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125 Artists and Their Historic Studios, Part 2

125 Artists and Their Historic Studios, Part 2


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Continue to enjoy this collection of 125 artists and their historic studios sponsored by Historic Artistic’ Homes and Studios, a Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Raoul Hague (1904-1993)

Raoul Hague was a contemporary sculptor born in Constantinople who worked mainly in a studio in an artist colony in Woodstock, New York. For nearly fifty years, Hague lived an isolated life in a primitive cabin that was previously the site of the rustic Maverick Artists’ Colony.

Image: Raoul Hague, Woodstock, New York, 1983. Photograph by Lee Friedlander. Courtesy of Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Chaim Gross (1904-1991)

Chaim Gross was an influential sculptor and educator. He was a professor of printmaking and sculpture at both the Educational Alliance and the New School for Social Research in New York City, as well as at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the MoMA art school.

Image: Gross in his studio at LaGuardia Place, NYC, 1980. Photograph by Susan Weiley. Courtesy of Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, NY

Roger Brown (1941-1997)

Roger Brown was an artist and educator associated with the Chicago Imagist School. Brown was internationally known for his distinctive painting style and shrewd social commentaries on politics, religion, and art.

Image: Roger Brown in his studio (no longer extant as a studio) with Time Magazine cover art by Brown. Photograph by William H. Bengtson, 1990. Courtesy of Roger Brown Study Collection.

John Rogers (1829-1904)

John Rogers was a sculptor who produced very popular, relatively inexpensive figurines in the latter part of the 19th century. He became famous for his small genre sculptures, popularly termed “Rogers Groups,” which were mass produced in cast plaster.

Image: John Rogers, date unknown, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Jensen Collector.

Rockwell Kent (1882-1971)

Rockwell Kent was a painter best known for his stylized landscapes. In addition to painting, Kent was also a printmaker, illustrator, writer, sailor, and carpenter.

Kent studied painting under Robert Henri at the New York School of Art, where his classmates were Edward Hopper and George Bellows. Encouraged by his teacher to see Maine, he visited Monhegan Island in 1905 and built a home and studio there that he used year-round (through 1910).

Image: Rockwell Kent, detail, date unknown, photographer unknown. Courtesy of Ackerman’s Fine Art.

Alice Kent Stoddard (1883-1976)

Alice Kent Stoddard, a portrait artist and landscape painter, lived in and used the studio of her brother Rockwell Kent from 1912 until 1946. Her tenure is representative of many of the women artists who have lived and painted on Monhegan, and her work is regularly displayed at the Monhegan Museum.

Image: Alice Kent Stoddard in her studio, 1913. She is the second from right. This interior view of the studio shows the fireplace with a Caproni plaster cast from the Parthenon frieze that was installed by Rockwell Kent. Collection Monhegan Museum of Art History Archives, Wik Wak album (1913), acc. no. 5393.12.

James Fitzgerald (1899-1971)

James Fitzgerald first came to Monhegan in 1924 as an art student. He moved there in 1943 and ultimately took over the studio of Rockwell Kent. Fitzgerald was not a plein air artist, but observed his subject matter outdoors, returning to the studio to recreate images from a mental template. His is best known for his lyrical, large-format watercolor and gouache works.

Image: A man who shied away from publicity, there are no photos of Fitzgerald at work, but there are examples of self-portraits, such as this one created in September 1932 (oil on canvas, 19 1/4 x 16 in.). Collection James Fitzgerald Legacy.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens was an American sculptor of the Beaux-Arts generation and embodied the artistic ideals of the “American Renaissance.” He is best known for the Shaw Memorial (Boston, MA), a bronze memorial that depicts Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment, the subject of the feature film Glory. Saint-Gaudens established his property in Cornish, which laid claim to entire artistic colony including writers, artists and performers.

Image: Saint-Gaudens with his sculptural monument Abraham Lincoln, the Man, 1886. Courtesy of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH.

