Exposure to colour was, for centuries, determined by class. The poor lived in largely drab worlds, but the rich surrounded themselves with vivid hues. This all changed in the late 19th century and the 20th.
More superb paintings of the coast of Maine, here by Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows.
Rough weather seen on the canvases of Bierstadt, Monet, Winslow Homer, George Bellows, and other fine artists.
How Colin Campbell Cooper and George Bellows used figures in their paintings of New York City in the early twentieth century.
Evolution from realism to the more painterly. Then in the late 1890s, city landscapes in which the people are the landscape. Remarkable paintings seen in detail.
Celebrate the Christmas holiday with a review of many wonderful paintings of snow scenes.
After 1900, New York City became a more dominant theme in the works of major East Coast artists.
With Chase, colleagues, and their students, he laid the foundations of American painting in the 20th century. But the nudes got him into trouble!
One of the most influential painters of the early 20th century, he founded the Ashcan School, and was a major landscape painter of the time.
From 1920, his paintings focussed more on his family, then changed direction again in his late landscapes.