Tag Archives: American art

The Country Gallants by John George Brown

I bought a poster of this when I was at the Toledo Music of Art.  I love the idyllic view of nature and the young children.

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Portrait of Catherine Greene John Singleton Copley

I believe that this is the first piece of artwork acquired by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

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Visiting the American art wing in a museum

Years ago, I visited the Detroit Institute of Arts. I made a conscious decision to ignore the European wing and to spend all of my time in the American art wing. I was very, very poor at the time, because … Continue reading

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Church Bells Ringing, Rainy Winter Night by Charles Burchfield

I am very proud and excited to present a picture by Charles Burchfield.  Charles Burchfield grew up in Northeast Ohio and attended school at the Cleveland Institute of Art in University Circle. But more importantly for this blog, Charles Burchfield … Continue reading

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Woman’s Work by John Sloan

I saw this picture for the first time during a tour for the 100th anniversary of the museum.  Apparently, people at the time would have been shocked at the fact that the artist depicts a corset.  You can see the … Continue reading

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Bandolier (Shoulder) Bag, Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) People

The people who made this bag lived in the Great Lakes region, like me.  I love the ornate designs.

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The Pie Wagon by Carl Gaertner

Carl Gaertner is another Cleveland painter.  He died at 54 and his paintings highlight the industrial life in Cleveland at the time.  

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Just the Two of Us by Julia Wachtel

Julia uses cartoon images to explore how we perceive girlhood and womanhood.  I didn’t like it at first, but I do now.

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Gamin by Augusta Savage

Augusta Savage was a sculptor associated with the Harlem Renaissance.  She was born in Florida.  I like this work.  She gave the young man a real personality!

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Alabama by Norman Lewis

I didn’t like this picture at first.  My standard remark when I see these kinds of paintings is “He thinks he’s better than me.”  But I read the description and it talked about how a lot of people see this … Continue reading

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