Sam Maloof (1916-2009)

Sam Maloof was a furniture designer and woodworker, and the first craftsman to receive a MacArthur fellowship. Maloof’s work is in the collections of several major American museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan both owned Maloof rockers.

Image: Sam Maloof in his workshop with horn-back chairs, c. 1960, © Maloof Foundation.

Dorothy Riester (1917-2017)

Dorothy Riester was an artist, teacher and the founder of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. She started her own ceramics company, Riester Slamming, and taught at Carnegie-Mellon. Dorothy was a lifelong freelance sculptor and designer, often working on large-scale pieces in ceramics and metals. She taught ceramics and design at Cazenovia College from 1965-70.

Image: Dorothy Riester in her studio. Courtesy of Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Cazenovia, NY.

Theodore C. Steele (1847-1926)

Theodore Clement Steele was an American Impressionist painter known for his Indiana landscapes. Steele was an innovator and leader in American Midwest painting and is one of the most famous of Indiana’s Hoosier Group painters.

Image: T. C. Steele holding his palette. Courtesy of Indiana Historical Society Digital Image Collections.

Thomas Cole (1801-1848)

Thomas Cole was an English-born painter known for his romanticized landscapes. Cole is considered the progenitor of the Hudson River School (an American art movement that gained renown in the mid-19th century). His landscapes, somewhat mystical and allegorical, are recognizable as some of the most breathtaking and powerful paintings from the Hudson River School.

Image: Cole was a practicing artist during the early onset of photography. This image is by the celebrated Civil War photographer Matthew B. Brady, best known for his images of Abraham Lincoln.

Thomas Cole by Matthew Brady, half-plate daguerreotype on silver-coated copper plate, c. 1845. Collection National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, gift of Edith Cole Silberstein, NPG.76.11.

Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975)

Thomas Hart Benton was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement. His mural series depicting rural life in America graces Coit Tower in San Francisco.

Image: Thomas Benton, 1948. Courtesy of Thomas Hart Benton Home Studio State Historic Site, Kansas City, MO.

Gustav Stickley (185 –1942)

Gustav Stickley was a furniture manufacturer, design leader, publisher of The Craftsman, and the chief proselytizer for the American Craftsman style, an extension of the British Arts and Crafts movement. His Craftsman Workshops was absorbed by L. J.G. Stickley in 1916, but the ethos of Gustav’s original designs live as Stickley furniture continues production in New York state.

Image: Gustav Stickley. Courtesy of San Diego Tribune.

Thomas Moran (1857-1926)

Thomas Moran was a painter and printmaker of the Hudson River School. His expeditions to the western United States resulted in works featured sweeping images of the Green River in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountains.

Moran images have been credited with the establishment of Yellowstone National Park. Mount Moran, in the Grand Tetons, was named in his honor.

Image: Thomas Moran by Howard Russell Butler, 1922, oil on canvas. Collection National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; transfer from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; bequest of Ruth B. Moran, 1948. Washington, D.C.

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842–1899)

Mary Nimmo Moran was a 19th-century landscape artist specializing in etchings. She completed roughly 70 landscape etchings, which included scenes of England and Scotland, as well as Long Island, New Jersey, Florida and Pennsylvania. In 1881, she was one of eight Americans and the first female fellow elected to London’s Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.

Image: Mary Nimmo Moran. Courtesy of East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Charles Umlauf (1910-1994)

Charles Umlauf was a sculptor and teacher. He studied with Albin Polasek at the Art Institute of Chicago and subsequently spent one year as an assistant to Lorado Taft at his Midway Studio. Over the course of his career, Umlauf evolved his artwork into increasingly abstracted forms.

Image: Charles Umlauf in his studio. Courtesy of Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

Julian Alden Weir (1852-1919)

Julian Alden Weir was a painter of American Impressionism and member of the Cos Cob Art Colony near Greenwich, Connecticut. Weir was also one of the founding members of “The Ten,” a loosely allied group of American artists, who banded together in 1898 to exhibit their works as a stylistically unified group.

