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The Resurrection of Henry O. Tanner

It is perhaps Henry Ossawa Tanner’s most well known painting. With bright light illuminating a table, cream-colored pitchers and plates and paintings in the background, “The Banjo Lesson” (1893) has its subjects mostly in shadow. There, in the foreground, only … Continue reading

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Furniture as Sculpture

Artists who gravitate from one medium to another, take heart. American Modernist and founder of the American Studio Furniture Movement Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) worked his way through painting, ceramics, woodblock printing, illustration, frame making, and designing posters and theater sets … Continue reading

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