Anyone who’s seen the 1952 comedy film Pat and Mike will recall the line when New York sports promoter Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy) sizes up Katharine Hepburn’s character, Pat Pemberton—a multitalented athlete modeled on Babe Zaharias.
Back in January, a painting at Skinner Auctions’ sale of American and European Works of Art caught the eye of journalist and historian Eve M. Kahn. It was striking: a seated, semi-nude woman wearing a long, flowing train, tightly cropped and rendered with deft, impressionistic brush strokes. Kahn was eager to learn more about the artist, Edith Varian Cockcroft (1881–1962), but the facts of the Brooklyn native’s life proved elusive.
The Jamaican artist John Dunkley invested colorful scenes of Caribbean life with a brooding sense of disquiet.
From May 1 to the 18th, ALVR will hold their inaugural exhibition in the new digs: an array of rarities recently on loan for the Royal Fabergé show that closed in February at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, England.
The panel is one of five from a narrative series whose whereabouts have been unknown to scholars for nearly sixty years
In the middle of a bitterly cold night in early January, tragedy struck in Center City Philadelphia.
The life and work of Everet Howard, early American silhouette artist.
How John Sloan used the nude as a vehicle for artistic experimentation and political expression.
The artist Annie Traquair Lang begins to emerge from the shadow of her mentor and paramour, William Merritt Chase.
The fifth installment of our web-only column on ceramics and glass.