINS

Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) of Philadelphia may be the most important realist painter in American history.  He was also an art teacher, sculptor, and photographer.  Thomas Eakins created a new cosmopolitanism in American Art, as the country itself became more urban and sophisticated.   

"THE AGNEW CLINIC" BY THOMAS EAKINS (1889) PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
"THE AGNEW CLINIC" BY THOMAS EAKINS (1889) PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
JOHN SINGER SARGENT SELF PORTRAIT (1906)
JOHN SINGER SARGENT SELF PORTRAIT (1906)

JOHN SINGER SARGENT

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the leading portrait painter of his day, and left behind 3,000 pieces of original artwork.

John Singer Sargent traveled the world extensively as a child and as an adult.

One of his paintings recently sold for over twenty million dollars.

"PAUL HELLEU SKETCHING WITH HIS WIFE" BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1889) THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
"PAUL HELLEU SKETCHING WITH HIS WIFE" BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT (1889) THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
GEORGE BELLOWS SELF PORTRAIT (1921)
GEORGE BELLOWS SELF PORTRAIT (1921)

GEORGE BELLOWS

George Bellows (1882-1925) is the leading representative of what is called the Ash Can School of realism.  His paintings have a disturbing rawness, and they focus on the teeming drama of life in the city.    George Bellows lived the first half of his life in Ohio, and the second half in Manhattan.  One of his paintings sold recently for thirty million dollars.  

"STAG NIGHT AT SHARKEY'S" BY GEORGE BELLOWS (1909) THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
"STAG NIGHT AT SHARKEY'S" BY GEORGE BELLOWS (1909) THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART
IVAN ALBRIGHT IN 1944
IVAN ALBRIGHT IN 1944

IVAN ALBRIGHT

Ivan Albright (1897-1983) of Chicago is a painter of magic realism.  His dark, mysterious paintings are among the most meticulous ever made—some taking years to complete. Ivan Albright focused on life, death, and the spirit world.  His art is nothing if not original.  

"INTO THE WORLD THERE COMES A SOUL CALLED IDA" BY IVAN ALBRIGHT (1930) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
"INTO THE WORLD THERE COMES A SOUL CALLED IDA" BY IVAN ALBRIGHT (1930) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
DORIS LEE IN 1944
DORIS LEE IN 1944

DORIS LEE

Doris Lee (1905-1983) of Illinois was a folk artist and an art teacher. She studied in France, Italy and California.

Doris Lee was also an illustrator for books and magazines. She later lived in Woodstock, New York; and maintained a studio in Manhattan.

"THANKSGIVING" BY DORIS LEE (1935) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
"THANKSGIVING" BY DORIS LEE (1935) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY SELF PORTRAIT (1920)
ARCHIBALD MOTLEY SELF PORTRAIT (1920)

ARCHIBALD MOTLEY

Archibald Motley (1891-1981) of Chicago was the first African-American artist to have a one-man exhibit in New York City.

Heavily influenced by the jazz music scene, Archibald Motley painted African-Americans doing the same things white people enjoyed doing: including here, having a good time out on the town.

"NIGHTLIFE" BY ARCHIBALD MOTLEY (1943) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
"NIGHTLIFE" BY ARCHIBALD MOTLEY (1943) ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
HARRY ANDERSON
HARRY ANDERSON

HARRY ANDERSON

Harry Anderson (1906-1996) of Chicago worked extensively creating art for prominent magazines before he became a renowned painter of Christian themes.

Harry Anderson worked for both the Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Church of Latter Day Saints.

"JESUS ENTERS JERUSALEM" BY HARRY ANDERSON
"JESUS ENTERS JERUSALEM" BY HARRY ANDERSON
GRANDMA MOSES IN 1953
GRANDMA MOSES IN 1953

GRANDMA MOSES

Grandma Moses (1860-1961) of New York is a renowned American folk artist who became a painter in her seventies, after arthritis forced her to give up her career in embroidery.  Grandma Moses painted what was called primitive art, but one of her paintings hangs in the White House and another sold for a million dollars.  

"COUNTRY FAIR" BY GRANDMA MOSES (1950)
"COUNTRY FAIR" BY GRANDMA MOSES (1950)
"PORTRAIT OF MARY BLOCK" BY IVAN ALBRIGHT (1957)
"PORTRAIT OF MARY BLOCK" BY IVAN ALBRIGHT (1957)
ARNOLD FRIBERG
ARNOLD FRIBERG

ARNOLD FRIBERG

Arnold Friberg (b. 1913) grew up in Arizona and currently resides in Salt Lake City.   He first achieved fame for the 300 paintings he created of the Canadian Mounties.  Arnold Friberg drew maps for the U.S. Army while serving at the front during WWII; worked in Hollywood for Cecil B. DeMille; and created a series of paintings based on the Book of Mormon.  

"THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE" BY ARNOLD FRIBERG (1975) MOUNT VERNON
"THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE" BY ARNOLD FRIBERG (1975) MOUNT VERNON
AUDREY FLACK IN 2001
AUDREY FLACK IN 2001

AUDREY FLACK

Audrey Flack (b. 1931) of New York is a photorealist painter and a sculptor.

The art of Audrey Flack is created from a feminist perspective.

The painting below is an extended allegory that represents passion, the brevity of life, and the transience of beauty.

"QUEEN" BY AUDREY FLACK (1976)
"QUEEN" BY AUDREY FLACK (1976)

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seasoning 6 years ago

looked at the pictures, and now going back to read more about the artists...... thanks for these pictures, they are beautiful, and all so different...... well chosen. You have worked hard on this hub, congratulations


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for giving such a comprehensive hub. They are great painers and paintings Half of them I haven't heard off and therefore found it even more interesting.


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artrush73 6 years ago

I like specially this one "STAG NIGHT AT SHARKEY'S" BY GEORGE BELLOWS (1909" there is something about it :)

Great hub thanks for sharing :)


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sherrylou57 6 years ago from Riverside

Nice James, I like the painting and your writing is excellent, please come and visit my 100th hub. I need more followers. LOL!


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

James,

Thanks again for your writing and sharing your art with us. I like all of them except the Albright and I think it's weird.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Great! Do more!


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

James, Thanks for sharing all the facts about the painters and showing us all those wonderful paintings. I was less familiar with this group. Very interesting hub.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

seasoning--- Thank you very much for being my first visitor! I appreciate your kind compliments. Welcome to the Hub Pages Community. You are off to a great start I see. :D


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Hello, hello,--- You are surely welcome. I can always count on you to come by and lift my spirits. Thank you. :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

artrush73--- You are welcome. Thank you very much for your kind words. There is something about the action in that George Bellows painting. He is a highly original artist.


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

James...

Extraordinary piece of American Art History! I am pleasantly impressed. The work is very detailed and quite informative. Something new I´ve learned today. Ivan Albright particularly shook me for his obsession with dark themes, but I think I´d prefer Archibald Motley´s style of colors and frame distribution.

Great Hub, my friend!

Thumbs up!

Warmest regards and infinite blessings,

Al


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

Wow!, what an excellent hub! I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures and reading something about the artists. I must admit I don't know most of them but I still enjoyed the hub.

Thank you for sharing these James!


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Cassidella 6 years ago

Hi James. This is another fantastic hub featuring works of art. In collection here, I like the "PAUL HELLEU SKETCHING WITH HIS WIFE" BY JOHN SINGER SARGENT best. One of my favorite American artists is Norman Rockwell, but so many people are familiar with his work. It's nice to see works by artists that were not as commercial or not as well known to most people. Thanks for sharing. Also, thank you very much for becoming a fan. I am honored!


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

Good hub and great material, James! I loved it and now am wondering have you heard about Jason Polan? The artist in NY who is trying to sketch every person in NYC...he has 10,000 down and THOUSANDS to go! Another great American artist!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

sherrylou57--- Thank you for the visit and the compliments. I did read your 100th Hub and it is a great testimony.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Tom Whitworth--- You are welcome, brother. Thank you for coming by to visit. Yes, Albright is one strange cat. :D


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

sheila b.--- I have Grandma Moses in there just for you. This is probably the end of my trifecta on American Art, but I will be doing more Art soon--probably moving to photography and sculpture.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Pamela99--- You are quite welcome. I am glad you came to review my gallery. Thanks for your comments.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Mystique1957--- Thank you for the accolades, my friend. I am well pleased that you came by and expressed your approval. Motley and Albright certainly had originality--that's why they are here. I'm partial to artists with their own style. It's great to hear from you, Al.

James


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

jill of alltrades--- You are truly welcome! Thanks for the laudations. You are quite the artist yourself, and you have excellent taste.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Cassidella--- You are very welcome. I'm pleased to be your fan and I'll be reviewing some of your Hubs soon. I am a big Rockwell fan and I have featured his work in several of my Hubs. I was trying to get off the beaten trail here, as you have guessed. The Sargent painting is extraordinary, to be sure. Thank you so much for the lovely compliments. :-)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Ann Nonymous--- Thank you! Thank you very much. I have not heard of Jason Polan but I will Google him and take a look. I appreciate that tip.


AARON99 6 years ago

This is just awesome. A hub like this is very rare and the collection of paintaings are mervelous. Keep writing. Enjoy.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

The first couple of images are so formal. I like some of the others though in particular Sargent and Bellows


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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Always something great to see

and something new to learn.

