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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

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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

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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

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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

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

The Painter’s Eye: Featuring Untitled (Self-Portrait Walking with Dog) by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson more

Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

The Painter’s Eye: Twin brothers Jim and Tim Keny founded Columbus’ oldest fine art gallery, the Keny Galleries, in 1980 more

Jun 30, 2016 12:50 PM The Painter's Eye

Featuring Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft by Cornelis de Man more

May 18, 2016 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

The Painter's Eye: January/February 2016

Joseph Hirsch, Supper Museum Purchase, Derby Fund, from the Philip J. and Suzanne Schiller Collection of American Social Commentary Art 1930-1970

To celebrate the opening of the expanded Columbus Museum of Art, this year’s Painter’s Eye articles will focus solely on works drawn from the collection. I will be asking various individuals to each select a compelling piece, a particular favorite... more

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The Painter's Eye: December 2015

Robert Chadeayne Service Station, 1935 Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches Private collection, courtesy of Keny Galleries

“The first half of the 20th Century was one of great transformation nationally, across Ohio, and in Springfield. “The emergence of the automobile, telephone, radio and electric household appliances ushered in a new era of... more

Nov 30, 2015 4:29 PM The Painter's Eye

The Painter's Eye: November 2015

Water Lilies (Agapanthus), c.1915-1926, Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Oil on canvas; 201.3 x 425.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund and an anonymous gift 1960.81

In landscape painting, finding a motif can send an artist on a search far and wide, or as close as the back yard. I cannot think of many artists who actually created their own landscapes, as was the case with Claude Monet (1840-1926). more

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The Painter’s Eye featuring Two Sisters, Valencia by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Two Sisters, Valencia, 1909. The Art Institute of Chicago. Gift of Mrs. William Stanley North in memory of William Stanley North.

“I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have light enough in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the truth of it.” –Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida more

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Featuring "Shipyard: Children Playing" by Maurice Prendergast more

May 28, 2015 4:47 PM On the Stage

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Photo courtesy of Reading Public Museum

Featuring Goat Hill by Daniel Garber more

Mar 31, 2015 1:22 PM The Painter's Eye

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Courtesy of the artist and Morgan Lehman Gallery

Featuring Lemon Gold, Silver Sulphur by Nancy Lorenz more

Feb 26, 2015 12:49 PM The Painter's Eye

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Photos courtesy of Southern University of New Orleans African Studies Department

Featuring Mbuti bark cloth piece from the Southern University of New Orleans more

Jan 1, 2015 12:00 AM The Painter's Eye

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