Pennsylvania-born artist Benjamin West began his career stateside, but it was across the Atlantic, in England, where he found fame, as a court painter to George III
The attributions in the Michel Sittow exhibition at the National Gallery of Art may be arguable. The artistic genius on view is not.
Glass lamps made in the 1860s and 1870s were often quite decorative, and a number of those made at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in Sandwich, Massachusetts, were particularly well done.
Vestiges & Verse at the American Folk Art Museum
Yale University Art Gallery has brought together two dozen objects connected to the rich cultural history of that maritime trade for an intriguing show: Japan’s Global Baroque, 1550–1650.
Gertrude Fiske: American Master April 6 to September 30
Rural imagery in precisionist art
About forty works of art—mostly paintings—by the self-anointed “Queen of Chicago,” are on view in Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape, a show that originated at the Elmhurst Art Museum and will be presented at the Illinois State Museum this spring.
The Whitney Museum reappraises the career of Grant Wood
Preeminent member of the Hudson River school Frederic Edwin Church is the subject of a show currently running at Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.