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Albert Pinkham Ryder

Albert Pinkham Ryder  

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(b New Bedford, Mass., 19 Mar. 1847; d Elmhurst, Long Island, NY, 28 Mar. 1917).American painter of imaginative subjects. He lived and worked most of his life as a solitary and dreamer in New York, ...
Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth  

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(b Chadds Ford, Pa., 12 July 1917; d Chadds Ford, 16 Jan. 2009).American painter, son and pupil of a well-known muralist and illustrator of children's books, Newell Convers Wyeth (1882–1944). Wyeth's ...
Anna Hyatt Huntington

Anna Hyatt Huntington  

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(1876–1973).Sculptor and collector. Known for bronze animals and monumental equestrian statues, she fused detailed naturalism with lively motion. In Reaching Jaguar (Metropolitan Museum, 1906), a ...
Clyfford Still

Clyfford Still  

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(b Grandin, N. Dak., 30 Nov. 1904; d Baltimore, 23 June 1980).American painter, one of the major figures of Abstract Expressionism but the one least associated with the New York art scene. In the ...
Daniel Chester French

Daniel Chester French  

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(b Exeter, NH, 20 Apr. 1850; d Stockbridge, Mass., 7 Oct. 1931).American sculptor. He made his name with the famous bronze statue of the Minute Man (1875), in Concord, Massachusetts, a monument to ...
Daniel Huntington

Daniel Huntington  

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(1816–1906).Painter. Remembered particularly for mid-century allegorical, literary, and historical works, he also painted about a thousand portraits, as well as landscapes and genre scenes. Active ...
Frederic Edwin Church

Frederic Edwin Church  

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(b Hartford, Conn., 4 May 1826; d New York, 7 Apr. 1900).American landscape painter. Church was a pupil and friend of Thomas Cole and continued the Hudson River School's interest in depicting ...
George Grey Barnard

George Grey Barnard  

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(1863–1938).Sculptor. An individualistic romantic inspired particularly by the work of Michelangelo, he employed symbolic figures to explore the human condition. Unlike most sculptors of his day, he ...
Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe  

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(1887–1986)US painter whose semi-abstract studies of natural objects place her at the forefront of early modernism in the USA.Having spent her childhood on a farm in Wisconsin, Georgia O'Keeffe ...
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney  

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(b New York, 9 Jan. 1875; d New York, 18 Apr. 1942).American sculptor, patron, and collector, the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She was the daughter of Cornelius II ...
Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum  

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(1867–1941)US sculptor, whose most famous work is the group of colossal heads of four US presidents on Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.Born in Idaho, Utah, Borglum studied sculpture in Paris, where he ...
Henry Peters Gray

Henry Peters Gray  

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(1819–77).Painter. Besides allegorical and literary works, he also painted about five hundred portraits. A lifelong New Yorker, he studied for a year with near contemporary Daniel Huntington, ...
Irascibles

Irascibles  

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Fifteen painters, mostly leading abstract expressionists, who appeared together in a Life photograph taken by Russian-born staff photographer Nina Leen (c. 1909–95). Published in the magazine's issue ...
J. Pierpont Morgan

J. Pierpont Morgan  

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(b Hartford, Conn., 17 Apr. 1837; d Rome, 31 Mar. 1913).American financier, industrialist, and art collector. The son of a financier and head of one of the most powerful banking houses in the world, ...
James Van Der Zee

James Van Der Zee  

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(1886–1983), African‐American photographer.He survived the post‐Second World War collapse of studio portraiture by turning to photographic conservation, preserving an extraordinary archive of his own ...
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr.  

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(1874–1960).Art collector and patron. Also a businessman. Son of the enormously wealthy founder of Standard Oil, he continued his father's business interests and philanthropy, while in addition ...
John Frederick Kensett

John Frederick Kensett  

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(1816–72).Painter and engraver. His refined yet powerful landscapes incorporate closely observed particulars of geology, vegetation, sky, and atmosphere, rendered with miniaturistic but painterly ...
John Heliker

John Heliker  

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(1909–2000).Painter and draftsman. His supple, painterly landscapes, interiors, still lifes, and portraits balance representational elements with abstract design. Difficult to place among ...
John Pope-Hennessy

John Pope-Hennessy  

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(b London, 13 Dec. 1913; d Florence, 31 Oct. 1994).British art historian. He was director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1967–73; director of the British Museum, 1974–6; and from 1977 to 1987 ...
John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent  

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(1856–1925).Painter. A cosmopolitan expatriate, internationally celebrated, he exploited remarkable technical facility in an extraordinarily large body of varied work. Although famed for grand-manner ...

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