| Jan 22, 2011
Jane Parke Batten and her late husband, Frank, may not have been the most ardent of art collectors.
Rather than living and breathing auction catalogs and sale prices, the South Hampton Roads couple simply bought what they liked, sometimes zeroing in on a...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 12:09 PM
The death of popular artist Thomas Kinkade is certain to ignite controversy regarding the painter’s legacy. Known for his renderings of luminous landscapes and street scenes, often captured at twilight, the so-called painter of light, a Christian...
| Aug 21, 2011
In 1861 Carleton Watkins took the definitive picture of Yosemite Valley from the aptly named Inspiration Point. The sheer granite wall of El Capitan, as sharp as if cut with a cleaver, fills one side of the photo. A rising tier of rock monoliths marches...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:42 PM
The Tacoma Art Museum announced a significant donation on Monday of more than 280 works of American Western art, including works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Federic Remington, and Thomas Moran.
The art, donated by the family of Erivan and Helga Haub, will be...
| Aug 4, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews Joan Nelson's landscape paintings at Michael Kohn Gallery...
| Sep 29, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews Chris Barnard's new paintings at Luis de Jesus Gallery...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 6:09 AM
"The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn"
By Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking, 451 pages, $29.95
It has not gone unremarked that Albert Bierstadt and other painters of the West turned to purveying panoramic treatments of pure...
| Jul 26, 2010
| 10:19 AM
Buffalo Bill Cody's last words were reportedly, "Let my show go on!"
Just a couple hours' drive east of Yellowstone National Park is the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, less a passing fancy of entertainment than a rich and detailed history lesson that...
| Nov 8, 2009
"That was the first part of my life," says Jay T. Last, a founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and leader of the team that developed the integrated circuit for commercial use. When he retired from the computer field, he happily found other things to...
| Sep 18, 2009
There is something wonderfully peculiar about the paintings of Gegam Kacherian, but it???s difficult to pinpoint just what it is. Each of the 15 works in his second solo show at Rosamund Felsen Gallery begins in a reasonable, even orthodox......
| Nov 27, 2009
Thirty-five drawings from 2007 by Seattle-based artist Zhi Lin fuse long traditions of Chinese and American landscape art. Given their subject â construction of the transcontinental railroad, in which Chinese labor was both essential to success and...