Image: Courtesy of Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT, ©NPS.

Mahonri Young (1877-1957)

Mahonri Mackintosh Young was an influential sculptor.Although he lived most of his life in New York City, two of his works, the This Is the Place monument and the Seagull monument are featured prominently in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Image: Mahonri Mackintosh Young with models for the This is the Place monument. Private collection, courtesy of Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, CT, ©NPS.

Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)

Wharton Esherick was a carpenter and woodworker who created mainly utilitarian objects in the early 20th century. His simplistic and minimalist styles brought him to be recognized by some as the “Dean of American Craftsman.”

Image: Wharton Esherick in his studio with Oblivion. Photography by Emil Luks, ca. 1934. Courtesy of The Wharton Esherick Studio, Valley Forge, PA.

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942)

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney was a sculptor, art patron and collector. In 1931 she founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Image: Whitney with her work during the 1919 Whitney Studio Exhibition, “Impressions of The War.” Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art.

Edward Weston (1886-1958)

Edward Weston was a photographer during the early stages when photography was becoming an art form. He has been called one of the most innovative and influential American photographers and a world-renowned master of 20th century photography.

Images: Edward Weston at Point Lobos. Photo by Cole Weston. Courtesy of Weston Photography.

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)

Winslow Homer was a genre and landscape painter as well as a printmaker. He is best known for his marine subjects of coastal Maine — images of the rocky coast just beyond the doors of his studio. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art.

Image: Winslow Homer in his studio at Prouts Neck with his painting, The Gulf Stream, by an unknown photographer, ca. 1900 (albumen print, 4 11/16 x 6 ¾ in). Collection Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Gift of the Homer Family, 1964.69.179.9 © Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

EUROPEAN and UNITED KINGDOM ARTISTS and STUDIOS

Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Edward Linley Sambourne was an English cartoonist and illustrator most famous for being a draughtsman for the satirical magazine Punch for more than forty years and rising to the position of ‘First Cartoonist’ in his final decade.

Image: Linley Sambourne working in the drawing room of 18 Stafford. Courtesy of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893-1982)

Ásmundur Sveinsson was a pioneer of Icelandic sculpture in the mid-20th century. Like many Icelandic artists, Sveinsson drew upon the traditions of his native country when seeking subjects to inspire him, which often included depictions of locals in their daily work routines.

Image: Ásmundur in his gallery, © Reykjavik Art Museum.

Paul Cézanne (1839-1906)

Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work formed the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s new line of artistic inquiry: Cubism. Both Matisse and Picasso are said to have remarked that Cézanne “is the father of us all.”

Image: Paul Cézanne, in his studio, 1904. Photograph by Émile Bernard, courtesy of Getty Images, Ken Welsh.

Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth was an English sculptor whose work exemplifies modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence.

Image: Barbara Hepworth by Peter Keen (early 1950s). Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London.

Carl Eldh (1873-1954)

Carl Eldh was a Swedish sculptor who ranks along Carl Milles as the most popular Swedish sculptors of the first half of the 20th Century. Eldh’s major public works include the grand statue of Strindberg in Stockholm and the Branting Monument, also in Stockholm, which was first executed in plaster around 1930 and completed in 1952.

Image: Carl Eldh, 1935. Photograph by Bertil Norberg. Courtesy of Carl Eldhs Ateljémuseums archive.

Carl Larsson (1852-1919)

Carl Larsson was a Swedish painter representative of the Arts and Crafts movement. His many paintings include oils, watercolors, and frescoes. Through his paintings and books, his residence and studio is one of the most famous artist’s homes in the world and making it a major part of Swedish interior design.

Image: Carl Larsson in his studio c.1900, Courtesy of Poul Webb.

James Ensor (1860-1949)

James Edouard, Baron Ensor, was a Belgian painter and printmaker,and an important influence on expressionism and surrealism. He lived in the seaside city of Ostend for almost his entire life.

