The Painter's Eye



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James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) 'Mountain Man,' circa 1915-19 Oil on canvas 37 ½ x 32 ½ inches

Born close to Springfield, Ohio, James Hopkins served as chairman of The Ohio State University Department of Art for 25 years and also served as dean of the Cincinnati Art Academy for one year. more

Aug 25, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Charles Sheeler, Bucks County Barn, 1918, gouache and conté crayon, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald

Michael McEwan reviews 'Bucks County Barn' by Charles Sheeler more

Jul 26, 2017 4:51 PM The Painter's Eye

Hugh Lee-Smith (1915-1999) is one such artist who I think anyone interested in American painting should study. Born in Florida, he has Ohio roots. more

Jun 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

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Photo by Megan Leigh Barnard

The Painter’s Eye: Anish Kapoor (born 1954) is not bound or identified strictly with one medium. In fact, he is an artist who has a vast array of works in an astonishing array of materials. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Edgar Degas, After the Bath, 1899, pastel on paper, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald.

Edgar Degas, one of the greatest artists of all time, was something of an anomaly. more

Mar 23, 2017 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye


Artemisia Gentileschi, David and Bathsheba, circa 1636-37 (with Viviano Codazzi and Domenico Gargiulo), oil on canvas, 104 ½ x 82 ½ inches, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Museum Purchase, Schumacher Fund

The Painter’s Eye: Featuring David and Bathsheba by Artemisia Gentileschi more

Feb 22, 2017 11:16 PM The Painter's Eye

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Joos van Cleve, Adoration of the Child, circa 1520-1530, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Gift of Ferdinand Howald.

The Painter’s Eye: Nationally renowned painter Michael McEwan reviews Adoration of the Child more

Dec 27, 2016 3:49 PM The Painter's Eye

An architect commissions a landscape artist to paint a landscape. The artist himself has practiced as an architect and proceeds to paint this month’s painting, The Architect’s Dream more

Nov 16, 2016 10:26 AM The Painter's Eye

Nationally-renowned painter Michael McEwan critiques this 1936 American painting more

Oct 26, 2016 12:48 PM The Painter's Eye

This month, I have selected a work from the Columbus Museum of Art’s collection that complements a new exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts. more

Aug 24, 2016 10:24 AM The Painter's Eye