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Van Gogh’s Illustrated Letters

Bibliodyssey has a long post of some of Van Gogh’s illustrated letters. From the year 1878 through 1890, you can see his draftsmanship improving and his unique style emerging. Regardless of what you think about his paintings or his life, … Continue reading

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Pierre Henri de Valenciennes (1750-1819)

À la villa Farnèse: Two Poplarsoil on paper, 10″x15″Artists have been painting oil sketches in the open air since the 17th century, and by the late 18th century the practice was fairly common, especially in Italy, which attracted painters from … Continue reading

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Clive Pates – Essay

Clive Pates curated an exhibit of landscape painters for the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi, two years ago (“The Will to Endure – Six Contemporary Landscape Painters”). He wrote an introduction for the exhibit in which he points out the … Continue reading

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Escalante Canyons Art Festival / Everett Ruess Days

Everett Ruess was was 20 years old when he vanished in 1934, a lone wanderer, poet and artist who loved the Sierras and the Red Rock Country of Arizona and Utah. He was a friend of Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, … Continue reading

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Sven Birger Sandzen (1871-1954)

Visiting my parents in Denver last week, I happened to see an article in the Post about a two-day exhibit at David Cook Fine Art of Swedish-American painter (and Renaissance man) Sven Birger Sandzen, who spent much time in the … Continue reading

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