Thanks James, my friend.


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JannyC 6 years ago

More artists! lovely! Enjoyed this.


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psychicdog.net 6 years ago

Great images and content. Thanks James I also enjoyed this.


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Ivan Albright? :-D

I've seen his work at the Art Institute; the only thing lost in the photos is the sheer enormity of the canvas. His work is a bit eery........... but it's also captivating! Every artist's ultimate goal outside of the pure enjoyment they receive from the art and its creation is to have their audience "stop and look." In Albright's case........... they stare, and sometimes giggle.

Yep, he got me to look, and I even appreciated what he conveys in his work. The bonus.......... the bonus was the giggle! ;-)

Nice choices........... I enjoyed

Kaie


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Storytellersrus 6 years ago from Stepping past clutter

I love this ecclectic grouping. In Colorado we tend to focus on Charles Russell and Georgia O'Keefe of regional fame. Thanks for introducing me to some new artists. I do love Thomas Cole... his brush strokes are so emotional.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Wonderful work as always , James. I especially like the painting by Doris Lee. "Thanksgiving". It looked so cheery, even a tiny child and the cats wanted to join in.

Love your work. Thank you again x


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

beautiful paintings and painters, I like best Benjamin West -- well known, I like the "Niagara Falls" too, Thank you SIR, Maita


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you James for a very informative art hub, I loved it. thank you mfor sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

Learned something about style and the history of art! Thanks for sharing another area, much of us don't know about:)


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

"Jesus Enters Jerusalem" is timely and relevant. Love it. You're a great historian hubber, I respect. Thanks for sharing historical facts I'm unaware about.


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Amber Allen 6 years ago

Hi James

A really enjoyable hub. You have chosen an eclectic mix of very talented artists to show us. I'd love some more hubs in this area.

Amber:)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

AARON99--- Thank you for this visit. I appreciate your laudatory remarks. I'll be coming to read your Hubs soon. :)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

ethel smith--- The paintings by Bellows and Sargent are exceptional. Yes, the first two are formal. It shows how painting has changed over the years. Thank you for coming by.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Vladimir Uhri--- How nice to hear from you. Thank you for the warm words and you are welcome, my friend.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

JannyC--- I am pleased that you came over and left your seal of approval. Thank you. :-)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

psychicdog,net--- You are welcome. Thank you for this visitation and your kind compliments. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Kaie Arwen--- There you are! Where have you been, girl? I've missed you. I have seen Albright at the Art Institute as well. And his work stuck with me, almost like an old wound. It is not only eerie, it is macabre. :-)

I am well pleased that you came. Thank you for your excellent analysis. Your Hubs are outstanding and under-appreciated.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Storytellersrus--- The Thomas Cole painting of Niagara Falls is beautiful and evokes a time now lost of wilderness America. Thank you for letting em know that you enjoyed this gallery. And you are truly welcome, too.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Dim Flaxenwick--- You are welcome. I thank you for your laudatory compliments. "Thanksgiving" is a wonderful piece. Not many have heard Of Doris Lee but I think her work here is highly original--and I appreciate originality very much.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

prettydarkhorse--- You are welcome, Maita. "Niagara Falls" may be my favorite here. This little pic hardly does it justice. But I couldn't find a larger photo of it to use. I'm glad you came. :D


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

creativeone59--- You are welcome, my dear. I am so glad you enjoyed this gallery. Thank you for visiting me. God Bless You!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

heart4theword--- Well, you're welcome! Thank you for your kind comments and ongoing support. :-)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Lita C. Malicdem--- You are welcome. Thank you for your lovely compliments. I am glad you appreciated "Jesus enters Jerusalem." It kind of sticks out in this set but religious art goes on along with secular art and Anderson is one of the best in that genre.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Amber Allen--- I'm glad that you enjoyed this Hub, Amber. Eclectic? Yes indeed. I've always liked eclectic. I do believe I will publish more Art Hubs sometime in the future. Stay tuned. :D


caretakerray 6 years ago

James A Watkins:

Great as usual. I have many artist friends and I am passing this hub off to them.

thanx :)

caretakerray


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drpastorcarlotta 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

As always my friend, you have produced another GREAT HUB!!! Blessings to you and your family!!!!!! GREAT Paintings!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

caretakerray--- You are welcome, Ray. Thank you for passing my link around. I greatly appreciate that.

