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Recognizing Pride Month, Part 1

Monday, June 17, 2019 | Karl Cole

In recognition of Pride Month, I am presenting two gay artists, both of whom you’ve seen before on this blog: Mary Ann Willson and Glenn Ligon. I chose these two artists because their stories ar ...

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American Artists Appreciation Month II

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | Karl Cole

My blog series about “American Artist Appreciation Month” continues. Here’s some more wonderful art. Dr. Samella Lewis is one of the outstanding activists among African American ...

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Drawing

Monday, September 15, 2014 | Karl Cole

I’m showing you Ruth Henshaw Bascom’s work as a celebration of the new show in the Davis Art Gallery, “Drawing: The Art of Making Marks.” Drawing was not really considered a &l ...

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Fantasy Christmas Present III

Monday, December 23, 2013 | Karl Cole

I love miniatures from early American art! I dearly want a miniature of myself hanging from my loved one’s keychain as a Christmas present!  However, miniature artists are few and far betwe ...

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The Anonymous Artist

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Karl Cole

While accessioning the John James Audubon Quadruped series this week, something occurred to me that I never really considered before, call it my “Hmmm” moment of the week: In the hist ...

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Silhouettes

Monday, October 5, 2009 | Karl Cole

As I was strolling through the Davis Art Images archives (don’t roll your eyes, a lot of us art historians have museums of images in our head), I happened by chance upon this lovely, delicate po ...

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African American Pioneer Artist

Friday, February 13, 2009 | Karl Cole

I’m going to follow up my rant about American Primitive painting from last week’s blog with a tribute to another such painter. It is also my tribute to African American History month. Who ...

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American "Primitive"

Monday, February 9, 2009 | Karl Cole

Did you ever wonder about the stylistic term “American Primitive?” Well, I have. “Primitive” is usually a term used in Western art to describe an aesthetic that is not sophisti ...

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