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Wendy Shalen: Meditations on Motherhood and Mortality

Displaying a recent series of touching drawings, watercolors, and prints,
Wendy Shalen honors the shared joys and sorrows that form abiding ties among family. more

Contemporary Painters Get Gloomy with Edgar Allan Poe

A group of respected painters looked to the macabre, creating Poe-inspired paintings that will receive a delightfully dark presentation at the Poe Museum. more

Art Will Be Everywhere in the U.S.

Art Everywhere will soon bring reproductions of 50 American masterpieces to more than 50,000 public locations across the States -- and you have the power to choose which works are displayed. more

Jason Shawn Alexander's "No Good at Exits"

Fair warning: Interaction with Jason Shawn Alexander's challenging figurative paintings may render viewers unable to disengage. more

Late Bouguereau Returns to Christie's Sale

A fine Bouguereau portrait will be offered for the second time at a Christie's auction late this month -- and this time with a much smaller price tag. more

Tax Breaks for Displaying Art Elsewhere?

A hot-button issue in the art world debates the morality of a maneuver that art collectors have been using for decades to avoid taxes on recent purchases. more

Max Ginsburg's Impassioned Social Realism

Max Ginsburg demonstrates how powerful and affecting contemporary painting can be, connecting with his audience by way of the important issues daily facing our society. more

"Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction"

In the middle of the 20th century, at the height of abstract art's historical moment, a group of artists worked to recover the portrait's significance and reinvent its form. more

ARC Salon Finalists Revealed

With Best in Show and a fully produced documentary from Streamline Art Video on the line, the Art Renewal Center has released the names of the exceptional artists who are finalists for the 2013/2014 ARC Salon. more

Last Chance to See Award-Winning Works From Distinguished Women Painters

A selection of impressive figurative, landscape, and still life works from women artists of the Southeastern U.S. comprises the WPSE Members' Show. more

Walters Museum Opens Doors to American Art Collection

By displaying rarely seen works in its galleries and announcing the digitization of its American collections, the Walters Art Museum is making the work of important artists like Whistler and Sargent accessible to all. more

What's Next for the Munich Art Trove?

The latest developments in the saga of the Munich Art Trove have seen the collection returned to Cornelius Gurlitt while investigations of ownership continue. more

First Figurative Paintings for Western Artist Glenn Dean

Widely respected for his landscapes depicting the American West, Glenn Dean forays into the figurative world with his most recent body of work. more

Portrait Competition Captured on Video

Three talented artists demonstrated their skills for a live audience at Principle Gallery's annual "Face Off" portrait painting event, and one of them captured her painting process in a time-lapse video. more

Salon International Presents Awards

Widely respected realist painter David A. Leffel served as judge at Salon International 2014, choosing the award winners from a very attractive exhibition. more

Women Artists Unite at "Cowgirl Up!"

Each year the "Cowgirl Up!" exhibition and sale makes it easy to find new work from the best women artists of the American West. Record sales and exciting awards have already marked the 2014 edition. more

Sargent to Stobart in Sotheby's American Sale

Rockwell, Wyeth, Sargent, and Stobart will all be represented at an April sale of fine American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. more


Rembrandt Uncovered in Nebraska

A new attribution has distinguished the Joslyn Art Museum's "Portrait of Dirck van Os" as the latest Rembrandt discovery. more

Museum Leaders from Across the Globe Converge on New York

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host 14 international museum leaders in the first-ever colloquium focused on increasing dialogue among art institutions around the globe. more

Robert Henri's Spanish Visions

At the turn of the 20th century, legendary American painter Robert Henri was seduced by a romantic vision of Spain -- its bullfighters, dancers, and itinerants. That fascination comes to the fore in a beautiful traveling exhibition. more

Retrospective for Late Visionary Kazuhiko Sano

Kazuhiko Sano captured dinosaurs, da Vinci, and "Star Wars" with equal verve and facility. The impressive range of the artist is on full display in a retrospective exhibition. more

Lessons in Light From Past Masters

Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Munch, and Hopper each addressed the problem of light from a unique perspective. One new exhibition provides a fascinating and broad look at artistic renderings of light through paintings and print works from history's great artists. more

Renowned Painter Richard Schmid Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Already one of the most decorated living painters, Richard Schmid was among a select group honored at this week's Plein Air Convention & Expo with a Lifetime Achievement Award. more

Jordan Abernethy's "Anima Mundi"

