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Alexandra Kiely

Alexandra believes that enjoying the art of the past is the closest she can get to time travel, only much safer. When she's not being an art historian, she can usually be found ice skating and dancing. Visit her at

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  • Women Artists

    Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

    By August 7, 2017

    Earlier this year, I introduced six female artists of the Hudson River School, an important landscape painting movement in nineteenth-century America. There were so many talented ladies to choose from, that I couldn’t possibly feature all...

  • Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Thankful Poor, 1894, private collection Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Thankful Poor, 1894, private collection


    Henry Ossawa Tanner – African-American Artistic Pioneer

    By April 11, 2017

    Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), the first African-American to become an internationally successful artist, was known for his beautiful religious paintings and scenes of African-American life. He is often compared to Old Masters such as Rembrandt and...

  • Women Artists

    Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

    By March 4, 2017

    The Hudson River School, a movement in American landscape painting, was America’s first independent artistic tradition. It was very popular in the middle half of the nineteenth century due to its focus on American scenery and nationalism. Notable Hudson River School artists include...

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