Image: James Ensor, with palette in hand working on a painting in his studio in Ostend, Belgium, August 1, 1933. Courtesy of Christie’s.

Evert Lundquist (1904-1994)

Evert Lundquist was a Swedish painter and graphic artist. He was awarded the Prince Eugen Medal for painting in 1961. He worked as a teacher at the Gerlesborgs art school and as a professor at the Academy of Arts from 1960 to 1970.

Image: Evert Lundquist photographed in his studio in Drottningholm. Courtesy of Grafikens Hus.

Lee Miller (1907-1977)

Lee Miller was an American photographer and photojournalist. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. During the Second World War, she was a war correspondent for Vogue, covering events such as the London Blitz, the Liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.

Roland Penrose (1900-1984)

Sir Roland Penrose was an English artist, historian and poet. He was a major promoter and collector of modern art and an associate of the Surrealists in the United Kingdom.

Image: Lee Miller and Roland Penrose in 1943 at 21 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. © Courtesy of Lee Miller Archives, England.

John Latham (1921-2006)

John Latham was a pioneer of British conceptual art, who, through painting, sculpture, performances, assemblages, films, installation and extensive writings, challenged the concepts and norms of art.

Image: John Latham, Walia. Courtesy of ‘Contemporary British Artists,’ Bergstrom + Boyle Books, London, 1979.

Francis Bacon (1909-1992)

Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his emotionally expressive and caricature-like depictions of friends and religious imagery.

Photo: Bacon in his studio at 7 Reece Mews, South Kensington. Photograph by Michael Pergolani, May 1970 (detail). Courtesy of The Red List.

Joan Miró (1893-1983)

Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975. Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride.

Image: Joan Miró’s studio, Mallorca, 1977. Photograph by Francesc Català-Roca © Photographic Archive of the Historical Archive of the College of Architects of Catalonia.

Akseli Gallén-Kallela (1865-1931)

Akseli Gallén-Kallela was a Finnish painter who is best known for his illustrations of the Kalevala, the 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology, and one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. Gallén-Kallela’s art is considered a seminal part of Finnish national identity.

Image: Akseli Gallén-Kallela standing alongside his painting, The Departure of Väinämöinen, in his studio in Helsinki, ca. 1905. Courtesy of Gallén-Kallela Museum.

Georg Kolbe (1877-1947)

Georg Kolbe was the leading German figure sculptor of his generation. Many of Kolbe’s 1,000 works were destroyed through confiscation, bombing and melting for war purposes during World War II. However, a small selection of his sculptures survives in museum collections in Europe, the United States, and Russia.

Image: Georg Kolbe in his studio (Tiergarten), 1921. Courtesy of Georg Kolbe Museum.

Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet is quite possibly one of the most recognized painters of all time. He was an acclaimed founder of Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy. He is best known for his seminal painting series of water lilies and of Rouen Cathedral.

Image: Claude Monet in his studio at Giverny. Photograph by Henry Manuel, 1920. Courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France.

Henry Moore (1898-1986)

Henry Spencer Moore was an English artist best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures that are located around the world as public works of art. Moore’s daring forms are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures. His legacy and influence on the world of sculpture is as monumental as the sculptures themselves.

Image: Henry Moore working on a plaster in the Maquette Studio, Perry Green, c. 1960. Photograph by John Hedgecoe. Courtesy of Henry Moore Foundation.

Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)

Beatrix Potter was a prolific English writer, illustrator and natural scientist best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

In addition to her literary and artistic careers, Potter was well regarded as a conservationist of the land and did progressive work for the National Trust during her lifetime.

Image: Beatrix Potter in May of 1913. Photograph by Charles G.Y. King. Collection National Portrait Gallery, London.

Pavel Korin (1892-1967)

Pavel Korin was a Russian painter and master of art restoration. He is famous for his preparational work for the uncompleted work, Farewell to Rus.

