Celebrating American Artists
In honor of tomorrow, I thought it fitting that today we take a look back at the great American artists we've featured on "Feel Art Again."
Thomas Eakins depicted Philadelphia landmarks in his first rowing painting, "The Champion Single Sculls" (Max Schmitt in a Single Scull).
John Trumbull's "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis" celebrated the end of the Revolutionary War, though not very accurately.
Mary Cassatt, who painted "The Child's Bath," was the only American to exhibit with the original Impressionists and the namesake for a World War II Liberty ship.
Asher Durand, founder of the New York Drawing Association and the artist of "The Beeches," was the American equivalent of the British landscape artist John Constable.
Abbott Thayer's "A Virgin" took inspiration from the Sherman Monument, a winged female figure leading the Union commander into battle.
Charles Peale was a great American patriot who is best known for his six portraits of George Washington, including Washington's first ever portrait and the famous "Washington at Princeton" (above).
Dale Chihuly, who created the "Seaform Pavilion," attended America's first glassblowing program, was named the first National Living Treasure, and was the subject of the first HDTV broadcast in America.
Maxfield Parrish's "Daybreak," which features his own daughter and the granddaughter of William Jennings Bryan, is the most reproduced painting in American history.
Georgia O'Keeffe, famous for flower paintings like "Light Iris," could trace her roots back to Edward Fuller, who was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
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