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Issue: January-February 2013

Table of Contents


Homecoming: Artworks Sold Long Ago Visit Their Onetime English Home


A loan exhibition brings Old Master paintings back to England from Russia’sState Hermitage Museum.
By David Masello


Rediscovering Martín Rico: A Report From Madrid


A new exhibition at the Prado reassesses the painter Martín Rico (1833-1908) and heads to Dallas soon.
By Micah Christensen


Robert Strong Woodward: A Painter’s Vision of New England


Revered in Massachusetts, Woodward (1885-1957) was a talent who deserves more recognition nationally.
By Peter Trippi


West by Northwest: Tacoma Lands a Trove of Western Art


Erivan and Helga Haub have donated their superb collection to the Tacoma Art Museum, opening a new chapter in that institution’s history and in the study of this art in the Pacific Northwest.
By Max Gillies


Glimpses Behind the Easel: The Alexander W. Katlan Collection


A paintings conservator has assembled a group of artworks and documents that sheds light on artists’ lives.
By Kelly Compton


A Home for Admirers of California Impressionism


Since 1985, the Historical Collections Council of California Art has advanced scholarship in many ways.
By Vanessa Rothe


Art for All in Scottsdale


There’s a lot happening art-wise this season in Arizona’s most cultured resort town.
By Kelly Compton


Celebrating Nature in Charleston


The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition marks its 30th anniversary in Charleston this February.
By Matthias Anderson


Ted Minoff: An Artist Catches His Own Wave


Among other subjects, this New York painter (b. 1972) skillfully captures the effects of water in motion.
By Charles Raskob Robinson


Artists Making Their Mark: Three to Watch


Discover the talents of Henry E. Cardenas, Kevin Frank, and Gary Stretar.


Still Life Painting: Still in Bloom


The painting of inanimate natural forms and objects is a tradition alive and well today.
By Kelly Compton


The Fairest of This Season’s Fairs


An array of intriguing art and antique fairs nationwide beckons collectors indoors this winter and early spring.
By Matthias Anderson


Exploring Art, on Both Sides of the Atlantic


This summer, history-minded collectors can take summer courses in England and Newport, Rhode Island.
By Max Gillies


In the Chair: Sitting for a Portrait


Our editor sat to 15 portraitists at once, seeing and learning a lot in the process.
By Peter Trippi


When Architecture and Art Converge


Professional architectural illustrators are just some of the talented artists who look closely at buildings.
By Max Gillies


Dutch Treat: Contemporary Realism Thrives in Holland


The Netherlands is rich not only with Old Masters, but also with outstanding works made by living artists.
By Peter Trippi

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Gallery & Event Calendar

October 31: Tom Wesselmann Retrospective

The Cincinnati Art Museum will host a retrospective exhibition for Pop figurative artist Tom Wesselmann.