A solo exhibition of bronze wildlife sculptures from Jordan Abernethy gives entrée to this young artist's passionate, reverential vision of the natural world. more

Gauguin and Bonnard Paintings Found in Italian Kitchen

An unsuspecting Italian factory worker purchased and displayed two extremely valuable -- and stolen -- paintings on his kitchen wall. more

The Unique Portraiture of Seth Haverkamp

Working in a centuries-old artistic tradition, portrait painter Seth Haverkamp has innovated a style and sensibility all his own. more

Catalogue of Artist Interviews Posted to Art Renewal Center Website

Notable painters like Jacob Collins and Jeremy Lipking feature in a new resource for traditional artists and art collectors that gathers together a selection of informative artist interviews. more

Report: Western Art Week 2014

With a full slate of top-tier events, Montana's Western Art Week brought record sales and, as always, a spirited collective interest in art of the American West. more

Wadsworth Atheneum Acquires Gentileschi Self-Portrait

A rare self-portrait by the highly accomplished Baroque female artist Artemisia Gentileschi has a new home in America's oldest public art museum. more

18 Auction Records Set at Freeman's Paintings Sale

With total sales tripling the auction's original estimate and new records for 18 featured artists, Freeman's recent paintings sale harbingers great things for European and American impressionistic painting. more

Painters and Sculptors Taking Home Gold

The award-winning painters and sculptors from the California Art Club's annual juried exhibition were recently honored at a gala reception. more

Sotheby's Orientalist Sale Offers Best of the Genre

The art of Ludwig Deutsch, David Roberts, and Jean-Léon Gérôme remembers the unique energy and hue of life in the Middle East and North Africa. more

California Impressionism Shines at Bonhams

Granville Redmond, Guy Rose, William Wendt, and the most influential painters of California Impressionism will all be represented at Bonhams' forthcoming sale. more

Opening Weekend for Salon International

Salon International, a prestigious and long-standing juried exhibition that displays representational painting from all over the world, opens its doors this weekend. more

Louise LeBourgeois's Visions of Water and Sky

Meditative images of water and sky, the paintings of Louise LeBourgeois offer a "place of respite" for the distracted and the weary. more

The Artists of Robert Lange Studios "Brave the Elements"

Twelve talented painters combine their efforts to produce an exhibition related to and inspired by the natural world. more

"Night of Artists" Continues at Briscoe

Much more than just a night, the Briscoe Western Art Museum's "Night of Artists" selling exhibition offers a month-long look at many of today's most respected painters and sculptors in the genre. more

Zlatan Vehabovic's Paintings of Life at Sea Arrive Stateside

The romantic myths of the seaman's life and the hard truth of that existence both manifest in the paintings of Croatian artist Zlatan Vehabovic. more

Whipped Cream and Yarn: The Faithfully Real Paintings of Adam Clague

Several recent successes for emerging painter Adam Clague have not shaken the artist from his lifelong goal of humbly and faithfully re-creating natural beauty in paint. more

Artists Named for OPA National Exhibition

The Oil Painters of America has announced which fortunate artists will be joining such Master painters as Calvin Liang, Daniel Greene, and Alan Wolton at its 23rd Annual National Juried Exhibition. more

CAC Juried Representational Art Exhibition Set to Open

The California Art Club's annual juried exhibition throws a spotlight on some of the best representational painters and sculptors working today, making it a prime opportunity for smart collectors. more

Nazi-Looted Matisse Returned by Norwegian Museum

In Norway's first notable restitution case, a valuable portrait by Henri Matisse has been returned by an Oslo museum to the family of its rightful owner. more

Legendary American Painter Wayne Thiebaud Honored in Laguna Beach

A late-career retrospective for Wayne Thiebaud, beloved painter of popular American culture, gives a rare survey of the artist's production. more

New Works From Nationally Recognized Painter William Beckman

Picturing studio models, tools of the trade, and the impressiveness of nature, William Beckman's recent work manifests the artist's keen and vulnerable artistic vision. more

President Obama Visits Rembrandt

A video from a Dutch news source shows President Obama enjoying highlights of the Rijksmuseum during the first ever visit to the museum by a serving U.S. president. more

Grandness and Grace in the Paintings of Veronese

The first significant exhibition of Veronese ever mounted in Britain, and one of the most important shows for Old Master paintings in recent years, is causing much ado the in U.K. more

John Phillip Osborne's "Timeless"

