North American Art

Architecture

From Flash Gordon to Postmodernism: The Daring Designs of Helmut Jahn

In the world of architecture, there are those who follow established styles and norms, and then there are those who break the mold and blaze their...

Joanna Kaszubowska 8 April 2024

Susie M. Barstow, Mountain Lake in Autumn, 1873, private collection via Thomas Cole National Historic Site Review

Susie Barstow’s First-Ever Biography: This Is Her Moment

During her lifetime, the American landscape artist Susie Barstow (1836-1923) was nationally renowned and commercially successful. So why don’t...

Emily Snow 5 April 2024

Women Artists

Six Female Artists of the Hudson River School

The Hudson River School was a movement in American landscape painting being the first independent artistic tradition in the country. It was very...

Alexandra Kiely 5 April 2024

Women Artists

Female Painters of the Hudson River School, Part Two

In the previous article on Hudson River School, I introduced six female artists of this important landscape painting movement in 19th-century...

Alexandra Kiely 5 April 2024

Women Artists

Lee Krasner – Artist of Many Faces

For a long time, Lee Krasner’s (1908–1984) art has been overshadowed by that of her husband Jackson Pollock. Difficult to categorize, her work...

Michel Rutten 4 April 2024

Textile artist Sheila Hicks Women Artists

Between Fiber and Color: The Art of Sheila Hicks

Celebrated as one of the biggest names in textile art, Sheila Hicks has a long history of studying ancient techniques and cultures. She has traveled...

Natalia Tiberio 29 March 2024

North American Art

An Unusual Comparison: Amish Quilts and Modern Art

Many people would never expect to see an Amish quilt and a painting by an American abstract artist displayed together. However, since the 1970s,...

Heather Johnson 29 March 2024

Art Nouveau

Ethel Reed – When a Meteor Crossed the Night Sky of Art Nouveau

If you’ve heard of Ethel Reed, you are probably either a devotee of late-19th-century American poster art or an art history student. After the...

Wen Gu 27 March 2024

Women Artists

The Fabulous Sculpture and Mysterious Life of Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis (c. 1844-1907) was quite a force of nature. She was an African American and Native American woman who became an...

Alexandra Kiely 25 March 2024

Photography

Photographer Nan Goldin: Tender Truth Teller

Nan Goldin is an American photographer. She is just as famous for her art as she is for social activism, particularly around gay and transgender...

Candy Bedworth 23 March 2024

Hermenegildo Bustos. Hermenegildo Bustos, Self-portrait, 1891, Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico. Detail. Artist Stories

Hermenegildo Bustos: Self-Taught Painter of the People

Hermenegildo Bustos was one of Mexico’s most renowned painters of the 19th century. Despite the lack of Academic training, his portraits stood out...

Jimena Escoto 20 March 2024

Design

Tiffany Glass and the American Art Nouveau Movement

Tiffany Glass is one of the most recognizable expressions of art to emerge at the turn of the 20th century and is a fine example of the American Art...

Maya M. Tola 18 March 2024