Category: Artists

Writing about Artists

Nathan James Little Wounded

There is a certain material honesty in the art of Nathan James Little Wounded, a rare quality often absent in galleries of contemporary art. His complete and confident understanding of the nature of wood, horn, […]

Roman Golla and the Goddess Imagination

Born in the southern highlands of Poland, the paintings of Naïve artist, Roman Golla, reveal an intimacy with nature few urbanites experience. Rural people’s lives weave across the warp of the seasons. They understand the […]

The Chess Paintings of Roman Golla

Naïve painter, Roman Golla was an avid chess player. One might even say his participation in the US Open Chess Tournaments in 1953, 1961, 1963 and 1968 would qualify him as a master. An immigrant […]

Lady Holding A Portfolio

Her eyes are a pale hazel, her hair a deep auburn, delicately framing a slightly smiling face in curls.  She sits pink-cheeked, in a black dress among a background of sepia and Van Dyke brown, […]

Finding Roman Golla: The Portfolio

What is it about the human spirit that causes people to make things? What flows in the pulse of humanity that compels the making of art? How do we recognize the innate roots of the […]

Growing up in Peace: Post-Civil War Images of Children by Winslow Homer

A s an illustrator for Harper’s Weekly, Winslow Homer’s depictions of camp life in the Union Army endeared him to Northern readers during the American Civil War. Moving among the ranks, Homer found less interest […]

Finding Roman Golla

Some artists burn through their brief existence like shooting stars across a summer sky. We see them as streaks of light, sparkling in the darkness, spinning and twisting through space, a silent dance for those […]

Surrealism’s Prange

Many contemporary students of art find interest in Surrealism. It is one of the few art movements with the ability to alter the viewer’s perception by simultaneously disturbing and settling the waters of reality, distilling […]

Christina Chalon

One-hundred years before American Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt created timeless images of mothers and children, there was Christina Chalon, a woman of rare artistic focus and incredible skill.  Two of Chalon’s untitled genre works, on […]

Insightful Eye, Lucid Hand, Brilliant Mind: The Art of Honore’ Daumier

Art can be a dangerous profession. Some such thought such might have occurred to the 24 year old artist Honore’ Daumier (1808-1879) as he entered the gates of Ste Pe’lagie Prison in August of 1832. […]