Steeped in tradition, bearing classical technique and themes, the paintings of John Phillip Osborne attest to the timeless appeal of expressive landscape painting. more

Opening Date Set for United Harvard Art Museums

After a long period of renovation and expansion, the Harvard Art Museums will unveil their new and united facility this fall. more

Buildings and Figures: Painting Humanity's Presence in Nature

A two-person exhibition at Seattle's Prographica displays the bold cityscapes of Laura Hamje alongside the expressive figurative works of Anne Petty. more

The "Deadly Friends" of Patrick Lee

Hyper-realistic and deeply human, the portrait drawings of Patrick Lee depict hardened men and the markings, postures, and emotions that characterize them. more

AD20/21 Preview

Boston will be lively with art dealers and aficionados this weekend, when AD20/21 and the Boston Print Fair open for business. more

Cesar Santos Bridges Art's Divergent Arms

Few contemporary artists have gone as far as Cesar Santos in visualizing the clashes and connections between the Old Masters and the Moderns. Santos's painting combines a learned, classical technique with the progressive edge of Modern and contemporary art. more

Hidden Trove of Impressionistic Art Goes to Auction

Since the collector's death in 1934, George D. Horst's art collection has remained unavailable and mostly unseen. An upcoming auction of impressionistic paintings from the likes of Corot, Hassam, and Benson will change that. more

Museum Hit With Sanction Over Bellows Sale

A rare sanction from the Association of Art Museum Directors means a tough road ahead for the previous caretaker of George Bellows's "Men of the Docks." more

President Turned Painter?

The subject of much online discussion last year, the paintings of George W. Bush will make their public debut in April. more

David Kassan Shows Support for Family-Owned Pencil Company

In a newly released video, distinguished contemporary artist David Kassan helps General Pencil celebrate its 125th anniversary with a portrait demonstration. more

Missing Rockwell Painting Recovered

Gone missing from a warehouse in Queens last year, Norman Rockwell's historic painting "Sport" has finally surfaced. more

Montana's Famed Western Art Week

An exciting series of events for Western artists and collectors, Western Art Week arrives in Great Falls, Montana. more

Tonalism and Catastrophe: John McCormick and Mitchell Albala

Two talented artists navigate the varied expressive capacities of landscape painting in simultaneous exhibitions. more

Successful Collector's Night for Gage Academy

A Collector's Gala for an established classical art atelier offered an exciting evening filled with outstanding art. more

Hollis Dunlap's "Structure & Space"

With weighty and emotional figurative works, and tactile still life in the tradition of Velázquez, Hollis Dunlap brings an informed technique to bear on his contemporary subjects. more

Members' Exhibition Overtakes Salmagundi Club Building

The prestigious Salmagundi Art Club will soon unveil an exhibition of works by its artist-members, whose paintings, sculptures, and works on paper will fill nearly every wall throughout the club's historic building. more

Once Again, a Small Dutch City Stands at the Center of the Global Art Market

Fine Art Connoisseur editor Peter Trippi provides a firsthand report on sales and collector interest at the 2014 TEFAF Maastricht. more

"Degenerate Art" Returns Triumphant

An important installation at the Neue Galerie contrasts the aesthetic tastes of the Third Reich with the emphatic art of the German Expressionists, remembering the Nazi attack on such "Degenerate Art." more

Ryoko Tajiri: New Angles On Life

In the paintings of Ryoko Tajiri, facets of light and patches of color meld together to form a patchwork image that exists in both representational and abstract realms. more

Vincent Xeus's "The Last Pearl"

Vincent Xeus elucidates the redemptive qualities of darkness, painting the tension within the human condition and the fragility of life on earth with a unique eye for beauty. more

Gauguin's Inventive Art, In a Variety of Forms

Art history has often credited Primitivist artist Paul Gauguin for his innovative style, but a significant new exhibition remembers the artist instead for his exploration with a wide range of media. more

Flea Market Renoir to Hang in Galleries

A small but internationally famous Renoir landscape will soon be on public display for the first time in over 60 years. more

Heroes, Myths, and Other Whims of the Imagination

A leading space for contemporary academic art -- Rehs Contemporary Gallery -- and an art school that prides itself on rigorous classical training -- the Ani Art Academies -- come together for an exhibition to celebrate tradition and imagination in painting. more

TRAC 2014: Representational Phenomena

Is art simply a record of events, of objects, and of history? Or is it perhaps a form of deeper communication and spiritual expression? These and many other questions on art and art-making formed the basis for passionate discussion at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), held last week in Ventura, California. more

