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 […]

Welcome Doctor!

The Fine Arts Department is happy to announce the display of a Spanish painting, circa 1680, of Teresa of Avila, one of the Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church. The painting is a part of […]

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 […]

Curiously Collecting Art

Some years ago, while visiting the home of an older art collector to view his small but beautiful collection of 18th century Northern European landscape paintings, I became curious about his motivation to collect art. […]

Let It Snow

In many unseen ways, the portion of earth we experience as children plays a primary role in shaping and defining us as adults. We grow navigating the contours of our environment, exploring its features, and […]

Riedenharty

Five American newspapers reported the circumstances surrounding the passing of H. Victor Riedenharty in New York City on September 11, 1908. Though brief, the September 12th editions of the New York Times, the New-York Tribune, […]