Drawing is the foundation of art. The pencil is art’s midwife, and paper is its cradle.
Recent articles discussing the American art auctions in May at Sotheby’s and Christie’s in New York expressed concern about the state of the market for Hudson River school paintings.
Among members of the Hudson River School of painting, Sanford Robinson Gifford has long been considered one of the most brilliant painters of light and air.
Among this year’s best surprises is the moving exhibition Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era, which opened during the summer at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis, Tennessee, and remains on view at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York, through January 24, 2010. Taking its title from a Whitman …