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May 24, 2018

A Nod to the Heartland, Grant Wood - An American Vision

A Review by Brian Keeler of the Whitney Museum's Retrospective

The show of Grant Wood’s paintings, drawings, and crafts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York included work of this Iowa artist that had become part of my marrow in a way.  Although not as prevalent or as ubiquitous as some of the...

The Judgment of Paris by Ross King, Walker and Company

I love Ross King's writing about art history. His two other excellent books , Brunelleschi1s Dome and Michelangelo and The Pope1s Ceiling were both page turners that brought the stories of those artists and cities to life with a wealth of engaging detail.

This book by King takes an equally adept look at th...

May 4, 2018

“Thomas Hart Benton, A Life” by Justin Wolff - Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Every young art student should read this book as well as artists who enjoy learning about the travails of other painters. This excellent account of a painter’s life will appeal to those interested in Americana and populist movements. In short, this biography of the 20th century American...

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