Having begun as an academic painter in France and worked as an illustrator in England, Frederick Waugh found his work undergoing a major change as he settled along the northeastern American coast and focused on marine painting. Biographer George R. Havens suggests, "Whether it was a belated influence of impressionism, coming to surface suddenly after lying dormant through all these years, or only an instinctive mood of experimentation . . . he now began to work with a thick impasto and a full use of undiluted color which reflected the vivid impact of these new scenes." The impact of this...
Created by: Waugh, Frederick Judd
The second of the six artist sons of Edward Williams, this artist's original name was Henry John Williams. When he came of age, British landscape was dominated by two giants, Constable and Turner. While Boddington's subjects generally borrowed from the idyllic pastoral typical of Constable, his fresh use of color and atmosphere owed a direct debt to Turner. Trained by his father, as were his brothers, he strove to create an individual style which biographer Jan Reynolds describes thus: ''. . . [his] most characteristic effect is the appearance of a warm day, with the sun just out of the...
Created by: Boddington, H. J.
Brigitte has a German bisque head with brown hair and eyes. By this time, the empire style was in full swing. Dresses were usually filmy and/or clingy, made of gauzy muslin, or clinging silk or satin like Brigittes gown of white satin. Often, they were virtually transparent; Jane Austen once wrote to her sister, Mrs. Powlett was at once expensively and nakedly dressd. Women wore thin fabrics like muslin with only light stays, if any, and only a chemise beneath, which they sometimes dampened to more closely reveal the body. These lightweight dresses were referred to as frocks, a term for a lightweight dress that buttoned down the...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
This was the first and most popular of Remington's sculptures. While he had been supporting himself as a painter and illustrator, Remington had no training as a sculptor when one day a friend suggested that the three-dimensional quality of his drawings suggested a possible affinity for sculpting. Remington bought some clay and the rest, as they say, is history. He produced this sculpture in the summer of 1895; art critic Arthur Hoeber noted in Harper's Weekly that it was quite astonishing that the difficulties of technique in the modeling in clay should have been overcome so readily and with...
Specifically commissioned by the Norton, Brown Pelican is a testament to British artist Basil Ede's prominence as one of the worlds leading ornithological artists. To research the state bird of Louisiana, Ede spent months on the Florida coast, observing and sketching pelicans in the wild, as well as studying the scientific studies available on them at the Museum of Natural History in Washington. The result is this stunning life-size depiction. It was for works such as this that in 1992, he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award ever presented by the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition.
Created by: Ede, Basil