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Alaska ER doctor’s paintings follow passage of pandemic

Jan. 17, 2022 13:05 PM EST

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — First Friday art talks usually become passive affairs, with artists discussing their works as visitors politely watch and listen. At the Jan. 7 opening of “The Mind of a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic” at the Homer Council on the Arts, artist and emergency...

Celebrated Greek painter Alekos Fassianos dies at 86

Jan. 16, 2022 16:35 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Alekos Fassianos, one of the most important modern Greek painters, died Sunday at his home after a long illness, the state news agency ANA reported. He was 86. Alekos Fassianos was born in Athens on Dec. 16, 1935. He studied violin at the Athens Conservatory...

Childhood love turns into adult lifestyle for W.Va. artist

Jan. 15, 2022 09:11 AM EST

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) — It probably started with her first set of crayons. “Anytime she got a coloring book she would color the blank inside pages before she ever colored a picture,” Cande Ratliff said of her daughter Carli. Cande remembers teachers reveling in...

Painting by Marsden Hartley last seen 40 years ago is found

Jan. 12, 2022 14:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A painting by the American modernist Marsden Hartley that had been missing for 40 years was found in a bank vault, a significant step toward recovering the works of an increasingly appreciated artist who considered himself “the painter of Maine.” The...

Gov. Ralph Northam's official portrait unveiled

Jan. 11, 2022 18:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials on Tuesday unveiled outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam's official portrait, which will join the collection of other gubernatorial likenesses on display in the state Capitol. The portrait depicts Northam in his study in the Executive Mansion,...

Damaged O'Keeffe painting on display again after restoration

Jan. 10, 2022 20:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A damaged Georgia O’Keeffe painting is back on display after conservators spent 1,250 hours and $145,000 restoring it. Dale Kronkright, head of conservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, called the job the most massive restoration project he...

New hi-tech photo brings Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' up close

Jan. 03, 2022 08:28 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Rembrandt van Rijn’s iconic and huge painting “The Night Watch” is now also a supersized museum photo delivered right to your laptop in unsurpassed detail. The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum on Monday put on its digital portal what it called “the most detailed...

Artist uses thick paint to create cityscapes, bayou scenes

Jan. 01, 2022 00:09 AM EST

HOUMA, La. (AP) — Using paint and a palette knife, Houma artist Stacey Fabre sculpts New Orleans and bayou vistas on canvas for viewers to savor and mull. Fabre holds an art degree from Nicholls State University and creates her paintings at her home studio in Houma. Fabre grew up...

Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush colors and textures, dies

Dec. 27, 2021 15:56 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose luscious, colorful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuousness, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has died. He was 101. His death was confirmed in a statement Sunday by his gallery, Acquavella. ...

Wayne Thiebaud, painter of lush colors and textures, dies

Dec. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Artist Wayne Thiebaud, whose luscious, colorful paintings of cakes and San Francisco cityscapes combined sensuousness, nostalgia and a hint of melancholy, has died. He was 101. His death was confirmed in a statement Sunday by his gallery, Acquavella, which...