Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BEN SHAHN born on this day in 1898

Ben Shahn (1898-1969) was born on September 12.

Below is his Head of a Welder from 1940. It is a gouache on paper cut to isolate the head. No doubt it was used to position the head properly in the making of a mural or large painting.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018


Art Processes: Drawings and More, with works by ABE BLASHKO, FANNIE HILLSMITH, LOUIS SCHANKER, and BEN SHAHN opens today, August 30, 2018, at the Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR.

The show, curated by Brian Young, runs through October 11.

This is the link:

Louis Schanker, Abstraction #31, 1944

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Saturday, August 25, 2018


Ceramics by Fannie Hillsmith now on view at the Gallery site. This is the link:

Fannie Hillsmith, The Couch, 2001, ceramic

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

National Senior Citzens Day

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day.

Charles Keller, Saturday Siesta (Clayton, North Carolina), 1946

We honor our Seniors for their wisdom, their leadership, and their contributions.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

World Elephant Day

August 12, 2018, is World Elephant Day

It is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants.
George Biddle, Three Elephants, 1951

This is the link to our recently introduced virtual exhibition, ANIMALS SMALL AND LARGE:

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Saturday, August 4, 2018


New Virtual Exhibition:


With everything from flies to elephants, this list of paintings, drawings, and prints, dates from Peggy Bacon's studies of the early part of the twentieth century to Hugh Mesibov's Koi Pond of 2000. These are mostly pleasant subjects; there are a few modernist images (Mesibov's Humming Bird, William Baziotes' Fish) but not too many.
Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Roosters, 1950
A few additional artists are: Will Barnet, Romare Bearden, Alfred Bendiner, Thomas Hart Benton, George Biddle, Howard Daum, Sue Fuller, Michael J. Gallagher, Blanche Grambs, Dorothy Browdy Kushner, Claire Mahl Moore, Bernard Rosenquit, Anne Ryan, Louis Schanker, Stow Wengenroth, and Harry Wickey.

Of course, many, many of the works are of cats -- birds and horses probably tie for second. There are far fewer dogs than might be expected, but they come ahead of the cats -- cats are at the 'bottom' of the list although maybe they are first in our hearts.

This is the link:

WillBarnet, RomareBearden, AlfredBendiner, ThomasHartBenton, GeorgeBiddle, HowardDaum, SueFuller, MichaelJGallagher, BlancheGrambs, BernardRosenquit, AnneRyan, LouisSchanker, StowWengenroth, HarryWickey, HughMesibov, PeggyBacon, WilliamBaziotes

Friday, July 27, 2018

LOUIS SCHANKER, Last Day, Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 28, is the last day of Louis Schanker: The WPA Years show at the Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton NY.

Louis Schanker, Dictator's Dream, 1937 (1970s printing)

Link to our recently revised Schanker page:

Link the Pollock-Krasner House:

Link to an excellent review in the East Hampton Star: