She was able to acquire the technique of the traditional realist style of painting with help from her teachers: William Merritt Chase, F. Luis Mora, and Kenyon Cox. Unfortunately, O’Keeffe fell ill and had to take a few years off from schooling and did not return until 1912. When she returned back she studied the ideas of Arthur Wesley Dove and her technique of painting took a dramatic turn. Dove’s emphasis on detail and design taught O’Keeffe an alternative to realism. After some time of experimenting, O’Keeffe started a series of abstract charcoal drawings in 1915 that led to a break in tradition.
Christopher’s mother Barbara had been a student at Vassar College, but transferred to Barnard College so she could be closer to Franklin who she had met through a family connection. Franklin and Barbara then had a son, Benjamin Reeve, who was born on October 6th, 1953. Barbara and Franklin divorced in 1956, and then she moved
When Waterhouse was growing up, his father worked as a painter, who would later inspire his painting style. In the eighteen-fifties, his family moved to England where they resided once before. In the eighteen-seventies, and the eighteen-eighties, Waterhouse made several trips to Italy, where he painted genre scenes. Waterhouse primarily painted in oils, yet he was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, in eighteen-eighty-three. He later reigned from the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor in eighteen-eighty-nine.
Edmund Charles Tarbell was an American Impressionist painter, and the painting entitled “In the Orchard” (1891) established his reputation as an Impressionist painter. His works can be found in approximately nine different museums. Edmund Charles was born in West Groton, Massachusetts on April 26, 1862, around the time of the American Civil War. Edmund Whitney Tarbell, Edmund Charles’s father, passed away in 1863 from the typhoid fever that he contracted during the war, causing Edmund Charles’s mother to remarry, and Edmund Charles and his sister left to be raised by their paternal grandparents in Groton.
Not only was Lou Gehrig known for his disease, but as well for his amazing career in baseball. (Biography.com Editors) Henry Louis Gehrig was born in New York City in the Yorkville section of Manhattan, on June 19, 1903. His parents, Heinrich and Christina Gehrig, were German immigrants who had moved to their new country just a three years before having a son.
In 1878, Upton Sinclair was born, an advocate writer that changed the meat packing industry forever. He was born in Maryland to an alcoholic father and headstrong mother. From birth he was exposed to dichotomies that would affect his mind at an early age. Sinclair was raised on the edge of poverty and would often visit his mother 's wealthy family. At age 14, Sinclair attended the City College of New York.
Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston and died on October 7, 1849. Poe 's life initially started off in tragedy when his father left him at infancy forcing his mother to look after him and car for him. Only a year later Poe 's mother had past away leaving him with no parents. Edgar then moved to Richmond, Virginia, with his new foster parents, John and Frances Allan. Poe 's writing career initially began in New York when he worked as a reporter and copyeditor ("The Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe").
That same year, he visited Albright Knox Gallery Art. After seeing several exhibitions of Clyfford Still and Alberto Burri, Mangold began to paint large-scale abstract compositions. Abstract Expressionism refers to an American art movement that emerged after World War II during the 1950s. Clyfford Still was in the earliest group of Abstract Expressionists who developed a new, dominant approach to painting in the years immediately succeeding World War II. Still & Art begins with Still’s acknowledgment of Old Masters he admired (among them Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, J.M.W. Turner, and Vincent van Gogh); progresses to his interrogation of near-contemporaries such as Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso; and concludes with epic canvases, pastels, and photographs that reveal the artist meditating on his own past production as well as the spirit of color-field painting, minimalism, and comparable avant-garde movements of the 1960s and ’70s.
Walt Whitman is one of nine children, he grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and Long Island and was faced with many different aspects of society. Growing up he had a great fascination of the atmosphere of Brooklyn which led him to journalism at the age of twenty. In 1855 Walt Whitman self-published a collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass which was expanded and revised through many editions until the ninth “deathbed” edition which was published in 1892. His brother was wounded in Fredericksburg Virginia, shortly after Walt Whitman traveled to see him. Once he saw the aftermath he was compelled to work as a nurse in Washington, D.C. as a volunteer nurse, in this time he wrote many more poems.
Norman Rockwell is an Americana artist. He was born in New York city on February 3rd ,1894 . Inspired by president Franklin D.Roosevelt’s famous “ Four Freedoms” speech delivered to Congress on the eve of World War II, Norman Rockwell created fort painting depicting simple family scenes,illustrating freedoms Americans often take for granted. The Four Freedoms are printed and distributed,ultimately raising $132 million for the war effort(Cutler 18). He spends six months to finished those painting in 1943.The Four freedoms which are freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear.
In 1944 Avedon attended the New School for Social Research in New York City to study photography under Alexey Brodovitch, who was the acclaimed art director of Harper’s Bazaar. The two formed a close bond, and within one year Avedon was hired as a staff photographer for the magazine. After many years of photographing daily life in New York City, Avedon was assigned to cover the spring and fall fashion collection in Paris. Avedon’s task was to stage photographs of models wearing the new fashions released in the city. Avedon served as a staff photographer for Harper’s Bazaar for twenty years, from 1945 to 1965.
(50.8 cm) “Charles Ethan Porter was an American still life painter and among relatively few African Americans of the nineteenth and early 20th century to work as a professional artist. A student at the National Academy of Design in New York City, he was one of the first African Americans to exhibit there. He attracted the notice of painter Frederic Edwin Church and writer Mark Twain, who encouraged his career and study in Paris.”
In 1844 he opened his own art gallery in New York called “The Daguerreian Miniature Gallery ("Brady, Matthew B. (1823?–1896)" ). He also opened an art gallery in Washington D.C. The Civil War photos in the gallery showed some very realistic events that were
‘Theodore Roosevelt said “ Speak softly but carry a big stick” (1858-1919). He was born on October 27,1858 before he became the Vice President he lived in New York City. He is remembered for his foreign policy, corporate reforms and ecological preservation. He died in New York City on January 6 , 1919. In the year of 1904 he won a second term.
American novelist, poet, and playwright Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri in February 1902. Soon after he was born, his parents separated, and his father moved away to Mexico. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, until her death. After she died, he began to write poetry and Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg were major early influences in his work. After he graduated from high school in 1920 Hughes spent the next year with his father in Mexico.