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Buttercups in a Chinese Vase

Buttercups in a Chinese Vase

The Chinese Vase is a larger composition by Hall Thorpe, born John Hall Thorpe in Australia, who emigrated to England in 1900 (or 1902). His distinctive style is recognizable in this composition.  Rather than use black lines in his key...

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L'Estampe Originale

L'Estampe Originale

Imagine a contemporary print publisher convincing Mel Bochner, Ed Ruscha, Kiki Smith and Chuck Close to all make a work with them.  Or imagine a few decades ago those artists being Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtentstein and Keith Haring. ...

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E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

E. J. Detmold: precocious etcher

Edward Julius DETMOLD (1883-1957)Off to the Fishing GroundsEtching on simili-japon paper, 1899. This is a companion piece to a similarly large plate by Edward Julius’ twin brother Charles Maurice Detmold (1883-1908), titled “Duel in the Air”.  Both our composition and...

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Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

Berber Bride: a portrait by Louis McClellan Potter

From his extensive travels in Europe, North-Africa and the United States, we can deduct that Louis McClellan Potter (1873-1912) had a curious mind.  Time spent with Berbers and Bedouins, as well as with Native-American tribes such as the Tlingit; the...

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Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

Armistice - Maurice Langaskens

A few days ago was armistice.  I asked my children if they knew what happened on that day, on November 11th 1918.  They didn’t, so we talked about it.  I told them that my father’s uncle, Henry Xavier Derroitte, a subdeacon monk at the Maredsous Abbey died on the front, at the Battle of the Yser, as he was trying to get to a wounded soldier, on May 3rd 1916.  He was a noncombatant, trying to save a life, and paid with his.  That’s part of my history, and theirs.
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Art shows & Print fairs - Fall 2018 & Beyond

Art shows & Print fairs - Fall 2018 & Beyond

  San Antonio, TX Friday, March 1, 2019: 5.30 - 8.30 PM (R.S.V.P. to Armstrong Fine Art)Saturday, March 2, 2019: 10 AM - 5 PM (free with admission to museum & for members)Sunday, March 3, 2019: noon - 5 PM (free...

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Henri Riviere - Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel - Frontispice

Henri Riviere - The Thirty-Six Views of the Eiffel Tower

Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel (original French title)Thirty-six lithograph printed in four tones on thick wove paper, 1888-1902.Reference: Fields pages 77-78.The series was conceived as a series of woodcuts at the time of the construction of the tower,...

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Hermann-Paul: Nationalism

Hermann-Paul: Nationalism

René Georges HERMANN-PAUL (1864-1940)Nationalisme  Hermann-Paul remains to this day a prolific creative mind whose artistic importance is generally understated.  The reason for this injustice is simply that he was active for so long, and that he expressed himself in very...

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