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Pride Month 2021 IV: Alfonso Ossorio

Monday, June 21, 2021 | Karl Cole

Alfonso Ossorio was one of the lesser-known rebels against American Abstract Expressionism, after briefly being under its sway. Like many of the gay artists on the periphery of Abstract Expressionism, ...

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Recognize This Artist?

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Karl Cole

When I was teaching art history, I guess I was a student’s worst nightmare, because on tests I would not show them images of the works that they had seen in the book and in class. Instead, I wou ...

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A Chicago Artist

Monday, September 17, 2012 | Karl Cole

Art from Chicago is always dear to my heart because it is my hometown. I lived there during the very fertile artistic period of the 1970s and 1980s. There were gallery openings every Friday night on H ...

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African American History Month 2010 III

Monday, February 22, 2010 | Karl Cole

Like the artists of the Harlem Renaissance, African American artists of the late 1900s and early 2000s often focus on the relationship between African art and African Americans. For the majority of co ...

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