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Interview With the Youngest Artist to Have Ever Officially Painted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Lisa Chau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Chau

Furr's grandmother introduced him to oil paints when he was 12 years old. He would set up a still life with fruit and paint it. He was obsessed -- he loved and still loves oil paint and the distinct smell of pure turpentine. "I was lucky. I found my dharma at age 12 years," he says.

Last Weeks for Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

It is still not too late to see Maine Sublime: Frederic Church's Landscapes of Mount Desert and Mount Katahdin -- a gem of a small exhibit which closes October 27th

The Trustworthy Image: Janice Nowinski at John Davis Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

The human brain itself has dedicated hardware for seeing the face and the body. When this hardware is consistently not put to use in a culture's art, the art and the culture engage in a battle. The art loses first, and the culture second.

Seeing Red: The Maturity of Artistic Impulses

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

I've got a horse but I still think of him as a pony. He certainly acts like it. Red, named for his sorrel color, is no longer young and he's far from old. That's part of the problem. He's getting too old to train, but he's too young to saddle.

Back Story: The Rosa Parks Statue

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

As a member of the National Council on the Arts, the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I was pleased to read about the recent unveiling of the Rosa Parks statue in the U.S. Capitol Building's National Statuary Hall.

Detail of 6351 Sepulveda Boulevard

Marc Trujillo | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

This is the kind of North American purgatory that interests me to paint, the places we go and we know we're somewhere, but not really.

Doggone It! Author of Dog Term Lexicon Is Dogged by The Ones That Got Away

Donald Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Books
Donald Friedman

Long persuaded that the world contains an endless supply of writer-artists, I'm now equally convinced that the world has a large cache of dog terms just waiting to be revealed.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Norman Rockwell

Posted 02.03.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of famed 20th century painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell. Popular for his depictions of everyday American culture, the pro...

Do Critics Count? ArtPrize Proves That They Do

Colin Darke | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

In the Internet age, everyone is a critic -- often an unhinged critic who hides in the "comment" sections of an article. With fine art, it is easy to say that art critics do not count for much, because fine art is subjective by its nature, so the only opinion that really counts is your own.

IndieCade Preview: Enter Vornheim, Fantasy City Where Pornstars Play

Turnstyle | Posted 11.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Turnstyle

IndieCade --the International Festival of Independent Games-- hits downtown Culver City, California this weekend. Here's a look at one of the games th...

My Maine Inspiration: Following in the Footsteps of American Artistic Tradition

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.

Happy Birthday Rembrandt!

Posted 07.15.2012 | Arts

Today we commemorate the birth of painter, etcher and self-portraitist extraordinaire, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. (We can see why he chose to go ...

A Conversation With Artist Polly Apfelbaum

Blue Carreon | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Blue Carreon

The artist Polly Apfelbaum is not one to shy away from colors. She embraces them, all of them. In fact, the brighter and bolder they are, the better.

Happy Birthday Philip Guston!

Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of abstract cartoonist extraordinaire, Philip Guston. The notable painter and printmaker who served as a bridge between abstract...

Famed Sports Painter LeRoy Neiman Dies

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — In a June 21 story about the death of artist LeRoy Neiman, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the amount of money Neiman had ...

Magic Realist Painter Bridget Tichenor at Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The biography of Bridget Bate Tichenor by Zachary Selig reads like a "Who's Who" of the high society of the first half of the 20th Century, but only i...

Can This Rolling Stone Rocker Really Paint?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

As the guitarist of the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood seemingly indulged in a lifestyle of sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Yet when it comes to art, the wil...

Happy Birthday, Max Ernst!

Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts

Happy Birthday to one of our favorite surrealists, Max Ernst. Ernst's attitude towards authority was affected early on by his strict, religious father...

Kehinde Wiley's Take On Israeli Youth

Posted 03.05.2012 | Arts

Kehinde Wiley's paintings challenge our conventional views of portraiture by featuring black men in a mix of regal and street poses, using the brighte...

National Medal Awards at the White House

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

Every visit to the White House is special, but there is something very exciting about witnessing this event. Perhaps it is because I am a painter and I understand the years of work that went into what they have achieved and I can rejoice with them in their successes.

Debilitated Artist Finds Freedom In The Water

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

Artist Alfredo de Batuc always felt at home in the water, but he never knew it would come to represent his freedom after a debilitating disease would ...

Meet the Bad Boy of the Art World: Brian Ermanski (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

New York City just can't get enough of him. And that's not to mention some major collectors on either side of the pond whose interest is piqued by the artist in eyeliner and a top hat, toting a hand painted boombox wherever he goes.

Johnny Depp: Artist?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts

We know the talented Mr. Depp for his eccentric caricatures, flamboyant swagger and uncanny ability to rock eyeliner. But in the vein of Hollywood boy...

PHOTOS: Painted Mystery: Herbert Brandl's 'Mazes of Symbols'

Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

A haphazard description of Herbert Brandl's work might be 'abstract,' seeing as his forms are not quite recognizable as his shapes succumb to electrif...

Astoria Characters: The Pane-Air Painter

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

For three decades, Berch and his brushes have been beautifying Astoria, and for three decades, he's stayed pretty much behind the glass.