James


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

drpastorcarlotta--- Thank you, my dear!! I appreciate your enthusiastic response. It always lifts me up to hear from you. :D


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Such wonderful artists. I love this hub. God Bless You


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

These are wonderful memorable history.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

stars439--- I am glad you enjoyed this gallery, my friend. God Bless You.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

H P Roychoudhury--- Thank you! Thank you very much.


peacenhim 6 years ago

Great works of Art by the American Masters!! John Singer Sargent and George Bellows, two of my favorites! I enjoyed the gallery tour, great way to spend my lunch break! God Bless!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

peacenhim--- Thank you for the nice compliments. Yes, Sargent and Bellows were quite talented. I appreciate the visit.


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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Great artwork mentioned here! Love it James! Thanks....


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A M Werner 6 years ago from West Allis

What's the old saying James, "I might not know art but I know what I like." I think that's how it goes. I can't say I have ever been one to study or take alot of interest in the arts but I do know there is some I do enjoy. Classical art, including the things you presented here appeal to me. I look at some of the other things created in other various so-named styles that give me great pause. I have heard of some of these artist, and some of the others I have viewed their work not knowing who the artist was. Entertaining hub. Peace.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Michael Shane— Thank you very much! I'm glad you loved it. You are most welcome, sir.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

A M Werner— Yes that is an old saying, originally used with derision I think by art critics to describe the masses with their low culture. But you know what? I like that description. I'm no expert but I know what I like immediately, and it doesn't change. I think beauty is the purpose of art. Some people like ugly, sacrilegious art. Not me. Thanks for coming and commenting.


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angel115707 6 years ago from Galveston, TX

I have to say I was caught and read every bit of it..great work James....umm Audrey Flack isn't really 70 in that picture right??? 2001..OMG there is no way!!! If so I need her surgeons number!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

angel115707— Ms. Flack does look pretty good. I am glad that you came. Thank you for your compliments. You make me feel good.


andhra history 6 years ago

another amazing hub from you James... very informative and great pictures.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

andhra history— Thank you for your kind compliments. I appreciate your warm words. I'll be coming over to read your Hubs soon. Welcome to HubPages.


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lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

Hey James!

Moonlight in Virginia, very nice, and The Niagara Falls as well! Life is not always bright and cheery, as seen by these older ladies by Ivan Albright. Im thinking of putting prints of those in my guest rooms so, people will not want to stay too long! ha ha.

Thank you and hope you had a happy Easter!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

lightning john— Hey John! You're welcome. I hope your Easter was a great day. Yes, those Albright paintings will scare off your guests, I'm sure. :D

I do love the two landscapes you mentioned. The Niagara Falls painting I have seen in person and it is far more beautiful up close. It's great to hear from you, my friend.


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Marian Designs 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Good coverage of American artists. I'm an art-lover myself. John Singer Sargent is my favorite painter. Cheers, Marian


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Marian Designs— Thank you! I appreciate the visit and your comments, Marian. I was in Washington last year for the first time. A beautiful state—except the dust storm I drove through in the east. :)

James


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Paraglider 5 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

That's an interesting collection. I'm not well up on American artists, as the don't tend to feature much in the traditional galleries around Europe.

That George Bellows piece is very stark!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Paraglider— What a pleasure to hear from you! I am well pleased that you found this collection to be interesting. Thank you for taking the time to visit. I appreciate your comments.


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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

James, what a marvelous and eclectic look at American artists and their art. Some I knew well and some I had never been exposed to before. I will have to get to know them better and expose my students to them as well.

Just published a Hub on my Polish emigre' grandmother and her paintings. If and when you have the time, I would really appreciate your feedback. Thanks. Theresa


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

phdast7— You are welcome, Theresa. I will come over to see your Hub very soon about your Polish émigré grandmother and her paintings, and I will give you some feedback on it.

I am well pleased that you like this Hub. I enjoyed putting it together. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

James :-)


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beijing driver 4 years ago from Beijing, China

Fantastic .

Love it . vote up

feel free come to read my hub please .


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

beijing driver— Thank you! I appreciate your compliments and the voted up. I will come to read your Hub soon!


paddyboy60 4 years ago

I really enjoyed reading this hub. Thank you for sharing with us.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

paddyboy60— You are quite welcome. Thank you for reading my Hub and letting me know you enjoyed it.

I find it interesting that you are from Centreville. I have been there a number of times. I am from Coloma. :D

Nice to make your acquaintance. I look forward to reading some of your Hubs.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Paintings, sketches and such are really the only way we can see life in the pre-photographic eras of history; and as such are extremely interesting and enjoyed by me James. Eight of these you have here are new and it was great reading on several artists i wasn't aware of as well- thank you my friend, be back to check out some more of these painting hubs before too long.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago Author

Alastar Packer— You are most welcome, my friend. I am well pleased that enjoyed this gallery and these little bios. I appreciate the visit and your excellent remarks. Thank you Brother!

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