Pristine Ruisdael Landscape Acquired by Texas Museum

A masterpiece by 17th-century Dutch landscape artist Jacob van Ruisdael has a new home in the U.S. more

Auction Preview: Bonhams' 19th-Century Art Sale

Next week's auction at Bonhams, London, features a wealth of 19th-century paintings and works on paper, from society portraits to arcadian landscapes and academic figurative works. more

What's On View at TEFAF Maastricht 2014

Always a destination for exceptional paintings, TEFAF Maastricht debuts this week with fine works by Old Masters Anthony van Dyck and Guido Reni, as well as 20th-century paintings by Joaquin Sorolla and Marc Chagall. more

Major Excitement for Monet Exhibition in China

Notwithstanding its location in a commercial shopping mall, the first major exhibition of Monet paintings in China offers encouraging signs for Western art appreciation in Asia. more

"Realism Without Borders" Exhibits in California

Displaying contemporary American, Ukrainian, French, German, and Russian painters alongside important historical artists like Nicolai Fechin, the latest exhibition from the Realism Without Borders artist collective demonstrates global support for academic and impressionistic painting. more

Lauren Sansaricq: Contemporary Landscape Painter

With an abiding love for nature and a style inspired by the Hudson River School, Lauren Sansaricq aims to express philosophical ideals in the language of landscape. more

Metropolitan Museum Presents Recent Acquisitions Online

This week New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the release of MetCollects, an online initiative that allows the public an insider's look at the museum's newest artworks. more

Selfie with "David"

The most famous sculpture in the world has long been off limits for pictures, but the Accademia has proposed a new, open policy on photographing Michelangelo's "David." more

Western Art's Legacy and Future

A display of paintings and sculpture from many of the most recognized artists working in the Western genre visualizes its historic roots and present strengths. more

Gage Academy of Art Hosts Collector's Gala

A fine art auction and benefit organized by one of the country's premier classical ateliers will provide a bevy of bright collecting chances. more

Leonardo's "Christ as Salvator Mundi" Purchased for Over $75 Million

In a highly important private sale -- the details of which have only recently been made public -- the newest recognized Leonardo painting changed hands for a reported $75 million-$80 million. more

An "Infusion" of Pop Surrealism

Gathering provocative works in imaginative realism, one new exhibition explores the meaningful fusions between humanity and the life that surrounds us. more

Nazi-Looted Pissarro Painting: Return or Display?

Federal courts will determine the fate of a late-19th-century painting by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro, the subject of a dispute between a French family and a university art museum. more

Getting to Know the Father of British Landscape Painting

As a painter and tutor of international fame, Richard Wilson was an essential figure in the development of 18th-century European landscape painting. more

Tour the Armory Show Online

New York's famous Armory Show aims to do no less than exhibit the best art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Having launched a new online show preview, its reach this year will be broader than ever. more

MFA Boston Leader to Step Down

Soon to become the longest-serving director in the history of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Malcolm Rogers has announced his retirement. more

"The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux"

An impassioned man and artist, sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux carved flesh and blood with a startling realism and a gripping intensity, producing iconic works of 19th-century sculpture. more

The Beautifully Uncomfortable Paintings of Ken Currie

Fresh off a recent exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Ken Currie confronts American audiences with his gritty brand of realism. more

Premier Old Master Gallery Reborn

Once an institution in Old Master painting sales, Agnew's closed its doors early last year. Now it is experiencing a rebirth under new ownership. more

Deserving Painters Tie for People's Choice Award

Palm Avenue Fine Art has announced the winners of the People’s Choice Award from its heralded American Masters Show. Two worthy artists will share the recognition since the vote ended in a tie. more

Zane York: Unearthing the Visual Life of Things

Moved by an unrelenting curiosity, artist Zane York carefully digests the visual world around him, using the painted image to share stories from his encounters. more
Featured Stories

Wendy Shalen: Meditations on Motherhood and Mortality

Contemporary Painters Get Gloomy with Edgar Allan Poe

Art Will Be Everywhere in the U.S.

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Late Bouguereau Returns to Christie's Sale

Tax Breaks for Displaying Art Elsewhere?

Gallery & Event Calendar

April 18: "Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction"

The National Portrait Gallery will illuminate mid-century portraiture in an exhibition of over 50 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures from 1945-1975.