Image: Pavel Korin in his studio, 1962. Courtesy of the Tretyakov Gallery Magazine.

William Morris (1834 – 1896)

William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, and novelist associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement and the Pre-Raphaelites. He is also credited as a major contributor to the revival of the British textile arts.

His love for medieval art and design greatly influenced his work and led to him having a major hand in the preservation of many historic landmarks in England.

Image: William Morris at Kelmscott House. Courtesy of Kelmscott Manor.

Pyotr Konchalovsky (1876-1957)

Pyotr Konchalovsky was a Russian painter in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and was a founding member of the Jack of Diamonds society in 1909. During his career as an artist, he created more than five thousand works.

Image: Pyotr Konchalovsky in his studio. Courtesy of Piotr Konchalovsky Foundation.

Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)

Sir Frederic Leighton was an English painter and sculptor. The recipient of many national and international awards and honors, Leighton was well acquainted with members of the royal family and with most of the great artists, writers and politicians of the late Victorian era. He is best known for his romantic depictions of historical, biblical, and classical subjects, and his association with the Pre-Raphaelites.

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton PRA. Kensington, London c. 1890, photograph by Ralph Winwood Robinson, © Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita (1886-1968)

Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western-style paintings.

Image: Leonard Foujita in his studio. Photograph by Jean Agélou. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

Jean Cocteau was one of the most multi-talented artists of the 20th century. In addition to being a director, he was also a poet, novelist, painter, playwright, set designer, and actor. His wide circle of associates and friends included Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Gertrude Stein, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Ernst Jünger, and Igor Stravinsky.

Image: Jean Cocteau with his self-portrait, 1953. Courtesy of Associated Press/FS.

Emile-Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929)

Antoine Bourdelle, born Émile Antoine Bordelles, was an influential and prolific French sculptor, painter, and teacher. His renown became so widespread that Auguste Rodin became a great admirer of his work, and by September 1893 Antoine Bourdelle joined Rodin as his assistant where he soon became a popular teacher.

Image: Emile-Antoine Bourdelle in his studio with Héraklès. Courtesy of Musee Bourdelle.

Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917)

Auguste Rodin was an innovative sculptor at the turn of the 20th century. He was classically trained and possessed an innate ability to work his materials into expressive poses in intense relief. His work was controversial for his time and was not received positively by all of his peers. In time though, his classically inspired works, such as the famed Thinker, paved the way for a new era of sculpture.

Image: Auguste Rodin in his workshop in Meudon, c.1910. Courtesy of The Spectator.

Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967)

Ossip Zadkine was a Russian-born artist who lived in France. He was classically trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and is primarily known as a sculptor of the Cubist and Art Deco movements. Zadkine also produced a limited number of paintings and lithographs.

Image: Ossip Zadkine in his studio. Photograph by Willy Maywald, ca. 1965. Gift of Pam Ebeltoft, 1988, courtesy of International Center of Photography.

Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)

Joaquín Sorolla was a Spanish painter who created a famed variety of large-scale paintings — portraits, landscapes, and monumental works of social and historical themes.

Image: Joaquín Sorolla painting in his studio, 1911. Photograph by Ricardo Del Rivero. Courtesy of Museo Sorolla.

Betzy Akersloot-Berg (1850 – 1922)

Betzy Akersloot-Berg was a Norwegian-born seascape and landscape painter who spent most of her life creating work on the coast of the Netherlands.

Image: Betzy Akersloot Berg, Collection Tromp’s Huys, The Netherlands © Tromp’s Huys, The Netherlands.

Ilya Repin (1844-1930)

Ilya Yefimovich Repin was a Russian realist painter. He was possibly the most renowned Russian artist of the 19th century. His position in the world of art was comparable to that of Leo Tolstoy in literature.

Photo: Ilya Repin painting a portrait of Fyodor Chaliapin in his studio, February-March 1914. Courtesy of RIA Novosti.

