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Artists

George Sotter

George Sotter

Biography of Pennsylvania Impressionist artist known for his stained glass designs and landscape paintings depicting rivers, roads, and mills. View a signature from one of his paintings.

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Harry Leith-Ross

Harry Leith-Ross
Harry Leith-Ross was a painter, teacher, and author in Pennsylvania Impressionist art circles. His paintings captured scenes of everyday life and he painted with fellow  artists at art colonies along the eastern seaboard such as Gloucester, New Hope, Rockport, and Woodstock.
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Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Eisenberg Costume Jewelry

Find out what to look for when identifying and valuing Eisenberg Costume Jewelry including the different marks used. Also, learn about its history, how it became popular, who designed its pieces and how you could you miss a valuable piece it you only rely on marks.

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Thomas Sully

Thomas Sully
English born portrait painter had associations with some of the most important figures of the 19th Century such as Benjamin West, John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart, HRH Queen Victorian, and William Dunlap. Sully's highly valued portraits of statesmen, monarchs, and politicians secured his place in art history.
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Antoine Louis Barye

Antoine Louis Barye

Biography of French sculptor known for his small works in bronze depicting animal subjects. He also taught Impressionist sculptor Auguste Rodin. View a signature from one of his works.

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Walter Schofield

Walter Schofield
Walter Schofield had extensive art training and painted landscape compositions of the New Hope, PA area within the circle of the Pennsylvania Impressionists and the members of the Ashcan School of American Realism known as The Eight led by Robert Henri.
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Harold Altman

Harold Altman
Biography, history, values, works of art--both original paintings and collectible lithograph prints--of Pennsylvania artist and New York native, Harold Altman.
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Joseph Crilley

Joseph Crilley
Philadelphia native and World War II veteran, Joseph Crilley produced paintings and photographs in and around his home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania that are desirable with collectors and museum curators.
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Miriam Schapiro

Miriam Schapiro
Miriam Schapiro changed the face of American art. With Joyce Kozloff and Judy Chicago, Schapiro spearheaded the 1970s feminist art movement known as Pattern and Decoration art.
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Picasso and African Art

Picasso and African Art
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and other modern artists were influenced by the forms of African art. Totems, ceremonial objects, and masks from Africa were evident in the paintings and sculptures of some of Europe's and America's most important modern artists.
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