Born in New York, Miner Kilbourne Kellogg moved to Ohio with his family as a young boy, and later received art training in Cincinnati. He is known for his portraits and landscapes, and for his work arranging art exhibitions.
George Elbert Burr worked as an illustrator for several New York magazines: Harper's, Cosmopolitan, and Frank Leslie's Weekly Newspaper. His work for Leslie's allowed him to travel coast to coast in America, indulging his passion for landscapes.
Alice Pike Barney was an influential figure in Washington, D.C.'s social and artistic scene in the early 1900s. She began to pursue art seriously after she was married with two children.
Hiram Powers was one of the first American artists to achieve international recognition, and through his fame, helped to elevate the role of sculpture in nineteenth-century America.
Jaques was already a respected printmaker when she began making cyanotype photograms of wildflowers. An active member of the Wild Flower Preservation Society, she created over a thousand of these botanical images.
Born in rural Ohio, Holmes supplemented his training as a scientist with art lessons in Washington, D.C. His career began in 1872 with the government-sponsored Hayden Survey, on which he served as official geologist and artist, traveling through Wyoming and Colorado.
Kenyon Cox was born into a prominent midwestern family of theologians, lawyers, and politicians. Despite poor health and his mother’s concerns for his welfare, Cox took art courses, hoping one day to combine his artistic talent with his family’s commitment to social service.
Photographer Barbara Bosworth focuses on landscape photography and is particularly interested in the interrelatedness of man and the natural environment. Subdued and ironic, her work often reveals the sacredness of the land and the effects of human encroachment.
Hugo Robus studied at the National Academy of Design in New York, where he described his experiments in painting as “daubing away; spoiling canvas and trying to gain knowledge.” He worked in a jeweler’s shop, then spent several years in
Joseph Henry Sharp lost his hearing when he was young and was forced to leave school. James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales captured the lonely boy's imagination, as did a passing glimpse of an Indian tribe waylaid in West Virginia en route to Washington.
As a young man, Jim Dine spent many hours working in his family’s hardware business. Dine studied fine art at Ohio University and moved to New York City, where he joined a circle of artists who exhibited at the Judson Gallery.
"Paris was where the 20th century was." Should the remark so often quoted and attributed to Gertrude Stein prove apocryphal, it would make no difference.