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Hennings, E.M. (1886-1956) View 1 Item
In the early 20^th century, Modernist artists found a new sponsor and subject when socialite and art collector Mabel Dodge Luhon helped sponsor an art colony in Taos, New Mexico. The new colony, which focused on Southwestern subjects, including the Native American population and surrounding desert and mountain scenery, and depicted them without the narrative structure or sentimental nostalgia of earlier artists, attracted painters like Joseph Henry Sharp, Nikolai Fechin, Georgia O'Keeffe, and E.M. Hennings. Ernest Martin Hennings began his career as a...
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Hinds, Will (1936) View 1 Item
Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, Will Hinds has dedicated his life to preserving in art an awareness and appreciation for the southern Gulf coast. After a successful career in the oil industry, he decided to devote himself to fine art full-time in the late 1960s, creating realistically detailed paintings of the landscapes and rural lifestyles to be found along the southern coasts of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and the coast and bayou country of southern Louisiana. As he told journalist Frances Love for the...
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Howe, Nancy (1950) View 1 Item
In 1991, renowned wildlife artist Nancy Howe became the first female artist honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Federal Duck Stamp Program for her painting of a pair of king eider ducks exploring the sub-arctic tundra. She devoted a portion of the print proceeds from that work to the preservation of the wetlands. Over the years, Howe has continued both to win artistic awards and to donate her time, energy, and art to charitable enterprises. Born in New Jersey in 1950,...
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Huntington, Daniel (1816-1906)
A member of the later period of the Hudson River School as well as a renowned portraitist, Daniel Huntington was born in New York to a middle class family who provided him with a liberal education, including art instruction with leading American painter John Trumbull. At various times, he studied art at Yale University, Hamilton College, and New York University where he was instructed by Samuel Morse and Henry Inman. His early works were focused on landscape painting, leading to his first exhibition...
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Hurd, Jacob (1702-1758)
Born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, Jacob Hurd moved to Boston and became a silversmith about 1723. Two years later he married Elizabeth Mason; and the couple subsequently had fourteen children, of whom four daughters were named for their mother. One daughter, Elizabeth, later married Daniel Henchman, a well-known Colonial silversmith, who was apprenticed to Jacob Hurd. Hurd was elected constable in 1731, but refused to serve. He was a first sergeant of the Artillery Company at Boston in 1745 and later became a ...
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