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Félix Vallotton’s uneasy art at the Met

By Editorial Staff

Born to a conservative Protestant family in Switzerland, Félix Vallotton rather intrepidly moved to Paris in 1882 at the age of sixteen to study art. But while he lived in Paris the rest of his life, he was never of Paris.

Openings & Closings: Exhibitions, Shows, Fairs 11/13/19–11/20/19 - See what's going on this week in the art and antiques world
WonderGlass Salon: Art + Design 2019 Highlights - There’s a unique atmosphere at the Salon: Art + Design, which returns to the Park Avenue Armory in New York for its eighth edition this week. Historical and contemporary artworks and objects co-exist in unusual harmony at the fair, perhaps because exhibitors there don’t simply put things on display—they create environments.
All Fired Up - Best known for her electroplated metal sculptures embellished with richly colored enamels, June Schwarcz produced an extensive body of work in her sixty-year career that, while linked to long-standing vessel-making traditions, defied convention.
At the 2019 Delaware Antiques Show - The Delaware Antiques Show is in full swing at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware, where it runs through Sunday.
Checking in with Edward Hopper - The American artist Edward Hopper had a deep personal and professional interest in hotels, motels, tourist homes, and the wide scope of hospitality services—including the vast infrastructure of restaurants, entertainments, and staff servicing these institutions.
Detective Dealer Aids in Recovery of Stolen Revolutionary War Rifle - On October 2, 1971, a rifle dating from the American Revolution was stolen from the Valley Forge Historical Society in rural Pennsylvania. Its whereabouts were unknown until last year, when it was rediscovered by New Oxford, PA-based antiques dealer Kelly Kinzle.
Openings & Closings: Exhibitions, Shows, Fairs 11/06/19–11/12/19 - See what's going on this week in the art and antiques world
In Memoriam: Don Didier - A fire at his home in New Roads, Louisiana, this past summer took the life of James Donald Didier, one of the most idiosyncratic, engaging, and gifted minds in the world of American antiques and preservation.
Alice Manheim Kaplan and Jacob M. Kaplan Love illustrated books? Get to know the Alice Award - A short history of the Alice Award and this year's recipient Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South by Mark Sloan and Mark Long.
Woman of the World - Neuville is among the first women artists working in America to leave a substantial body of work. This article sheds light on this fascinating figure, whose life reads like a compelling historical novel.
In memoriam: designer Ingo Maurer - The maker of lamps shaped like broken eggs, shattered plates, and orchids, or swarming with plastic insects, died last week.
Félix Vallotton’s uneasy art at the Met - Born to a conservative Protestant family in Lausanne, Switzerland, Félix Vallotton rather intrepidly moved to Paris in 1882 at the age of sixteen to study art.


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Re-examining Thomas Cole

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Trim and ends

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Breaking new ground

By Elizabeth Pochoda


The world of Bill Traylor

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Ornaments in the landscape

By Carol Long

The American Art Fair
November 16–19

The American Art Fair is celebrating its 12th at the Bohemian National Hall. Inaugurated in 2008, the fair is now the only one that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works and features hundreds of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, studies, and sculpture.


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