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J.C. Leyendecker: American Sophistication, Illustrated
J.C. Leyendecker: American Sophistication, Il...

Aviator and Woman in a White Hat by J.C. Leyendecker Before Norman R...

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John Singer Sargent: American Master
John Singer Sargent: American Master

Portrait of Laurence Millet by John Singer Sargent. Circa 1887 John Si...

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Eight Things You Didn't Know About Claude Monet
Eight Things You Didn't Know About Claude Monet

We all recognize Claude Monet as the father of Impressionism, one of the...

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The Life and Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life and Legacy of Napoleon Bonaparte

This portrait by Joseph Franque depicts Napoleon immediately prior to h...

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Jewelry Imitates Art & Vice Versa: Exploring Connections Between Two Art Forms
Jewelry Imitates Art & Vice Versa: Exploring ...

Jewelry and fine art paintings are two of my favorite things in the worl...

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Visions of Genius: Vincent van Gogh
Visions of Genius: Vincent van Gogh

The art is long. Life is short. -Hippocrates Swirling stars within an a...

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Art World At a Glance: Top 5 Art News Stories in May
Art World At a Glance: Top 5 Art News Stories...

It's been a busy month in the world of art! With so much happening,...

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Painting in Wood: The Art of Marquetry
Painting in Wood: The Art of Marquetry

  Marquetry, parquetry, and inlay are three related decorative fu...

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How History Shaped the Arts, Final Thoughts
How History Shaped the Arts, Final Thoughts

– A blog series by Bill Rau – Previously, I mentioned my grandfather’s ...

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How History Shaped the Arts, The Impact of War
How History Shaped the Arts, The Impact of War

– A blog series by Bill Rau – Here is a painting done by arguably the m...

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How History Shaped the Arts, The New World
How History Shaped the Arts, The New World

– A blog series by Bill Rau – We are all familiar with the law of Unint...

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Five American Impressionists to Add to Your Collection
Five American Impressionists to Add to Your C...

American art has sometimes been overlooked by collectors in favor of the...

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