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Ukraine police find Impressionist painting stolen in France

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police have recovered a painting by French Impressionist Paul Signac stolen from a French museum. Police chief Serhiy Knyazev said the 1915 painting depicting the port of La Rochelle was found in the possession of a man who was arrested in Kiev on suspicion of involvement in...

Pine bluff man befriends famed artist, enters into art world

Apr. 22, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — "Hello, who is there?" an elderly woman inquired with a thick French-English accent. "This is James," replied a man in a quiet voice. This simple exchange around seven years ago sparked a friendship between James Watson of Dollarway and one of the world's most famous female artists,...

North Carolina city calls on artist for his murals, message

Apr. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The clock is ticking toward dinnertime, and Shane Pierce is going on hour nine of his gig painting a gigantic mural in a Charlotte middle school hallway, fueled only by Red Bull and passion. He wields his spray cans like a dancer moves his limbs: making smooth, bold strokes, without...

10 Things to Know for Today

Apr. 19, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CONGRESS MULLS NEXT STEPS AFTER RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump. 2. ANALYSIS: MUELLER PAINTS...

Analysis: Mueller paints a damning portrait of the president

Apr. 18, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Donald Trump, the start of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation looked alarmingly like the end of his presidency. So he tried to stop it. His months-long effort pushed the boundaries of presidential powers and the law, revealing a commander in chief consumed by self-interest...

Berlin show explores Nolde's complex relationship with Nazis

Apr. 11, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin museum is opening an exhibition based on years of research into expressionist painter Emil Nolde that chips away at the remnants of his image as a victim of the Nazi regime. Nolde, who died in 1956, was among the prominent artists whose work was condemned as "degenerate art" under...

Painting of kids playing back at Wisconsin governor mansion

Apr. 5, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

MAPLE BLUFF, Wis. (AP) — A painting showing three children blowing bubbles and playing together on the streets of Milwaukee was back on display Friday at the Wisconsin governor's mansion, eight years after former Gov. Scott Walker had it removed. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers welcomed the artwork back during...

US government returns painting stolen by Nazis

Apr. 2, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government has returned a painting stolen by the Nazis during World War II to the heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman announced Tuesday that the 1639 work by Salomon Koninck was returned to two heirs of Jewish art collector Adolphe Schloss. The...

Festival celebrates women in the arts

Apr. 1, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Empowering. Awesome. Wonderful. Off-beat. Those were just some of the words to describe the 11th Annual SWAN Day Festival at Trinity-on-Main on Saturday. SWAN stands for Support Women Artists Now, and artists of all kinds were present at the festive event. Painters, illustrators...

Tulsa museum to feature musician Bob Dylan's paintings

Mar. 30, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa museum will soon open a new Bob Dylan exhibit that will showcase 12 pastel portraits the musician painted. The Gilcrease Museum will display "Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond" from May 10 to Sept. 15, the Tulsa World reported. The exhibit is filled with pieces from the Bob Dylan...