René Magritte (1898-1967)

René Magritte is the eternally famous Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for creating many witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work challenges an observer’s preconditioned perceptions of reality. He was an avid proponent of conceptualism and minimalism. Possibly his most recognizable piece, The Son of Man, depicts a man in a suit and bowler hat with an apple in front of his face.

Image: René Magritte in his Jette home. Courtesy of René Magritte House-Museum.

Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

Working from his vivid dreams and hallucinations, Salvador Dalí spearheaded the Surrealist movement in painting. His wild depictions and quirky personality quickly made him a celebrity in the art, as well as public, community. His most famous work, The Persistence of Memory, has been thought to be a visualization of Dalí’s dreams.

Image: Salvador Dalí painting Galatea of the Spheres in his studio in Portlligat, 1952. Photograph by Carlos Pérez de Rozas. Courtesy of Dalí Foundation.

Sir John Soane (1753 – 1837)

Sir John Soane was an architect and collector who specialized in the Neo-Classical style. The son of a bricklayer, he rose to the top of his profession, becoming the professor of architecture at the Royal Academy and an official architect to the Office of Works. He received a knighthood in 1831. He also designed Dulwich Picture Gallery (UK), which, with its top-lit galleries, was a major influence on the later design and planning of many art galleries and museums.

Image: Sir John Soane by John Jackson, 1828, oil on canvas, 29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in., Collection National Portrait Gallery (NPG 701), transferred from Tate Gallery (1957).

Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)

Bertel Thorvaldsen was a Danish sculptor of international fame, who spent most of his life in Italy. He worked mainly in the Neoclassical style and sculpted many portraits of important personages. His most famous portrait is of Pope Pius VII, which can be seen in the Clementine Chapel in the Vatican.

Image: Portrait of Bertel Thorvaldsen by C.W. Eckersberg, 1814, Collection Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851)

Joseph Mallord William Turner known as J.M.W. Turner was an English Romantic painter, printmaker and watercolorist known for his expressive and imaginative landscapes. Some of his most recognized works include The Slave Ship and Rain, Steam and Speed. Turner’s powerful, sublime, and often abstracted paintings depicted the English landscape in a way that was groundbreaking in his era.

Image: Self-Portrait by J.M.W. Turner, Collection Tate Galley, London.

Antanas Žmuidzinavicius (1876-1966)

Antanas Žmuidzinavičius was a Lithuanian painter and art collector in the later parts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He is known for being part of the organization of the first Lithuanian Art Exhibition in 1907.

Image: Antanas Žmuidzinavičius at home, 1954. Collection Family Archive of Antanas Žmuidzinavičius.

AFRICAN and MIDDLE EASTERN ARTISTS and STUDIOS

Irma Stern (1894-1966)

Irma Stern was a major South African artist who achieved national and international recognition in her lifetime. Almost one hundred solo exhibitions were held throughout her artistic career, both in South Africa and Europe.

Image: Irma Stern painting Malay Girl. Courtesy of Irma Stern Museum.

Anna Ticho (1894-1980)

Anna Ticho was a Jewish artist who became famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills. Her landscapes and depictions of the countryside surrounding her home are known for being vibrant and full of life. Today, Ticho’s drawings and watercolors can be found in major museums around the world.

Image: Anna Ticho during the 1920s. Photograph by Yaakov Ben Dov. Courtesy of Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

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Content sponsored by Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios is a coalition of 40 independently operated museums throughout the country, that were all the homes and studios of American artists. Each site in the network is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made, and securing this vital national cultural legacy for future generations. Chesterwood (a site of the National Trust in Stockbridge, MA), the preserved home and studio of Daniel Chester French, the sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, serves as the home base for the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program. This program is generously supported by the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, and the Henry Luce Foundation. We are pleased to also include in this story some of our international colleagues from the Artist’s Studio Museum Network, based in the UK. All these preserved sites, whether in the US or abroad, represent the essence of creative spirit and the power of place. We hope you will visit many, and often!

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