Category: Artists

Writing about Artists

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. […]

Rolling Thunder

Genuine insight sometimes bites into our awareness like an Old Testament vision in the desert. I favor this simile due to a personal experience etched, with the help of a set of Kodachrome slides, vividly […]

What Is, Need Not Be

The Atlantic Souvenir, a petite, early 19th century gift book, published in Philadelphia between 1825 and 1832, contains poems, stories and engravings of paintings for the enjoyment of its readers. Engraving, lithography, and etching were […]

Eudora Welty, Photographer

Eudora Welty is a very familiar name in American letters. Those who revel in her keenly descriptive prose might also be aware of her early career in photography, as this corresponds with some of the […]