North American Art

North American Art

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Thomas Nast’s Santa Claus

Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Old St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Papa Noel, Weihnachtsmann. Whatever your culture is, he is a man of many...

Rachel Witte 6 December 2021

North American Art

Vintage Claus Is Coming to Town

Today is Saint Nicholas Day, a holiday children across the world love because they get little treats if they are good (look up the Dutch version of...

Magda Michalska 6 December 2021

North American Art

Haddon Sundblom: The Artist Behind the Coca-Cola Santa Claus

Various illustrated depictions of the old St. Nicholas, or Bishop of Myra, have existed for centuries, bringing to life his story. Yet, in the end,...

Maria Frazzoni 6 December 2021

Photography

Ed Wheeler’s Santa Classics: Santa Claus and Masterpieces

Photographer Ed Wheeler has been dressing up as Santa Claus for years and posing in hilarious compositions. He started over  20 years ago with...

Zuzanna Stańska 6 December 2021

Long Read

Travel to the Heart of the Andes with Frederic Edwin Church

Heart of the Andes is one truly impressive landscape painting. Frederic Edwin Church‘s crowning achievement depicts scenery he saw during his...

Alexandra Kiely 6 December 2021

Women Artists

Mary Cassatt’s Feminist Mural Which Has Gone Missing

Mary Cassatt was a well-known Impressionist who often illustrated motherhood and traditional female activities in the 19th century. However, when she...

Magda Michalska 4 December 2021

Women Artists

Matilda Browne, a Forgotten Female Impressionist

Matilda Browne (1869-1947) was a successful artist in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, few people know her name or her art...

Alexandra Kiely 4 December 2021

julian stanczak Artist Stories

Julian Stanczak and His Abstract Life

You may think that experiences such as forced labor in Siberia, losing the nerves in his dominant arm, or ending up in a refugee camp would have...

Magda Michalska 3 December 2021

North American Art

David Wojnarowicz: Love and Rage in the Time of Cholera

Sex, spirituality, love, and loss – for artist, writer, and activist David Wojnarowicz these were the main subjects of the art he created from the...

Zuzanna Stańska 1 December 2021

Women Artists

Joan Hill: Art that Communicates Heritage

On December 19, 1930 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Joan Hill was born into an influential family of Creek and Cherokee descent. After dabbling in art during...

Abreeza Thomas 27 November 2021

North American Art

8 Paintings for Thanksgiving That Will Warm Your Heart

We wish you the happiness of good friends, the joy of a happy family, and the wonder of the holiday season. Have a great Thanksgiving! 1. Norman...

Zuzanna Stańska, Nicole Ganbold 25 November 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: George Henry Boughton, Pilgrims Going to Church

This week’s masterpiece is Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1833-1905). Even though Boughton grew up in America, he was born...

Alexandra Kiely 25 November 2021