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FILE - This Oct. 29, 2009 file photo shows Father Bill Moore with one of his pieces of art in his studio at the Pomona Arts Colony in Pomona, Calif. Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died. He was 71. Longtime friend Tom Irwin says Moore died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020 of prostate cancer. Seeing his artistic talent, Moore's Southern California parish, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, allowed him to spend much of his time painting. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Priest and abstract-expressionist painter Bill Moore dies

Oct. 19, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, has died at age 71. Moore died Sunday at a Southern California hospice, his longtime friend and art representative, Tom Irwin, told The Associated...

Artist Rob Mullen walks down Long Trail, the country's oldest long distance trail, in Manchester, Vt., on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Mullen was nearing the end of his 272-mile month-long hike down the length of Vermont, painting along the way. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

Oct. 17, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5 kilometers) to go in the rain to meet up with his wife and father for a break. He kept dry with his foul weather gear as he walked down the trail with a backdrop...

Acting U.S Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Antoinette T. Bacon, speaks at a repatriation ceremony for the painting

Jewish family's painting looted by Nazis in 1933 is returned

Oct. 15, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A painting of two young, 19th-century skaters that was looted by Nazis from a Jewish family in 1933 and recently discovered at a small museum in upstate New York was returned Thursday after 87 years. The painting “Winter” by American artist Gari Melchers was part of a...

Virginia student makes art for rapper Wale, of Nipsey Hussle

Oct. 11, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The past 12 months have been high-profile ones for Roanoke artist Bryce Cobbs. Maybe you’ve seen the recently unveiled mural on 11th Avenue Northwest, with hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle at its center. Cobbs painted that. You’ve surely driven Campbell Avenue Southwest, where...

Rockwell's 'Four Freedoms' exhibit back in Massachusetts

Oct. 10, 2020 9:43 AM EDT

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An exhibition that celebrates Norman Rockwell’s depictions of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms is returning to Massachusetts after a six-city international tour. “Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom” is going back on display at the Norman...

Painting honors slain Arizona aid worker

Oct. 8, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republican leaders joined the family of Kayla Mueller Thursday to unveil a painting honoring the humanitarian worker from Prescott who was kidnapped in Syria, held captive and killed. Carl Mueller said the painting is a tribute to his daughter and the U.S. servicemembers who killed...

A Sotheby's employee presents the Chinese scroll,

700-year-old Chinese scroll sells for $41.8M in Hong Kong

Oct. 8, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A 700-year-old Chinese painted scroll from the Yuan Dynasty fetched 306.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($41.8 million) at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong. The 6.6-feet scroll, titled “Five Drunken Princes Returning on Horseback” is by Ren Renfa, a renowned Chinese artist...

White nationalist pleads not guilty to hate crime charge

Oct. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist is accused of using racist language in an altercation with a Black man and charged with a hate crime. Max Misch, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge on Monday, the Bennington Banner reported. He was charged with disorderly...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 file photo, people walk by the Royal Opera House in central London. Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster” will be offered for sale in London on Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

Royal Opera to sell Hockney painting to help it stay afloat

Oct. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Royal Opera House is selling a David Hockney painting of its former chief to help it stay afloat as coronavirus-related restrictions keep many U.K. performing arts venues shuttered. Christie’s auction house said Monday that “Portrait of Sir David Webster”...

Artist paints mural toasting beer, soda in southern Indiana

Oct. 4, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TELL CITY, Ind. (AP) — Sam Schaefer has been hip-deep in bottles of beer, soda and milk for nearly two years. The Tell City, Indiana, native and graduate of Herron School of Art in Indianapolis has been creating an homage to the many bottling companies in his hometown responsible for quenching the thirst...