Sunday, July 15, 2012

American artist Mary Blood Mellen 1817-1882

Mary Blood Mellen (American artist, 1817-1882), Blood Family Homestead (Sterling, Massachusetts), c 1859

Mary Blood was born in Sterling, Massachusetts, in 1817. Following her marriage to Rev. Charles Mellen in 1840, the couple moved to Gloucester. By the end of that decade, Mellen found herself working alongside artist Fitz Hugh Lane.

In recent years, scholars have discovered that the relationship between Lane & Mellen, which has often been presented as one of master artist & student, was really more than that. Although Mellen’s style is clearly a derivative of Lane’s maritime art, it is now believed that the Lane & Mellen relationship was really much more of a collaboration than was originally thought.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Women in Gardens

Frederick Childe Hassam (American artist, 1859-1935) Lady in the Park (also known as In the Garden) 1897

Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906)   Gatheing Lilies

Hamilton Hamilton (American artist, 1847–1928) Falling Blossoms

Frederick Childe Hassam (American artist, 1859-1935) Mrs Hassam in the Garden

Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906)   Holly Hocks

Walt Kuhn. (American artist, 1877 - 1949) Under the Parasol

Charles Courtney Curran (American artist, 1861-1942) Ladies on a Hill

Eastman Johnson (American painter, 1824-1906)   Catching the Bee