North American Art

Women Artists

Matilda Browne: The Forgotten Female Impressionist Who Transformed American Art

Matilda Browne (1869–1947) was a successful artist painting in the Impressionist style in the early 20th century, but unfortunately, only a few...

Alexandra Kiely 10 March 2023

Rose Peckham, May Alcott Nieriker, 1877, Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association, Orchard House, Concord, MA, USA. Orchard House’s website. Women Artists

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker: Feminist Trailblazer and the Real Amy March from Little Women

Abigail May Alcott Nieriker was the real Amy March from Little Women. However, she was so much more than an inspiration. Born under a lucky star, she...

Jimena Escoto 8 March 2023

Women Artists

Dream-Like Artworks: Minnie Evans’ Divine Inspiration

Folk Art, Surrealist, Visionary, Americana, call it what you will. Minnie Evans’ (1892—1987) dream-like artworks speak of another world, a world...

Rachel Witte 25 February 2023

Beverly McIver, Blinding Light: Whatever Might Rise, 2018, Craven Allen Gallery & House of Frames, Durham, NC, USA. Indyweek. Contemporary Art

Black American Artists in North Carolina

Are you curious about Black American artists from or working in the state of North Carolina? Well, look no further. Here is a (short) list to get you...

Rachel Witte 25 February 2023

Contemporary Art

Official Portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama

On February 12, 2018, the official portraits of former US president Barack Obama and first lady Michelle were unveiled. They are the latest additions...

Karolina 20 February 2023

Carmen Herrera Portrait Women Artists

Homage to Carmen Herrera, An Artist That Never Gave Up

On February 12th, 2022, the world lost one of its greatest contemporary artists. Carmen Herrera had a long and prolific career, working every day in...

Natalia Tiberio 19 February 2023

Sylvia Plath, “A War to End Wars” Self-Portrait (detail), 1946, Mortimer Rare Books Collection, Smith College, via National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA Women Artists

The Unknown Visual Art of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was one of the most important feminist literary icons of the 20th century. Before she became a writer, though, she wanted to be an...

Emily Snow 6 February 2023

Theaster Gates, A Heavenly Chord, 2022. Leslie speakers, Hammond B3 Organ, and sound, dimensions variable. © Theaster Gates. Courtesy Theaster Gates. Photo: Jim Prinz Photography Contemporary Art

Last Chance to See: Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces

Theaster Gates is known for his urban revival and commitment to public service through the acquisition of neglected buildings around the...

Jennifer S. Musawwir 1 February 2023

Jackson Pollock Abstract Expressionism

Jackson Pollock: The Face of Abstract Expressionism

“Jackson Pollock. Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” was the question posed in Life Magazine in 1949, marking the...

Ania Kaczynska 28 January 2023

Abstract Expressionism

Barnett Newman: A Pillar of Abstract Expressionism

When one thinks of Abstract Expressionism, the name Barnett Newman should pop up immediately. He was a pillar of the movement and his contribution to...

Errika Gerakiti 28 January 2023

Women Artists

Anita Steckel: Art, Sex, and Politics

Anita Steckel was a feminist artist of the late 20th century who pushed the boundaries of what was considered acceptable. Her art and beliefs were...

Errika Gerakiti 17 January 2023

Anonymous, Exvoto of the miracle done to Maria Gertrudis Castañeda, 1840, Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones, Mexico City, Mexico. North American Art

Ex-voto: The Mexican Art of Gratitude

When tragedy or misfortune happens, some people turn to a greater power. The possibility of divine intervention gives them hope. Usually, these...

Jimena Escoto 16 January 2023