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Abstract Painter Joan Mitchell Gets Her Day in the Sun

Joan Mitchell, celebrated in a major retrospective that just opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, may be the best Abstract Expressionist you’ve never heard of. Born in 1925 to a wealthy family in Chicago, she grew up to be a talented athlete and artist, attending Smith College and training at the School …

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Alan Swartz at the Sasse Museum of Art in the Progress Gallery, Pomona

Alan Swartz’s career as an artist began in the 1950s. He is a sculptor and painter whose one-artist show, Illusion Intrusion, opened on June 12 at the Sasse Museum of Art, which has recently moved to the Progress Gallery in Pomona. This is a collection of great humanity, a body of work that tries not …

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Connecting the Dots Between Calder and Picasso

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso are both titans of modern art, one known almost exclusively for his light, airy, constantly shifting mobiles and the other for his dizzying succession of styles. Calder (1898-1976) spent his career refining a few simple ideas, creating form and volume from thin lines and planes, working mainly with twisted wire …

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How to Get Your Wedding Portrait Painted with Art from Photographs

Art from Photographs Can Create a Custom Wedding Portrait What is the importance of a good and beautiful wedding portrait? Weddings are one of the most remembered, personal, and remarkable events in one’s like (if they are lucky enough to have one). It takes the effort of a whole score of people to make that …

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