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.
Born in Paris, Reginald Marsh was best known for his paintings of New York City, works that captured the urban realism of Coney Island, burlesque houses, and the Bowery.
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.
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.
Born March 26, 1878, in Brookfield, Vt. In California 1897–1902. Studied at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art; at the Los Angeles School of Art and Design; and at the University of California, Berkeley, 1902. Lived in Washington, D.C., 1902–54.
Born October 13, 1848, in Thetford, Vt. Educated at the Thetford Academy. Worked as a clerk in the railroad office. Went to Boston as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. Studied drawing at the Lowell Institute.
William Morris Hunt traveled to Europe with his family when he was nineteen and stayed there for more than a decade, working and studying in Italy and France
Michelle Holzapfel and her husband, David, work together in their Vermont studio "Applewoods," the English translation of "Holzapfel." Michelle learned to carve at an early age and was encouraged by her father, a precision toolmaker.
Alan Goldfarb began working with clay at the age of thirteen and has been blowing glass since 1983.